DSST Program Adds New Exam for College Credit

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Earns Students Three Upper-Division Level College Credits

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (March 26, 2014) — The nationally recognized DSST program, which offers military and civilian students a cost effective, time-saving way to earn college credits toward their degrees, has added a new exam, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity.  More than 1,900 institutions in the U.S. and globally recognize DSST and award college credit for degree-seeking students who successfully pass exams.  Prometric, the trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, administers DSST exams at more than 1,200 test centers in the U.S. 

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity has been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) and recommended for three upper-division level college credits.  The exam covers subject areas including Systems Security, Application Security, Network Security, Governance and much more.

Priced at $90, far less than the cost in time and money to complete a 3-credit college course, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity is now available in Internet-based test (IBT) format.  The practice exam, available via IBT for $10, contains multiple choice questions that are reflective of the type of content and subject matter a test taker would encounter on the exam for credit. 

For over 30 years, DANTES has offered and supported voluntary educational programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense.  DANTES authorizes upfront funding of exam fees for eligible military at all test centers where Internet-based DSST exams are administered. 

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment.  Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take 10 million tests each year.  Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense.

Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. 

For more information, please visit http://getcollegecredit.com/ and www.prometric.com.

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