After you download TestNav for Linux and ProctorCache, complete the following:

These ordered steps correspond to sections below or a related setup page. You can click each link to go directly to the corresponding processes.

  1. Install TestNav.

  2. Run App Check for Ubuntu to verify system readiness.
  3. Start TestNav.
  4. Set up ProctorCache on your proctor caching computer(s).

  5. Review the Set Up Response File Backups section to prepare yourself to find saved response files (SRF) and log files before the testing session.
  6. Set up a secondary save location.

  7. Run an infrastructure trial.

The Linux TestNav app does not support audio recorder items.

Install TestNav on Ubuntu

TestNav program files are saved in /opt/testnav.

Before or after you install TestNav, run the following commands in Terminal:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gconf2
  1. Download 64-bit Ubuntu .deb file from the TestNav downloads page, and double-click the .deb file.

  2. The Ubuntu Software Center opens. Click Install.

  3. Enter your password and click Authenticate.

  4. The Ubuntu Software Center displays the Installed message.

Run App Check

Sign in to TestNav on Ubuntu

  1. Click the Ubuntu logo and enter testnav in the search box to find TestNav. 
  2. Double-click the TestNav icon to launch TestNav.
  3. If you have not already done so, click the appropriate program icon to select your test. If your test was selected prior, you see the Sign In page, rather than the home page.

    1. If you need to select a different test, click the user drop-down menu in the upper-right, and click Choose a different customer.

    2. Click the appropriate program icon.

  4. Start a test to ensure that you can do so without error.

TestNav App Updates

TestNav program file updates are saved in {user_home}/.config/PearsonYou must give students write access to the update directory. 

Set Up Response File Backups

Default Primary Save Location

Operating SystemSRF LocationLog File Location



 Secondary Save Location

You can set a secondary save location through your assessment management system. Set a secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) address as the save location to ensure that the secondary save applies to all testing computers and devices.