Preparing For An Online Exam With BESA Academy

What Is Proctoring?

Our online courses require online assessments, which take place through the support of proctoring. Proctoring allows users to take an assessment online whilst ensuring the integrity of it:

  • By verifying it's you
  • By monitoring you via video to look for any behaviour which could indicate cheating

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For More Information On Proctoring, Download The Guidance.

Equipment Requirements

You will need the following equipment to undertake the assessment online:

  • Laptop and PC with webcam and microphone
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Suitable test environment (quiet room with no distractions)
Technical Specifications...

Operating system: MAC: macOS Sierra 10.12 or higher, PC: Windows 7, 8, or higher

Processer/RAM: MAC: Intel/AMD Processor, 8 GB RAM, PC: Dual-core 2.4 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM or better

Recommended web browsers: Mozilla Firefox v20.0 or higher Google Chrome v25.0 or higher

Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled and third party cookies enabled

Camera resolution: 800 x 600 resolution or better

Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better (300kbps download, 250 kbps upload)

Onboarding Process

The onboarding process creates your profile in our proctoring system and ensures everything is working correctly before taking the online assessment. 

You will need a valid photo ID which includes one for the following:
  • Student photo ID
  • Government issued driver's license
  • Passport
  • National identification card
You will be required to carry out a scan of your:
  • Face
  • Valid ID
  • Knuckle

You cannot begin your online assessment until your onboarding status is approved and states 'passed'.


How To Setup A Proper Testing Environment

  • Use a private area or room which is well lit – with no one near you
  • Turn off all noise making devices including mobiles and ensure windows are closed to prevent noise from outside
  • Sit directly in front of your webcam and ensure your face is clearly visible
  • Close irrelevant tabs and windows on your computer

Test Guidelines

  • Have your photo ID ready
  • No short breaks
  • Only one keyboard, mouse and monitor
  • Food or drinks not allowed
  • Assessment is timed
  • Personal items not allowed

For More Information About Proctoring, Download The Guidance.

If you have any questions please call BESA Academy on 0800 917 8419

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