It is actually mentioned in the guide almost no one reads (Pega_Academy_Virtual_Machine_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf) :
- Virtualization enabled
Note: If you receive an error message when you try to start your Virtual Machine, your Bios setting for virtualization is most liley not enabled. You must enable it to continue. We recommend that you perform a google search to find instructions specific to your equipment.
This guide is available for every course in the lesson where you can download the PVS