In preparation for taking the Anatomy module, please ensure that your device meets the below specifications, and complete a proctoring readiness check
- Desktop or laptop required. Tablets, Chromebook and mobile phones do not meet requirements. Laptops should be fully charged and connected to a power source.
- No background processes – Candidates must close all other applications whilst the exam is running.
- Full Reboot – before candidates take the exam, fully shut down and re-start your device.
- Clear Offline Web Storage (Details on the next page).
- Latest operating system available installed. Linux does not meet requirements.
- Mac - minimum 10.12
- Sierra Windows
- Minimum Windows 7
- A working built-in or external webcam and microphone.
- Stable internet connection and sufficient bandwidth.
- Do not use a Hotspot.
- Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload.
- Web Browser with popup block disabled:
- Chrome: Version 78+ - this is the required browser.
- This should be made your default browser before taking your exam.
- Hard drive storage space: Minimum 20GB free space.
- Memory (RAM): 8GB minimum.
It is important to check the set up in the conditions and location you intend to take the exam. Proctoring uses a video link, like a Zoom conference call – if you have had issues with your Wi-Fi/internet connection when using this type of software, please seek advice. If you have used Zoom or similar software successfully you should be able to take your exam with confidence.
- Open the Safari app on your Mac, choose ‘History’ from the menu bar
- Select 'Clear History', then click the pop-up menu
- Choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared (recommend clearing all)
- Select 'Clear history'.
Chrome - computer
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click ‘More’ (represented with 3 dots).
- Click ‘More tools’. Clear browsing data.
- At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time (recommended).
- Next to ‘Cookies and other site data’ and ‘Cached images and files,’ check the boxes.
- Click ‘Clear data’.
Firefox - computer
- Click the Library button (four vertical lines in the top right), click History and then click Clear Recent History.
- Select how much history you want to clear (recommend clearing all).
- Use the check boxes to select what information you want to clear from your history (we recommend you clear all data).
- Click the Clear Now button. The window will close and the items you've selected will be cleared from your history.
New Edge - computer
- Click the ‘Settings and more’ button (In the top right-hand corner of your Edge browser's window, you will see a small button with 3 dots in it. This is the ‘Settings and more’ button).
- Click it. It will reveal a menu with more options. One of them will be named ‘Settings’.
- Select the ‘Settings’ menu item.
- At the bottom of the large menu which just appeared, the bottom item will be called Settings. Click on it. The Settings menu will now appear.
- Go to the ‘Clear browsing data’ section.
- In the large menu which just appeared, there will be a section called Clear browsing data.
- In it, there is a button labelled ‘Choose what to clear’, click on it.
- Choose what to clear from Edge (we recommend clearing everything).
- Click the ‘Clear’ button.
- Once it's finished, it will say ‘All clear’ underneath the clear button. Now you can then simply close the Settings menu and continue browsing.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Click the ‘customize and control’ Google Chrome button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- From the drop-down menu that appears, select Help, then select About Google Chrome.
- The window that appears will automatically check for updates and show you the current version of Chrome.
- Plug your device into power and connect to the internet with WiFi.
- Go to Apple menu > choose System Preferences.
- Click Software Update.
- You can also choose Apple menu > About This Mac, then click Software Update.
- Checking hard drive storage
- Open File Explorer. You can use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + E or tap the folder icon in the taskbar.
- Tap or click This PC from the left pane.
- You can see the amount of free space on your hard disk under the Windows
- (C:) drive.
- Open the Apple menu, select About This Mac.
- Click the Storage tab in the toolbar to see how much disk space you have available. (On OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks, click the More info button, then click Storage).
- Click on start menu.
- Type ‘about’ and press enter when ‘about your PC’ appears
- Scroll down, and under device specifications, see ‘installed RAM’.
- Open the Apple menu.
- Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select About This Mac. On the Overview tab, the Memory line lists the amount of RAM in GB.
- For disabling auto-start software, on Mac go to: Apple -> System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Login Items and remove all items from the ‘These items will open automatically when you login’ by selecting an item, and using the ‘-’ button underneath the box.
- After removing the auto-start items, you should reboot the computer. iOS - power the device down, and restart.
- Click on start menu.
- Select Settings > Apps >Start Up.
- Disable all Apps for automatic start up. If you do not see Start Up option, go to settings, then right click Start.
- Select ‘Task Manager’.
- Select the Start Up (if you do not see Start Up, then select More Details).