SNAP 2013 - requirements

What You Need on Your Computer to Run SNAP 2013

The following are the minimum system requirements for using SNAP 2013 on your computer:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10*
  • Broadband Internet Connection: Minimum 256kbps connection to the Internet or higher
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Firefox 3.6 or higher, Chrome 11 or higher
  • Any popup blocking software disabled for
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Security: Firewall(s) configured to allow data transfer to and from
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 with 16 bit color
  • DPI: 100% ( Windows 7 | Windows 8 )
  • Tutorials: Adobe Flash Player Version 9 or higher
  • Skill Exams, Performance Evaluations and Grade-Its:
    • Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access (not Office Web Apps)
    • .NET framework 3.5.1
    • SNAP Skill Exam player (installed by Check Configuration utility)
    • Customers without Microsoft Office may ellect to use SNAP 365. For information about SNAP365 please Click Here

*Windows RT is not supported

Microsoft .NET 3.5

The Microsoft® .Net 3.5 Framework is a utility required by the SNAP product for skill exams. Most computers will already have this installed. If your computer does not, running the SNAP Check Configuration utility should install it. Click to view the version(s) of .Net installed on your computer. Or you can download and install it yourself for free by clicking here.

When using Windows 8 or higher, further action may be necessary to install Microsoft .NET 3.5. If you have difficulty enabling Microsoft .NET 3.5, your administrator may have configured your computer to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) instead of Windows Update for servicing. Ask your administrator to enable the policy to use Windows Update instead of WSUS. More information can be found at

Disclaimers:  While every effort will be made to support future browser platforms and computer operating systems, Paradigm Publishing cannot guarantee future compatibility.

Office 365 Premium Academic Subscription (If included with textbook)

Please note: Textbooks do not contain a disc; it is a product key card that requires a download from See steps involved below:

  1. When you locate the key card, follow the instructions on the card, and go to
  2. Enter your 25-digital product key as prompted.
  3. Sign in or create a Microsoft account.
  4. Select your preferred country and language.
  5. From your “My Account” page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
  6. Click the “Install” button to begin your download.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!