Technical specifications for Online Exams (from April 2021)
Modified on: Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 8:57 PM
If you have chosen to participate in ICB Online exams, there are a few technical settings and requirements that are compulsory:
1. Technical requirements
The exam can be taken at home, office or college, but the student must take the responsibility to ensure that unforeseen disruptions will not adversely impact them.
Only a laptop or desktop can be used for online exams due to the question types. Not mobiles or tablets. Only one screen may be plugged in to the device.
Students must have a stable internet connection with a speed of at least 5mph - you can check the speed here
Students must have adequate data to allow for completion of the exam
Booking for an online exam means that students agree that they have the listed requirements available at their disposal in order to participate in the ICB online exams.
Students are to ensure that they make use of the latest version of Chrome as their default browser. An outdated browser, i.e. internet explorer will impact the performance of the activities on MACCI. The ICB cannot assist with any technical queries if it is found that the student is using an outdated browser.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE EXAMS
Desktop or Laptop
Fully charged if laptop
Windows 7 or 10
PC users recommended browser
Mac OSX Sierra
Mac users recommended browser
Recommended scanning app
Internet line speed
5 Mbps minimum for the duration of the 3,5-hour exam
MS Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Must be capable of downloading and opening PDF documents. A PDF reader can be used
Basic or Scientific calculator (Not Financial)
At least between 3 - 5 gb of data for the exam duration.
Hard line connectivity is recommended. Wifi connections must have strong enough signal or connection to router via cable will be required. Mobile data connectivity not recommended for exam sessions.
Only ONE screen allowed
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all the above listed specified technical and connection requirements are met. Should a student still be disrupted, they may only apply for mitigation for circumstances beyond the scope of the technical specifications.
Technical difficulties experienced during the exam will need to be reported in the post-exam survey.
Students who have not made use of the opportunity to report any issues and submitted feedback by midnight on the day of the exam, will not have any grounds for a remark/rewrite based on technical issues.
2. Webcam and browser settings
There are additional security requirements to ensure exam authenticity. If these are not completed, students will not be granted access to the exam.
Before starting the PoE students must ensure that their webcam is set up correctly. Please see the document below to assist with the set up.
Students need to be aware of and accept that proctoring methods have been incorporated into the PoE and the online exam to detect irregular activities. In order to enable these, students must allow certain browser permissions. Please watch the video below and follow the instructions.
Students agree that irregularities identified by the proctoring methods will be grounds for academic disciplinary as per ICB's exam policy.
Students agree and understand that this exam is protected by copyright law. Recording in any form, including screenshots of any part of the PoE or the exam, is prohibited. Any such acts could lead to expulsion from the ICB and from registering for future courses (or writing any exams) and notification to the relevant authorities.
Students also agree and understand that the recording of the questions asked and/or sharing these with anyone is seen as cheating and may result in disqualification from the programme.
3. Clearing of cookies BEFORE THE EXAM
Students must ensure that the cookies in the Chrome browser are cleared before they enter the exam on exam day.
This will ensure that there are no permission blocks in the back end of their browser that could block the entry to the exam room at any stage during the exam session.
- Click on the lock on the top left of the screen of your Chrome browser
- Click on Cookies
- Click on "Blocked" tab
- Select all items listed and click Allow
- Select on "Allowed" tab and click Remove
- Click Done
Please see screen shots provided as an attachment for a view of the above steps.