Pearson VUE Browser Lock Client proctored system requirements

Technical Requirement Recommended Specifications
Operating System Window 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) – Live Tiles disabled
Mac 10.13
Note: Windows Operating Systems must pass Genuine Windows Validation.
  • Windows 8.1/8/7, XP, and Windows Vista are strictly prohibited for exam delivery.
Windows Operating System Languages Pearson VUE Browser Lock is supported on a variety of Windows OS languages and continues to expand its offering. Installation has been certified for English, German and Japanese Windows OS. More will be coming soon.
RAM 4GB of RAM or more
Display Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color.
Recommended Resolution: 1920 x 1080 or higher in 32-bit color.
Mouse & Keyboard
  • English QWERTY Keyboard
  • 2-button Wheel Mouse
USB Ports 2 available USB 2.0 ports for:
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Network Connection Pearson Strongly Recommends using a wired network rather than a wireless network as it provides better exam delivery performance.
Internet Browser Latest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari + two versions back for web registrations or downloading the secure browser
Internet Connection Broadband (DSL, Cable, or LAN/WLAN). 40 Mbps down / up
Required: For each simultaneous exam delivery beyond the first, an additional 256 Kbps down/up is required.
Note: With 1 Mbps down/up it will take approximately 2 minutes to launch Pearson VUE Browser Lock (150 MB application). Incremental Mbps will launch PVBL faster.
Firewalls Corporate firewalls (including VPNs) often cause this delivery method to fail. Please take your exam in a setting without a corporate firewall.

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