If you been out of school for a while and need more time to adjust back to school mode before plunging right into taking exams, then you should consider taking a course as your initial step. Distance Learning offers the same benefit of exam-by-credit; saves time and money, and allows the freedom to set your own schedule. All classes listed here offer online or distance learning programs of study.
Here is the ONE place I recommend that offers courses specifically to prepare you to pass CLEP and DSST exams.
I Study Smart
Here is a list of Colleges with Independent Study Programs where courses will transfer to a degree program