Starting An Exam
Taking An Exam With SofTest - Windows
to exam day
1. Register and pay
2. Download and
install SofTest Click
for complete installation instructions.
3. Download exam file
prior to exam time.
On Exam Day
At exam time, run SofTest.
Select exam file.
Student gets unique exam number from written exam instructions.
Proctor supplies password to exam file.
Computer switches into secure exam mode.
Student takes exam.
When finished, student exits exam.
PC switches into normal mode.
SofTest looks for network connection.
SofTest uploads answer file.
Step By Step: Taking An Exam
Run SofTest. Normally, you
will have an icon on your Windows desktop.
It looks like
Running SofTest will start the
Click the "Take An Exam" button.
will give you the SofTest Start Window.
1. In the "Exam File Location"
field, click the down arrow. This will give you a list of the exam files on your computer.
Select the proper file for the exam you are about to take.
2. Enter the 4-digit exam number
(your proctor will show you where to get this number)
3. Enter the password for this exam
(this will be supplied by the proctor)
4. Click the "Start" button.
will get a dialog box saying that SofTest will close all other programs. Make sure all of your data
is saved, and all programs are closed, then click Yes.
SofTest will shut down all other
programs and go into secure mode.
a moment, you will get this window: Click Next
Next you will get this screen:
When you get to this
screen, do not proceed until instructed to do so by the proctor!
When you get this screen, stop and
instructed to proceed. This is the "Stop Sign Screen". This screen means that SofTest is ready for you to
start typing your essay. Do not go past this screen, until
proctor tells you to begin your exam.
the proctor says to
begin, type "Begin" in the box, and then click the Begin
The word processor will open up, and you can start typing