Exploring Exam Delivery Systems

Take a tour of Certiport's different exam delivery systems and solutions by exploring the following page.

Console 8

Console 8 is the only exam delivery system for the project-based Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 and 2013 exams. It uses live-application technology to deliver the Microsoft Office exams. During an exam, the Test Candidate will work in the locally installed Microsoft Office application to demonstrate their skills.

Console 8 supports the delivery of the Microsoft Office Specialist 2016, Microsoft Office Specialist 2013, Microsoft Office Specialist 2010, MTA, MCE, ACA, ACE, ACU, ACP, QuickBooks, as well as the IC3 exams (availability of individual program versions/suites may vary).

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Certiport OnLine Exams for Windows

Certiport Online Exam Delivery is used to deliver exams consisting of exam questions and/or performance-demonstrated tasks within a simulation of an application. Because the applications are simulated within this delivery engine, there is no need to have any live-application software installed to deliver an exam. (For example, you do not need to have Adobe Photoshop installed on testing computers to deliver an Adobe Photoshop exam.)

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Certiport MAC Launcher

The Certiport Mac Launcher was launched in August 2015 as an updated delivery solution for our Mac-compatible ACA and IC3 exam administration in a native Mac OS environment. It also delivers exams online in simulated program environments just like the Windows delivery described in the previous section.

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What is Console 8?

Console 8 is the latest version of our exam delivery software, designed to usher in a new standard of performance-based testing to accompany the arrival of the Microsoft Office 2013 exams. In addition to these new project-based exams, we are also debuting a brand new user interface, and customized update services to keep the software and exam content up to date with the least amount of impact to you.

A complete list of Frequently Asked Questions on Console 8 for Certiport Authorized Testing Centers can be viewed here.

What Requirements have changed in Console 8?

The new minimum requirements for administering exams from Console 8 include:

  • 2GB RAM
  • .Net Framework 4.5.2 installed before the download & install of Console 8.
  • Complete installation of Microsoft Office 2013 Professional (32 or 64-bit), Professional Plus (32 or 64-bit), or Office 365 (32 or 64-bit) is required (only one Office Suite is supported per testing computer).
  • Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 10 Pro
  • Minimum video resolution 1280 x 800