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- Available Lessons: 114
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryPrepare for the DSST Ethics in Technology exam with this self-paced study guide course. The course's lessons and quizzes are designed to get you fully prepared to earn a high score on the exam, which can then result in transferrable college credit.
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If you're planning on taking the DSST Ethics in Technology credit-granting exam, use this comprehensive test preparation course to review all of the technology concepts you'll need to know. The course offers bite-sized lessons and practice assessments that go over topics that appear on the exam, such as big data, cybersecurity, encryption, viruses, technology ethics, cybercrime and much more. You can review this online course whenever it's convenient, which makes it easy to incorporate adequate studying time into your schedule.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This course is closely aligned with the concepts that you'll likely encounter on the DSST Ethics in Technology assessment. As you work through the course, you'll refresh your knowledge of cybersecurity methods, as well as a variety of legal/ethical issues related to technology. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the basics of cybersecurity, data security and network security
- Explain privacy matters surrounding cyberspace, big data and data mining
- Recognize national threats against cybersecurity
- Assess the fundamentals of malware, viruses and cybercrime
- Describe legal issues in the world of cyberspace
- Understand the functions of encryption in cybersecurity
- Address the ethics of technology, technological innovation and the IT profession
Inside the course, you'll find 13 topical chapters and a total of 114 lessons. You can review these lessons at your own pace, and we've included plenty of practice quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material. The course also has a final exam to help you assess your readiness for the DSST Ethics in Technology exam.
DSST Ethics in Technology Exam Information
DSST exams offer individuals a low-cost method for earning college credit. If you pass the DSST Ethics in Technology exam, you could earn 3 lower-level baccalaureate credits that are accepted by over 1,900 colleges and universities.
- Number of Questions: 100
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $85
DSST Ethics in Technology Exam Breakdown
|DSST Ethics in Technology Exam Concept||Percent of the DSST Ethics in Technology Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Cyberspace and privacy||21%||21||24|
|Domestic and international security||21%||21||31|
|Legal issues in cyberspace||21%||21||31|
|Technological innovation and ethics||17%||17||10|
DSST Ethics in Technology Exam Preparation and Registration
This course was designed to make your test preparation experience simple and convenient. From your course dashboard, you can take the course in sequence or jump to the specific chapter topics you want to study. Watch the lessons online and print the accompanying transcripts to reference later. You're encouraged to take the accompanying self-assessments to reinforce your understanding of the information, and if you have any questions along the way, you can submit them through the course's Ask the Expert feature.
To begin the registration process, you can locate a nearby Prometric testing center on the official DSST website. Once you select your testing center and the exam you wish to take, you'll complete your registration on your scheduled exam date. To make sure your institution accepts DSST credit, be sure to check your school's credit-by-exam acceptance policy.
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