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DPS913 APD601 Test 1 is Mon Oct 18

October 18, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

You will have a test today. It will test you on iOS programming. The test will have a written portion, and a programming portion (done on a classroom computer).


Prepare for today’s test

Ask yourself two questions:

Can I explain?

Can I do?

If you can answer “yes” to both, you’re prepared.


Coming up in DPS913 / APD601

Thu Oct 21 – continue studying Core Data, using a full-featured app

Week of Oct 25 – study week – no classes or labs (consider attending FSOSS)


Test 1 is today

Test 1 is Monday October 18.

It is worth 20% of your final course grade, and will be a mixed-format test – there will be a written portion, and a programming portion. It will cover iOS programming, up to the basics of Core Data. You may be asked about factual information, as well as concepts, which will give you an opportunity to demonstrate reasoning, analysis, and synthesis skills.

Written portion – The question types will include short answer, multiple choice, sequencing, and so on.

Programming portion – You will create an iOS application that meets a specification. You will not be required to use Core Data for persistence (although you could if you wanted to). It will probably be a simple navigation-based app, and table view data may come from one of these sources: array initializer data, or a plist/array in the app bundle, or a plist/dictionary in the app bundle.

You cannot use online resources for the written portion of the test. Your computer must be off when you are answering the questions on the written portion. I will try to manage this situation by offering you the choice of which portion (written or programming) to do first.

Best wishes on the test.


Reference material and resources

The following lists the reference resources which are permitted and those which are not allowed.


  • Written portion – one reference sheet; see the “Reference Sheet Guidelines” in the policies and standards section of the DPS913 Policies & Standards document
  • Programming portion – the same reference sheet; you can also use online sources as a reference

Not allowed:

  • Written portion – online resources, digital devices like iPod Touch, iPhone, or other smartphone/whatever

Pay attention to the note about the reference sheet. Do NOT copy/paste my notes etc. At the beginning of the test, I will inspect your reference sheet, and reserve the right to disallow its usage.


Reminder about DPS913 Policies & Standards

This is a reminder: Review the DPS913 Policies & Standards. In particular, make sure you read and understand the information about “Tests and Other Graded Work”.



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