Comprehensive Final Exam

What is the CFx?

The CFx is the Comprehensive Final Exam for the MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management. It will cost $600 and consist of two 120-minute exams, Exam I and Exam II. The exam must be broken into two exams for proctoring logistics. Students who have selected virtual proctoring will have from May 19th 1500 UTC to May 22nd 1500 UTC to take the exam. Once a student begins Exam I, they must complete both exams within 12 hours. Virtual test takers will use the Software Secure proctoring software to be virtually proctored.  All students taking the exam in person will travel to their confirmed test site at a MIT SCALE Center to take the test on May 20th. A physical proctor will oversee their exam. In order to qualify for the CFx you must have completed all five courses prior to April 15, 2017.  *** The next CFx will be offered in spring of 2018. An official date has not yet been set for the next exam.


What is a proctored exam?

A proctored exam is a supervised exam taken online or in person. A proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.


What does a proctor do?
A proctor is a liaison between edX and its students to ensure that testing is done under fair and secure conditions. The proctor’s main responsibilities include verifying a government-issued photo ID, monitoring students during the exam to ensure students do not use unauthorized aides, and ensuring students follow the instructions outlined by the instructor.


What will students need for the exam?

-A government-issued photo ID that clearly identifies them by their full name, and that can be used to confirm their identity

-A computer that meets all system requirements to use the edX platform

-For in person, students will need to bring their own laptop with wireless capability

-Key Concepts Document of all five courses will be provided through the platform

-Excel or LibreOffice (no additional software will be required or allowed for the CFx)


What are some issues with compatibility with the virtual proctoring to be aware of?

-Computers used virtual proctoring must comply with these systems requirements.

-For virtual test takers, Windows XP and Microsoft Surface laptops do not work with the virtual proctoring software. Please find an alternative to use for the CFx

-Students will not need software other than excel and LibreOffice


Why do we need a final exam if we passed all the courses?

-To assess your ability to synthesize and apply the learning from all five SCx courses. 

-To evaluate your knowledge of the five courses, which is equivalent to one semester of work on campus! Credential earners who excel in the five online courses may then apply for competitive admission for the SCMb Master’s Degree program. Admitted students receive MIT course credit for their five online courses.


Why does it cost $600?

-This fee will cover the administrative cost associated with preparing and testing the exam as well as issue the MITx MicroMasters Credential.

-The fee will be standard to all test takers whether in person or virtually.

-Verification fees for the final exam are not refundable or transferable after the edX refund window has closed.


What is the passing score?

60% as with other courses


Will I receive a certificate for the CFx?

Yes! It will be similar to the certificates issued for courses. After completion of all five courses and the CFx, you will be issued a MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management Credential.


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