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Exams: Exam Day Instructions

Starting a SofTest Exam

  1. Launch the SofTest application.
  2. From the launcher window choose Take An Exam.
  3. Select the desired exam from the Available Examsdrop-down menu.
    • NOTE: If you do not see your exam then click Home to return to the previous window and then choose Download Exam Files.
  4. Enter your numeric Exam ID number, which can be found in myCourses/Course Portal (and should also have been emailed to you). If you are just practicing, you can enter 000.
  5. Click Start.
  6. You may be asked about disabling AntiVirus software. Most people can safely choose Ignore here.
  7. When you reach the stop sign, stop and wait for the proctor so that everyone begins simultaneously.

Ending the Exam

  • When time is called, immediately click Exit & Save and then Close Exam.
  • Click Exit.
  • SofTest will automatically upload your exam.

NOTE: You will also receive an email confirming successful upload of your exam.

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