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PEXO Computer & Internet Requirements
Please refer to the PEXO Registrars and Invigilators Handbook.
Mandatory Instructions – Must be read to candidates prior to the commencement of all PEXO exam sessions.
|PEXO requires the following hardware and software:|
|Operating system:||Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7 or later
|Browser:||Internet Explorer, version 9 or later, excluding EDGE
PEXO is not compatible with Firefox, EDGE, Chrome, or other web browsers
PEXO is not compatible with Macintosh computers
|Processor:||min. Pentium III, min. 800Mhz|
|Memory (RAM):||min. 256MB|
|Monitor: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)
Flat Screen (LCD/ TFT)
|min. 17-inch, 1024 * 768
min. 15-inch, 1024 * 768
|Keyboard:||Standard, preferable low noise|
|Mouse:||Standard, normal sensitivity|
|Other software:||Adobe Acrobat Reader to enable candidates to see .pdf attachments that will be added into some exam questions.
(Please note that the tool bar should be hidden!)
The workspace of the PC desks must be adequate to work with a mouse, keyboard and scribble paper, not less than 1350 mm x 750 mm for each candidate, and a minimum of 1.5 m between the sides of any adjacent monitors.
No specific hard drive capacity, CD/DVD/disc drives, or printers are necessary.
Internet access requirements
To use PEXO, the exam station must have internet access. This is typically carried out in a training centre environment through interconnection with a local network. Normally, all computers in the same room are connected to the exam computer via a router. The transmission rates from the router to the internet server depend on the terms of contract of the location and the provider.
Please check the following terms:
Recommended values are valid for standard aviation exams using MC questions and sometimes pictures/annexes.
Note: These bandwidth should be exclusive available for the examination!
If you cannot comply with these requirements, please contact Flight Crew Licensing (FCL) for further information.
|Number of simultaneous exams||Download bandwidth|
|1-10||DSL 3000 Kbit/sec|
|11-30||DSL 6000 Kbit/sec|
|> 30||DSL >16000 Kbit/sec|
If possible avoid unnecessary traffic caused by other users during running online exams.
General Browser settings
Browser settings are as follows:
- Pop-up Blocker must be deactivated
- Be aware of additional Pop-up Blockers installed as browser add-ons (i.e. Google-Toolbar, etc.)
- Session-Cookies must be allowed
- Content-Filter or the like must not interfere with the communication.
Once a flying school/organisation is approved to conduct PEXO exams, instructions will be provided by FCL to the CFI of the school to download the PEXO Secure Browser.
Access to the PEXO will be limited to authorised Registrars & Invigilators. There are security procedures for the logon process, and Registrars & Invigilators will be required to ensure these remain confidential and secure.