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Whether you are using test content caching or not, you should check and configure your response file backup locations.

TestNav has a default setting for the primary location where it stores student response files. A primary save location is required. As a best practice, Pearson recommends using both a primary and secondary backup location.The default setting works well for most situations, but you may change it.

Choose backup locations that allow student accounts to have complete read and write access. Your options are to place the backup files in a directory on the computer the student is using (TestNav client) to take the test or in a directory on a network file server.

If you use a network file server as a backup location, whether primary or secondary:

  • Do NOT use spaces in the save location path.
  • Use a location that does not require authentication. If authentication is required, TestNav will not be able to access the shared location.
  • We recommend you:
    • Specify a mapped drive location, such as D:\TopDirectory\NextDirectory\SaveLocation
    • Do not use a Windows UNC (Uniform Naming Convention) or network path, such as \\ComputerName\SharedFolder\Resource unless necessary.
    • Use a location designated as a shared folder, a network location that can be accessed from all testing computers. Verify you can access the location from multiple testing computers.

Use these steps to edit the default settings for the primary backup location and add a secondary backup location, as desired.

  1. From Setup > Precache Test Content

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  1. , search to find proctor caching configuration(s) or click the down arrow next to the Search button to reveal and select the option to show all results. Select the configurations(s) you wish to edit.

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  2. Open the task list and select Create / Edit Configurations. Click Start.

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  3. Change from the default settings for the primary backup location and add a secondary backup location, as desired. Click SaveFor information about the other settings available on this page, see Configure TestNav for Proctor Caching and Precache Content.

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The following chart outlines the pros and cons of backup locations:

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Pearson recommends that your proctor caching computer is not set as the location for either primary or secondary SRF backups, as this may increase traffic to the proctor caching computer beyond appropriate levels.

 

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