Most of The Open Group Certification exams are available to take at home or at the office with OnVUE Online Proctoring from Pearson VUE (see FAQs for specific excluded countries)
With Online Proctoring, candidates who would need to travel can now save money and time by taking their Certification Exams at home or at the office.
Online Proctoring maintains the same security features that Pearson VUE Test Centers are known for. You take your exam while being monitored through your web camera by a verified Pearson VUE Proctor.
What Exams are available for Online Proctored Delivery?
Online Proctored Delivery is available for the following exams:
How To Get Started?
Please check your appointment time, noting that in the online booking system 12:00 AM is midnight
Known issue booking two consecutive exams with OnVUE.
When registering for two consecutive exams (for example a Part 1 exam followed by a Part 2 exam) for an OnVUE (online proctored) exam, you may get returned to The Open Group site with an error return (ERROR) before the available dates page is displayed. This is a known issue with the Pearson VUE registration system, that has been reported to them. The workaround is to book the exams separately. Please note that combined exams are a single exam and not impacted by this issue.
Here are a few tips you should know before you sit for your OnVUE online proctored exam:
- Since OnVUE testing is available nearly 24 hours a day, when you schedule your exam, be sure to note whether you’ve chosen a.m. or p.m. (e.g., 12:00 a.m. midnight or 12:00 p.m. midday)
- Your computer needs a webcam, microphone, and sufficient internet speed to satisfy system requirements
- These exams are taken seriously, so please prepare your room as if it was a live test center
- The exam must be taken in a walled room, with a closed door and without distractions; this also means that if there are others in your home/office, they must not interrupt you during your exam
- Do not leave the room during your exam; your exam will be terminated
- To secure the integrity of these exams, no breaks will be allowed during the entirety of your exam
All communication with the proctor is done in English.
Please note that availability is subject to Pearson VUE policies.
For information on ESL see here.
A: Be flexible and plan ahead to secure your desired exam slot. Pick a time where your home or office environment poses minimal possibilities of disruptions and distractions (family needs, Wi-Fi usage, etc.). Weekends tend to be a popular choice for testing and can also result in a longer waiting period before a Pearson VUE greeter can start the online check-in process.
To start your exam, sign in to Pearson VUE using your id. Select the exam from the list of Purchased Exams.
Q. My proctor hasn’t started my exam yet. Where is my proctor?
A. After successfully uploading your photos, you should be on a page that says, “You are almost done with the check-in process”. Please be patient: most candidates will have their exam launched by a proctor within 15 minutes of the exam appointment. If you are experiencing a longer delay, there may be a problem with your photos. The proctor will attempt to reach you over chat or your cell phone. The incoming phone number may be unfamiliar to you but please answer so they can help you. If Pearson VUE haven't contacted you in 30 minutes, the connection may have been lost. You'll need to reschedule your exam through Pearson VUE customer service.
Q. Can I use OnVUE with my work computer?
A. Yes. However, candidates typically have more success when testing on personal computers rather than on their work computers. This is because work computers are more likely to have firewalls, VPNs, and other security policies that may block video streaming of the candidate.