Exam IT Specs for Institutions

Remote Exam Technical Specifications for Institutions

Last verified on August 3, 2021
 

 

 

Remote Computer-based Exam Technical Specifications

Overview

ABR computer-based exams are administered remotely via a custom single page web application developed by the ABR. The web application has a JavaScript frontend with a restful NodeJS backend.  These exams are remotely proctored with technology and cloud services from our partner, Proctorio®. The Proctorio® system, which requires the installation of a Chrome extension, allows access to the candidate’s camera and microphone. Although the remote proctoring data is stored by Proctorio®, only the ABR has access to the data (see Proctorio’s information on their zero-knowledge encryption). All candidates registered for an exam have access to a practice exam, which includes the exact same technologies used during the exam. Additional practice exam logins can be provided if hospital or university IT departments would like access to the system. Please submit requests for IT access to information@theabr.org.

Details

·       All components require TLS 1.3.

·       ABR and Proctorio® servers are hosted in Microsoft Azure.

·       Media is served from Verizon Edgecast CDN.

·       Proctorio® is used for remote proctoring (https://proctorio.com/about/privacy).

Computer-based Exam Login Process

1.      The candidate opens a user specific link for their exam in Chrome.

2.      The candidate is redirected to Proctorio® to initiate remote proctoring.

3.      The candidate is prompted to install the Proctorio® Chrome extension, if needed.

4.      The candidate enables their camera and microphone.

5.      The candidate displays their photo ID for verification.

6.      The candidate rotates their camera to get a 360-degree view of the room and workspace.

7.      Proctorio® system opens the ABR exam in an iframe.

8.      The candidate completes the exam. Audio and video of the candidate is sent to Proctorio® the entire time the exam session is active.

9.      The candidate ends the exam, which ends the connection with Proctorio®.

10.  The candidate can remove the Proctorio® Chrome extension.

Sample URLs

·       https://computerpractice.theabr.org/#/lobby?token=<unique_token< a=””>></unique_token<>

·       https://getproctorio.com?#2020PC

Please note that the ABR URLs change with each exam, but the domain name is always theabr.org.

Domains Accessed

1.      *.theabr.org (the exam interface)

2.      *.proctor.io (check in and video & audio recording)

3.      *.getproctorio.com (plugin installation)

4.      ecsimages.azureedge.net (media content distribution network)

Website Security

*.theabr.org

Certificate: DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA

Encryption: TLS 1.3, x25519, AES_256_GCM

*.azureedge.net

Certificate: DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA

Encryption: TLS 1.3, P-256, AES_256_GCM

*.getproctorio.com

Certificate: Sectigo RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA

Encryption: TLS 1.3, X25519, AES_128_GCM

 

 

Remote Oral Exam Technical Specifications

Overview

ABR oral exams are administered remotely via a custom single page web application developed by the ABR and WebEx (used simultaneously). The web application has a JavaScript frontend with a restful NodeJS backend.  These exams are remotely proctored with technology and cloud services from our partner, Proctorio®. The Proctorio® system, which requires the installation of a Chrome extension.  WebEx provides video and audio conferencing.  No data is stored by Proctorio® for oral exams. All candidates registered for an exam will be scheduled for a technical check of their system with a member of the ABR staff prior to the exam (via WebEx).  A similar technical check of the oral exam system can be provided to hospital or university IT departments. Please submit requests to information@theabr.org.

Details

Oral Exam Process

  1. The candidate opens a user specific link for their exam in Chrome.
  2. The candidate is redirected to Proctorio® to initiate remote proctoring.
  3. The candidate is prompted to install the Proctorio® Chrome extension, if needed.
  4. Proctorio® system opens the ABR exam in an iframe.
  5. The candidate is given a link to a WebEx Meeting.
  6. The candidate ends the exam, which ends the connection with Proctorio®.
  7. The candidate can remove the Proctorio® Chrome extension.

Sample URLs

Please note that the ABR URLs change with each exam, but the domain name is always theabr.org.

Domains Accessed

  1. *.theabr.org (the exam interface)
  2. *.proctor.io (check in and video & audio recording)
  3. *.getproctorio.com (plugin installation)
  4. *.webex.com
  5. ecsimages.azureedge.net (media content distribution network)

Website Security

*.theabr.org

Certificate: DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA

Encryption: TLS 1.3, x25519, AES_256_GCM

*.azureedge.net

Certificate: DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA

Encryption: TLS 1.3, P-256, AES_256_GCM

*.getproctorio.com

Certificate: Sectigo RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA

Encryption: TLS 1.3, X25519, AES_128_GCM

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions, please contact us at information@theabr.org or (520) 790-2900.