CS1411 - Introduction to Programming Principles I

Notes for Final Exam

The final exam will be held on Tue, Dec 14, from 7:30 - 10:00am (as seen on the final examination schedule. Please be sure to be there in time.

Place: The final will take place in the lab! PE 118 / PE 119

The first part of the exam will be multiple choice. Please bring your own scantron sheet. It will be orange and have "Test form answer sheet, Texas Tech University" written on it. It has 120 spaces on front and 120 spaces on back. The exam, however, will only have about 30 questions. This part should last about 45 minutes. If you are finished earlier, you may start with the second part. There will be a cut-off after a certain time (probably 1hr).

The second part will be a programming project. It will be similar in style to programming assignment 11.

Allowed material for the written part: Pen and / or pencil. 10 pages (5 sheets doublesided or 10 sheets one-sided) of letter size paper, handwritten notes. Photocopies will not be acceptable!

Allowed material for the programming part: Books, Notes, Internet, ...

The programming part can be done on your own laptop, a Mac or a Win computer in the lab. I will create some sign-up sheet for that

The current version of the sign-up sheet is here: final_signup.xls. If you have an "X" ot pretty much means that you are going to get that as a bonus for coming to class.

Requirements for your own laptop: You will need to either have wireless internet access working before the exam or bring a USB stick That is marked with your name. The reason: I will probably provide a sample main.cpp file that you should work with. Wired networking will not be available.

If, during the programming part, any email, instant messenger, or something similar pops up, you will be an instant 0 for the programming part! Please make sure to turn all those off if you use your own laptop. You are allowed to use an internet browser to view wepages and messageboards, but not to read and or write email or post any kind of message. Basically, anything "passive" is ok, anythink "active" is not. Please ask if in doubt.

The material for the test will be everything covered in class except for the STL

If you can't make it for any reason, please be sure to notify me on the same say at the latest. Failure to do so will result in a 0. Proof of a valid reason for absence might be required (however, you can show me that later).

You are allowed to use a CD player and headphones to cancel out the noise. However, you will have to use an original CD. (No burned CDR's) to ensure the content. For the same reason you may not use other devices, such as cassette or mp3 players, or cell phones (on the written part).

On the programming part you are allowed to use other music devices, but still no cell phones.

If something comes up during test time, I might tell you then that you can't use it. Please let me know beforehand if you are unsure.

More notes might be posted here.