An updated version of Remote Exam ISO has been released.
Based on newer Fedora, has better support for newer computers
Can be downloaded here:
Beware, the computer must have 8GB of RAM at least
Secure Boot must be disabled in BIOS
Using Apple Mac for the exam is possible, but ..
I've run into a few issues with this latest build:
* On a Framework 13" with the intel 11-gen mainboard, grub fails to load the OS, the quick flash of text before the display clears and drops to a `grub>` prompt seems to indicate that it is trying to load stuff from (hd0,msdosX), which makes zero sense, because the image appears to be GPT.
* On an Asus ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX503_LXS), once the "loading environment" display appears, the fans go to 0%, and the machine overheats in a few minutes. Since the fans run during an earlier stage (the plain text loading statment), I suspect this may be some mishandling of power management.
Both machines are running the latest firmware from their respective vendors.
Unsure if these are present on older builds. I'll give them a try tomorrrow. So far the only machine that I have that I've confirmed can load the environment is a Microsoft Surface, and I really don't want to take the exam on that keyboard.
About the new ISO: I have two Acer notebooks, they are different models. Both have secure boot disabled. Both are stopping on grub boot. What is the path to the kernel version so I can boot?
I have the image with the 2020 ISO that works, but it is extremely slow to be able to take the exam, I did it on the last day 28/08, and it was a struggle at the time of the exam. I have another exam today, and I'm only going to do it today because I don't have a due date.
Can anyone support me?
Try typing exit, the booting sometimes continues. If this does not work, use a different computer, unfortunatelly. You can contact the tech support and let them know about your particular computer models
Any idea if taking remote exams would be supported on bigger screens in the (near) future?
It seems the resolution is limited to some size.
On several occasions, having multiple applications side by side (the examquestion, the lab-settings, a terminal, provided documentation and a textpad) does not fit very well.
Scrolling and switching between apps is something you want to avoid as much as possible when taking a time-limited exam
Had an exam couple of months ago on a quad-hd 48inch wide monitor, but unfortunately the exam was only a little part of that.
FULL HD (1920 x 1080) is the max supported resolution. Do not start the exam on a display with higher resolution set, you would end up with small desktop framed with big black borders.
I am not aware there are plans to higher this limit. The reasons are two in my opinion.
1. Candidates should have at least similar conditions. Not all of them have have high-res big screens available.
2. Technical limitations with transferring, recording and proctoring of the exams
I downloaded the new iso to do my EX288 exam. Compatibility checked failed....not enough memory on computer, I had to reschedule and buy new computer. Word of advice -- please run compatibilty test way ahead of exam if you recently downloaded the new iso.