There will be three exams during the semester. The dates exams are indicated on the course schedule. The third exam will take place on the last day of class, and it is comprehensive.
Exams are closed book, closed notes, and (unlike MIS3501/MIS2402) are not hands-on assessments of technical skill. The first two exams will be a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions. Students will be expected to complete portions of code by hand, and read/interpret short segments of code presented to them.
The third exam will be closed book, closed note, and composed entirely of code completion questions.
Make-up exams will not be given. Exceptions are reserved for documented hospitalization or other extreme circumstances. If an exception is made, students may find the content of the make-up exam to be more difficult than the original. It is, therefore, to your advantage to show up for the exam at the scheduled time and take it with the rest of the class.
There will also be a number of ungraded quizzes offered throughout the semester. These should be used by students to gauge their comprehension of the material, and to facilitate discussion. They are also excellent study resources for the exams. Students are encouraged to save their ungraded quizzes, take notes on them, and use them as study guides.