Computer Requirements for Online Self-Paced Courses:
- A computer with speakers or headphones.
- A reliable internet connection.
- An up-to-date browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc. with Flash plugin installed.
- Windows and Mac OS X systems are supported. Linux and most tablets will work.
- Set aside quiet, uninterrupted time to focus on the class.
Computer Requirements for Webinar Courses:
All of the above requirements for Self-Paced classes also apply to Webinars. In addition, you should have a high-speed
Internet connection such as DSL, Cable, FiOS, etc.
If you are on a corporate network, check with your network administrator that Flash video is not blocked, and
that stream.andybeverly.com is "whitelisted" on your network if needed. Otherwise, "protocol based filtering" or
other security tools on the network may completely block the webinar. If your corporate network blocks the webinar
video, and your IT department will not relax security for insurance licensing classes, attending the webinar from
your home computer may be the best option.
Public connections such as those at the book store or coffee shop will generally not work, and we can not support
- Wifi connections are fine as long as they are not extremely busy with other traffic.
It is a good idea to have more than one web browser installed if possible. Some users find that
work better for live video than their default browser. Often it is simply because
"toolbars" installed in their browser are blocking the video or chat window. Having a backup browser won't
Note that we test our webinars on a range of old and new hardware and network conditions. Fewer than 1% of students
have any difficulty connecting or getting audio or video. If you do have a technology problem, your registration
email will have a phone number to call for help.
Not directly supported, but will probably work: iPhone and iPad devices will most likely work if you have a compatible
"flash" enabled browser. For example, Puffin Browser can be purchased for $4 or so in the app store (we use
it to log into our own webinars via iPad). Students using Android devices have reported that their devices
handle the flash video stream without issue.