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Pearson will release TestNav 8.3 on July 1, 2015. These TestNav 8.3 Requirements apply to customers when they take the 8.3 release.

For details on support changes, see Recently Updated on the TestNav Online Support home page.

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

Refer to the requirements on this page to set up browser-based TestNav or TestNav installable apps.

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

Hardware requirements1

SpecificationsWindows
(browser-based)
Mac OS X
(browser-based)
Linux
(browser-based)
iOS
(installable app)
Android
(installable app)
Chrome OS
(installable app)
Supported devicesDesktops
Laptops
Tablets
Desktops
Laptops
Desktop
Laptop

iPad

TabletChromebook

Processor

x86/x32 and x64

Intel-based™

x86/x32 and x64

any

any

any

Memory

512 MB RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB RAM

Minimum
512 MB RAM
(iPad 2)

Recommended
1 GB RAM
(iPad 3rd gen +)

1 GB RAM

Minimum
2 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM

Minimum screen size

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.7-in

9.7-in

11.6-in

Minimum screen resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

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

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.

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 2
Your test delivery URL, for example:

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

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

Browser-based TestNav 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

TestNav installable app requirements

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. If you have not already done so, see the Browser-based TestNav and Installable apps sections of Set Up Your Test Environment.


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.

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.

 

 



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