How to Take your Microsoft Exam Online

With many modern challenges like traffic and time constraints, located far from Testing Centres, or a pandemic confining your movement, you can still write your Microsoft Exam. You can do this from the comfort of your home or office.



While online testing is convenient, candidates do need to take extra steps to prepare their environment and their computer.


To protect the integrity of Microsoft exams, when you take an online proctored exam, you must first install a secure browser that enforces rigorous safeguards throughout the testing process.



In addition, a Pearson VUE proctor monitors you via webcam and microphone during the exam. For more details, watch a short video, and visit Online Proctored Exam Delivery at Microsoft Learning, where you’ll find topics such as:

  • System test

  • System requirements and identification requirements

  • Testing session protocol

  • Launching the exam and the candidate check-in process

  • Retrieving your Score Report and removing proctor software

  • FAQs


To register for an exam, select the exam you wish to take from the exam list, and then click Schedule exam. If online proctored delivery is available in your country, you will be able to select that option during the exam registration process.



Online proctoring is currently available for all Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Role-Based exams in participating countries, with greeter support, proctor support, and proctoring software offered in English. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams are not available for online delivery at Pearson Vue.


Performance-based Testing (PBT)


Performance based testing gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills by completing tasks in the technology. Today, this means completing tasks in a graded lab, but in the future, PBT may take a different form. For example, for those of you who are currently performing the job role, Microsoft is exploring ways to incorporate the work that you do every day into our certification requirements. For those of you who are not in the job role yet, we’ll continue to have other ways for you to demonstrate your skills through portfolios and graded labs. Microsoft is constantly innovating to ensure that we assess your skills and abilities in ways that align to how you actually get your work done. Watch this short video on PBT.





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