RE: examsoft softest for mac, and SecureExam


They said the fixes that I saw were in the final release. The only exception was the issue I had with the inconsistent spellcheck, which they have not been able to duplicate yet.

Gary Moore PMP
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From: [] On Behalf Of Dean, Daniel
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 3:53 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: RE: [teknoids] examsoft softest for mac, and SecureExam

Do you have the final version? Talked to ExamSoft a couple of days ago and they made quite a few fixes for the final release. Not sure if any of these fixes are on your list.

Daniel T. Dean MCSE
Technology Support, Procurement, and Asset Management
Texas Tech University School of Law
Law Library and Computing

From: [] On Behalf Of Allan Chen
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 2:47 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: [teknoids] examsoft softest for mac, and SecureExam

Hey all,
So we're still doing heavy testing of the mac client. Have any of you seen the following behavior:

1- secure exam, print enabled. You hit print, and somehow you are able to break out into the OS

2 - with Parallels or VMWare Fusion, you can access the VM even if in softest secure mode (I tried this and could not but am checking)

3 - that there is something about how softest for the Mac is written that is fundamentally not as secure as it should be.

The last one I heard through...some other sources. I don't know exact details but perhaps there are some nuts and bolts OS X folks on here that might have an idea on that.

Also, any comments on SecureExam? I've seen some comments about it taking a long time to upload, and I can't seem to find, just yet, a clear answer to how it behaves re: the presence of VM software. Not the running of it - I have read that SecureExam will not run if Fusion or Parallels is actually running. But whether SecureExam will work if Fusion is simply installed,l but not running.


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