Course Overview

The Principles of Statistics DSST exam is designed to test the student on the skills and knowledge typically taught in an undergraduate introductory course on statistics. InstantCert's course for this subject teaches you the terminology and concepts as well as the math and calculation skills required to solve common statistics problems.

Topics Covered in This Course

Foundations of Statistics

Data types and levels of measurement, sample vs. population, and distribution
Sampling methods
Descriptive statistics
Visual representation of data

Probability

Basic concepts
Probability rules for dependent and independent events
Combinations and permutations
Discrete distributions
Continuous distributions

Correlation and Regression

Scatter plots
Linear correlation
Linear regression
Prediction using the linear mode

Sampling Distributions

Basic understanding of standard scores such as Z and T scores
The law of averages, expected values, standard error, normal approximation, sample size, and sample average
Central Limit Theorem

Inferential Statistics

Confidence intervals
Null and alternate hypothesis and confidence level
Type I and Type II errors and levels of significance
Inference for the mean or the proportion of a population
Comparing two sample means and proportions

Customer Test Results for the Principles of Statistics DSST

198 users submitted test results since January, 2009
190 of those users reported a passing score (96%)


The following are a sample of the test results submitted by members who’ve taken the Principles of Statistics DSST exam after using InstantCert’s study program. These are unfiltered, unedited results and this list is automatically updated to show the ten most recent results:

August 6, 2014 User  passed with a score of 410 out of 500
June 26, 2014 User  passed with a score of 407 out of 500
June 25, 2014 User  passed with a score of 438 out of 500
May 30, 2014 User  passed with a score of 400 out of 500
May 8, 2014 User  passed with a score of 410 out of 500
March 28, 2014 User  passed with a score of 406 out of 500
March 20, 2014 User  passed with a score of 417 out of 500
March 13, 2014 User  passed with a score of 468 out of 500
March 11, 2014 User  passed with a score of 436 out of 500
February 28, 2014 User  passed with a score of 430 out of 500

Free Sample Questions For The Principles of Statistics DSST

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Question 1 of 5

______________ statistics are those that deal with the presentation of numerical facts (data) and with the summary of numerical data.


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Related Exams with Overlapping Subject Matter

The Principles of Statistics DSST exam does not have a lot of overlap with any other CLEP or DSST exams, although it'll give you a headstart on the College Mathematics CLEP.