DSST Exams

Starting April 1, 2016 ten exams have been updated to include new content. Please review the below titles for more detail.

As of December 31, 2014 DSST testing centers will no longer offer these exams: Business Law II, Introduction to the Modern Middle East, Physical Geology, Principles of Financial Accounting, and Western Europe Since 1945.

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The history of the roots of the Vietnam War.

Deals with the history of art during various periods, e.g. Renaissance, Baroque and Realism.

 

Astronomy

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

Celestial mechanics, celestial systems, astronomical instruments, the solar system, nature & evolution, the galaxy, the universe, determining astronomical distances, and life in the universe.

Moral philosophies and business ethics, social responsibilities of a business, regulation of business, employer-employee relations, ethics of information, ethics in international business, corporations and stakeholders, ecology and global business, business and government.

Integers, fractions, decimals, round numbers, ratios, averages, business graphs, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, net pay & deductions, discounts and markups, depreciation & net worth, corporate securities, distribution of ownership, stock and asset turnover.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Hardware, software licensing & development tools, development life cycles, data management, connectivity, privacy concerns, intellectual property, telecommunications law, network etiquette, artificial intelligence and globalization.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Formerly, Introduction to Computing. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Criminal behavior, police, the court system, sentencing issues, adult prison systems and juvenile correction alternatives.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Ecological concepts (ecosystems, global ecology, food chains and webs), environmental impacts, environmental management & conservation, and political processes & the future.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Ethical traditions & analysis in various relationships, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, affirmative action and capital punishment.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Contemporary issues in education, past and current influences on education (philosophies, democratic ideals, social/economic influences), and the interrelationships between contemporary issues and influences.

Solving quadratic inequalities, operations of functions, rational functions and exponential & logarithmic functions.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Historical development, counselor roles & functions, the counseling relationship and theoretical approaches to counseling.

This examination includes content related to major topics in cybersecurity including application and systems security, implementing authentication and authorization technologies, compliance, security pertaining to networks and physical environments, and vulnerability management.

Theoretical perspectives, physical anthropology, archaeology, social organization, economic organization, political organization, religion, and modernization & application of anthropology.

This exam was updated July 19, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Human development and relationships, fitness & nutrition, disease & prevention, consumer awareness, psychological disorders & addictive behaviors, intentional injuries & violence.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Formerly, Here’s to Your Health. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Russia under the old regime,  the Revolutionary Period, New Economic Policy, Pre-war Stalinism, Second World War, Post-war Stalinism, Krushchev Years, Brezhnev Era, and reform and collapse.

Formerly, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Training & development, performance appraisals, compensation issues, security issues, personnel legislation & regulation, labor relations and current issues.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Earth and basic facts (maps, physiography, atmosphere, soils and vegetation, water), culture and environment, settlement patterns, political geography and regional geography.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Economic issues, international business, government & business, business ownership, small business, entrepreneurship, franchise, management process, HR management, production & operations, marketing management, financial management, risk management & insurance, management and  information systems.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Overview of the U.S. criminal justice system, police systems in the U.S., police organization, management & issues; and U.S. law and precedents.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Dimensions & approaches to religion, primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shintoism, Hellenic & Roman Traditions, Scientology.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Ethical issues, biological development, perception, learning & memory, cognition & language; social, emotional, and personality development, social behaviors, family life cycle, adjustment to life stresses, bereavement and loss.

Telecommunications, network security, systems analysis and design, business decision making, knowledge management, data warehousing and data mining.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

NEW!  Math for Liberal Arts
Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms.  This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

 

Money and Banking

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Factsheet

Role & kinds of money, commercial banks & other financial intermediaries, central banking, Federal Reserve System, money & macroeconomics, U.S. monetary policy, the international monetary system.

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Scientific approaches, research designs, data collection methods, individual processes & characteristics, interpersonal & group processes, organizational processes, change & development processes.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Credit & debt, major purchases, taxes, insurance, investments and others.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

NEW!  Principles of Advanced English Composition
Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources.  This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

 

Principles of Finance

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Factsheet

Financial statements & planning, time value of money, working capital management, valuation and characteristics, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and return.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy & momentum, thermodynamics, wave and optics, electricity and magnetism, chemistry, properties of matter, atomic theory & structure, chemical reactions.

Principles of Public Speaking, audience analysis, purposes of speeches, structure/organization, content/supporting materials, research, language & style, delivery, communication apprehension, listening & feedback, criticism & evaluation. Record an impromptu persuasive speech that will be scored.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Principles and concepts underlying higher-order statistics, continuous & discrete distributions, use of predictive statistics using the linear model and confidence intervals.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Management functions, planning, organization & staffing, directing at the supervisory level, legal issues, stress management, union environments, quality concerns.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Formerly “Drug and Alcohol Abuse.” Substances such as anabolic steroids, over the counter medications, dependency/addiction, societal effects, screening, diagnosis and neurological factors.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Theory & practice of technical writing, purpose, content, organizational patterns of common types of technical documents, elements of various technical reports, technical editing.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

The Civil War from pre-secession (1861) through Reconstruction.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Business

Moral philosophies and business ethics, social responsibilities of a business, regulation of business, employer-employee relations, ethics of information, ethics in international business, corporations and stakeholders, ecology and global business, business and government.

Integers, fractions, decimals, round numbers, ratios, averages, business graphs, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, net pay & deductions, discounts and markups, depreciation & net worth, corporate securities, distribution of ownership, stock and asset turnover.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Training & development, performance appraisals, compensation issues, security issues, personnel legislation & regulation, labor relations and current issues.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Economic issues, international business, government & business, business ownership, small business, entrepreneurship, franchise, management process, HR management, production & operations, marketing management, financial management, risk management & insurance, management and  information systems.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Telecommunications, network security, systems analysis and design, business decision making, knowledge management, data warehousing and data mining.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Money and Banking

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Factsheet

Role & kinds of money, commercial banks & other financial intermediaries, central banking, Federal Reserve System, money & macroeconomics, U.S. monetary policy, the international monetary system.

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Scientific approaches, research designs, data collection methods, individual processes & characteristics, interpersonal & group processes, organizational processes, change & development processes.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Credit & debt, major purchases, taxes, insurance, investments and others.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Principles of Finance

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Factsheet

Financial statements & planning, time value of money, working capital management, valuation and characteristics, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and return.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Management functions, planning, organization & staffing, directing at the supervisory level, legal issues, stress management, union environments, quality concerns.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Humanities

Ethical traditions & analysis in various relationships, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, affirmative action and capital punishment.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Russia under the old regime,  the Revolutionary Period, New Economic Policy, Pre-war Stalinism, Second World War, Post-war Stalinism, Krushchev Years, Brezhnev Era, and reform and collapse.

Formerly, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Dimensions & approaches to religion, primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shintoism, Hellenic & Roman Traditions, Scientology.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

NEW!  Math for Liberal Arts
Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms.  This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

NEW!  Principles of Advanced English Composition
Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources.  This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Principles of Public Speaking, audience analysis, purposes of speeches, structure/organization, content/supporting materials, research, language & style, delivery, communication apprehension, listening & feedback, criticism & evaluation. Record an impromptu persuasive speech that will be scored.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Math

Hardware, software licensing & development tools, development life cycles, data management, connectivity, privacy concerns, intellectual property, telecommunications law, network etiquette, artificial intelligence and globalization.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Formerly, Introduction to Computing. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Solving quadratic inequalities, operations of functions, rational functions and exponential & logarithmic functions.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

NEW!  Math for Liberal Arts
Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms.  This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Principles and concepts underlying higher-order statistics, continuous & discrete distributions, use of predictive statistics using the linear model and confidence intervals.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Physical Science

Astronomy

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

Celestial mechanics, celestial systems, astronomical instruments, the solar system, nature & evolution, the galaxy, the universe, determining astronomical distances, and life in the universe.

Ecological concepts (ecosystems, global ecology, food chains and webs), environmental impacts, environmental management & conservation, and political processes & the future.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Human development and relationships, fitness & nutrition, disease & prevention, consumer awareness, psychological disorders & addictive behaviors, intentional injuries & violence.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Formerly, Here’s to Your Health. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy & momentum, thermodynamics, wave and optics, electricity and magnetism, chemistry, properties of matter, atomic theory & structure, chemical reactions.

Social Sciences

The history of the roots of the Vietnam War.

Deals with the history of art during various periods, e.g. Renaissance, Baroque and Realism.

Criminal behavior, police, the court system, sentencing issues, adult prison systems and juvenile correction alternatives.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Contemporary issues in education, past and current influences on education (philosophies, democratic ideals, social/economic influences), and the interrelationships between contemporary issues and influences.

Historical development, counselor roles & functions, the counseling relationship and theoretical approaches to counseling.

Theoretical perspectives, physical anthropology, archaeology, social organization, economic organization, political organization, religion, and modernization & application of anthropology.

This exam was updated July 19, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Russia under the old regime,  the Revolutionary Period, New Economic Policy, Pre-war Stalinism, Second World War, Post-war Stalinism, Krushchev Years, Brezhnev Era, and reform and collapse.

Formerly, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Earth and basic facts (maps, physiography, atmosphere, soils and vegetation, water), culture and environment, settlement patterns, political geography and regional geography.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Overview of the U.S. criminal justice system, police systems in the U.S., police organization, management & issues; and U.S. law and precedents.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Ethical issues, biological development, perception, learning & memory, cognition & language; social, emotional, and personality development, social behaviors, family life cycle, adjustment to life stresses, bereavement and loss.

Formerly “Drug and Alcohol Abuse.” Substances such as anabolic steroids, over the counter medications, dependency/addiction, societal effects, screening, diagnosis and neurological factors.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

The Civil War from pre-secession (1861) through Reconstruction.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Technology

Hardware, software licensing & development tools, development life cycles, data management, connectivity, privacy concerns, intellectual property, telecommunications law, network etiquette, artificial intelligence and globalization.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Formerly, Introduction to Computing. This exam was updated April 1, 2016 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

This examination includes content related to major topics in cybersecurity including application and systems security, implementing authentication and authorization technologies, compliance, security pertaining to networks and physical environments, and vulnerability management.

Theory & practice of technical writing, purpose, content, organizational patterns of common types of technical documents, elements of various technical reports, technical editing.

Peterson's Practice Exam Available