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when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 years 3 months ago #24353

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I may have to take the exam from home online. I want to know if a calculator and paper / pencils will be allowed. My first exam at the testing center, they provided me a calculator and aa plastic pad and pen for using.

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 years 3 months ago #24354

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Alan,

No. You may not have anything whatsoever on your desk during an at-home exam. That includes pen, paper, water, calculator, etc.

You must use the on-screen whiteboard only to make notes.
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when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 years 3 months ago #24355

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Hello,
They will not allow Pen & Paper. You will have online whiteboard you can use during exam.
home.pearsonvue.com/onvue/whiteboard

Thanks,
- Nagaraj
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when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 years 3 months ago #24361

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thank you for this information. One of the other respondents directed me to a whiteboard simulator page which put me at ease! Cheers, Alan

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 years 3 months ago #24362

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Thank you! I did go to the URL you indicated and was able to perform some basic tasks. this is very helpful and I will do some more practice sessions before taking the exam from home. Cheers, Alan

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 years 2 months ago #24996

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Will they allow a Stylus?

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 1 year 7 months ago #29580

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How to get the whiteboard simulator page?

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 1 year 7 months ago #29581

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How do i get the white board simulator page?

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 1 year 7 months ago #29583

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Hello,

I know that pen and paper aren't allow when taking the PMP exam online. But I am not sure about the use of Stylus pen. You can ask the proctor for clarification and get their approval.

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 days 1 hour ago #31198

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Does the whiteboard has calculator? If no, how do we solve problems with calculation?

Regards

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 days 1 hour ago #31199

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Joseph,

There will be a calculator available on the computer that performs basic arithmetic.

Harry
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Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH, PMP

when taking the exam from home is paper and pen allowed? 3 days 56 minutes ago #31200

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Hello,

As per PMI PMP exam guidelines and rules which re-enforced by PerasonVue, you are not allowed to use pen or paper during the at home online PMP exam. However, you will be provided with a whiteboard along with a calculator built-in to your online exam you can easily access. Since calculators aren't allowed, I will guess that a stylus pen will not be allowed either, but the best person to ask will be your protector before you start your exam. I will recommend: 1. Arrive on time and take the time to familiarize yourself on how to use the whiteboard I personally didn't feel the need to use it when I took my PMP exam, and 2. Avoid verbally asking protector questions during your PMP exam to avoid being flagged for talking. I hope this was helpful.

Best of luck!
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