The 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, the DSST enables people to use
the knowledge they have acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational and professional goals.
Each subject below contains 3 unique, full-length practice tests, with detailed answer explanations for each question.
The DSST Business Math Exam tests your knowledge in number sense, algebraic concepts, statistics, business applications
and financial mathematics.
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.
The DSST Criminal Justice Exam tests your knowledge of the following topics: criminal behavior, the criminal justice
system, police, the court system, and corrections.
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.
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.
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
The DSST Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Exam tests you knowledge on 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.
Health and Human Development
Formerly known as “Here’s to Your Health,” the DSST Health & Human Development 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.
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.
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.
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.
Computing and Information Technology
The DSST Computing and Information Technology Exam covers topics including hardware, software licensing & development
tools, development life cycles, data management, connectivity, privacy concerns, intellectual property, telecommunications
law, network etiquette, artificial intelligence and globalization.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The DSST Personal Finance Exam tests your knowledge covers topics such as credit & debt, major purchases, taxes,
insurance, investments and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.