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ANYWHERE PROCTORED TESTING REQUIREMENTS TO RUN MTA &

MCP EXAMS
ANYWHERE PROCTORED TESTING REQUIREMENTS TO RUN MTA & MCP EXAMS

Item

Minimum

Recommended

Note: If it is not found in the requirements below then it should be considered "Not Supported".

Processor

RAM
Minimum Video Resolution

Intel multicore CPU


(x86 or x64)
AMD multicore CPU
(x86 or x64)

Intel Core 2 Duo series


(or higher)
AMD Athlon X2 series
(or higher)

OS specified Minimum RAM


(no less than 2GB)

4GB

1024 x 768

1920 x 1080

16-bit

32-bit

256Kbps

1Mbps

Note: If more than one exam is being


delivered simultaneously, then an
additional 30 kbps down and 15 kbps up
is required for each simultaneous exam
delivery beyond the first.

Note: If more than one exam is being


delivered simultaneously, then an additional
128 kbps down and 64 kbps up is required for
each simultaneous exam delivery beyond the
first.

Color Depth

Broadband Internet connection


speed

Note: Pearson Strongly Recommends using a wired network rather than a wireless
network as it provides better exam delivery performance. Dial-up connections are not
supported.
All Centers must be able to pass a connection test prior
to exam delivery. Please click here to run the check.

Pearson System Check

Local Windows Admin rights are


needed during the delivery of exams.

Windows Admin Rights


Network & Domain
Level Configuration
Settings

We strongly recommend avoiding network configurations involving Proxy Servers,


Advanced Firewall Security Configurations and other network security measures such as
but not limited to Packet Filtering or Packet Inspection. These advanced security
configurations are known to cause moderate to severe degradation in test delivery
performance.
For AP Exams Port 80 (HTTP) and Port 443 (HTTPS) must have sustained continuous
connections. It is strongly recommended that traffic on these ports should be completely
unrestricted.
The following IP Addresses must be set as approved / unblocked / or given the highest
priority. Note: The last 3 include IP Ranges, but if your system does not accept '0/24' or
'0/16', then try using just '0' at the end.
64.27.100.27
64.27.64.232
64.106.193.0/24
206.188.17.0/24
159.182.0.0/16
The following URLs may require unrestricted communication:
http://*.pearson.com & https://*.pearson.com
http://*.pearsonvue.com & https://*.pearsonvue.com
http://*.starttest.com & https://*.starttest.com
http://*.starttest2.com & https://*.starttest2.com

ANYWHERE PROCTORED TESTING REQUIREMENTS TO RUN MTA &


MCP EXAMS
http://*.programworkshop.com & https://*.programworkshop.com
Note: Sometimes it works better on certain systems if you add them in one of these
fashions: (1) http://starttest.com, (2) http://starttest2.com, (3) *.starttest.com*, (4)
*.starttest2.com*, (5) *.programworkshop.com*.
Local Delivery Machine
Configuration Settings

The following URLs and IP addresses may need to be added as trusted sites under
Internet Settings. This can be done by going to the Control Panel | Internet Options |
Security tab. Select Trusted Sites. Click the Sites button and add the following items to
the list of websites. You may need to deselect the "Require server verification (https:) for
all sites in this zone" option.
http://*.pearson.com & https://*.pearson.com
http://*.pearsonvue.com & https://*.pearsonvue.com
http://*.starttest.com & https://*.starttest.com
http://*.starttest2.com & https://*.starttest2.com
http://*.programworkshop.com & https://*.programworkshop.com
64.27.100.27
64.27.64.232
64.106.193.0
206.188.17.0
159.182.0.0
Note: Cookies must be enabled.
Note: Some third party browser add-ons may need to be disabled.

Pop-up blockers including


Google, Yahoo, and other
Internet Explorer-installed
features and automatic
updates/settings
Open files and windows
JavaScript
Adobe Flash Player

Pop-up blocking settings from all sources should be disabled


during testing. Automatic software updates including Windows
updates should be turned off or set to not occur during testing.
Closed and saved
Disable or adjust the settings on any software that
will block the execution of JavaScripts
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or newer is required.
Strongly recommend stopping active Anti-Virus scanning while taking an exam as some
Anti-Virus software can cause performance issues

Anti-Virus Software
Note: Some internet security and antivirus software may require an exception to be made
for the Pearson Secure Browser executable file
Supported Web Browsers

Supported Operating Systems

Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 (32-bit versions only)


Microsoft Windows7
(All editions except "Starter" are supported) - 32 and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows8
(All editions except "RT" are supported) - 32 and 64-bit
Note: MAC OS and Windows 8.1 are not supported at this time.
Note: Windows XP is not supported.
Note: All Windows Operating Systems must be able to pass the
Genuine Windows Validation check.

AP Prohibited Items
Touch-screen laptops, Tablets and Smartphones are strictly prohibited. Note: Examples of prohibited portable computing
devices include, but are not limited to: Surface Pro, Chromebooks, Android and iOS phones, and tablets.
Devices running Ultra Mobile Processors are strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, ARM CPUs.

ANYWHERE PROCTORED TESTING REQUIREMENTS TO RUN MTA &


MCP EXAMS
Less than 2 GB of RAM
MAC OS and Windows 8.1 are not supported at this time
Windows Vista is strictly prohibited
Windows Server OS is not supported as an exam delivery OS
Virtual environments are strictly prohibited for exam delivery
All Linux/Unix Operating Systems are strictly prohibited
After December 31st, 2014 Windows XP is no longer supported
Touch Screen monitors are strictly prohibited for exam delivery. Display resolution less than 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color is
strictly prohibited.
Pearson strongly recommend avoiding networks configurations that involve Proxy Servers, Advanced Firewall Security
Configurations and other network security measures such as but not limited to Packet Filtering or Packet Inspection.
VPN connections are strongly discouraged and will result in disruption to exam delivery. SSL VPNs are strictly prohibited
(e.g., Hotspot Shield). Dial-Up Internet Connections are not supported.
Browsers not found on the list of Supported Internet Browsers in this document cannot be used for exam delivery.