Important Instructions: JSNAD and JSNSD

Exam Details

  • This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires implementing multiple solutions within a Remote Desktop Linux environment.

  • The exams are expected to take 2 hours to complete

  • The exams are proctored remotely via streaming audio, video, and screen sharing feeds.

System Requirements to Take The Exam

Candidates should run the PSI Online System Security Check to verify that their machine meets the technical requirements for taking a proctored exam.

The online proctored exam is taken, using the PSI Secure Browser (a web browser created to guarantee a secure exam delivery over a virtual connection).

The secure browser download/installation will being when you Select “Launch exam” from the PSI Dashboard, or can be downloaded in advance during the Online Proctoring System Check

Candidates must provide their own computer with:

  • Reliable internet access

    • Ensure others on the same internet connection are not performing activities that use excessive bandwidth (i.e. holding conference calls, streaming content, gaming, etc.)

    • A wired connection is often more stable and robust than a wireless connection

    • Turn off bandwidth-intensive services (e.g. file sync, dropbox, BitTorrent)

  • Microphone

    • Please check to make sure it is working before you start your exam session.

  • Webcam

    • Ensure the webcam is capable of being moved as you will have to pan your surroundings to check for potential violations of exam policy.

    • If you will be testing from an employer-provide ISP or will use an employer provided machine, please ensure that streaming will be allowed using WebRTC.

Candidates are not allowed to have other applications or browser windows running except the one on which the Exam is being shown.

Please review the PSI Bridge Platform: System Requirements to ensure your machine will meet the requirements of our online proctor.

Acceptable Testing Location

Below are the expectations for an acceptable testing location::

  • Clutter-free work area

    • No objects such as paper, writing implements, electronic devices, or other objects on top of surface

    • No objects such as paper, trash bins, or other objects below the testing surface

  • Clear walls

    • No paper/print outs hanging on walls

    • Paintings and other wall décor is acceptable

    • Candidates will be asked to remove non-décor items prior to the exam being released

  • Lighting

    • Space must be well lit so that proctor is able to see candidate’s face, hands, and surrounding work area

    • No bright lights or windows behind the examinee

  • Other

    • Candidate must remain within the camera frame during the examination

    • Space must be private where there is no excessive noise. Public spaces such as coffee shops, stores, open office environments, etc. are not allowed.

ID Requirements to take the Exam

  • Candidates are required to provide a non-expired Primary ID that contains Candidate’s photograph, signature and full name (see acceptable forms of ID in the table below)

  • The name on your Primary ID must exactly match the verified name on your exam checklist.

  • If the Candidate’s full name on their Primary ID contains non-latin characters, then the Candidate must ALSO provide a non-expired Secondary ID containing their full name in Latin Characters and signature, OR a notarized English translation of their Primary ID along with the non-latin character Primary ID

Primary ID

(non-expired and including photograph and signature)

Secondary ID

(non-expired and including signature with

Candidate name in Latin characters)

Passport

Government-issued driver’s license/permit Government-Issued local language ID (plastic card with photo and signature)

National Identity card

State or province-issued identity card​

住民基本台帳 (Basic resident register with Photo) or マイナンバーカード(My number card)

Debit (ATM) Card

Credit Card

Health Insurance Card

U.S. Social Security Card

Employee ID Card

Student ID Card

Japanese Health Insurance Card

Additional Allowances:

  • Some government issued ID such as a passport, driver’s license, military ID or state/country card may be a biometric type and may or may not contain a signature. In these cases Primary ID will be accepted without a signature on condition that you also present a Secondary ID which does contain your signature (e.g. bank, credit or debit card)

  • For candidates testing in Japan, a Driver’s License (with name and recent recognizable photo) is acceptable as a primary ID as long as it is accompanied with a Japanese health insurance card (健康保険証). In Japan, the Japanese health insurance card (健康保険証) is an acceptable form of secondary ID.

  • Minors, between the age of 16-18, are permitted to take an online proctored exam with PSI, provided they complete the following requirements:

    • A Parent/Guardian must complete the Parental Release for Testing of Minors form, and submit it to customer support, at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date of the exam

    • At check in, the minor candidate must present a valid student ID as a form of identification

    • During the PSI check-in process, the candidate's guardian must also present a valid ID and must provide verbal consent during the PSI check-in process.

Sanctioned Countries

Exams may be administered to citizens of a sanctioned country listed below PROVIDED the citizens are tested OUTSIDE the sanctioned country and their exam registration and current ID show an address OUTSIDE the sanctioned country.

  • Cuba

  • Iran

  • Syria

  • Sudan

  • North Korea

  • Crimea Region of Ukraine

Resources allowed during exam

Please refer to our published information: OpenJS Resources Allowed

Exam Environment (workstation)

A dedicated environment will be provisioned for your assessment, which will include the following nodes and software:

  • Workstation (the VM) is CENTOS7 based

  • GNOME Desktop Environment

  • Code Editing Software (VSCode, Vim, WebStorm (sponsored by JetBrains)

  • API/REST Client (Postman)

  • Node.js Version 14 LTS*

The terminal provided by the environment is Gnome Terminal, but the Visual Studio Code or WebStorm Terminal may also be used. All questions may be answered with Node.js core API’s or with any Node.js libraries/frameworks of the candidates choosing

*As the current Long Term Support version changes the environment will be updated to the latest LTS. See https://github.com/nodejs/Release for information on the Node.js LTS schedule.

International Keyboards

Some keys on international keyboards may not function as expected. Please note the following:

  • To access keys modified by using the ALT key, use the ALT key located on the right side of your keyboard.

  • The ALT or ALT GR key located on the left side of your keyboard will not function as a modifier key.

  • An on-screen virtual keyboard is provided for any special characters that may be needed. To access the on-screen keyboard, double-click the “Virtual Keyboard” Icon on the desktop.

FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found ​here.