Microsoft Online proctored exams. Time to know how it works!

Many test centers closed because of pandemic, this made impossible to take in person exams. Everything went remote and we stopped traveling. Now test centers are starting to reopen, but maybe you do not have the option of traveling to take your exam. Maybe you just don’t want to take in person exams.

If you never tried online proctored exam, it could be the time to try it. Online exams can be much more convenient compared to in person exams. You can schedule them at any day of the week and at any time, based on availability. No travel, less stress, nothing to worry about.

Before to start you need to know some details to have a good experience.

As first step, watch the video on Microsoft online exams page and follow the tips provided. Be careful on reading instruction if it is your first time. The procedure is standard and it is needed to meet some requirements, the testing experience will be equivalent to an in person exam. Prepare your desk, totally clean without any object except one single monitor, mouse, keyboard.

Always run a system test on the same computer and in the same location where you will take the exam. This is an important step. Please do it at least 24 hours before the appointment so you can reschedule the exam if something is wrong. If you can, better to do before booking the exam!

You cannot eat or drink during the exam. No papers, phone, books, smart watch. During the exam never read the questions aloud and never cover your mouth.

There are some exceptions:

  • extra time for learning disabilities, ADHD, PTSD, or test anxiety
  • use of assistive technology
  • a personal care assistant, reader, and/or scribe to be present during the exam
  • limited ability to rearrange your home test environment to meet security standards

If you need an exception, please request one through accommodation process.

Once you verify your identity and complete the room scan, the proctor will release your exam. Just follow onscreen instruction and you are ready to go!

Learn more about online exams with Pearson VUE.

Learn more about online exams with PSI.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Certification value, have a look at Value of a Certification!

Additional info at Microsoft Page Request accommodations

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