PSI Test Center Computer Specifications

Computer specifications

Hardware specifications

Local content server

Intel 3.0 ghz quad core or AMD Ryzen (any model) released within the last 7 years

Minimum memory
50 GB free hard drive space

Server operating system

Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 r2, 2012 r2, 2016 (64 bit only)

Proctor and examinee testing computers

Intel 2.0 ghz dual core or AMD 2.6 ghz dual core released within the last 7 years
If you are working with another company such as PSI administering exams, you may need to use a separate server for PSI because other company apps are not compatible with each other.

Minimum memory
20 GB free hard drive space

Proctor and examinee operating system

Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
* Depending on the platform(s) your site may use, these requirements may change slightly.


19″ monitor – Landscape orientation (21" preferred)

1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher, 24 bit or higher

15″ HiSET requirement
17″ HiSET / SS PAN requirement
19″ ATLAS / SS PAN requirement
24″ Other special PSI administered exams **please ask**

Monitor size depends on which exams you would like to administer

Pointing device

Microsoft or compatible mouse


Local content server must be set to use static IP

Peer to peer supported
Network must be hard wired to the testing facility – wireless networking not allowed. Ports 80 and 443 must be open on all Firewalls

Internet access

All stations must have internet access. No laptops are allowed for use with FAA exam administration, laptops are permitted for HiSET exam administration.


Broadband internet 5MB/s download, 1 MB/s upload per examinee workstation (minimum 10MB/s download and 5MB/s upload)


Inkjet or laser printer

Combining stations

Note: The proctor computer and server may be the same combined into one computer; no other combination is acceptable

Software specifications

OPS ver. 2.X (Local content server only)

Please note you will need to be logged in as a Local Administrator and have user account control settings turned off for installation

You will also need ports 80 and 443 open on the firewall for this service to run correctly

JAVA ver. 7.55 or 8.201

Java 7.55 or later required, 8.201 recommended

Adobe Reader DC (Proctor station only)

This will be to view candidates’ score reports

Google Chrome (Test workstation only)

This is installed in case Internet Explorer isn’t working for an exam

Exam browser (Test workstations only)

This will be installed on every test station to administer AWS/ISACA/ADOBE exams

Internet Explorer

Ver. 11

If the testing environment includes any of the following, PSI Technical Support will need to further investigate the environment with your IT staff to discover if it is suitable for testing:

  • Server will be used to host software other than PSI’s server software.
  • Server and/or testing workstations are Virtual Machines.
  • Products that reset the machine configurations upon reboot or logging out (ie. DeepFreeze or similar).
  • Windows Virtual Environment running on Mac hardware.
  • Windows Virtual Environment running on Linux Operating Systems.
  • Thin Client or Lenovo all-in-one devices.
  • Chromebooks.
  • Windows 8 or 8.1.
  • Any other non-standard hardware.