MDTP Online Testing System Requirements

To access MDTP’s Internet based Readiness and Placement testing platforms, users and students will need access to the Internet via a device using an approved operating system, web browser, which has a sufficiently fast broadband connection to the Internet. The following is a list of software on which the platform has been tested:

Internet web browsers:

Chrome 53, or greater; Microsoft Edge, all version; Firefox 49, or greater, Internet Explorer, or greater; Safari 9.1, or greater.

Operating Systems:

Windows 7 or greater, Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or greater, Chrome OS 9 or greater, iOS 9 or greater, Android 5.1 or greater.

 

User Responsibility

It is the user's responsibility to ensure that students are provided with a suitable internet device (tablet, computer, etc.) to take tests using the MDTP Readiness and/or Placement platforms. MDTP makes every reasonable effort to ensure that its testing platforms are free from any form of malicious code, including but not limited to computer virus, worms, malware, bot, but, ransomware, rootkit, spyware, Trojan horse, etc. However, it is the user's responsibility to ensure that the devices it and students use are not infected with such malicious code by the use of malware prevention and/or removal software tools.

It is the user's further responsibility to ensure that each location used by students to access MDTP testing platforms has adequate bandwidth so that each student can access the Internet while a test is administered. The MDTP testing platforms send and receive data to each student device upon login, and each time a page is refreshed. This is referred to as a "page load". Pages are refreshed after each test question. The average "page load" varies between 250kb and 949kb. When determining whether your internet connection bandwidth is sufficient, MDTP recommends system administrators plan for a simultaneous load of at least 32mb per second for every fifty (50) simultaneous test takers.