DSST* Study Guide

Computing and Information Technology

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the Computing and Information Technology exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the DSST* Exam

The Computing and Information Technology DSST exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate introductory course on computing. InstantCert's course for this subject is a quick way to bring yourself up to speed on all of the basic terminology and concepts related to hardware, software, and networking required to successfully pass the exam.

Topics Covered in this Course

Computer Organization and Hardware
Processing components
Primary storage
Data representation
Units of measurement
Systems Software
Operating systems
User interfaces
Application Software
Word processing and desktop publishing
Hypertext, multimedia and presentation software
Software licensing
Communications and Networks
World Wide Web
Personal communications
Networks access
Networks architectures
Data communications
Safety and security
Mobile networks
Software Development
Programming methodology
Data types and algorithms
Program constructs
Logic concepts
Software development tools
Social Impact and History
Ethical/legal issues
Safety and security
Careers in Computer Science and Information Systems

Customer Test Results for this Exam

1011 users submitted test results since January, 2006.
993 of those users reported a passing score (98%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
May 11, 2024passed485
Apr 16, 2024passed476
Mar 7, 2024passed463
Nov 9, 2023passed456
Jul 21, 2023passed452
Jul 12, 2023passed441
Jun 7, 2023passed432
Apr 12, 2023failed396
Dec 7, 2022passed430
Dec 3, 2022passed490
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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