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In order to complete studies at Kaplan Professional, students are assumed to have the following skills relating to technology.
To enrol, all Kaplan students must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements:
Kaplan Professional recommends the following software be installed.
Most subject assignments are submitted online. Please refer to the relevant guide in your online environment for further information detailing the technical requirements of this facility.
Students are also required to have an active email account that is not limited by size. By enrolling, students understand and acknowledge that Kaplan Professional will communicate with students via the email account they provide to Kaplan Professional on enrolment and the online subject rooms.
The font size throughout the Kaplan Professional website is adjustable. To resize the font, go to View > Text Size on your browser toolbar and select a suitable size. You can also use the Ctrl key + the mouse scroll wheel. We recommend using ‘Medium’.
Students will require a calculator that has, as a minimum, the ability to raise numbers to a power (usually a xy or a ^ button). Some subjects also require processing of numbers to eight (8) decimal places.
A financial calculator is required for some subjects, and is likely to meet your long-term requirements in the financial services industry. There are a range of financial calculators available and while Kaplan Professional does not recommend a specific financial calculator, the list below provides a range of popular options for students to consider based on their needs:
Please note: calculators or other electronic devices (e.g. hand-held computers/devices, translation devices, MP3 players, and mobile phones) that have the ability to store and display text are not permitted in examinations. Please see below for further information on calculator standards and restrictions.
Conditions of use in an examination
Calculators are permitted into an examination under the following conditions:
The following standards apply to the calculators permitted in an examination:
Calculators that fail to comply with these standards will be confiscated for the duration of the examination. Additionally, any calculator seen to display a string of text on its screen will be confiscated for the duration of the exam.
The following calculator types are expressly not permitted in an examination:
The above calculators will be confiscated for the duration of the examination. Again, any calculator with retrieval or manipulation of text, external communications or dictionaries is not permitted.
Individuals will need to use a free or paid audio-recording app on their phone, tablet or computer to record and submit their oral assignment. Most devices come with a free built-in audio/voice-recording app. More information should be available in the device manual or on the device manufacturer’s website. Below are help links for some popular devices.
Individuals required to complete an online exam must have the following hardware and software:
A standard PC or Mac. Network firewalls on public and work computers may prevent access to ProctorU. Use a personal computer to avoid firewall restrictions.
A webcam allows the exam supervisor to monitor your exam. Computers may have a built-in webcam. Alternatively, a webcam can easily be connected via a USB port.
A microphone allows the supervisor to communicate with the student. Many computers, webcams and headphones have a built-in microphone.
PC – Minimum: Windows Vista | Recommended: Windows 10 (10s is not supported)
Mac – Minimum: Mac OS x 10.5 or higher |Recommended: Mac OS x 10.13 High Sierra
Google Chrome (preferred) or Firefox are compatible browsers. These browsers are free and can easily be downloaded
A stable internet connection is required to support screen sharing and remote software. Recommended minimum speeds: Download: 1.5MPS |Upload: 1MPS. Test your internet speed.