I'm on JOTAC at the moment - our course started Monday 3rd January. I haven't passed MK1 yet, but I have to sometime. My adjutant says I have to learn all the cr@p on the CDROM first, then do the exam from memory. This is tosh - there are tons of people on this course, and GOD KNOWS HOW MANY ELSEWHERE whose units have let them pass the exam *using* the big black MK packs *during* the so-called exam!!! They have just gone through the so-called "exam" and referred to the books to get the answers. Why are some of us forced to try to learn all the material when some people can do it with all their reference material? Some units seem to treat MK as a pis$-take: one bloke got help from his adjutant and assitant adjutant while he was doing it! How is that meant to work?!?! Apparently his adjutant and CO looked at the exam and saif that they were never expected to learn all that cr@p when they were subbies and so didn;t expect him too either!! BUT... THE EXAMS (MK1 and MK2) ALL GO INTERNET-BASED THIS YEAR: LOOK ON THE UPSIDE - CHEATING WILL BECOME PIS$-EASY: HOW MANY ADJUTANTS OR COMPANY COMMANDERS CAN SPARE THE TIME TO SIT ON SUBBIES SHOULDERS WHILE THEY USE THE BATTLION'S ONLY INTERNET TERMINAL IN THE RHQ BROOM CUPBOARD?!? PEOPLE WILL BE DUMPED IN ROOMS TO GET ON WITH IT, AND TOLD TO REPORT BACK WHEN FINISHED! WAHEY!! TONS OF CHANCES TO CHEAT!! IF THE SYSTEM HAS NO CREDIBILTY - WHY BOTHER SPENDING MONTHS LEARNING ALL THIS TOSH, IF 'JOE BLOGGS' AT THE NEXT UNIT HAS BLAGGED IT?!? This could be the upside to "DISTANCE LEARNING": it may be a pain in the ass, but "DISTANCE ASSESSMENT" is so easy to take advantage of, you don't really need to do thefirst thing properly anyway!