What to Expect While Taking an Exam
The exam will be online and remotely proctored through video.
With the freedom to take a remotely proctored exam, it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they have the necessary hardware (e.g., computer, large enough monitor, built in webcam or external USB webcam, power cords) and stable internet connectivity. Note that if a candidate chooses to use an external monitor instead of a laptop monitor, the candidate is responsible for providing their own external webcam for use during exam remote proctoring.
There are several systems that work together to deliver OneStream Software exams. It is essential for you to test requirements of each system prior to your scheduled reservation in order to avoid issues on test day.
Take these important steps to be sure that you will be able to take your test:
- Confirm that your system meets the Technical Requirements for taking this exam.
- Perform an Examity system requirements check for remote proctoring.
- Perform a TrueAbility system requirements check for the virtual environment.
- Candidates should also download Chrome or Firefox. (TIP: Safari and Edge are unsupported.)
- Conduct a secure systems browser check and download the Examity secure web browser.
- Turn off your popup blocker (day of exam – if you may forget on the day of the exam, turn it off now while you are performing checks.)
- If test-takers have their pop-up blocker enabled, there could be a delay when launching the exam session. When candidates select Connect to Proctor, that button initiates the screen share application. If that does not launch properly or immediately, it can feel as though the proctor is not available, though they are in the screen share session.
- For best results, test on a non-work computer. There may be security configurations on your work computer that could affect exam performance.
Exam Preparation Tips
Watch the video entitled What to Expect While Taking the Exam to learn more about the candidate experience.
How you prepare for an exam can be the difference between passing and failing. How should you prepare?
- Carefully read & understand each question.
- Form an answer in your mind.
- Read all the answers, keeping in mind that the incorrect answer options were designed based on common mistakes.
- Eliminate incorrect answer options.
- Don’t get stuck on difficult questions such that you start feeling anxious that you are wasting time.
- Pace yourself. The duration of exams are an important element of test taking. Pace yourself when taking the test so that you allow yourself enough time to reasonably be able to read and answer all questions. You don’t want to work too fast or too slow. Remember, if you read or answer too quickly, you might unintentionally select a plausible but incorrect answer option that’s based on common mistakes in the real-world.
- Maintain a positive attitude. You got this far. Have confidence that you will succeed and good luck!
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