I need to take this exam due to the fact I really don't think I could get 6 people (I think it's 6) to sit down while I record them and me say a speech. I am really nervous and just wanting other opinions on the exam and how you did on it. How did you prepare? I probably will buy the course material suggested by the DSST site since I know nothing about public speaking. I am more nervous about the fact that there is only 10 minutes allotted to prepare for the speech you have to do. Also I am wondering do they give you a stopwatch or something where you can see how long you are taking? Thanks for the replies.