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PRONTO online testing experience?
September 17, 2019
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I attempted to take my first Pronto test today for E2. Being the first time using this test method it took me 20 minutes or so to get through the process and get to the exam. I had a difficult time understanding the proctor and they had a hard time understanding me. Once the test started the first question had an illustration attached to it. After maximizing the illustration I was not able to read the text or print on it. The proctor attempted to help me but was unable to make the illustration large enough to read. I guessed at the answer to question 1 and question 2 had another illustration attached to it. Same problem could not read after maximizing it. Again I asked for proctor help. This time the proctor got a supervisor to help. Still could not enlarge the illustration. By now I have burned 30 minutes of time on two questions of an 80 questions test.

I stopped the exam and contacted ICC. I have been credited another test by Pearson Vue but I have to take and older code cycle than what I am wanting. I am not happy with my Pronto experience. I am the first person in my office to try the Pronto exams. Not going to give a good review in the morning at the office. 

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colepeter30@gmail.com said
Hi, 
Where can I get PRONTO online tests and are these free or paid? 

Or there any online study portal which provides this, if yes then please give details.
Thanks  

Find you test and version you want to take here https://www.iccsafe.org/certification-exam-catalog/ and purchase your test. It is pretty simple just make sure you select your testing method, correct edition and the right test.

August 29, 2019
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Hi, 
Where can I get PRONTO online tests and are these free or paid? 

Or there any online study portal which provides this, if yes then please give details.
Thanks

August 23, 2019
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Excellent post! Thank you!

May 17, 2019
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I found my answers. 

It needs to be in an enclosed room. 

May 17, 2019
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mporter@iccsafe.org said

Bisom@aboutcis.com said
I have taken the Pronto online testing for my last 2 certifications (M2, E2). I like that there is little to no wait and that it is on your own time table. Everyone of the online proctors I have encountered (didn't say I only took each test once) has been extremely efficient, courteous, and professional. The only negative comment I have, is about the plan reading sections. The plans are extremely small and hard to see, and when you scroll over with your cursor, it enlarges the image way too much so that it is hard to read in the complete opposite way, which can cause extreme frustration on a timed test. It may be my computer settings, I'm not positive, but if this were fixed, I would give PRONTO a solid 10 out of 10, as it stands, I give PRONTO 9 out of 10. Just a little constructive criticism that I hope will be heard as I plan to continue to use this for computer based testing.

Cheers 

Thanks so much for the feedback - plan viewing is something we're currently working on enhancing as much as we can, given the vast differences between devices used to take our exams. We definitely appreciate the notes!  

Is there a monitor size that is most recommended? Is bigger better? Can I take the test in my kitchen? I have no office?

Thanks,

Robert

May 15, 2019
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bbembry@palmcoastgov.com said
What type of software does Pronto use to connect to your computer?  My IT department is asking.  And, what camera view does Pronto request?  

 

I am using a surface pro as my computer hooked up to monitors.  The surface pro has a built-in camera, is that sufficient?   

Not sure if this presents a case of 2 monitors but, Examity will not allow 2 monitors in the room

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cohlrogge@hotmail.com said
i have taken 3 prontos in 2 months passed all 3

all went great. 10 mins or so to verify and get going

2 hr test

just needed book and simple calculator

results at end  easy peasy 

wish we got scores though lol  

You do when you failKiss

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I love Pronto. Best exam I've ever taken

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I am preparing to take my CBO tests in the near future.  All of my code books are the 3 ring binder type w/ state and local amendments added into the binder throughout the pages. Do I have to go through and remove all the extra sheets.  That will be a huge pain considering the amendments aren't helpful anyway. Thanks.

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i have taken 3 prontos in 2 months passed all 3

all went great. 10 mins or so to verify and get going

2 hr test

just needed book and simple calculator

results at end  easy peasy 

wish we got scores though lol

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Excellent Topic. Great information here. I got useful information from here. Thank you!

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bbembry@palmcoastgov.com said
What type of software does Pronto use to connect to your computer?  My IT department is asking.  And, what camera view does Pronto request?  

 

I am using a surface pro as my computer hooked up to monitors.  The surface pro has a built-in camera, is that sufficient? 

Hi -

Please contact me directly at mporter@iccsafe.org and I'll be happy to provide more information to you - we're in the process of putting together some formal information for IT departments.

Thanks -

Michelle Porter

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June 27, 2018
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elizabeth moses said
Hello,

Not certain if i'm jumping ahead by presenting my question here, but here goes. I have a disability and with the testing center i have additional time and also sit a separate room. Does PRONTO Online testing allow special accommodation?  

-Elizabeth

Elizabeth, we do provide some testing accommodations via PRONTO; please contact me directly for specific information. Thanks!

Michelle Porter

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Hello,

Not certain if i'm jumping ahead by presenting my question here, but here goes. I have a disability and with the testing center i have additional time and also sit a separate room. Does PRONTO Online testing allow special accommodation?  

-Elizabeth

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What type of software does Pronto use to connect to your computer?  My IT department is asking.  And, what camera view does Pronto request?  

 

I am using a surface pro as my computer hooked up to monitors.  The surface pro has a built-in camera, is that sufficient? 

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david.gieser@mecklenburgcountync.gov said
I just took the Legal Module of the CBO.  It think it's much better to take the exam in your own space rather than going to a testing center.  Check-in was efficient and things generally went well.  However, about half way through the exam time, my testing window disappeared.  I started clicking and got a message from the proctor saying "not yet".  Apparently they changed my proctor half way through the exam and they took away the exam window while they changed.  The new proctor made be go through the whole security process again.  This was very troubling.  I didn't know if I lost what I had completed.  The change over only took about 1 minute.  I'm not sure I lost any time because I was not looking at the clock when it happened.  Anyway, it was generally a good experience and I will take other ICC exams though Pronto, but they really need to keep one proctor through the whole exam.  

David, thanks for providing input to us on your experience - I can certainly look into why the exam window disappears when changing proctors, as I can understand why this might be distracting. Stay tuned, and feel free to reach out to me directly for updates.

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Bisom@aboutcis.com said
I have taken the Pronto online testing for my last 2 certifications (M2, E2). I like that there is little to no wait and that it is on your own time table. Everyone of the online proctors I have encountered (didn't say I only took each test once) has been extremely efficient, courteous, and professional. The only negative comment I have, is about the plan reading sections. The plans are extremely small and hard to see, and when you scroll over with your cursor, it enlarges the image way too much so that it is hard to read in the complete opposite way, which can cause extreme frustration on a timed test. It may be my computer settings, I'm not positive, but if this were fixed, I would give PRONTO a solid 10 out of 10, as it stands, I give PRONTO 9 out of 10. Just a little constructive criticism that I hope will be heard as I plan to continue to use this for computer based testing.

Cheers 

Thanks so much for the feedback - plan viewing is something we're currently working on enhancing as much as we can, given the vast differences between devices used to take our exams. We definitely appreciate the notes!

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I just took the Legal Module of the CBO.  It think it's much better to take the exam in your own space rather than going to a testing center.  Check-in was efficient and things generally went well.  However, about half way through the exam time, my testing window disappeared.  I started clicking and got a message from the proctor saying "not yet".  Apparently they changed my proctor half way through the exam and they took away the exam window while they changed.  The new proctor made be go through the whole security process again.  This was very troubling.  I didn't know if I lost what I had completed.  The change over only took about 1 minute.  I'm not sure I lost any time because I was not looking at the clock when it happened.  Anyway, it was generally a good experience and I will take other ICC exams though Pronto, but they really need to keep one proctor through the whole exam.