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DSST Practice Tests

By Peterson's Staff updated on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST) program provides the opportunity for people to earn college credit for what they have learned outside of the traditional classroom. Accepted or administered at over 1,900 colleges and universities nationwide and approved by ACE (American Council on Education), the Dantes Subject Standardized Test program enables people to use the knowledge they have acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational and professional goals.

Business Math
The DSST Business Math Exam tests your knowledge in number sense, algebraic concepts, statistics, business applications and financial mathematics.

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Civil War and Reconstruction
The DSST Civil War and Reconstruction Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as the causes of the war; the political, military, social, and cultural events of the war years (1861 to 1865); and reconstruction.

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Criminal Justice
The DSST Criminal Justice Exam tests your knowledge of the following topics: criminal behavior, the criminal justice system, police, the court system, and corrections.

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Environment and Humanity
The DSST Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet Exam tests your knowledge of ecological concepts (ecosystems, global ecology, food chains and webs), environmental impacts, environmental management & conservation, and political processes & the future.

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Ethics in America
The DSST Ethics in America Exam covers topics including ethical traditions & analysis in various relationships, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, affirmative action and capital punishment.

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Here's to Your Health
The DSST Here's to Your Health Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as health, wellness, and the mind/body connection; human development and relationships; substance use and abuse; fitness and nutrition; risk factors, disease, and disease prevention; and safety, consumer awareness, and environmental concerns.

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Human Resource Management
The DSST Human Resource Management Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as human resource functions, ethics, and planning; staffing; training and development; performance appraisals; compensation issues; safety and health; employee rights and discipline; employment law; labor relations; international human resource management; and current issues and trends.

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Human/Cultural Geography
The DSST Human/Cultural Geography Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as basic facts and concepts about the Earth (including maps, physiography, atmosphere, soils, and water), cultural systems and processes, population, natural resources, social processes, and modern economic systems.

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Introduction to Business
The DSST Introduction to Business Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as economic issues; international business; government and business; business ownership; small business, entrepreneurship, and franchise; management process; human resource management; production and operations; marketing management; financial management; risk management and insurance; and management and information systems.

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Introduction to Computing
The DSST Introduction to Computing Exam covers topics including history and technological generations; program development; connectivity and communications; hardware and software; information technology; computing as it relates to society; and data management.

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Introduction to Law Enforcement
The DSST Introduction to Law Enforcement Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as the history of law enforcement; the U.S. criminal justice system; police systems in the U.S.; police organization, management, and issues; and U.S. law and precedents.

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Introduction to World Religions
The DSST Introduction to World Religions Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as the definition and origins of religion; the traditions of indigenous religions; religious movements; and the development, traditions, doctrines, and practices of different religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).

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Management Information Systems
The DSST Management Information Systems Exam tests your knowledge of hardware/software; database management; systems theory; telecommunications; analysis and design of systems; and management of informational support and of the MIS functional area.

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Organizational Behavior
The DSST Organizational Behavior Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as scientific approaches, research designs, data collection methods, individual processes & characteristics, interpersonal & group processes, organizational processes, change & development processes.

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Personal Finance
The DSST Personal Finance Exam tests your knowledge covers topics such as credit & debt, major purchases, taxes, insurance, investments and others.

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Principles of Financial Accounting
The DSST Principles of Financial Accounting Exam tests your knowledge in the following topics: general concepts and principles, accounting equation and transaction analysis, accounting cycle and account classification, adjusting entries (accruals and deferrals), merchandise transactions, cash and internal control, current accounts (marketable securities, receivables, inventories), property/plant/equipment, long- and short-term liabilities and interest calculations, capital stock, retained earnings, dividends, and financial statements.

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Principles of Public Speaking
The DSST Principles of Public Speaking Exam consists of a multiple choice section that measures your understanding of Speech and Communication topics such as the purposes and stucture of speeches; and a section that requires you to give an impromptu persuasive speech.

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Principles of Statistics
The DSST Principles of Statistics Exam tests your knowledge on the foundations of statistics, probability, correlation and regression, sampling distributions, and inferential statistics.

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Principles of Supervision
The DSST Principles of Supervision Exam tests your knowledge of management functions, planning, organization & staffing, directing at the supervisory level, legal issues, stress management, union environments, quality concerns.

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Substance Abuse
The DSST Substance Abuse Exam tests your knowledge of substances such as anabolic steroids, over the counter medications, dependency/addiction, societal effects, screening, diagnosis and neurological factors.

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Technical Writing
The DSST Technical Writing Exam tests your knowledge of topics such as: theory and practice of Technical Writing, purpose, content, and organizational patterns of common types of technical documents, elements of various technical reports, and technical editing.

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