Cirrus supports all supported modern “Evergreen Browsers”; Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari; plus Safe Exam Browser. This on any vendor supported operating system with a large enough screen to display Cirrus without scrolling. “Evergreen Browsers” vendors only support the latest version of their browser.
Under the GDPR, it is the responsibility of the customer to organise that all its users use supported software, with security updates applied, to access the Cirrus Platform.
|Browser||Version||Auto-Update||Cirrus Support Policy|
|Chrome||Latest||Yes||Any version supported by Google|
|Safari on MacOS||Latest||Yes||Any version supported by Apple|
|Edge||Latest||Yes||Any version supported by Microsoft|
|Firefox||Latest||Yes||Any version supported by Mozilla|
|Safe Exam Browser for Windows (SEB)||Latest||No||After Cirrus releases a new SEB for Windows version for use a 60 day grace period starts.|
Our Proctoring add-on and Proctoring partners only support Chromium-based browsers; Chrome and Edge.
Cirrus offers candidates a browser check on the introduction page of their exam.
|Operating System||Version||Auto-Update||Support Policy|
|Windows||10||Yes||Any version supported by Microsoft|
|Yes||Any version supported by Apple|
|Screen resolution||1440x900||Required for usability|
|Processor (CPU)||1.5GHz||Recommended for usability|
|Memory (RAM)||3 GB||Recommended for usability.|
|Free Disk Space||250 MB||Recommended for usability. Required for Proctoring|
Our Proctoring add-on and Proctoring partners in addition require a Microphone and Webcam. For Proctorio system requirements, click here.
|Average Internet Speed||1 MBps per candidate||Required for usability|
|Availability||At start and end of exam||Cirrus supports offline periods so the candidate can continue while offline.|
|HTTPS||Port 443 open for TLS 1.2+||Required for security. NOTE: TLS 1.2 and RSA are deprecated (AWS Test).|
If your exams use audio and (HD) video, allow additional bandwidth based on your content.
Cirrus has many security features built-in like using a PIN code to start the assessment, randomising answer options or even questions using a blue print.
For additional security/integrity Cirrus offers an Online Proctoring add-on, and integrates with different Proctoring partners providing Live and Automated proctoring. A low cost option for controlled environments is the open source Safe Exam Browser.