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Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

RedHat Remote Exam supported hardware (cameras, mice, keyboards)


I'd like to start a thread related to Remote Exam supported hardware.

In the other discussion there are a lot of questions related to cameras, keyboard/mouse setup etc.

So let's start.

Disclaimer: This page is about recommendations by other candidates. There can be various factors which can impact and lead to a different results. As an example maybe a external webcam was not able to autofocus, and a candidate used the laptop internal webcam (which is not mandatory to have) instead. In that scenario, recommending the external webcam might be a bit flawed. 

  1. The official requirement page: 
  2. The official Remote Exams FAQ:

I had an opportunity to test the following hardware during my exam (status for Aug 31st, 2020):

1. Camera - Logitech C920 - works like a charm, sometimes I had issue with microphone but it was related to external noise.

2. Keyboard - Dell KB213p - no issues at all

3. Mouse - generic Dell mouse - no issues at all

I also tested Logitech MX Master 2S mouse - it worked well BUT it's a wireless mouse so it's not allowed on Remote Exams (I had to replace it with wired mouse).

4. Monitor - Dell 25" QHD monitor - no issues at all (exam workspace could be a little bit larger but I had no issues with terminal window/web browser)


What was not allowed:

1. Any type of network connected webcam

2. Smartphone with external software like DroidCamX etc.


Please add your equipment - It could be helpful for future candidates.

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Sure it allowed. It just has to be USB wired and has to be the only keyboard connected. So the laptop has to have a closed lid. 
BTW, I also use backlitted mechanical keyboard with blue keys. 

Petr Cihlar
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