Deanna
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Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

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Mostafa1
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I think it is not allowed but why do you need them?
Mostafa1
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1) Are the snacks (i.e. chips) and water allowed or it's up to proctor to
decide if I can have it or not?

Yes, but you have to show them to the proctor before starting the exam.

2) Can I have 1 break or it's up to proctor to decide if I can have it or
not?

You can have a 10 minutes break after each completed hour.

3) When using an external webcam, where should I place it? Above the
monitor or near the monitor at some angle so the proctor could see me, my
table, keyboard, mouse and monitor?

It should be placed on your left hand side in a position that can show you,
the keyboard and the screen.

4) Should I move the camera around the room, so the proctor could inspect
the room?

This is the room scan that should be performed before starting the exam and
after each break. There can be a random room scan as well.

5) In case loss of power or internet connection the exam will be instantly
considered as failed, right?

You will be given a chance to reconnect.
rozhdestvenskiy
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Thank you very much!!

I found out my headset has 3.5mm port, so I guess it can be used in a wired mode too.

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Mostafa1
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I think they may not allow headsets at all because they may think that it
can be a source of help. You can send to them to double confirm.
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Fran_Garcia
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A headset is not required, no sounds comes out of the exam environment. It is required some kind of microphone (eg, internal laptop microphone) for the exam proctor to listen to the room's ambient sound (or lack thereof) to ensure no external help is being delivered.

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Felix_N
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That's not quite correct: During the setup of the exam environment you need a speaker to confirm that recordings taken from your microphone have been successfully played back at you.

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rozhdestvenskiy
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That's what I think as well. If you need a mic, you'll need speakers. I don't want to use my laptop that has a built-in mic, because it has a tiny screen. Instead, I'd like to use my PC which doesn't have a built-in mic. I hope a wired headset will be fine.

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Mostafa1
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This is not during the exam, it is during the compatibility test.
In general, we can say speakers are required but headset most probably is
not allowed because they may think that it can be used to get help, but it
is better to contact remote exam support to double check.
>From my perspective, I will never use a headset as there is no need for it
so no need to put something annoying for the whole exam duration with no
need. Loud speaker of the laptop is fine to hear the ring as a notification
that proctor sent something on the chat. That's it.
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rozhdestvenskiy
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Thank you. I'm curious, how should I communicate with the proctor if I'm using a PC with no built-in microphone or speakers? I can hook external speakers, but the microphone is still a question to me.

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Mostafa1
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All communications are through written chat. No voice interaction with the
proctor.
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