DSST* Study Guide

Principles of Statistics

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the Principles of Statistics 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 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
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 this Exam

300 users submitted test results since August, 2006.
281 of those users reported a passing score (94%).

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
Sep 18, 2020passed416
Aug 17, 2020passed420
Jul 19, 2020passed443
May 31, 2020passed420
Apr 23, 2020passed407
Feb 27, 2020failed379
Sep 1, 2019passed418
Aug 5, 2019passed425
Jun 10, 2019passed411
May 30, 2019failed390
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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