DPS907 WSA500 Test 1

You will have a test today. The test will have a written portion, and a programming portion (done on a computer in the classroom).

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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.

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Test 1 is today

Test 1 is Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 11:40am ET, in SEQ Building S2119.

It is worth 15% 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 web services programming, all topics from the beginning of the course until now.

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 a programmed solution that meets some specifications.

You cannot use any reference resources for the written portion of the test. “Closed book, open brain.” Your display and/or computer must be off when you are answering the questions on the written portion. Your professor will attempt to manage this situation by offering you the choice of which portion (written or programming) to do first.

For the programming portion, you can use any printed or online resource (except those that are prohibited by course policies).

You can use a College computer, or your own computer.

Seating arrangement: Do not sit directly beside another student who’s in your program.

The DPS907 and WSA500 tests are different.

Best wishes on the test.

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Reminder about Course policies

This is a reminder: Review the Course policies document. In particular, make sure you read and understand the information about “Tests and Other Graded Work”.

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How to prepare for the test

Review your hand-written and/or digital notes.

Review the course notes. Every page. Every section. Every word.

Follow the links in the course notes and the readings – read, understand, and apply the readings.

Write code. Practice every scenario.

Know how to explain concepts, and draw simple diagrams where appropriate.

Know and understand the reasons for some of the design and coding decisions we make.

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