We recommend that you use a test workstation, test server, or staging server to complete the practice exercises in each lesson. However, it would be beneficial for you to have access to production-ready data in your organization. If you need to set up a workstation to complete the practices, the minimum system requirements follow:
Personal computer with at least a 1-GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
At least 1 GB of RAM (x86 systems) or 2 GB of RAM (x64 systems)
At least a 40-GB hard disk
Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
Keyboard and Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
For some chapters, your workstation must have access to an Active Directory Domain ...