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- Available Lessons: 106
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you are planning on taking the DSST Principles of Supervision exam, use these engaging text and video lessons to review all of the topics you'll need to know. The course can be accessed at any time that fits your schedule, and it comes with plenty of practice quizzes to help you master the material.
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About This Course
The DSST Principles of Supervision exam can help you earn three semester hour credits that can be transferred to many universities in the United States. If you want to improve your chances of getting a passing score on the exam, watch the video lessons included in this online course for clear and comprehensive overviews of key topics you may be tested on.
The topics covered in this course correspond to the main objectives found on this DSST exam. These lessons teach you about the functions and responsibilities of management, leadership skills and communication. This course's interactive, online format makes it much easier to grasp some of the more complex topics you need to know for the exam.
This course was last updated in 2019.
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Syllabus & Course Information
After completing this course, you will have met the following objectives. These objectives correspond to the actual DSST exam, so these lessons provide you with an indispensable study guide. If you would like to see if you have accurately understood the main topics in the course, answer the questions found in the course's final exam.
- Survey managerial and supervisory skills.
- Compare formal and personal types of leadership power.
- Explore business ethics topics, including compliance- and integrity-based ethical codes and the social responsibility of organizations.
- Discover the four functions of management, the seven steps of decision making and various problem-solving methods used by supervisors.
- Explore the different types of planning.
- Survey topics ranging from international business expansion models, total quality management, business department goals and management by exception.
- Study organizational charts and compare authority in centralized and decentralized organizations.
- Examine traditional and contemporary organizational designs.
- Learn about leadership roles in an organization and explore the differences between managers and leaders.
- Examine Herzberg's two-factor theory, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Vroom's expectancy theory and the equity theory of motivation.
- Study such concepts as the span of control and unity of command.
- Become aware of government agencies and employment laws relevant to human resources management.
- Survey employee orientation and training methods, performance appraisals, employee intervention, labor relations, conflict resolution and the consequences of job stress.
- Understand the skills necessary to manage in an international organization and study the functions of organizational culture.
- Examine workplace diversity issues, including affirmative action, workplace discrimination and diversity training.
- Learn the processes involved in communication.
- Study the differences between formal, informal, verbal and nonverbal communication.
This is an introductory course, and there are no prerequisites.
The DSST Principles of Supervision study guide is divided into 8 chapters, each of which contain multiple text and video lessons that provide helpful instruction on key issues pertaining to the principles of supervision. There are a total of 73 lessons, most of which can be completed within 5-10 minutes. Each lesson has a self-assessment quiz, and there are also chapter exams and a final course exam to help ensure that you have understood the most important points from the course. If you would like to study hard copies of these lessons away from your computer, you can also find transcripts of each video also included in the course. You can track your progress as you go through this course by using your personal Dashboard.
DSST Principles of Supervision Exam Information
The DSST Principles of Supervision exam covers objectives that correspond to an undergraduate business course on this subject. These exam topics will likely be required for anyone pursuing a major in business or management.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $80 (plus a small test center fee that varies)
IDSST Principles of Supervision Exam Breakdown
|DSST Exam Concept||Percent of the DSST Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor||20%||20 questions||14 lessons|
|Management Functions||60%||60 questions||31 lessons|
|Organizational Environment||20%||20 questions||28 lessons|
Earn DSST Credit
The college credit that you can earn from passing the DSST Principles of Supervision exam can help you to graduate with a business degree more quickly and at a lower cost. You can use this course to improve your chances of receiving a passing score on the exam.
Study Schedule for the DSST Principles of Supervision Exam
This course contains a total of about 7 hours of video instruction on these topics. Below is a time table that will help you determine the best way to approach this course. It's also a good idea to begin your studies well ahead of the actual exam date so you can be sure that you register in time.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||3.5 days|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||1 week|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||2.5 weeks|
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