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  Any Ex-Nukes out there?
Posted by: wfb0l2c - 09-24-2006, 09:09 AM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (8)

I'm just curious to see if there are any IC members who are ex-nukes. If so, what degrees are being pursued? I'm pursuing a BST w/an Electronics/Instrumentation specialty from Excelsior College and am currently enrolled in an English Comp class at the local community college. My next two exams will be DANTES MIS and CLEP Spanish. ONLY 21 credits to go!

Ridge


CLEP
History of U.S. I - 56
Intro to Sociology - 63
Intro to Psychology - 61
Used REA Books

DANTES
Principles of Supervision
Ethics in America
Intro to Computing
Used InstantCert - Took tests this week

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  math requirement
Posted by: Johanna - 09-23-2006, 08:22 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (6)

Can anyone tell me if Dantes Business Math will satisfy Excelsior's math requirement for a BS/BA psychology? I know I'll have to do statistics but it would be great if I could skip clep college math 'cause I'd have to do some serious studying or maybe even take a class to help me. Business math is very easy (at least for someone with an accounting background).

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  DANTES - Test Series Designators - SF/SG/SE/SH?
Posted by: wfb0l2c - 09-23-2006, 11:07 AM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - No Replies

The EC Bus Degree Catalog has test series designators (i.e. SF/SG/SE 5##) associated with the DANTES exams listed on pages 39 and 40. I sat for three DANTES exams this past week - Principles of Supervision, Ethics in America, and Intro to Computing, but I don't recall the designators on the answer sheets. I think Principles of Supervision had an SH designator, but I'm not sure and it is not one that is referenced on pgs 39 or 40 of ,the EC Bus Cat.

Has anyone not been awarded credit for a DANTES exam from Excelsior because of the designator associated with the test they took? The community college where I took my exams was not too organized and I'm concerned that the exams they have on-file may be out of date.
Note - I did not discover this issue in the EC Bus Cat until after I sat for the exams.

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  DANTES Principles of Supervision - Which EC Component(s) can it be applied to?
Posted by: wfb0l2c - 09-23-2006, 10:34 AM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (2)

Which EC degree component(s) can Principles of Supervision be applied to?

It is shown on the EC Student Guide to Credit by Examination Catalog (pg 23) under Applied Professional, but is not shown on Chart Your General Ed Path Using Prof Exams (pg 35).

I am planning to use it towards the Arts and Science Electives component if possible.

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  Took Principles of Finance Exam Yesterday
Posted by: Dakota - 09-22-2006, 10:25 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (5)

I took the DSST Principles of Finance exam yesterday. I don't have too much to add to what others have already posted about this exam. It was the most difficult exam I have taken but that's mostly because I am not good at memorizing and applying formulas.

After filling out the paperwork I spent approx. 2 hours on the 88 question exam. I used the TI-30Xa calculator and it was able to do everything I needed.

The number one piece of advice I can offer is to make sure you know how to calculate Present Values, Net Present Values, Future Values and Annuities very, very well (with a calculator and from tables). Studying only IC will only get you about half way through this exam. You absolutely must study from other sources to have a chance at passing this exam (see links from other postings for suggested study aids).

I'll try to remember to post again when I get the results back in 3 weeks or so.

Russ

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  Western Europe Since 1945?
Posted by: arbornmedic - 09-22-2006, 08:30 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - No Replies

Anyone taken this test? I was thinking of studying up for this one...

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  Penn Foster Course Listings
Posted by: wfb0l2c - 09-22-2006, 03:33 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (1)

Penn Foster Course Listings are not available on-line.
Call 1(800)233-0259 x4105 to request a catalog.

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  Options needed to satisfy Excelsior BST Math Comp???
Posted by: wfb0l2c - 09-22-2006, 09:29 AM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (4)

I haven't applied for admission to Excelsior yet (don't want to spend the $900 until I have to), but am looking for some BST Math component options.

I had an unofficial Excelsior College transcript evaluation performed last June and I still need 5 credits to satisfy the BST Math component. I have already earned 7: 2 in Algebra (Nuke School), 2 in Trig (Nuke School) & 3 in Statistics (SNHU).

My local community college offers a 5sh Calculus course, but it requires prereq's, i.e. Pre-Calc Algebra & Plane Trig or a satisfactory score on the placement test. And I don't know if EC will award 1 for 1 on the credits.

Are there any tests excluding Statistics, College Alg., Pre-Calc, and Calculus, that Excelsior awards credit for being in the category of college level Alg or above??? If I study for and pass the CLEP Calc exam, I'll still be 2 credits shy.

What about any on-line course recommendations that would fill the void?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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  HRM Saturday Morning!
Posted by: DHammond - 09-21-2006, 09:24 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (4)

Hey everbody,

I joined InstantCert a couple of months ago and have enjoyed the forum, and the study guides a great deal. My girlfriend and I are planning on taking the HRM DSST this Saturday, after about 12-15 hours of study (including tomorrow afternoon). Any last minutes tips for this one?

And my main question(s): I know InstantCert doesn't have study material for TCEP's, but does anyone here have any experience with them? I've got to take several in the near future (so does my girlfriend), and we were just curious how they compared with some of the CLEP's and/or Dante's.

TIA!
David

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  "Experiential Learning Portfolio"
Posted by: ShotoJuku - 09-21-2006, 05:52 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (2)

[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Navy"]Has anyone have any direct experience and/or links in the preparation of an "Experiential Learning Portfolio" that may assist me in gaining credit for up to 3 classes in a masters program?

Thanks!![/COLOR][/SIZE]

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