Examiner Hardware Validation Tool
tool runs a number of tests to determine the
suitability of your PC to run the marks return and on-screen
marking applications. No personal information is gathered. The tests
that are run are listed below. The tests are performed on behalf of
Cambridge Assessment by RM Plc. RM retain the results and make them available
to Cambridge Assessment if required. RM does not use the information gained for
its own purposes, nor does it distribute the results to any other third party.
Tests performed by the downloadable tool:
Hard disk space: This test retrieves the available space on your c:\ drive.
RAM: This test finds out how much RAM you have installed on your PC.
MAC Address: Retrieves a unique number from your network card, if available.
This is only retrieved for information and is not part of the pass/fail
CPU: This test retrieves the clock speed of your processor. This is only
retrieved for information and is not part of the pass/fail criteria.
Tests performed by the internet browser tool:
The following tests are all performed by the web-based tests. The
information retrieved is made available by your Internet browser, therefore
there is no direct interrogation of your PC.
Flash version installed
Bandwidth of Internet connection
Operating System platform
Internet browser type and version