Here are some common online testing scenarios and how LiveProctor works to detect unfair means (if employed) during testing.
Scenario 1. An employer in New York asks a job applicant in California to take a C++ test. The job applicant asks his friend in Florida to take the test on his behalf.
Firstly, LiveProctor will detect the country and the state from where the test was taken, so the employer will immediately know that the test wasn't taken from California. Secondly, LiveProctor will ask the test taker to present a photo identification at the start of the test. Finally, LiveProctor will record images of the test taker's face during the test, which can be verified with the individual at the time of the personal interview.
Scenario 2. An employer asks an employee to take a marketing skills test. The employee is not confident of his theoretical knowledge and opens up Wikipedia, Google and dictionary software during the test to find answers to questions he is not sure about.
Firstly, LiveProctor will provide images of the screen (screen shots) during the test. If the test taker had opened any window other than the test window, it will show up in the monitoring report. Secondly, LiveProctor will report the list of applications that were open during the test. The dictionary software as well as additional instances of the browser being opened for purposes other than taking the test will be detected. Finally, LiveProctor will record the key keyboard activity of the test taker, which will reveal that he/she was typing search queries in Google/Wikipedia etc.
Scenario 3. A recruitment firm asks an individual to take a test remotely. The individual asks his friend to chat online with him and assist him during the test.
The LiveProctor will detect any chat software running on the computer. The keyboard tracking feature will log the keys pressed during the test. Any such act will instantly arouse suspicion as most ExpertRating tests do not require key presses. The LiveProctor report will reveal any such instances of unfair means.
Scenario 4. A company asks a candidate to take a MS Word test. The candidate takes the test from his residence, but uses a mobile phone to talk with a friend during the test.
The LiveProctor takes periodic webcam images of the test taker as well as part of the surrounding area of the test taker. This makes it virtually impossible for the test taker to use a mobile phone, read from printed material or talk to a friend who might be sitting alongside during the test.