I. Minimum Laptop Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements for Computer Exams

In order to take computer exams, students must download, install and register SofTest (version 10.0) on their computers.

PC System Requirements:

  • CPU = 1 GHz Pentium III or Industry Equivalent
  • RAM = 1 GB
  • Drives = 50 MB of free space
  • Operating System = English 32-bit Versions of Windows XP, 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. SofTest cannot be used in virtual operating systems.
  • Software = Internet browser
  • Wireless (WiFi 802.11b or g) Internet Access for SofTest Installation, Exam Download and Upload
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher

Mac Requirements:

 In order to use SofTest on your Apple Macbook or Macbook Pro natively, you must have:

  • CPU = Intel processor
  • RAM = 512 MB
  • Drives = 50 MB or higher free disk space
  • Operating System = MAC OS X 10.5.8 or higher (Leopard or Snow Leopard)
  • Software = Internet connection for downloading/uploading exams

It is not possible to take secure exams through a virtual operating system such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels or VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual operating system environment. Although SofTest can be installed and registered on virtual platforms, it will only be enabled for non-secure Practice Exams.