Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
SS302, ST302
Prometric DSST exams are offered at colleges, universities or military bases that are not owned by Prometric.
2 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Ethics in Technology
Credit is recommended for examinees with scores of 400 or above.


This exam was developed to enable schools to award credit to students for knowledge equivalent to that learned by students taking the course. This examination covers topics including: Cyberspace and Privacy, Domestic and International Security, Legal Issues in Cyberspace, Technological Innovation and Ethics, Professional Ethics.
The exam contains 100 questions to be answered in 2 hours.  Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored.

Skills Measured:

1. Cyberspace and Privacy -
Privacy and Security in Cyberspace,
Employee Conduct online,
Sharing with Online Communities and Social Networking Services,
Government Surveillance,
Corporate Uses of Personal Data.

2. Domestic and International Security -
Domestic and International Regulations, Collection and Use of Personal Data: National Security,
Hacking and Counter-Hacking,
Information Warfare, Cyberterrorism.

3. Legal Issues in Cyberspace -
Free Speech Issues, Privacy Legislation and Industry Self-Regulation,
Intellectual Property,
Lawful Access and Encryption,

4. Technological Innovation and Ethics -
Biotechnologies, Internet Of Things (Including Drones and Autonomous Vehicles), Robotics, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence,
Social Justice Issues (Including Policing, sentencing and parole issues),
Quantum computing and encryption standards.

5. Professional Ethics -
Moral Obligations, Legal Liability and Accountability of Corporations,
Moral Responsibilities of IT Professionals, Accuracy, transparency and communications (Including the press, businesses and government),
Social Media - Algorithmic Re-enforcement and Dissemination of mis-information, Net Neutrality.
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam