TT284 TMA 03 Returned!

Hi, I have had TMA 3 back and I am fairly pleased to say that I scored 63, usually I would be mortified by this score but the amount of trouble I had with the programming aspect of the TMA was enough to drive me to drink!

Blocks 1 and 2 were ok and I could understand what was going on, but as soon as I hit block 3, the skill level went from 10 to 100 and it just left me standing, I was not the only one who had major issues with TMA 3 there were so many other students that were in the same boat as me.

I had to amend the code for a guest book and it had to be responsive, in other words the content had to resize and reposition its self when ever the screen size changed. Another thing we had to do is to get it to save data to the local storage section that is in the web browser, this is not usually good practice as this storage area can be looked at by the user or anyone that is using the computer. This is a temporary measure and that the local storage should be cleared and the data to be sent to the web server. I managed to get the storage key to stay in but it would not add the value of the data, this was really giving me a headache and it did not matter how my tutor or any of the moderators in the forums explained it I just could not understand it.

In the end I just lost the will to live and just handed in what i've done. I did all the other work i.e the reports etc otherwise I would have failed this TMA.

 

 

 

TM257 TMA 02 Returned!

Ive had TMA 02 returned and I am ecstatic to say that I scored 96, I am really enjoying this module, I'm not saying that I understand everything that I have read but if its really important then I'm sure I will come across it again! (thats how I look at it).

The thing I like about networking over programming is that with networking there is really only one way to do something so you learn that and thats that, whereas with programming there is loads of ways to accomplish a task and of course there is still a right way amongst the hard core programmers as well as developing good practices.

To be fair I have been finding the TMA's on this course really easy and I have been completing them in a few hours. I have been enjoying the Packet Tracer activities and they have been giving me some great insight into how networks work and what goes into setting them up and configuring them.

I have to attend a day school on April 6th, I'm worried about it because I have to work in groups and I can be a bit shy, we also have to complete the CCNA2 final exam but this time you are not allowed to look at your notes and it is done in exam conditions, this day school as well as the final exam will be part of  the EMA.

I have looked at the EMA and it looks ok, not too scary.