How to Install the SecureClient

Using the SecureClient allows you to deliver high-stakes, summative assessments to centres with slow or intermittent internet connections, safeguarding against loss of data and minimising candidate disruption. In addition, the SecureClient locks down the candidates' PC so that no other programs, such as Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer or MS Office, can be accessed for the duration of the test.

This article will provide you with a step-by-step 'How to' guide which explains how to install the SecureClient.

Step 1

From the Surpass Home Page, click on the 'Deliver Test' icon, which is located at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2

On the next page, you will see different delivery methods. Scroll down until you get to the one entitled 'Secure Delivery'. In this section, there will be a blue action button called 'Download SecureClient (MSI). Click on this button.

Step 3

SecureClient will now begin downloading in your chosen browser. When it has finished, click on it. You will then be presented with a pop-up window providing you with two options: 'Run' or 'Cancel'. Select 'Run' to proceed with the download of SecureClient.

Step 4

You will then be asked if you would like the program (SecureClient) to make changes to you computer. Select 'Yes'.

Step 5

After selecting 'Yes', you will be presented with the following pop-up window, which is an Installation Wizard for SecureClient:

Select 'Next' to continue the installation process. You will then be asked where about on your computer you would like SecureClient to be located, by default this will be set to the C drive. If you are happy with this then click 'Next'. The Installation Wizard window will now display a timeline which tracks the progress of SecureClient's download. When it has finished you will be shown a message saying: 'You have successfully completed the InstallAware Wizard for SecureClient'.

Simply select 'Finish' to complete the installation process.

For more information about using the SecureClient, visit the Appendix 1 - Using the SecureClient Surpass Help page.

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