System Requirements

If you are not sure about the specifications of your computer system, please contact someone within your company's Computer Support division or consult the documentation for your computer. If you would like more information about any of these requirements, please contact a member of your company's Computer Support division or contact us.

Requirements for Administering All Assessments

If your system does not meet the requirements below, you may experience loss of data or graphics.   Minimum hardware requirements include:
Hardware/Software Requirement
Internet Connection  
Minimum 56.6k Dial-up connection or faster
Recommended Digital Internet Connection (DSL, Cable Modem, T1 or T3)
Browser Requirements  
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox version 26 or higher
Safari version 6 or higher
ISP Browsers Browsers provided by ISPs or Internet Service Providers (AOL, SBC Yahoo, MSN Explorer, etc.) are often not supported. You may connect to the Internet with your ISP's Browser, but then you must minimize it and use one of the supported browsers above.
Pop-Up Blocker Certain pop-up blockers prohibit the launching of a Prove It! test. If you have Pop-Up Blocking software, please locate the software and disable your pop-up blocker.
Beta Browsers Beta versions of browsers may adversely affect the functionality of an assessment. Please use a supported version of one of our recommended browsers.
Minimum PC: Pentium 166 MHz or faster
Mac: PowerPC capable of running Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or higher
Recommended PC: Pentium III class (~500 MHz) or faster
Minimum 128 MB or more
Recommended 256 MB or more
Operating System PC: Microsoft Windows 98, NT 4.0 or higher
Mac: PowerPC capable of running Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or higher
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher is required to run Microsoft Tests and Tutorials for Microsoft Office 2007 and above.

All other Assessments and Tutorials may be run on 800 x 600 or higher.
Additional Requirements for Audio Assessments Sound Card

Speakers or Headphones
Additional Requirements for Flash-Based Situational Judgment AssessmentsSound Card

Speakers or Headphones

Flash Player or higher

You can access Flash by clicking here. If you are not comfortable completing the installation on your own, you may wish to ask a member of your company’s Computer Support division.
Additional Requirements for Java Based Software Assessments and Tutorials (such as Microsoft Office titles) Oracle recommends that users download the latest version of their Java Virtual Machine, by clicking here. Please follow the prompts to install Java for free on your machine. If you are not comfortable completing the installation on your own, you may wish to contact a member of your company’s Computer Support division for help.

While our system has been tested to support Java version 1.4.2 or higher, your browser may prompt security warnings if your version is below a certain update. If you don’t want to update your version and still wish to take assessments, you will need to choose to allow Java to run, despite the security warnings.

Optimize Your Browser

This site has been tested on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, Mozilla Firefox 26, and Apple Safari 6. Versions higher than these also work. Other browsers and earlier versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari may not work. Various browsers (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari) handle text fonts, colors, and graphics differently. Sometimes, even different versions of the same browsers will display objects differently.

Not all browsers work optimally with our site, and even the most advanced browsers may require some fine-tuning to optimize the displays for your computer. If you have any problems, please consult your browser's help file or contact us.

It is crucial that you have all of the following components enabled within your browser:

  • Cookies
  • All aspects of Java, to include scripting and applets
  • Flash
  • Browsing in a new process
  • HTTP 1.1

You may also choose to temporarily disable script debugging before you begin your assessment. To modify or enable these options, please go to "Tools - Internet Options" if you are using Internet Explorer, "Tools - Options" if you are using Mozilla Firefox, or “Safari – Preferences” if you are using Apple Safari. For help on what these settings do, or for more help on how to change them, please view the help file for your browser.

You can download the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari from the links below.

Internet Explorer

Disconnects & Service Disruptions

If you experience a disruption of your Internet service while you are assessment, you should be able to re-enter the assessment you started. If you have begun a assessment, but not completed or scored it, you should still be able to have the assessment scored. Once you re-establish your connection to the Internet, reconnect to and log in again with your assessment Session ID. Select the assessment that you had started prior to losing your Internet connection. In most cases, you should be able to re-enter the assessment at the point at which you lost connection without any loss of data or progress. However, due to the nature of some assessments whose questions must be answered in one sitting and in a sequential order (such as Typing or Data Entry assessments) you may have to begin your assessment again from the first question.

Internet Speed

Depending on the time of day and the capability of your Internet Service Provider, you may experience delays in assessment. If possible, avoid taking assessments during periods of heaviest Internet usage, usually late afternoon and early evening.

The quality and speed of your computer system and Internet connection will also affect the length of time it takes for each assessment question to load. If your assessment seems frozen between questions, please wait for at least thirty seconds before attempting to close the assessment. Also, you may wish to "Refresh" or "Reload" the assessment question page by using your browser's keyboard shortcut. This should advance you to the next question.

Fit Series

It is recommended that all Applicants use a 1024 x 768 resolution screen or higher for the best experience when taking a Fit Series evaluation.