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Windows Mac OS
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 1GHz processor or higher
  • 17” or larger color monitor (Desktops)
  • 13” screen or larger (Laptops)
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 is required with a 32 bit color setting
  • Virtual machines and applications are not allowed
  • iPads/tablets are not allowed
 
  •  Mac OS X version v10.9, v10.10, v10.11, v10.12, v10.13  
  • 1GHz processor or higher
  • 17” or larger color monitor (Desktops)
  • 13” screen or larger (Laptops)
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 is required with a 32 bit color setting
  • Virtual machines and applications are not allowed.
  • iPads/tablets are not allowed
 
  • Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
  • Chrome 61 or higher
  • Firefox 54 or higher
  • Do not use beta versions. Other browsers are not supported.
 
  • Safari 7 or higher
  • Chrome 61 or higher
  • Firefox 54 or higher
  • Do not use beta versions. Other browsers are not supported.
 
  • Browser settings
    • JavaScript enabled
    • Cookies enabled
    • CSS enabled
    • Pop-ups Enabled
    • Later version of Adobe Flash Player**
 
  • Browser settings
    • JavaScript enabled
    • Cookies enabled
    • CSS enabled
    • Pop-ups Enabled
    • Latest version of Adobe Flash Player**
 
  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable or T1)
  • Network bandwidth of 256Kbps or higher per workstation (including Internet access)
 
  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable or T1)
  • Network bandwidth of 256Kbps or higher per workstation (including Internet access)

 

 

 Disable Toolbars, Adware or Spyware programs. They may adversely affect the computer’s performance and cause delays in loading test questions.

 Turn off Windows updates or virus scanner updates to avoid interruptions during testing.  

  A Secure Browser is required to administer a web-based exam. It "locks down" the computer, preventing the examinee from accessing other software applications during the exam. The Secure Browser will also detect any prorams running on the examinee's computer that could compromise exam content

 The Secure Browser application does not require configuration or administrator rights to isntall and is downloaded on test day when the examinee URL is provided by the proctor.

Workstation Certification Utility (For Institutional Computers)

 The NBME provides a utility that checks the computer for web-based testing compatibility and launches a sample test. This utility must be run on each computer in the testing room prior to test day. Fourteen days prior to the test date, you will recieve an email with a URL, a unique ticket number, and instructions to trun the Workstation Certification utility.

 Do not forward this email to examinees - it is for institutional use only.

Workstation Certification (For Examinees with Personal Laptops)

 Examinees with personal laptops are required to run a separate Workstation Certification check. Prior to test day, forward to examinees with personal laptops, the URL and workstation certification instructions in the "Workstation Certification" section of the Chief Proctor's Instructions.

 Examinees with personal laptops should also be advised to arrive early to re-run Workstation Certification to detect any problems with the local firewall.

Extra Workstations/Laptops

 It is advisable to test extra desktop computers or institutional laptops as available back-ups in the event of hardware failure on test day. 

 A dedicated technical support staff person with admin privileges is required prior to and on test day(s) to assist with any technical issues that may arise.

**Adobe Flash Player 20 or higher is required for this exam. You may downlaod the Secure Browser in any of the web browsers noted above, however, you must install the Flash Player using Internet Explorer or Safari. To download the latest version of Flash, go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and follow the onscreen instructions.

 

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