Our Best-Kept Secret: Remote Online Exam Proctoring (aka Online MCP Exams!)

Selina Winter

Do you live in a rural area that’s not particularly close to a Pearson VUE testing center? Is the TRAFFIC in your area out of control? Wouldn’t it be nice to take your Microsoft certification exam in the comfort of your own home or in your office? You CAN! And we want to make sure that everyone knows this option is available. Imagine the time you’ll save with online testing.

While online testing is convenient, candidates do need to take extra steps to prepare their environment and their computer, so this delivery method may not meet your unique situation. Read on to discover if online testing is right for you.

Because we’re committed to protecting the integrity of our exams, when you take an online proctored exam, you must first install a secure browser that enforces rigorous safeguards throughout the testing process. In addition, a Pearson VUE proctor monitors you via webcam and microphone during the exam. For more details, watch a short video (with subtitles in five languages), and visit Online Proctored Exam Delivery at Microsoft Learning, where you’ll find topics such as:

  • System test
  • System requirements and identification requirements
  • Testing session protocol
  • Launching the exam and the candidate check-in process
  • Retrieving your Score Report and removing proctor software
  • FAQs

Candidates who meet the technical and security requirements for online testing report comparable levels of satisfaction compared to those who choose the testing center experience. And we’re constantly improving our delivery—in fact, we’ve just added a whiteboard feature in our exams so you can take notes during the exam!

To register for an exam, select the exam you wish to take from the exam list, and then click Schedule exam. If online proctored delivery is available in your country, you will be able to select that option during the exam registration process. Online proctoring is currently available for all Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams in participating countries, with greeter support, proctor support, and proctoring software offered in English. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams are not available for online delivery.

  • Mehdi HAMMADI (Regioanal Lead - Algeria)

    It will be great that MOS exams became proctored online

  • Selina Winter
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    @Mehdi - Thanks for the feedback. We are currently evaluating OP for MOS (or some variation) although there are no specific plans yet. Do you think this would expand our MOS availability with candidates in a significant way?

  • Abhay kapoor
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    I am looking to go for Azure exam (online proctored  ) Exam, but i can see that there is no discount available, which was showing 75% for MCT. Please clarify

  • Selina Winter
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    @Abhay -

    There are several promotional campaigns available right now.  You can find the information on the promotions page here ... www.microsoft.com/.../offers.aspx

    If you are an MCT, you should find information on those discounts on your certification dashboard.

    All promotions, including the MCT promotions, would be applicable for online proctored delivery.

    If you have questions about the promotions or if the automatic discounts (where applicable) are not showing up for you, please contact our Regional Service Center as they are in the best position to help resolve this quickly. You can find your RSC’s contact information at:

    www.microsoft.com/.../help.aspx or you can submit the webform directly (support.microsoft.com/.../getsupport

    and it will be routed accordingly.

    Thanks and good luck!

  • Celita Collins
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    I was not aware of this option. The traffic here is HORRIBLE, so I am very happy to learn of this option. I'm telling everyone at work.

  • Lisa Weber
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    @celita: We've got your back. Redmond traffic is out of this world.