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PSI Test Center Computer Specifications

Computer specifications

Hardware Specifications - For OPS 4.x Sites

Local Content Server

Memory
Minimum Memory
8 GB Ram
50 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Server Operating System
Windows 10, 11 (64 Bit)
Recommended I7 or better
Recommended CPU Suffix K/F/S/T/X/XE

Proctoring Machine

Operating System
Windows 10, 11 (64 Bit)
JRE Version 1.8.0_201 (32-bit)

Memory
Minimum Memory
8 GB Ram
20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Test Taker Workstations

Operating System
Windows 10, 11 (64 Bit)
JRE Version 1.8.0_201 (32-bit)

CPU
Clock speed 3.00 GHz - recommended 4 cores / 8 threads

Memory
Recommended Memory
16 GB Ram
20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Minimum Memory
8 GB Ram
20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Video Minimum Requirements
19” Monitor-Landscape Orientation (21” Preferred)
15” HiSET
17” SS PAN Requirement
24” Other Special PSI Administered Exams

Screen Resolution
Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color.

Recommended Resolution: 1920 x 1080 or higher in 32-bit color.

General Requirements

Pointing Device
Microsoft or Compatible Mouse

Bandwidth
Broadband internet 5MB/s download, 1MB upload per Test Taker Workstation.

Minimum 10MB/s download and 5MB/s upload per Site.

Printer
Inkjet or Laser Printer

Combining Stations
Note: The proctor machine and server may be the same, combined into one computer. No other combination is acceptable.

Internet Access
All workstations must have internet access. No laptops are allowed for FAA exam administration.

Network
Local content server must be set to use static IP.
Peer to peer supported.
Network must be hardwired to the test facility.
Wireless networking is not allowed.
Ports 80 and 443 and 5001 must be open on all Firewalls.

Additional Requirement
Laptops or other mobile devices are not allowed to be used as the primary server.

Hardware Specifications - For GPS Sites

Proctoring Machine

Operating System
Windows 10, 11 (64 Bit)

Memory
Minimum Memory
8 GB Ram
20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Test Taker Workstations

Operating System
Windows 10, 11 (64 Bit)

CPU
Clock speed 3.00 GHz - recommended 4 cores / 8 threads

Memory
Recommended Memory
16 GB Ram
20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Minimum Memory
8 GB Ram
20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Video Minimum Requirements
19” Monitor-Landscape Orientation (21” Preferred)
15” HiSET
17” SS PAN Requirement
24” Other Special PSI Administered Exams

Screen Resolution
Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color.

Recommended Resolution: 1920 x 1080 or higher in 32-bit color.

General Requirements

Pointing Device
Microsoft or Compatible Mouse

Bandwidth
Broadband internet 5MB/s download, 1MB upload per Test Taker Workstation.
Minimum 10MB/s download and 5MB/s upload per Site.

Printer
Inkjet or Laser Printer

Internet Access
All workstations must have internet access. No laptops are allowed for FAA exam administration. Laptops are permitted for HiSET exam administration.

Network
Local content server must be set to use static IP. Peer to peer supported.
Network must be hardwired to the test facility. Wireless networking is not allowed.
Port 5001 must be open on all Firewalls.

PSI Bridge Secure Browser System Requirements

Operating System

Windows
Windows 10 (64 Bit Only)
Windows 11 (64 Bit Only)

Memory

RAM
Recommended 16GB
Minimum Requirement 8GB

General Requirements

Internet Connection
Broadband internet 5MB/s download, 1MB upload per Test Taker Workstation.

Network Security
Workplace firewalls and other security measures such as VPNs often block the required secure connection. Please take your test in a setting without a corporate firewall.

IP Addresses to Whitelist
• software.bridge.psiexams.com
• download.bridge.psiexams.com
• sb-ssl.google.com
• erds.bridge.psiexams.com
• dus.bridge.psiexams.com
• prod-rpaas-exam-pdiddy-content.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com
• aat.psionline.com
• nirvana-aat.apec.psiexams.com
• e8asamb9w4.execute-api.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com
• s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com
• https://dmsnirvanaresults.goamp.com:5001/

Systems Not Supported
• Tablets
• Mobile devices
• Chromebooks
• Virtual Machines
• Mac OS

Software Specifications

JAVA ver. 7.55 or 8.201

This will be installed on the test taker workstation. Optional Java versions are ver. 7.55 thru ver. 8.201. No later versions are to be used.

Adobe Reader DC

This will be installed on the proctor machine to view test taker score reports.

Google Chrome

This will be installed on the proctor machine and test taker workstation for use as needed.

PSI Bridge Secure Browser

This will be installed on every test taker workstation to administer exams as indicated in the TCA Instructions.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge in IE 11 compatibility mode required.

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.
  • Any other non-standard hardware.