I graduated from a fairly high-ranked business school last year with a degree in finance. I'm a great crammer/test taker which I'm sure is primarily why I graduated with honors. Now I'm in a position to be sponsored for the Series 7, and am just wondering how much the material will overlap with everything I've been studying for the last few years. Should I still spend hundreds on the self-study program from STC, or might I be able to get away with just getting some of the cheaper study guides and practice exams that can be found on Amazon? Also, how many hours/days/weeks/etc. should I plan on studying?I understand the answers to these questions will vary greatly depending on the individual, but I'm just trying to get a general idea from people who have been in a similar position. I'm also not trying to underestimate the exam and I don't think I'm special for having a finance degree - I just truly have no idea and don't want to spend a substantial amount of money on study materials if they're just going to be talking about time value of money, bond valuation, options, margin accounts, and all the other basics that fill the pages of my finance text books.