Minimum Requirements

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer (see 'Unsupported' for details)
  • Broadband Internet
  • Google Chrome and Firefox browsers – We strongly recommend Google Chrome.
  • Webcam
  • Microphone & Speakers

Test your equipment before your exam with ProctorU Test It Out. Keep in mind this assessment does not account for incompatible applications (see 'Computer Set-Up & Compatibility' for details).

Prohibited Equipment

  • Headphones
  • External monitors


  • Tablets
  • Google Chromebooks
  • Windows 10 in S mode or Surface RT
  • Linux OS
  • Unlicensed/inactive versions of Windows and Test Builds/Modes

Computer Set-Up & Compatibility

The computer configuration required to enable remote proctoring of a GIAC exam may not match your regular security posture. The recommended technical adjustments are temporary suggestions to complete your remote proctored exam.

Prior to your exam we strongly advise you disable the following applications:

  • VPN (Zscaler, NordVPN, Symantec, etc.)
  • Remote Desktop (Team Viewer, GoToAssist, Zendesk, etc.)

Prior to your exam you must disable the following applications:

  • Virtual Machines (VMware, Virtual Box, etc.)
  • Web and Video Conferencing (Skype, Zoom, Slack, Webex, GoToMeeting, etc.)
  • Recording or Playback Utilities (iTunes, Spotify, etc.)
  • Screen Capture or Streaming Tools (Twitch, OBS Studio, etc.)
  • Casting Tools (Airplay, Google Cast, etc.)
  • Voice Chat Tools (Discord, Ventrillo, TeamSpeak, etc.)

Device Specifications




640x480 resolution
1280x720 resolution
PC Users
Windows Vista
Windows 10 (10 S not supported)
Mac Users
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra
Internet Download Speed
.768 Mbps
1.5 Mbps
Internet Upload Speed
.384 Mbps
1 Mbps
1024 MB
2 GB
Connectivity Ports
1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP
1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP

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