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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.

Hardware Requirements1

SpecificationsWindows

Mac OS X

Linux

iOS

Android

Chrome OS
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

9.5-in

9.5-in

9.5-in

Minimum screen resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

Other

Windows RT tablets are not supported

Wired external keyboard for tablets

Local File access to home directory

Wired external keyboard for tablets

Local File access to home directory

 

Wired external keyboard for tablets

Turn off Auto-Correction and Predictive text - see instructions

Wired external keyboard for tabletsWired external keyboard for tablets

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

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.

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)

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

Browser-based 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

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

  • Disable Skype plugins in Windows 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 App Software Requirements

Use the links below to download and set up the app for your supported operating system.

Operating system
Download the app
Setup instructions
Android 5.0 Lollipopfrom Google PlayAndroid devices 
Chrome OS 43 or higherfrom Chrome Web StoreChromebook
iOS 8from the App StoreiPad

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.

Coming Soon

In September 2015, Pearson plans to release TestNav Desktop, an installable app for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


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.


 

 

 



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