Local content server
Intel 3.0 ghz quad core or AMD Ryzen (any model) released within the last 7 years
8 GB RAM
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.
4 GB RAM
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
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
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
Note: The proctor computer and server may be the same combined into one computer; no other combination is acceptable
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
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.
- Windows 8 or 8.1.
- Any other non-standard hardware.