Before the Exam

Familiarise yourself with the exam rules and guidelines. Read the Exam Rules page and the Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to starting the exam.

  • You can schedule and take exams on demand. The exam is available as soon as you complete the registration process. Exams must be taken within 90 days of being activated. After this point, you will need to register again using a new voucher.
  • Make sure you have a photo identity card for the exam. The name on the ID will be compared to the name used to register for the exam. Please make sure that you cover any sensitive personal information such as your social security number or date of birth when displaying your ID.
  • Please also ensure you have a quiet, undisturbed space for the duration of the exam.
  • You have 60 minutes to complete the exam.
  • Your computer must have a functioning webcam and good Internet connectivity for the proctored exam to take place
  • You will also be required to download the Proctorio browser extension. Approved browsers include Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera or Brave.
  • Please ensure that you have checked your system compatibility with the exams platform.

On the Exam Day

There are strict guidelines to uphold the integrity of the exam. Here are some important details that the proctor will check:

ID Check

  • You will be asked to show a photo identity document before starting the exam. Make sure to cover any sensitive personal information such as your social service number or date of birth during the ID check. The system only needs to see your name and photograph.
  • The exam will begin only after granting Proctorio permissions, and you have completed the ID check

Record and Review

  • You must be alone throughout the exam.
  • You are not allowed to wear a watch, have any books (including your own notebooks), reference material, mobile phones etc. with you.
  • The exam is recorded and reviewed later by RIPE NCC staff to ensure exam rules have been followed. Read more about exam terms and conditions here.

System Check

  • The exam takes place within the secure browser, which blocks access not only to other websites but also to other programmes on your computer. You will need to save and close any files or tabs that are open. Please be prepared to give the exam your undivided attention.
  • It is possible to access the exam platform anytime before launching your exam. Before launching your exam, download the secure browser and test your system compatibility.
  • When the exam begins, Proctorio will ask permission to access your camera and microphone and share your screen.
  • The exam is accessible once you complete the registration process. However, once you launch the exam, you will have exactly 60 minutes to complete the exam.

Use your credentials to log into the Better Examinations exam platform and start your exam using the link on your BE dashboard.

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During the Exam

You will be taking the exam online, on your computer, while being recorded by the Proctorio software via webcam. Prior to the exam, please make sure that you are using an approved browser and that your system is compatible with the secure browser extension.

The exams are recorded and reviewed later by RIPE NCC staff. The reviewer is authorised to take appropriate measures, including the invalidation of an Exam of a Candidate who has engaged in misconduct.

In order to have the best possible outcome, please ensure that:

  • You have read the instructions and your exam room is prepared as per the exam instructions.
  • There are no interruptions.
  • There are no electronic devices other than the computer on which you are taking the exam in use.

You will be able to view your exam results immediately after the exam.

Claim Your Badge

If you pass the exam, you will immediately receive an email with instructions on claiming your digital badge issued through our badging partner, Credly.

Your digital badge contains details about the skills and expertise certified by the exam and can easily be linked to your LinkedIn profile, shared to other social networks, added to your email signature or embedded in your website. Read more about how you can make use of digital badges here.