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Precaching refers to downloading encrypted test content from the Pearson testing server to the proctor caching computer on your local network. Precaching is done using PearsonAccessnext with ProctorCache.

The following is the recommended list of browsers for precaching:

BrowsersOperating SystemsPrecache using the Java appletPrecache without the Java applet
IE 11Windows 7YesWith this browser, you cannot Precache without using the Java applet.
FireFox 50Windows 7YesWith this browser, you cannot Precache without using the Java applet.
Chrome 56Windows 7With this browser, you cannot Precache using the Java applet.Yes
Safari 9MAC OS 10.9With this browser, you cannot Precache using the Java applet.Yes

Depending upon the browser you are using, you can precache content with or without using the ProctorCache Java applet. 

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You must either disable pop-up blocker or add an exception to allow pop-ups from your precaching URL.To add an exception, use the steps for your browser below:

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titleFireFox 50
  1. Click Firefox > Preferences... 
  2. Click Content and select the Block pop-up windows check boxThen, click Exceptions.

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  3.  Your secure test website should appear in the Site column, and Allow should appear in the Status column.

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    1. If you do not see your secure test website in the Site column with an Allow status, type your secure test website in to the Address of website field, and click Allow.

  4. Click Save Changes.

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titleIE 11
  1. Click Tools > Pop-Up Blocker. Pop up blocker is turned on.
  2. Select Pop-Up Blocker Settings and add your secure website into Exceptions.

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The following is the recommended list of browsers for precaching:

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titleChrome 56
  1. Click Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy.
  2. Click Content Settings... under Pop-ups select Do not allow any site to show pop-ups and then click Manage exceptions.. and add your secure website.
  3. Click Done.

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titleSafari 9
  1. From Safari menu, click Preferences > Security. Pop up blocker is turned on.
  2. Deselect Block pop-up windows. This will allow pop-ups.

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Precaching can be done two ways: 

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