I just wanted to wholeheartedly thank the contributors and participants of this "Rookies & Trainees" Forum for their real, honest posts about their Series 66 experiences.
My friend and co-worker had gone through the testing a year before me, and he barely passed with a 75%. He used STC, got frustrated with it, then used Kaplan. He mentioned this forum as a general resource (not as a place to research other prep companies).
But I kept reading all the rave reviews about TC, and I was sold. It is thanks to this forum and the TC course that I passed the first time.
I am absolutely in no way affiliated with TC (I agree this site seems so slanted towards TC for the 66 that caution and skepticism and questions of legitimacy could abound), but I am telling you:
I have seen the Promised Land. And the easy road is TC.
And, to further establish my non-bias, I still have 101 days left on my course (hint, hint). I got the whole shabang but want to keep the hardcopy pack for future co-workers. PM me.
1) If you're already studied material elsewhere, use the test bank. I believe you could simply memorize the questions and you'd pass--the questions are that similar.
2) If you've not studied material elsewhere, the recorded instructor is PAINfully slow at times. But it's worth it to get all the highlights she points out. You could simply take physical notes since I'm keeping my pack. And then of course do all the practice tests.
Sincerely & Gratefully,