The University of Western Australia
Computer Science and Software Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

CITS4407 Open Source Tools and Scripting

Deferred examination in 2020

The format of the Deferred Examination, to be held in the last week of the mid-year break, will be identical to that of the Final Examination. 4 students will be sitting the exam on-campus in the normal face-to-face format. 1 student will be using Examplify.

For all students:

  • The exam provides 50% of your assessment in CITS4407 this semester.

  • The total length of the exam is 2 hours (no additional reading period).

  • The exam is closed-book. You may not use any resources such as textbooks or prepared notes, but you may write on sheets of blank paper to help you plan your answers.

  • You will not require a calculator, or graph paper, and will not be required to draw any diagrams in your answers.

  • The exam has 4 questions of equal value (10 marks each). You are required to attempt all 4 questions.

  • During the exam there is no opportunity to ask for any clarifications so, near the top of any answer, state any (unusual) assumptions that you have made in answering each question.

  • The subject matter of the questions has been drawn from lectures, the recommended readings, and laboratory and assignment work.

  • The 2018 final examination is representative of the format and question style for 2020 (the exam of 2019 was a different format, open-book exam).
    The 2018 Final ExaminationPDF

    Sample answers to the sample examination papers will not be provided.

For students undertaking their final exam using the Examplify software:

  • The exam will be managed by Examplify software on your own laptop or desktop computer.

  • You will need to get your Examplify exam password via LMS (not these unit webpages):

    See: Online exam support
    The password is released to you 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time via the unit LMS page.

    Once you enter the password:
    - you do not need to wait at the yellow screen with the big red button;
    - you do not need to wait for any instruction from someone else;
    - you can start the exam immediately.

  • The total length of the exam is 2 hours and 15 minutes, allowing 2 hours for the exam, and 15 minutes for you to upload your answers.

  • Throughout the exam period (excluding Sundays) a dedicated phone line will be available to provide support for student exams. The call centre will be accessible from 8am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and can be reached on (+61 8) 6488 1212. The call centre can help students with:

    - difficulties opening your exams;
    - addressing a disruption or incident during your exams; and
    - issues with uploading your paper.

  • Each question is to be completed by typing your answer into a standard textbox of unlimited size.

Good luck,

Chris McDonald.
July 2020.

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