Information about the lectures can be found on a different page.
The average mark of the exercises makes up 10% of your final mark, but you must also score at least a 5.0 for the final exam. In practice, doing the exercises is needed in order to pass the course. Exercises may be done in (stable) pairs within the same group (see below), or also alone.
The idea behind working in pairs is not to divide the work (like: each partner does half of the assignment), but to solve the problems jointly, in discussion, so that you better understand the material. If you solve only half of the problems (or even less), you can count on it that you will not pass the final written exam (which you have to do individually).
Exception: If you do this security course for the second time, you must do the exercises alone.
Given the large number of participants this year, the exercise course
will be split in two groups, as follows: If you choose to work in a pair on the exercises, your partner must be
in the same group. If this is not the case with the initial split-up
as described above, talk to the assistant at the first meeting (2016-09-09),
so that one of you can be moved to the other group. The time for both groups is the same: Friday afternoons, at 13:45.
Starting from November 11th (i.e. the first Friday of the second half of the semester), the exercise session takes place in LIN5 at 15:45 for both groups.
The schedule is as follows.
n+7, you can discuss the final issues that you are possibly still struggling with.
n+10, you have to hand in the exercise, via Blackboard, before 9:00 AM, sharp. Of course, handing in earlier is possible (and wise).
n+14, marked exercises will be returned, and feedback will be given during the exercise session. It is highly recommended to come to the exercise class and thoroughly study your work with the feedback.
Please submit all your assignments via Blackboard. Note that this means that all submissions have to be digital (one single pdf file); so, either type them, or, if your handwriting is readable, scan them, before submitting. Make sure that the assignment is of good image quality -- it is safest to use one of the scanners in the university buildings, and not the camera on your mobile phone. We may reject your homework if the writing cannot be read. Please note that submission is not possible after the deadline has expired!
To submit your assignment:
After grading your results will also appear on Blackboard, but please also come to the exercises classes to take a look at your work and learn from your mistakes.
Please do not abuse these, and especially do not use them to send us late submissions.