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Support Changes - Effective June 30, 2015

Summer 2015 brings numerous changes to TestNav support requirements, as shown in the next section. In an effort to effectively communicate end of support, as well as new requirements, Pearson has also detailed these changes in the table below.

Support EndedIncreased Requirement

Browsers:

  • Chrome browser
  • IE 9
  • Safari 5.x

Operating Systems:

  • Mac 10.6
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • iOS 7

Java

  • 6, 7
  • Chrome OS - Minimum 43
  • Firefox - Minimum 38
  • TestNav 8.3, available July 1, 2015. When they take it, say these apply.

See Recently Updated on the TestNav Online Support home page 

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The requirements in this section reflect TestNav minimum requirements; however, some customers slightly vary requirements for their specific organizations.

Browser Dependencies
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Use the sections below to set up desktops (or laptops), as well as tablets, in your testing environment.

Note

As a general rule regarding optimal online testing, you should avoid using any computer that takes noticeably long (for example, 10 seconds or more) to start and run applications.

Hardware

Requirements 
(Minimum)

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SpecificationsWindowsMac OS XLinuxiOSAndroidChrome OS
Supported devicesDesktops
Laptops
Tablets
Desktops
Laptops
Desktop
Laptop

iPad

TabletChromebook

Processor

Only x86/x32 and x64 processors are supported.

Only Intel-based™ Macs are supported.

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any

any

any

Memory

512 MB RAM

1 GB RAMany

1 GB RAMany

Minimum

any

512 MB RAM
(iPad 2)

Recommended
1 GB RAM
(iPad 3rd generation or newer)

1 GB RAM

Minimum
2 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM

Screen size

9.5-in or higher

9.5-in or higher

9.5-in or higher

9.

7-in or higher

9.7-in or higher

Screen 11.6-in or higher

Minimum screen resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1These requirements do not supersede the minimum requirements of the supported operating systems. Refer to the minimum requirements for the operating system.

Software Requirements

Warning

Products with an * (asterisk) indicate that end of support is approaching for that product. See End-of-Support in the Important Information sidebar to the right.

WindowsIE 10.0IE 11.0Firefox 2

7

X

X

X

8.0 

X

 

X

8.1 

 

X

 X
Mac OS XSafari 6.xSafari 7.xSafari 8.xFirefox 2

10.7

X

  

X

10.8

X

  

X

10.9

 

X

 

X

10.10  XX
LinuxFirefox 2

Fedora 19 (Gnome)

X

Fedora 20 (Gnome)

X

Ubuntu 12.04X
Ubuntu 14.04X
Other OSTestNav App

iOS 8

X

Chrome OS 43 or higher

X

Android LollipopX

 

2 The Firefox browser must be version 38 or higher on all supported platforms.

Note
titleAdditional Mobile Device Requirements
  • TestNav does not support Windows RT.
  • Students must use an external keyboard and mouse with touchscreen Chromebooks and Intel-based tablets with Windows 8.0 and 8.1. TestNav does not support the touchscreen on these devices.
  • Intel-based tablets must also have a 10-inch class screen.

When using mobile devices for testing, make note of which student uses each deviceIn the event that the student encounters a problem during testing, files necessary to resume each student's test session exist on only that specific device. For more information, see SRF and Log Files (left-click to open in a new tab).

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Warning

Products with an * (asterisk) indicate that end of support is approaching for that product. See End-of-Support in the Important Information sidebar to the right.

Java

Java is required on Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. The version compatible with your system depends on your browser, operating system, and security settings. These tables show the versions of Java that TestNav 8 supports. These are the same tables SystemCheck uses.

TestNav 8/Mac OS X

Browser

Java Versions

Safari 6

1.6, 1.7

Safari 6.1

1.7, 1.8

Safari 7

1.7, 1.8

Safari 81.7, 1.8

Firefox 38 and higher

1.8

TestNav 8/Windows

Browser

Java Versions

IE 10

1.8

IE 11

1.8

Firefox 38 and higher

1.8

TestNav 8/Linux

Browser

Java Versions

Firefox 38 and higher

1.8

1024 x 768

Operating systemWindows 7, 8, 8.1
(Windows RT tablets are not supported) 
Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10

Fedora 19, 20

 Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04

iOS 8LollipopChrome OS 43
Other requirements
  • External keyboard and mouse for tablets
  • Local File access to home directory
  • External keyboard and mouse for tablets
  • Local File access to home directory
 
  • External keyboard and mouse for tablets
  • Turn off Auto-Correction and Predictive text - see instructions
External keyboard and mouse for tabletsExternal keyboard and mouse for tablets

1These requirements do not supersede the minimum requirements of the supported operating systems. Refer to the minimum requirements for the operating system.

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Firewall/Proxy Servers/Content Filtering

Allow the following URLs to open the following in any firewalls, proxy servers, or software used for Internet content filtering:

URL:Port 4
Your test delivery URL, for example:

*.testnav.com:80
*.testnav.com:443
*.pearsontestcontent.com
*.thawte.com
google-analytics.com (optional)
s3.amazonaws.com

4 TestNav content is dynamically hosted in the cloud. No static IP addresses or ranges can be provided.

Other Dependencies

For proper TestNav functionality, you must also meet the following other dependencies:

  • Enable 

    • javaw.exe exception created in Windows Firewall

    • Pop-ups for Pearson sites.

    • Local File access to home directory

  • Disable 
    • All accelerators for Internet Explorer.
    • Skype plugins in Window 7 and Firefox

Browser-based TestNav

Software Requirements

Browser

Operating Systems

Other Requirements

Firefox 38 and higher

Windows 7, 8, 8.1
Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
Linux
Fedora 19, 20
Linux Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav
  • Create javaw.exe exception in Windows Firewall

  • Disable Skype plugins in Window 7

IE 11

Windows 7, 8.1

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav
  • Create javaw.exe exception in Windows Firewall

Safari 6.x

Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

Safari 7.x

Mac OS X 10.9

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

Safari 8.x

Mac OS X 10.10

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

 

Installable Apps

Click the link in the table below to install the TestNav on the supported operating system.
Then, see for setup instructions.

Operating system
Download app
Setup instructions
iOS 8TestNav for iOS 
Chrome OS 43 or higherTestNav for Chrome OS 
Android LollipopTestNav for Android 

When using iPads, Chromebooks, or Androids, for testing, make note of which student uses each deviceIn the event that the student encounters a problem during testing, files necessary to resume each student's test session exist on only that specific device.


You must also complete specific processes to set up and run TestNav. See the Desktops and Laptops and Mobile Devices sections of Set Up Your Test Environment.


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Important Information

Upcoming Support Changes

September 2015 brings the newest addition to the TestNav online test platform - TestNav Desktop for TestNav 8.

Extensive support and requirements changes take effect with its launch this fall, and Pearson will launch a new design for requirements pages to effectively communicate these changes.

You can track these changes in the Recently Updated section of TestNav 8 Online Support. Pearson program teams will also notify customers of these changes when they take effect.

iPad - Turn Off Auto Correction/Predictive Text

When using iPads on iOS 8 for secure testing,

 

turn off Auto-Correction and Predictive text. For instructions, see Mobile Devices.