So today was host to the DBIT4 exam, one which was either going to be easy enough or a stinger. Fortunately it was relatively well received by all.
Being four out of four questions, I was a bit dubious about some of the course material that I was less clued-up-on coming up. The spread, however, was quite pleasing; covering all the main points of the course - none in too much detail!
- A - Definition of statelessness wrt HTTP, naming an advantage and disadvantage
- B - Outlining DNS resolution
- C - Comparison of UDP to TCP 
- D - Discussion of IPv6 improvements on IPv4 
- E - Public key algorithms, use for encryption and integrity verification 
- A - Passing parameters to middleware applications 
- B - Scripting for DB update (I used PHP) 
- C - Justification of technology used in B and comparsion with other technology 
- A - Define valid and well-formed wrt XML documents 
- B - Writing DTD for specified XML document 
- C - Schemas question, advantage and disadvantage of use 
- D - XPATH question 
- E - Main differences between SAX and DOM 
- F - SAX or DOM pseudo-program 
- A - E-commerce effects on offline shopping 
- B - Increasing search engine exposure 
- C - Desirable features of DB for web content 
- D - Web service advertisement and location 
- E - CORBA expansion and explination of how a request is demultiplexed 
Although most of the paper went fine, I forgot how to update a DB using PHP! Also I just didn't know the CORBA expansion and didn't have a clue about the demultiplexing (didn't read it). I did however draw a COBRA in the exam, labeled it and gave it red eyes.
Here's hoping tomorrow goes as well,