McAfee Institute Exam security policies and procedures are designed to make sure every M.I. student gets the same chance to demonstrate their knowledge on exam day without anyone gaining an unfair advantage. On enrollment and prior to sitting for your board exam, you will have acknowledged and agree to follow M.I. policies and procedures.
Keeping Exams Secure
Because McAfee Institute Exams are given online and around the world it is critical that students taking the exam follow policies and procedures to keep the questions secure.
The exam security policies and procedures include things such as:
Violating these or any of the test security and administration policies and procedures could cause your score to be canceled. Under some circumstances, you could even be banned from future testing.
Discussing Exam Questions
McAfee Institute will automatically cancel your exam score if you are discovered disclosing through any means the following:
This means that something you may not have intended as a violation, like casually talking about a multiple-choice question with your friends or your teacher during the exam break or discussing a free-response question right after the exam, can actually result in having your score canceled.
You are also agreeing not to engage in misconduct during the M.I. Exam, including:
If found doing these you may be asked to turn in your exam materials and leave the exam room. You may not return to the exam room, and your score will not be reported.
Consequences for Violating Security Policies
The following security policy is now in effect:
McAfee Institute will prohibit individuals from taking the McAfee Institute Board Exams when we conclude they have deliberately gained or attempted to gain or share an unfair advantage on any McAfee Institute Board Exam, or otherwise threatened the integrity of the exam.
Examples include viewing or capturing images with a cell phone on exam day or being caught with a “cheat sheet” containing test content, answer keys or other content that would provide an unfair advantage.
The duration of an individual’s ban may vary depending on the circumstances and severity of the violation, as determined by McAfee Institute’s discretion. McAfee Institute reserves the right to share information, including the names of banned test takers, with their employers and interested higher education institutions.
Appeals of the ban will be considered and decided at McAfee Institute’s discretion.
Following exam security policies and procedures keeps things fair for you and your fellow exam takers.
All exam materials are safely secured within our examination software Brillium. Its secured with HTTPs, User Name, Password, SMS, and Double ID Verification.