The test is designed for students who already have some experience in law enforcement. The test is broken down into three parts: the written portion, the practical portions and the analytical portion.
In the practical section, students take an active role in an actual case. They are put in charge of a case that deals with crimes such as fraud or identity theft. Students must analyze and present the evidence that is presented during the trial. After students have reviewed all the information and presented it in a persuasive manner, they must demonstrate to the judges their knowledge and skills in the various areas of criminal justice. After each round, students are asked to come up with the final conclusion or opinion.
Students then have an opportunity to review their work, giving them a chance to make any necessary corrections. Students then are given a passing grade.
The second part examines students’ ability to use logic and reasoning skills. Students are asked to create a theory about why a particular crime occurred, and explain why the crime did not happen in some other circumstance. Students are also given the opportunity to explain how to find and use relevant information in solving a crime.
The last part of the test is known as the analytical part, where students are required to analyze the data that was presented. In this section, students need to apply their knowledge of the various areas of criminal justice to create an accurate report on their own.
The exam has a certain time requirement. Students must enroll in the course, pass a written portion and then pass the practical portion within a certain amount of time.
As with any other kind of course, taking the DSST is an investment in yourself and your future. Taking the exam can open the door to a rewarding career in law enforcement or other fields, so if you are serious about this career choice, take the time to get prepared.
To maximize your study time, set a specific time frame for completing the study materials. Set a time limit that you want to complete the course. That way, you will know when it is time to set aside your time to review the material for the final exam.
Another thing to consider is the quality of materials and testing. Some courses will provide tests in flash cards and text booklets. Other classes will provide a computer-based test. This test will help you get a feel for the material being covered in the class and helps you focus more on the exam.
When choosing a class, make sure you choose one that offers a variety of tests. This will make it easier for you to learn the material quickly. and you will be able to pick which tests you wish to take at the time you feel comfortable.
There are many different test takers around the country. Most of them find that by taking the DSST in the course of their career, they are much more successful and happier in their careers.