- This exam consists of 30 questions, each worth 3 marks, for a total of 90.
- 40% (36 marks) is required to pass.
- Attempt marks will be granted where appropriate.
- How do you log into Redbrick?
- What are vim and nano? How do exit them when I’m done?
- What is a shell? What is your default shell on Redbrick?
- What command do I use to change permissions on my files?
- What are screen and tmux both used for?
- What would you use each of the following for? (1 mark each)
- Name two of Redbrick servers.
- Name what those servers are used for.
- What is the name of the weekly Redbrick programming workshop?
- What is IRC and what does it stand for?
- How do I join the Redbrick IRC?
- How can I join new channels on IRC?
- How can I start a new direct message with someone on IRC?
- What does “/whois branch” do?
- How do I avail of one of these swanky Redbrick webspaces??
- I’ve loaded some html and CSS files into my
public_htmlfolder, but I get a 403 error when I try to visit my site. What’s going on?
- What is Markdown? Can you provide an example of what it is useful for?
- Where should I go to view my Redbrick website?
- What are you not allowed to host on your Redbrick webspace?
- What is the correct etiquette for replying to emails sent to
- What options are available for accessing your Redbrick email?
- All of my Redbrick emails are being forwarded to my DCU email address! How can I turn this off?
- What platforms do we use to allow people to contact committee/helpdesk?
- True or False: email@example.com forwards to firstname.lastname@example.org ?
Briefly outline how you’d respond to these scenarios/messages/emails!
- Hey there, I need a password reset on my account. My username is branch. Can you help?
- Can you please unsubscribe me from this mailing list?
- I have a complaint to make about a current committee member/talk. This is a sensitive issue and I feel offended/worried/uncomfortable. Is there anything that can be done?
- Hey there, I was wondering if someone from Redbrick would be able to go over some of my lecture material with me before my big exam! Can you help me?
- Hi I would like to promote a job offer for no money/some money/too much money to be true, do you have anyone who’d be interested?
This round carries no marks but will make correcting your exam far less boring!
- Are there any talks or events you’d like us to organise? Any talks you’d like to give personally?
- What’s your opinion on Space Jesus?
- Who is favourite committee member and WHY?
- If you weren’t elected helpdesk, who would you like to be in the position?
- If you had a choice, what would you name a new Redbrick server?
- Is branch the real Slim Shady?
- Pineapple on pizza? Discuss in no less than 100 words.