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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
In this engaging study guide course, you'll find lessons and quizzes designed to help you do your best on the CSET Business exam. Professional instructors created this resource as a way to review all the subjects that you'll find on the exam at your leisure 24 hours a day. Leadership, motivation, management functions and more are explored. Because these lessons are self-paced and mobile-friendly, you can work as quickly or as slowly as you need to.
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Syllabus & Course Information
The engaging video lessons and quick self-assessment quizzes in our certification prep course can help you prepare for all the critical concepts covered on the exam, including various aspects of business management and leadership. You will be presented with information about specific facets of business that will be beneficial to know in order to teach business courses in California. After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Explain business management fundamentals
- Detail accounting and finance principles
- Understand marketing concepts
- Discuss information technology procedures
- Outline economics principles
- Describe business communications
- Provide the fundamentals of the business environment
Made up of 302 lessons in 33 chapters, this course provides you with a thorough and comprehensive review ahead of the CSET Business exam. Be sure you're ready to sit for the test by taking our self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter tests.
CSET Business Test Exam Information
Aspiring teachers in California who need to meet certification requirements to teach business will need to take the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in business.
- Number of Questions: 126 questions
- Question Type: 120 multiple-choice questions and six constructed-response questions
- Time Limit: 5 hours
- Exam Cost: $99 per subtest or $297 for all three
CSET Business Test Exam Breakdown
|CSET Business Test Exam Concept||Percent of the CSET Business Test Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Business Management||17%||21 questions||134|
|Accounting & Finance||21%||26 questions||14|
|Information Technology||21%||26 questions||30|
|Business Environment & Communication||12%||16 questions||40|
Preparing and Registering for the CSET Business Exam
Use our comprehensive and engaging study guide to direct your review of key topics covered on all three subtests of the CSET Business exam. Watch the short and fun video lessons then take the corresponding self-assessment quiz to see how well you understand the material. Monitor your progress though the study guide with our progress tracking tool or pick and choose the lessons that cover just the topics you need a refresher on.
You can register for the CSET Business exam online at any time. The three subtests can be taken all at the same time, or you can register to take each subtest on separate days. Registration for the exam must be completed at least three days before your test date. You can choose a test date within 4-week testing periods scheduled four times throughout the year. You'll also be asked to select the schools you want to receive your test scores. After you've registered and paid the fee, you'll be sent a test authorization notification, which you can use to choose a testing center and appointment.
Scoring the CSET Business Exam
To pass the CSET business exam, you'll need to score at least a 220 on each subtest. This score is a scaled score that takes your raw score and converts it based on the weight of each section. The scale for each test is 100 to 300. Test results are released about seven weeks after you take the test. The test scores are sent to your selected schools and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. You can find your test scores online in a PDF format.
Found on subtest I, this exam section asks questions on the functions of management, methods for managing change and making decisions, organizational theory and business ethics. You'll need to be familiar with the relationship between individual and group behaviors in an organization and be able to distinguish between various organizational structures. This section will also ask you to utilize basic math operations and quantitative analysis approaches to make business decisions. Other key areas tested in this section include principles of business law, production and operations processes and elements of human resources.
Marketing principles and strategies are tested on subtest 1, which asks test-takers to understand how to create a marketing plan and utilize target marketing and market segmentation strategies in market research. This section tests you on your knowledge of the steps in the selling process, tools used to promote products and importance of cultural differences in sales and customer service activities. You'll need to be familiar with global marketing concepts like market entry, trade barriers and global alliances as well as the five Ps and marketing technology trends.
Accounting and Finance
Subtest II's accounting and finance section examines your comprehension of financial analysis and accounting methods. You'll need to be familiar with the process for reporting financial performance and the steps used to post journal entries, create financial statements and report inventory or receivables. Personal finance principles are tested in this section, so expect to be tested on budgeting and saving methods, personal investment options, debt management and factors that affect income.
This section of subtest II focuses on the role of economics in the business world. You should know essential terminology and economic theories and be able to differentiate between various economic systems. Questions in this section cover economic indicators, common economic and production factors, money and banking principles and monetary and fiscal policies. You'll need to know how to apply economic principles like supply and demand or incentives and be able to read economic graphs.
The role of technology systems in business is covered in this section of subtest III. Common information technology concepts you'll need to understand include security and ethics, network communications, programming and media systems. You can expect to see questions on common computer technology terminology, troubleshooting procedures and basic security procedures. This section asks you about data transmission, programming logic and business applications software. You should be able to compare different programming languages and know the procedures for implementing information and media systems.
Business Environment and Communication
In this section of subtest III, you can expect to answer questions on the importance of international business activities, different types of business communication and entrepreneurship and business ownership principles. You'll be asked about the different career options available in the field of business and should be able to identify the skills needed to work in business. A familiarity with effective communication strategies and decision-making skills and the different types of business ownership are expected in this section.
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