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For details on supported changes, see the Recently Updated 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 installable TestNav.

Hardware Requirements1

SpecificationsWindows

OS X

Linux

iOS

Android

Chrome OS
Supported devicesDesktops
Laptops
Tablets
Desktops
Laptops
Desktops
Laptops

iPads

TabletsChromebooks

Processor

x86/x32 and x64

Intel-based™

x86/x32 and x64

any

any

any

Memory

Recommended
1 GB RAM 
Minimum 
512 MB RAM

Recommended
2 GB RAM
Minimum
1 GB RAM

Recommended
2 GB RAM
Minimum
1 GB RAM

Recommended
1 GB RAM 
(iPad 3rd gen +)
Minimum
512 MB RAM 
(iPad 2) 

Recommended
2 GB RAM
Minimum
1 GB RAM

Recommended
4 GB RAM
Minimum 
2 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
  • Windows touchscreen devices supported only with IE 11

  • External keyboard and mouse (or touchpad) for touchscreen devices required
    Wired hardware is recommended
  • Local File access to home directory

Local File access to home directory

 
  • Turn off auto-correction and predictive text - see instructions
  • External (wired) keyboard recommended

External keyboard required
Wired hardware is recommended

Touchscreen not supported

1These requirements do not supersede the minimum requirements of the supported operating systems (OS)s. Refer to the minimum requirements for the OS.

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

Open the following URLs and ports 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.

Upcoming OS Requirement Changes (browser-based and installable TestNav)

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, the following changes take effect.

Remove support for:

  • Fedora 22 and below; Ubuntu 12.04
  • Linux - 32-bit versions
  • OS X 10.8 and below
  • Windows 8.0
  • iOS 9.2 and below
  • Chrome OS 49 and below

Browser-based Software Requirements

Browser

Operating systems

Other requirements

Firefox 38 and higher

Windows: 7, 8, 8.1
OS X: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

  • 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, 10

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

Safari 6.x

OS X: 10.7, 10.8

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

Safari 7.x

OS X: 10.9

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

Safari 8.x

OS X: 10.10

  • Java 1.8
  • Enable pop-ups for TestNav

 

Upcoming Browser Requirement Changes

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, the following changes take effect.

Tests that Require Kiosk Mode*

Add support for:

  • Firefox ESR 45 (32-bit)

Remove support for:

  • IE 11
  • Firefox 44 and below
  • Safari (all versions)

Tests that Do Not Require Kiosk Mode*

Add support for:

  • Chrome 50 and higher
  • Edge
  • Firefox 45 and higher
  • Safari 9.x

See also, upcoming operating system requirement changes above.

*Kiosk mode prevents students from accessing any other web pages or applications besides TestNav while testing.

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 and higherFrom Google PlaySet Up TestNav on Android Devices 
Chrome OS 44 and higherFrom Chrome Web StoreSet Up TestNav on Chromebook
iOS 8.3 and higherFrom the App StoreSet Up TestNav on iPad

Linux: Fedora 21, 22; Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04

From TestNav downloadsSet Up TestNav Desktop on Linux

OS X: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

From TestNav downloads Set Up TestNav Desktop on OS X 
Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10From TestNav downloads Set Up TestNav Desktop on Windows

 

Upcoming Installable App Requirement Changes

Version 1.5.x of each installable TestNav app will be available at http://download.testnav.com.

This update will be available in Summer 2016 and is required for the 2016-17 school year.

See also, upcoming operating system requirement changes above.

You must also complete specific processes to set up and run TestNav. See Browser-based TestNav Setup Overview and Installable TestNav Setup Overview.


 


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