Before You Prepare for the Exam

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DSST Exam Preparation Resources

Study Guides

Peterson's is the exclusive provider of DSST test preparation materials and offers two study guides covering 16 exam titles. Each guide includes diagnostic and post-tests, with detailed answer explanations for each of the featured DSST exams. The guides also include complete review of each subject area to help you score high and tips and strategies that help prepare you for the actual DSST exam.

Study Guides for College Students

Study Guides for Military Members

Petersons Test Prep is available at no cost to eligible military personnel and their families.

Official Guide to Mastering DSST Exams (Part I): includes Ethics in America, Introduction to Computing, Principles of Supervision, Substance Abuse, Business Math, Principles of Public Speaking, Fundamentals of College Algebra, and Technical Writing

Official Guide to Mastering DSST Exams (Part II): includes Here's to Your Health, Introduction to World Religions, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Environment and Humanity, Personal Finance, Introduction to Business, and Civil War and Reconstruction.

Online Practice Exams

Peterson’s offers online practice exams for 21 DSST exam titles. Each exam title features three full-length (100 question) practice tests and one printable practice test.

Petersons Practice Tests for College Students

Petersons Practice Tests for Military Members

Petersons Test Prep is available at no cost to eligible military personnel and their families.

Prometric offers online practice exams for most exam titles. Prometric practice exams are offered on the internet-based platform in which the actual exam is administered.

Prometric Practice Tests

Prometric does not endorse any third party test preparation material outside of what's described above, nor is responsible for the test outcome. Using all or any of the provided preparation materials outlined below will put you in the best position possible to pass your exam and earn college credit. Good luck, and happy studying!