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gidyn
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Remote Proctoring

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3an98j/students-are-easily-cheating-state-of-the-art-test-proctoring...

 

Something to consider for the remote proctoring trial. Remote proctoring is trusting the client, it will always be much easier to cheat than test centres.

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denbesten
Community Champion

Re: Remote Proctoring

It is good that articles like this come out because the more ethical amongst us often have troubles seeing the compromises some are willing to accept, just in the name of getting a small competitive advantage. Perhaps it will help some candidates understand why (ISC)² hesitates regarding remote proctoring more than it gives them ideas on how to become an unethical CISSP.

 

This does remind me of the old saying, If you don't control the room you don't control the computer.  We seem to forget this truism in our never-ending focus on cost and convenience.  Back in 'the day', this referred to locking the Data Center door, but it also explains why remote proctoring will always be an exercise in increased risk acceptance.

 

The particularly scary part about remote-proctoring is that the person controlling the room and the "data owner" don't have aligned interests.  Specifically, the test taker is primarily interested in improving his/her own grade, whereas the data owner is primarily interested in an accurate assessment.  It where these two interests diverge that the problems arise.  This is much less of an issue with Authorized Test Centers because PersonVue (the room owner) wants (ISC)²'s money about as much as (ISC)² wants exam integrity.