Africa Value Solutions (AVS) is proud to introduce the “Remote Proctor Now Service (RPNS)“. The RPNS addresses every area of exam security by controlling the candidate’s computer settings and authenticating his or her identity while watching and listening to the exam environment. The RPNS is a small device which connects to the candidate’s computer via USB. It enables APMG to administer online examinations in our qualifications such as PRINCE2 and ITIL® anytime, in any location.
The Remote Proctor Now Service (RPNS) authenticates the candidate with a fingerprint scanner prior to providing access to the exam, it then restricts the computer’s functions and finally monitors the exam environment through video and audio, capturing all suspicious changes in sound and motion, just as a human proctor would in a traditional exam environment.
How it works
Candidates can now request a remotely proctored exam from Africa Value Solutions (AVS). They are required to run a system check* before the remote proctor is sent to them, and all being well, the device is delivered with instructions on how to use it. The candidate then enrolls and authenticates the RPNS device through a simple online menu.
When the candidate is ready to take their exam, the RPNS enrolls them by recording a video of them providing fingerprint data, and taking their picture. Once enrollment is complete and data authenticated the RPNS permits user access to exams.
The system is monitored 24/7 by teams of trained supervisors employed by “Software Secure”. If suspicious activity is seen, a video is forwarded to the APMG administration team. Suspicious activity would be identified as any repetitive movement, noise or additional people entering the room where the candidate is taking their exam. In addition, APMG administrators have access to an administrative site to view and manage candidate enrollment.
The RPNS provides freedom to take exams at the time and location convenient for candidates and is a cost-effective way to securely take exams where Africa Value Solutions (AVS) does not have accredited invigilators. It gives candidates in remote locations or who have difficulty travelling to exam centers, the same opportunity as those who can take examinations in the traditional way. It also enables candidates to use the technology they are familiar with in an exam situation.
The RPNS through Africa Value Solutions is available in the following countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Liberia, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Gambia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, United States, Canada, Australasia, Europe, South America, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, UAE, China, Pakistan, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and Hong Kong.