Are you guys talking about a lead auditor course or????
If they don't give you time to read and "think twice" about scenarios then they are just trying to drive down the pass rate. I want an auditor who will always "think twice" before writing a NC on me.
In the past the writers of the materials lack experience in the aerospace field (base on the manual and exercise that they present - probably true for the big companies but nothing that a small company will see) and common sense and they have a philosophy that every NCR has to be a major NCR - did you get that feeling?
I agree. If all they want are auditors who make snap judgments with very little information, the exam timing is good. I don't think that's what they really want. When they run out of AS91XX auditors to support the certification scheme they'll be kicking themselves (again) for this strategy.