Redhat Remote Exam Preparation — CubenSquare

  • Computer:​ You will need a computer with a single active monitor. Red Hat Supports many Intel compatible X86_64-bit architecture computers.
  • USB:​ One USB Drive (2.0 or higher) with at least 8 GB capacity.
    NOTE: The entire disk will be overwritten, so make sure you have saved any contents you may have on the disk before following the procedure for creating thelive exam environment.
  • USB Hub​: ​One wired USB hub is allowed if a hub is needed to accommodate permitted peripheral devices as described below.
  • Hard Drive:​ A hard drive with free storage capacity of at least 4 GB (for Live USB creation only).
  • Mouse:​ A wired ​mouse is optional but recommended.​ A wireless mouse is not allowed. A wired mouse is required if you use a laptop in a closed and docked mode as described below.
  • Keyboard: Only one keyboard is allowed for the exam. If you wish to use an external, wired keyboard with your laptop, you will have to use the laptop closed and docked. This will require the use of an external monitor and wired mouse as well. Wireless keyboards are not permitted.
  • Webcam:​ One external webcam with at least a 1m cable.
  • Monitors:​ Only one physical display will be allowed for the exam.
  • Connecting an external monitor to a laptop: you are only allowed to use one monitor, one keyboard and one external mouse. If you chose to connect an external monitor to your laptop, the laptop lid must be closed throughout the duration of the exam session. You will be required to use a wired keyboard and a wired mouse.
  • Sound and microphone:​ A working microphone is required. Verify that the audio and microphone are not set on mute prior to the exam.
  • Operating system:​ N/A
  • Firewalls:​ Firewalls that allow normal web activities will typically work. More restrictive firewalls that limit outgoing access and that require additional authentication may cause problems. Most firewall issues will show up when you run the compatibility test.
  • RAM:​ Minimum 4GB of RAM are required.
  • Internet connection speed:​ Download speed requirements are 768Kbps and upload speed requirements are 512Kbps.
  • Network connection:​ Unless it is physically not possible, a wired network connection should be used, not wireless, to ensure the most reliable delivery of your exam.
  • Laptop battery:​ If using a laptop, please ensure that the built-in battery is fully charged just in case there is an interruption of power. Do not rely on the battery as the principal power source.
  • Power:​ Recommended to use an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) for your computer, external monitor (if used) and networking equipment to maintain internet connectivity during power outages.
  1. Download the Remote Exam Bootable Live USB​ from ​here > and save it in the local hard drive.
  2. Connect the USB drive​ intended for creation of Live USB
  3. Download and install​ > — to download ​ and install Fedora Media Writer.
  4. Use the Fedora Media Writer​ to write the downloaded .iso file to your USB drive.
  • Launch Fedora Media Writer from the list of installed programs
  • Select Custom Image.
  • Navigate to the bootable live usb image (.iso) stored in your computer, click on Open’ and bring up the ‘Write Custom Image’ window.
  • If you have a USB drive connected to your computer, Fedora Media Writer will display that as the target device to create a bootable image. ​ Note:​ Fedora Media Writer destroys all data on the USB stick while creating a Live USB media. We recommend you back up the contents of your USB drive beforehand.
  • Select ‘Write To Disk’ to initiate the Live USB creation process. The ‘Write Custom Image’ window should identify the connected USB drive.
  1. Connect all the external devices you will be using during the remote exam to your computer before booting. These may include:
    – The remote exam LiveUSB, an external wired webcam, network cable (unless you plan on using wifi) and a wired mouse (optional) for laptops
    – The remote exam LiveUSB, an external wired webcam, network cable, wired keyboard and wired mouse for desktops
    -The remote exam LiveUSB, an external wired webcam, network cable, wired keyboard, wired mouse and external monitor for laptops with external display.
    – You will need to keep the laptop lid closed if an external display is used.
  2. Restart your computer/Mac and go to the boot menu. Select your boot device as USB drive
  • Raise a live chat with support​ if you have questions during the compatibility test.
  • Return to the main section​ and press the power button of your computer briefly to get the prompt to shut the machine down
  • Your Exams section​ will display your scheduled exams within the next 24 hours. Please click on this section next to the compatibility check to proceed if you are going to start your exam.

1. Click on Start Compatibility Check.
2. LiveUSB compatibility check checks for the presence of a valid remote
exam LiveUSB image.


Why does it take a very long time to download the Remote Exam Live USB image?

  1. The Remote Exam image size is at the borderline of 4GB and hence using an old 4GB thumb drive will cause the above error as the actual size of the image exceeds 4000 Megabytes. Use a drive that is 8 GB or larger in size.
  2. Fedora Media Writer saves the ISO to your USB and then reads it back to verify that it gets the same data back as it wrote. If the read does not match the write, FMW will show an error saying ‘Your Disk is Probably Damaged’. This is a very stark message which actually means “Warning — there are inconsistencies between what was written and what was read back”. There are many possible reasons why the read might not match the write and it doesn’t always necessarily mean that the write failed or that the USB will not work. You can ignore this message on an otherwise known good USB and continue using the same.
  1. Clicking on the Retry button and re-attempting the write process may fix the error
  2. The above error may also appear if there is an existing Live USB in the disk already. The presence of a Live USB will be detected by FMW and a ‘Restore’ option will be available to format the drive. Click on Restore, finish the format process and reattempt the process of creating a Live USB.