MCP Flash

Introducing Online Proctored MCP and MTA exams (Beta)

Select MCP and MTA exams are now available for United States residents (and in 2015, for residents of other countries) to take on-line, through a process called online proctoring offered by Pearson VUE. Online proctored exams are the exact same exams offered in onsite testing centers, administered by a remote proctor who will supervise you via webcam and microphone while you take your test.

You can take online proctored exams at home, at work, or at any other location that meets our security and environment requirements. There are also important hardware, software, and protocol requirements, and you can view the full list here. If you ensure that these requirements are met before you check in for your exam, the check-in process should only take about ten minutes.

Online proctored exams offer a great deal of convenience if you live far from a testing center, but there are some important trade-offs to be aware of, including:

  • You’ll be recorded—both video and audio—for the duration of the exam.
  • You can’t take notes during the exam.
  • You can’t eat, drink, or chew gum while you take the exam.
  • You can’t take a break—for any reason.

If any of the above pose a problem, you should take your exam at a testing center instead.

During this beta period, online proctored exams are available for the same price as their equivalent onsite exams. At this time, the beta is open to U.S. residents only, but we plan to expand availability in the future.

Online proctored exams are available Monday through Friday, from 10am to 10pm Eastern Time. You can schedule your exam with as little as fifteen minutes notice if appointment slots are available, and your exam results will be immediately accessible from your MCP dashboard when you finish your exam.

For more information, including the complete list of available online proctored exams, visit Pearson VUE’s website.


Published Date: 09/25/2014
Expiration Date: 10/17/2014
Geography: Worldwide