has anyone taken the CISA exam remotely? what was your experience? I’m nervous something will go wrong or I’ll look offscreen and be accused of cheating or something absurd.

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I took it over the summer, so my window AC kept cycling. The proctor kept hearing it and asking if anyone entered the room. Had to show the room again about halfway through to show no one entered. They definitely have some escalation steps but just one slip up won’t be cause for much concern!

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I took a CIA exam remotely and at one point the proctor popped up through some chat window and told me to uncover my mouth 😂 had my index finger across it and the whole thing was a bit creepy, but no major issue

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i took it remotely and didn’t have any issues. it was a little weird during the exam as i was trying to make sure i wasn’t covering my mouth or doing any of the normal things you’re not allowed to do. but at the end of the day i passed and i got to take the exam in slippers. would do it again if i had to.

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for some perspective, i also had the building fire alarm go off during my proctored REG exam and had to evacuate the building mid-exam. so in person isn’t always a guaranteed great experience either. online was much better than that.

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I took it online over the summer and had no issues! just made sure i cleared out the room i was taking it in and avoided touching my face / mouthing the questions, but my proctor didn’t really call me out on this even when i did these things. i thoroughly loved taking it in the comfort of my home and would encourage anyone to do the same!

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Lol weird question but we’re you able to use the restroom?

They give you two 15 min breaks that you are able to choose. During that time you can do whatever you want because the exam is put on pause.

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i’m thinking maybe i should take it in person 😂

If you’re struggling for annual leave though it’s a much better option to do it remotely, just take a couple of hours off the radar and you’re done

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