Instructions and Requirements for Swiss Exams Skills

Linguaskill with remote proctoring

How to register for Linguaskill with remote proctoring

Step 1

Plan your Linguaskill remote-proctored test on a date and time that suits your needs.

  1. Register with ProctorU
    Go to this website
    1. Select Institution – Swiss Exams
    2. Complete your personal details
  2. Schedule your test
    Schedule my test
    1. Confirm your institution – Swiss Exams
    2. Select a term – Current Exams
    3. Select your test– e.g. Linguaskill General Reading & Listening
    4. Schedule Session

Step 2

Before you take your test, it is very important to complete the entire Pre-Test and Testing Environment Set-up.

To ensure you do not experience any technical issues, you must complete the steps detailed in the links below:

Complete these steps before your test
Items you need to have for your test
Your Test Day – What to expect
Watch this video before your test

Step 3

When you’ve completed the Pre-Test and Testing Environment Set-Up, you are all set to take the Linguaskill test.

  1. Copy your Linguaskill test token from your Swiss Exams – Candidate Access
  2. Login by copying the token/entry code into the respective field on the website provided to you by the proctor.
  3. Take the test online in a protected environment and with online invigilation

We wish you good luck with your test!

Component Minimum Specification
Processor Pentium III 800 MHz or equivalent
RAM 512 MB
Free hard drive space 4 GB
Screen resolution 1280 x 1024
Operating system Windows 7 or later

Note: The Cambridge English Test portal and any tests run
through it are not currently supported on iOS or Android
devices

Internet connection/bandwidth 2 Mbps per candidate
The minimum bandwidth requirements are for each computer
running the test. When running multiple tests concurrently on
the same internet connection you should ensure this
bandwidth is available to each computer. If less than 2 Mbps
is available for each candidate, the test may take longer to
run.
Web Browser Windows

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are compatible and supported browsers.

Mac

Google Chrome is compatible and is the supported browser.

Adobe Reader Latest version (must be able to read PDFs).
Webcam 640×480 resolution
Sound Card Yes
Headphones Over‐ear and closed back – the earpieces of the headphones
should cover the entire ear, preferably with good padding for comfort. Please note, Bluetooth headsets are not supported.
Microphone A microphone should be attached to the headset, via a
‘boom’ (in other words, on the end of a flexible stalk). The
microphone should be noise‐cancelling (at a minimum,
directional), to increase sound pick‐up and to minimise
noise pollution on the recordings.
Please do not allow the use of your computers’ built‐in
microphones, these should be disabled, because they are
not of the appropriate type nor of sufficient quality. In
addition in Chrome if a candidate mutes their headset mic,
Linguaskill will continue recording if there‘s more than one
mic enabled on the machine.
Headphone and microphone connections There is no preference on plugs (that is, USB or standard
stereo) but please note that the use of USB means that
appropriate drivers must be installed and confirmed as
working before the test day.

NOT SUPPORTED:

  • Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)
  • Smartphones
  • Linux operating systems