Saica - Taking a Qualification Exam
Posted by Jason Standley, Last modified by Jason Standley on 11 October 2017 02:27 PM
In order to take a Saica examination and to make sure the software works properly on your computer, you must test the software by performing a “Qualification Exam”, and upload the resulting files to Software Secure for confirmation.
2. Click on “Login and take an exam” from the main screen.
The “Login” dialog screen will appear.
3. Enter your Username (your Saica Profile Number) and click on “OK” to continue. The USB Drive Backup Wizard appears.
Your exams will be backed up on a USB key during an exam session. The “USB Drive Backup Wizard” will guide you through the process of testing your USB key to insure the proper usage.
4. At the Drive Backup Wizard, click the “Manually Configure” box.
The following window pops up
Select the removable drive, and click “Verify Write”
If the drive works, you will see the following window.
If the drive fails, you will see the following window.
In this case, is usually due to a faulty USB key, or the drive you picked is the wrong one (e.g. a CD-ROM drive).
Make sure you picked the right drive. If the USB key is faulty, exit Securexam and restart the process with a different USB key.
It is not mandatory to use a USB key to take a practice exam but it is strongly recommended.
If a problem occurs during the practice exam, the USB would then have an external backup of your practice exam response.
After ensuring that your USB key is properly configured for your exam or after quitting the USB test, the “Select Exam” dialog box will appear.
Check the box next to “Qualification exam”, and click on “OK.”
The exam identification screen will appear, pre-populated with your Saica Profile number.
If the number is not right, you can change it.
Click on OK. The “Password” dialog box appears.
Type in the word “in” in the password box. The exam will be loaded. Once the exam
Type in “start” then press “Enter.”
You need to leave your computer in “Qualification Exam” mode for at least 5 minutes.
Note the number of sections on the left pane of the screen. In this case, you should see 4 sections: Intro, Case / Cas #1, Section I and Section II.
1. Go to Case/Cas #1 in the answer tab.
a. In the answer tab type: “This is a test of the Securexam software”
After 5 minutes being in the Qualification Exam, click on File at the top of the screen and exit Securexam (password out is "out")
******If you turn off your computer during a Qualification Exam without properly exiting Securexam, when your computer is turned on again, Securexam will restart and you will have to go through the following steps:******
1. Choose your language and then the proctor password screen will appear.