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PEXO computer and internet requirements
Please refer to the PEXO invigilators and registrars handbook for more information.
The mandatory instructions must be read to candidates prior to the commencement of all PEXO exam sessions.
Minimum computer requirements
|PEXO requires the following hardware and software:|
|Processor:||Pentium III, 800Mhz|
|Monitor: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)
Flat Screen (LCD/ TFT)
|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.
Note: the toolbar should be hidden
The workspace of the PC desks must be adequate to work with a mouse, keyboard and notepads. The desks should not be less than 1350mm by 750mm for each candidate, and a minimum of 1.5m 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.
Recommended bandwidth values
Recommended values are valid for standard aviation exams using multiple choice questions and sometimes pictures or annexes.
Note: These bandwidths should be exclusively available for the examination. If possible, avoid unnecessary traffic caused by other users during the online exams.
If you cannot comply with these requirements, please contact Flight Crew Licensing (FCL) for further information.
|Number of simultaneous exams||Download bandwidth|
|1 to 10||3Mbs or 3000 Kbit/second|
|11 to 30||6Mbs or 6000 Kbit/second|
|More than 30||Faster than 16Mbs or 16000 Kbit/second|
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 (ie Google toolbar etc)
- session cookies must be allowed
- content filter or the like must not interfere with the communication.
Once a flying school or organisation is approved to conduct PEXO exams, instructions will be provided by FCL to the Chief Flying Instructor of the school to download the PEXO secure browser.
Access to the PEXO will be limited to authorised Registrars and Invigilators. There are security procedures for the logon process, and Registrars and Invigilators will be required to ensure these remain confidential and secure.