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The history of the roots of the Vietnam War.

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

 

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.

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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

 

Criminal Justice

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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

 

Ethics in America

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Privacy and security in cyberspace, government surveillance, hacking and counter-hacking, information warfare, cyberterrorism, free speech issues, cybercrimes, autonomous vehicles, social justice issues and net neutrality.

NEW - This exam is available July 30, 2018 and includes content 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.

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 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.

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.

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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.

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

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE). (This exam was formally titled: Human and Cultural Geography.)

Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, weathering, groundwater, glaciers, oceanic systems, deserts, winds, hydrologic cycle, internal Earth processes, mineral & energy resources, environmental geology.

NEW - This exam is available July 30, 2018 and includes content 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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 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

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

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).

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

 

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.

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

 

Personal Finance

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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).

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.

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines 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

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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

 

Technical Writing

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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

Privacy and security in cyberspace, government surveillance, hacking and counter-hacking, information warfare, cyberterrorism, free speech issues, cybercrimes, autonomous vehicles, social justice issues and net neutrality.

NEW - This exam is available July 30, 2018 and includes content 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

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

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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.

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Personal Finance

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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

Humanities

Ethics in America

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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.

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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).

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

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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

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

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

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE). (This exam was formally titled: Human and Cultural Geography.)

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).

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

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.

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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

Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, weathering, groundwater, glaciers, oceanic systems, deserts, winds, hydrologic cycle, internal Earth processes, mineral & energy resources, environmental geology.

NEW - This exam is available July 30, 2018 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Social Sciences

The history of the roots of the Vietnam War.

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Criminal Justice

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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.

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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.

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.

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE). (This exam was formally titled: Human and Cultural Geography.)

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

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 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.

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

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

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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

Privacy and security in cyberspace, government surveillance, hacking and counter-hacking, information warfare, cyberterrorism, free speech issues, cybercrimes, autonomous vehicles, social justice issues and net neutrality.

NEW - This exam is available July 30, 2018 and includes content 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.

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

Peterson's Practice Exam Available

Technical Writing

3 Baccalaureate

Factsheet

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