Changes in 7 & 66 exams?

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Darker's picture
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I'm looking for study materials for the 7 & 66 and I've noticed
that most of the books and manuals available are two or three years
old. There are also a lot of used books that are much cheaper in price.
Have the exams changed enough in the past year to justify tracking down
an 05 edition, or will an edition from 2002 or 2003 contain the same
material? Also, are good condition used materials worth the discount?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Darker wrote:I'm looking for study materials for the 7 & 66 and I've noticed
that most of the books and manuals available are two or three years
old. There are also a lot of used books that are much cheaper in price.
Have the exams changed enough in the past year to justify tracking down
an 05 edition, or will an edition from 2002 or 2003 contain the same
material? Also, are good condition used materials worth the discount?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

From what I see, I'm using a brand new Dearborn book and a 1-2 year old STC book the only issues i've seen are with the STC CD I got which was older...

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In some cases, a "new" book on the 7 may have been printed 6 to 12 months ago. BUT included with the "new" book are recent updates and/or changes to securities regulation. Knowing these updates and/or changes might be the difference between passing and failing.
If you choose to save money and study only the older books, you had better know the material hands down; since you may be taking the test with a 5 or 10 point handicap on the final grade.
I've read where exam preparers advise you purchase new books with recent updates and take the test within 90 days of the book's purchase.
It's a choice only you can make, but if you're serious about making this a career, spend the bucks, buy a new book, and do this right.

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Where's that moron Put Trader?  I'd have thought that he'd be all over a question like this.

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