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.
To aid in a successful testing experience, candidates should:
- Learn about the Technical Requirements for completing 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.)
Prior to the exam session, candidates must ensure their browser pop up blocker is OFF to help launch the exam session quicker. 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.
As you launch the exam, you will be prompted to download an executable file to activate the Examity secure web browser. The proctor will be available to assist during this process If needed. Candidates also have the option to conduct the secure browser systems check and download the file in advance.
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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