ON-LINE EXAM RULES and SETTINGS

Please read these instructions carefully and take care to meet all the requirements!

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING

1 Laptop or Desktop - Second Monitor

To take the exam, you will need a computer as the chrome's plug-in required to share your screen is only compatible with a laptop or a desktop.

Your monitor should be large enough to have a relaxed scoring feeling! While using a laptop a second monitor may be attached. Both screens have to show the same content!

Phones and tablets can only be used when your exam requires it.

2 Google Chrome

No installation of unnecessary software on your computer, but please use Google Chrome so you can run our screen sharing extension on the most updated version. Other browsers are not working properly!! Please find the extension re. plugin for screen sharing can be found here.

Attention: For all those, who have limitations in installing third-party-software on their computer in the hospital or university, please contact your local IT department for a solution

3 A photo ID

We need to identify you with passport or ID card that has your name and photo on it.

4 Snartphone or Tablet 

You will be required to use the camera of your smartphone. Your test organiser will let you know whether this is applicable. You'll need to download our app (34MB) which is compatible with any Android 4.1 or higher and iOS (Apple) 10.0 or higher. To download the iOS app, click here. For Android, click here.

Please prepare a free socket and charger behind you for your mobile device.

5 A steady internet

We require a steady internet connection. We strongly recommend you use an ethernet cable to ensure a stable connection. A good Wifi will be required for mobile streaming with a minimum upload speed of 1,5 Mbps.

 

HOW TO SETUP YOUR ENVIRONMENT

1 Your room is well lit!

You should be clearly visible at all times. Through the setup process, you will be able to see what your webcam is sharing. Make sure that lighting is sufficient and no backlighting.

2 You are alone

You should be the only one taking the exam, having someone else in the room is a serious violation. Make sure to cover any irrelevant private info you would not like to show such as pictures or private objects.

3  Camera positioned right

For both your webcam and smartphone camera, we need to be able to see you and your surroundings well. Check the videos feeds which are shown on your screen as you start your exam, they will show you exactly what is recorded and how.

 

What is allowed and what is forbidden during the exam

1 Extra devices

  • When a smartphone is required for the examination, this device is obviously not forbidden. But no other mobiles are allowed!

  • One (1) empty sheet of white paper, which has to be shown to the proctors before the examination, is allowed, also a pen. This can be necessary to make private calculations. No calculators!

  • Things such as medical support devices or items may be used if necessary, but you must show this to the camera when prompted.

  • The participants of the Technologist exam are allowed to bring a general dictionary. This has to be shown when prompted. No dictionary for the participants of the Somnologist exam!

  • You are allowed to have a bottle with beverages and a glass on your table. This must be placed in the camera‘s details.

2 No Headphones

We need to be able to hear what you are hearing in order for the exam to be valid. So please make sure, that your computer system has speakers in order to be able to follow the instructions of the proctors

3 No talking (or singing)

Any noise and talking will be analysed for suspicious behaviour, so make sure you are in a quiet environment and that you refrain from talking out loud.

4 Washroom breaks

You will need to remain within the camera frame during the theoretical and the practical part of the examination. Washroom breaks are allowed after having submitted the theoretical part.

Of course we can‘t forbid any use of the toilet, but point out clearly that this may have impact on the valuation of your examination. So, please make sure you go before starting the exam.

5 Proctoring

There are chats channels to write the proctors a message.

Whenever you have a question, primary regarding the content of a exam question please write a message in the chat channel. The proctor will forward the question immediately to us. Please note that the reply take it‘s time!

Please ask your questions well-considered!

6 Cheating

Any attempt of manipulation or defraud leads to a permanent and final exclusion from the examination.

Good luck!