For participants in SSTB -online-exams

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The following are the prerequisites and rules that apply to participants in an ISTQB online examination conducted by SSTB.

What is an online examination?
An online examination is carried out digitally at a distance where the exam taker is in a place other than the proctor. The exam taker uses his/her laptop or desktop to read and answer the exam questions, and the proctor instructs and monitors via the exam taker’s webcam. The examination time is the same as the exam in a classroom (onsite). The difference is that there are limitations in the use of tools or aids, in SSTB's online examinations, no tools and aids are allowed.

  • In SSTB's online exams, the proctor cannot access the test taker’s files or contents in the computer, only observe the screen.
  • InSSTB's online examinations you can communicate with the exam in Swedish or English.

The last application date is 1 week before the desired date. The process of application and preparation for the examination is a little more extensive, which is why applications later than this are not possible.

What equipment and other things should I have?

  • Desktop or laptop with webcam
  • Google Chrome, latest version should be installed
    Chrome should have an extension to allow the exam to see your screen
  •  Ability to read, edit, and save Word documents (. docx)
  •  Id with photo

Your environment

  • A room that is well lit.
    During the setup process, you will be able to see what your webcam is sharing. Make sure the lighting is sufficient and no backlighting.
  • You are alone. You are the only one taking the exam, having someone else in the room is a serious violation.
  • Make sure to cover up all irrelevant private information that you would not like to show, such as pictures or private objects.
  • The door should be closed. Should someone open the door, the proctor will order you to cancel the exam without you getting any result.
  • The desktop should be empty except your computer equipment.

What  I can't have or do?

  • No electronic devices
  • No mobile phone or smartphone
  • No Smart Watch
  • No headset or headphones
  • No other electronic equipment (such as cameras) other than that associated with the exam
  • No tools, books, or documents
  • No paper or pen
  • No talking or singing. All sound and talk will be analyzed as suspicious behavior, so make sure you are in a quiet environment and that you refrain from talking out loud.
  • Toilet visits are not allowed.
  • Eating during the exam is not allowed.

·         No other person is allowed into the room during the examination.
 
The steps for application for the exam
Below are the steps that are reviewed for your exam

  • Application with welcome email
  • Test of your equipment
  • The exam

 You will receive four emails in that process

  • Mail 1. Auto response from SSTB that you completed the first step in your application. Payment remaining
  • Mail 2. From SSTB. Message that you are welcome to your exam.
  • Mail 3. From Proctorexam. There you should test your equipment
  • Mail 4. From ProctorExam. Invitation to start the examination


Application
Application is done on SSTB's website www.sstb.se  under Open SSTB exams  / Online examination. If you have participated in a course before, registration can also be done through the training provider.

  • The name you provide will also be on your certificate
  • The address is the one where your result will be posted.
  • You specify the date, time, ISTQB module, and language in which you want to perform the exam.
  • If the language you are going to take an exam in is not your native language, you can get 25% extra time.
  • If you want your certificate to be shown in the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register (SCR), you can approve it here.
  • Be sure that the email-address you provide is correct. The address is used as response to your application with the date and time, plus later you will be instructed to do a test of your equipment and start the examination.
  • When you have also paid, you will receive MailNo. 2 ("Welcome to the ISTQB/SSTB exam...") as confirmation. It tells the date and time that you can perform the exam.

 
Testing your equipment
Once you have applied and got confirmation, you will receive an email (Mail 3) “Please register for your exam".
Now your equipment will be tested. Details are described in more detail in the confirmation of your application and in Mail 3.

The exam

  • You have got a mail, Mail 4 (“You are now ready to take your exam”)
  •  In the system (ProctorExam) you shall download a Word document that is the actual answer form. Fill in your name and save it, preferable on your “Desktop”. Tick your answers during the exam.
  • You should always follow the instructions of the proctor. If you don’t, the proctor has the right to tell you to cancel the exam. Your exam will also fail.
  • If you are caught for misdemeanors, e.g. cheating, you will immediately be asked to finish the examination. Your exam will also fail.
  • The proctor announces just before the end of the exam that there are a few minutes left. When the exam time is out, you should immediately finish and follow the proctor’s directive.
  • At the end of the exam you should save the Word document (the answer form) before uploading it back to the system (ProctorExam).
  • You will be asked to upload the answer form.
  • You must delete any files that were added during the exam. The proctor is checking that you do. If you don't, you fail.
  • Throughout the exam, you must follow the instructions of the proctor as shown in the box at the bottom.

 
After the exam
The result will be sent to you by post to your home address that you have entered in the application form. Normally you will get it in a week.
If you haven't received your results within two weeks, contact SSTB,info@sstb.se..