For 2017–2018, a secure browser must be installed on each computer or tablet that will be used for student testing. This section provides an overview of which operating systems are supported and which secure browser to download.

Operating Systems Supported Devices Secure Browser Related Requirements*
Desktop
Windows
7 (Professional and Enterprise)
8 (Professional and Enterprise)
8.1 (Professional and Enterprise)
10 (Educational, Professional and Enterprise)
Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 R2
Desktops/Laptops Windows Secure Browser Disable fast user switching. Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.
Mac OS X
10.7-10.13a
Desktops/Laptops Mac Secure Browser

Depending on your version of OS X, disable the following features:

  • Exposé or Spaces
  • Application Launches from Function Keys
  • Updates to Third-Party Apps
  • Updates to iTunes
  • Look-Up Gesture

Users of OS 10.7 or 10.8 should download and install Secure Browser 9.5. Users of OS 10.9 or later should download and install Secure Browser 10.

Mobile
iOS (iPads)

9.2, 9.3
10.2,10.3
11a

iPad 2
iPad 3
4th Generation (Retina Display)
5th Generation (Retina Display)
iPad Air
iPad Air 2

AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser 3.4 For iOS 9.3.2 or later, set up Automatic Assessment Configuration. For earlier versions, set up Autonomous Single App Mode.
Android
5.0 - 7.0
Google Nexus 10
Asus Transformer Pad
Asus Memo Pad
Dell Venue 10
HP Pro Slate 10
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education
AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser 2.1 Enable the secure browser keyboard.
Chrome OS
60+c
Chromebooks AIRSecureTest kiosk application Chromebooks must be in kiosk mode.

aSupport for this version will begin upon the completion of testing following its release.
bSupport for this version will end upon the release and completion of testing for iOS 11.
cSupport for this version will begin upon its release.

*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing and the Secure Browser Installation Manual.

Download Secure Browsers

The 2017-2018 versions of the Windows and Mac OS secure browsers are now available. To download them, please select their corresponding tab. Secure Browsers for the mobile operating systems will be updated to the 2017-2018 versions once they become available.