Each prep provider has its pluses and minuses.
The key to any live class is the instructor. Our instructors have, on average, been doing this for 20 years. This means that they really know these exams inside and out and they also know how to teach the content so that it comes alive in class. Our instructors really care about their students, and stay available after each class session to work with students who need extra help, and to answer additional questions on a one-on-one basis.
A great class experience can make all the difference in being properly prepared for these difficult exams. Our level of experience and expertise is unmatched. Over the last 30 years we have successfully trained over 1,, individuals for these exams.
If you have questions or comments about a product, please call us at:. Email us your feedback: Please click on an available product below to learn more: This bundle is for the person who: Prefers hard copy reading Has no financial background Wishes to learn in the proper order at his or her own pace Wishes to attend a live virtual class for final review with a seasoned instructor This bundle includes: Prefers hard copy reading Wishes to attend a live virtual class for final review with a seasoned instructor This bundle includes: Prefers hard copy reading Has no financial background Wishes to learn in the proper order at his or her own pace This bundle includes: The Printed Materials program consists of a 1 volume text, covering the following subjects: Uniform Securities Act Federal Securities Acts Portfolio Analysis and Management A separate book of 10 simulated Final Exams with complete explanations gives the user practical experience with the exam format.
Has no financial background Wishes to learn in the proper order at his or her own pace Wishes to attend a live virtual class for final review with a seasoned instructor This bundle includes: Eliminates need for textbooks Makes the most efficient use of the candidates' time, since the content delivery is dependent on user performance Tailors the training experience to each user's strengths and weaknesses Delivers consistent effective training at the lowest per-user cost The program is divided into the same "Chapters" as our Series 66 text, and includes an online textbook that leads the user sequentially through every topic, testing the user on each major point.
Practice questions with detailed explanations that not only explain which answer is correct, but also explain why the other answers are wrong for the more complex concepts A Quick 66 summary - an easy-to-read condensation of the most important points tested This exam requires the candidate to understand a myriad of legal concepts concerning State and Federal registration and licensing requirements, a broad range of unethical business practices, investment securities, portfolio management, strategy and analysis items and retirement plan concepts not emphasized on the Series 7 exam.
Other key features are: Try a Free Demo Free Demo. Not very clear cut, but you can get better at it with practice. EDIT - For the 7, be sure you understand the underwriting process, especially for munis.
Also CMOs and options. I used STC for my 7 and It was a bit too much info, but the practice tests were spot-on. Good to know re STC. I felt the online materials for Pass Perfect were the right length and content, but the textbooks were too involved for my tastes. Also felt the Pass Perfect practice questions were excellent which it sounds like the STC ones were as well. That's such a huge area which I would have never considered if it weren't for my series 7 tutor.
This is also an area where the Pass Perfect system outperformed Kaplan. One thing you have to keep in mind is that when you're in college, you have an idea of how your professors talk and how they ask questions, but with these standardized exams, you are going in cold with no frame of reference regarding the question authors.
I passed my s66 a few months back. My company offered Kaplan or Pass Perfect. I went with PP and glad I did. The massive tonnage of practice questions they offer was immensely helpful. The legalese questions are the hardest. That was the only part of the exam where I got questions wrong. I just passed my 7 first time with a combination of testeachersonline and trainingconsultants. I see people highly recommend trainingconsultant now a days for the 66 specifically.
Do you have any experience with them in relationship passperfect or the material you used for the 66? You mentioned you were a paraplanner are you with Ameriprise?
That is who I am and so if you are id like to ask you about some of your experiences. I'm about to take my series 7 then 66 shortly after. Do you have any suggestions?
I already passed the insurance exam for CA and IL. As someone who has just graduated with my BA in finance, I hope to have this post someday. My issue right now is finding the right company to go into I've been applying everywhere but getting little response.
If you have any questions about various firms or getting your foot in the door, feel free to pm me. Just seeing where I'm at. Finance is a "second" career for me. My first undergrad was in English which amounted to working in retail. Went back at age 23 for my Bach of Sci in Accounting, graduated at age 25 and have been with my firm ever since. Do you have to retake all of the general requirements i. I've never met anyone who's done this. Are you glad you got the B. No, a lot of my pre-reqs were out of the way and I didn't have to retake those classes.
Since my second degree was in an entirely different area of study, however, I did have to take a fair amount of math and science courses in order to gain entry into the school of business i. It wasn't so bad and it turned out that I really enjoyed some of those classes and liked chemistry a lot more than I would have thought.
I'm very glad I decided to get my B. I learned more than I would have if I attempted to learn it all on my own because you're also required to take management, marketing, statistics, finance, and information technology courses.
That knowledge has proven to be invaluable in my career. The degree also gave me a lot of options I wouldn't have otherwise. For instance, I landed at my current firm because an internship was required for graduation.
After I graduated, my employer asked me stay on full-time and I've been here every since. I work in private banking. Go for the Series 7 and CFA. Once you pass the first level of the CFA it will open a lot of doors for you when looking for a job in the industry.
He actually - surprisingly - encouraged me to go the CFP route as he thought I'd be a good fit as a trust officer, especially with my experience at my current firm, and they generally prefer CFPs for their trust department. That is probably the better option for a trust officer.