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Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

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shefeeqyr
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Hello @PraveenMishra,

An external Webcam is a mandatory requirement for Remote Exams. Hence you will need an external Webcam even if the integrated Webcam of your laptop was functioning.

External keyboard will need an external monitor and an external mouse, in addition to an external webcam. If the laptop does not have enough USB ports, you will need to use an external hub as well.

You can reconnect to the exam environment and resume the exam if there are short term interruptions in between. However, for a smooth exam experience, you should have a stable internet and power supply to your laptop. 

Best Regards,

Shefeeq

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PraveenMishra
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Hi,

Thank you for responding. However, some moderator on remote exam discussion mentioned that only one camera is acceptable(laptop's built-in), also my compatibility test is passing using laptop's inbuilt camera only. Here you are saying one external webcam is mendatory, it is quite confusing. Anyways, I will use my laptop's camera and one external camera as there's not much clarification and also, rotating the external camera would be easier than rotating the laptop's camera.

Thanks Again!

Praveen

 

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Matt7
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You should re-read what they said. the external camera is mandatory, which is what I said. No matter if you have a desktop or laptop, you have to have an external camera.

I had issues with the compability test on my laptop as well, but it seems to work ok during the exam (I tested 3 different machines prior). That part sometimes works and sometimes it doesnt.

JS_Learning
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Hi @PraveenMishra,

Sorry to hear about your confusion.

Have you read the reference document?

It is clearly saying: " Webcam: One external webcam with at least a 1m cable."

Source:

https://learn.redhat.com/t5/Certification-Resources/Getting-Ready-for-your-Red-Hat-Remote-Exam/ba-p/... 

 

I hope that clarifies,

 

 

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PraveenMishra
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Hi,

Everything was understood and clear until I read these lines: https://learn.redhat.com/t5/Certification-Resources/Getting-Ready-for-your-Red-Hat-Remote-Exam/bc-p/....

I am confused because, If one external webcam is medatory, why my compatibility check passed even though there was no external webcam connected(only laptop inbuilt was being used). I think the compatibility tester should look for two cameras(one inbuild and one external) on a laptop and one camera on a desktop (the external one). Let me know if I got this right.

Thank you for clarification.

 

Matt7
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It did check for two cameras on the laptops i tested with, so not sure why its not for you. Although you need to be able to move the camera around the room, so it has to be external for that reason.

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shefeeqyr
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@PraveenMishra @Matt7 

I can add some clarity to the discussion at https://learn.redhat.com/t5/Certification-Resources/Getting-Ready-for-your-Red-Hat-Remote-Exam/bc-p/...

The updated compatibility tester looks for the presence of one webcam now. However, the test that is run on the full-screen browser cannot differentiate between an external and internal camera unfortunately. What this means is, if you have one webcam - even if it is just the integrated webcam, the 'Hardware' section of the compatibility test detecting a working camera will pass. This test is denoted by a statement "You must have the correct number of Camera(s) and Microphone(s)" You will still need an external camera nevertheless.

In the next page (Streaming - Video quality is acceptable), you will be able to see feeds from both cameras if the external webcam is detected. If that test passes, it's an indicator that the external webcam works fine with the image and it's safe to proceed.

Soon we will add a checklist in the compatibility test that allows candidates to confirm the presence of certain hardware elements and behaviors during the test. This is aimed at complementing the compatibility test to increase it's accuracy.

Best Regards,

Shefeeq

 

PraveenMishra
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Hi,

I thought this could be the case. Anyways, two cameras for a laptop makes sense. like @Matt7 pointed out. Thank you for the clarification and your help.

Matt7
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For me when i was testing on the laptop, it detected two cameras when I had the external, but it only showed one camera (the little video). It also said I needed to 2 cameras when I was using the laptop.

The desktop did not require two cameras and said I was good to go with just 1 camera.

I now have 2 external cameras though and i tested that on my desktop and it was only showing one camera video and when I retested it again, it picked up the second camera. So, it's just super flaky and sometimes its ok, sometimes it is not.

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On my laptop MacBook Pro 2019:

Did not recognize internal devices:

- sound

- microphone

- trackpad

- keyboard

- wireless network

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