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IS&T's Back-to-School starter kit
August 22, 2017
Phil Johnson
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Are you a member of the MIT class of 2021? Here are some helpful resources to get you started with Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) at the Institute.

The article Getting Started with IT at MIT outlines which hardware is ideal to have at MIT and which operating system to use on both computers and mobile devices. There are also some helpful resources listed, like IS&T's website and the Knowledge Base (KB).

Creating an MIT online identity helps you to set up essential accounts to get access to MIT sites and resources.

At MIT, security is very important, as the Institute is often a target for hackers and scammers. The article Protecting your computer shows you how to keep yourself safe!

Finally, as an MIT student, you have access many well-known software packages and cloud-based services, free of charge. Free software and cloud services! tells you about some of the more popular ones available to you.

New students can get a head start on their MIT experience by taking our onboarding tutorial to learn more about computing at the Institute.

To learn even more about IS&T’s software and services, visit us at the following events coming up during Orientation for MIT freshmen. We hope to see you there!