Series 65

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smallcap_research's picture
Joined: 2010-06-18

I am studying to take my Series 65 exam. Does anyone have used Kaplan study guides, practice exmas, qbook etc. that I can buy from them? Or do you know where I can get used Kaplan series 65 material? I went on ebay and amazon and found nothing. I appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.

dashover's picture
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Joined: 2009-10-07

buy the Walker book pass the 65 ; worked great for me

smallcap_research's picture
Joined: 2010-06-18

thanks for the advice about walker book. do you have a walker book you can sell me?

DavidG's picture
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Joined: 2010-10-22

I have a Kaplan book you can have.  It's the most recent edition.  Shoot me an email via the link in my profile to remind me.

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Joined: 2010-12-30

I used a B&N coupon and got it for like $42, definitely not a high bar for the Walker book. It reads well, we'll see how well I do on the exam. I passed it about 8 years ago and recently sat for the CFA so the only part I am focusing heavily on is the law...

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Joined: 2010-07-12

Strav,You'll have no problem passing with the walker book.  I sat for CFA level I in December, barely failed.  Studied the walker book for 2 weeks after taking a real test and passed the 65 without a problem.  The law section is pretty straightforward in that book.  Best of luck to you.  

gettingstarted's picture
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smallcap_research wrote:thanks for the advice about walker book. do you have a walker book you can sell me? what is the "walker book" - where can get one?

dashover's picture
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Walker  pass the 65  or 66  see amazon My 2c    Dash  growsavings.com

Michael's picture
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Joined: 2012-01-15

what is it about the Walker book that provides such goodness.  I have take the exam and FAILED! 69% I might add.   I used the Kaplan stuff.   I "was" operative word, a series 7, 24, 27, 53, 63 and I would like to have the 65 but it almost seems unattainalbe.  Got answers?  I would like to get back into the mix.  Anyhlep is greatly appreciated.

smallcap_research's picture
Joined: 2010-06-18

I passed the Series 65 in October 2011 on my second try. I studied some old practice exams for the first try (that I got for free from a RR member) and missed it by one question. After that, I bought the Kaplan book with online access for $149. The book was thorough and the practice tests were great. In fact, about half the practice test questions appeared on the real test, so Kaplan is in tune with FINRA. I looked at the Walker book and it was useless. On the first try, I studied very little, about ten hours. I thought with 25 years investment experience, the test would be easy. On the second try, I studied about 40 hours, most of that on the practice tests. I got 90% on the second try. Thus, I highly recommend the Kaplan book and taking as many practice tests as you can.

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Joined: 2012-01-15

Thanks for the response.  I am guessing that I probably didn't do enough practice exams.  I have found that the questions provide alot of info not provided in the book.  Too bad for me and the fail!  Back to the grinding stone.  I guess I'm just making it difficult.  thanks again for the response smallcap_research.  I'll be back.  In the meatime I will be doing some practice exams.  Have a profitable day!

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