This post is more to jog my memory than anything else but as I mentioned in an earlier post the OU’s MCT department has a Microsoft DreamSpark Academic subscription.
Most modules requires some software. There are most always issues with Windows 7 or Linux and there are often licensing issues – Mathcad for example is only valid for the duration of the module.
So I use a virtual machine (VirtualBox) running Windows XP.
- Create a new machine and install Windows XP.
- Back up the machine to removable media.
- Clone the machine for each module and install the relevant OU software.
- Destroy the machine when the module is complete.