15-213/18-243 Introduction to Computer Systems: Exams

  • All exams are closed book, closed notes.
  • You may not use the computer at all.
  • You are not permitted to use a calculator or any other electronic aid.
  • Most likely, there will be both questions similar to previous exams and new types of questions.

Exam 1

Tue Mar 2, during lecture time

This sheet is tenative and subject to change, though the final should be largely the same as this.
Information Sheet for exam 1

Exam 1 covers Chapters 1-3. Some sections of these chapters are omitted; see the course schedule for a more precise reading list. Exam 1 is worth 1/4 of your total exam grade. Sample exams:

Exam 2

Tue Apr 6, during lecture time

Here is the information sheet which will be provided for you during Exam 2.
Information Sheet for Exam 2

Exam 2 covers Chapters 5.1-5.12, 6.2-6.8, 8.1-8.7, 10.1-10.11 and the Wilson94 reading. Exam 2 is worth 1/4 of your total exam grade. Sample exams:


As scheduled by the University

The final is cumulative, but places emphasis on the last part of the course, Chapters 10.9-13. The final counts 1/2 of your total exam grade. Sample exams: