Series 66 Help!

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Hi Guys, I recently took the 66 and failed with 74% using STC. I am now using Training Consultants, rereading their study manual and going to the Live Class next week. I am averaging 91% on the content exams. I took 1 of the final exams (when I first started) and got a 77%, the 2nd final I got a 91%. Has anyone ever taken the Live Classes before? I hear TC is definitely the way to go for the 66 but any feedback on my progress and/or classes would be greatly appreciated. I also found the Uniform Combined State Law Examination (Series 66)
Exam Specifications and Outline a few days ago on the NASAA Website http://www.nasaa.org/industry-resources/exams/series-65-66-resources/series-66-study-guide/ . This is an exact outline of the subjects (IN DETAIL) that will be tested on the exam. I thought this may be of great use to everyone. Thanks

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Hi just wondering how you are doing with the studying after switching from STC. I am struggling with them and am exploring other avenues.

AN714's picture
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Hello Kvande,

I believe I am doing okay. The material with STC is larger and a lot more in depth. Switching from STC I think it gives a good foundation but so far it seem like Training Consultants teaches you what you need to know in order to pass. I should be taking my test next Saturday and will be sure to update you. Good luck, I hope this helps and please let me know if I can be of assistance.

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Every provider includes in their manual what they think you need to know to pass. It is far better to have more information than less. Reading the manual is part of the learning process but doing the questions and reading the explanations is just as important. I always recommend Pass Perfect's Smart 66 on the Web product for the 66. The explanations to the questions are very impressive. It is not unusual for them to give you two to three paragraphs of text in an explanation.

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Hey An714,
I was in your live TC class in Costa Mesa. I take my test tomorrow. How did you do on Saturday? Any advice you can give me on specific last minute studying a should do using the TC material?
Hope you passed with a 90 :)

Rich

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Hi rv4444,

I just saw this reply! Its odd that I do not get notified on my email of a post. Anyhow, sorry I missed you before your test. How did you do? Hope you did well! My test is not until this Saturday. Hope all is well and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks,

Alex

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Hey An714,
I haven't taken my yet. I was able to push it back till this Tuesday. I had problems because i had to go back to the Fire Solutions material which isn't nearly as concise and clear as the Training Consultants material. I had to get buy off from my manager so i could use the TC only. I feel very confident now to take the test. How did you do? How do you think TC prepared you vs. STC? MY practice scores on TC range from 83-93.

RIch

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Hi rv444,

I passed with an 82%. I really liked TC materials compared to STC. It really focuses on what you need to know and leaves out the rest. The layout of the practice tests are very similar to the actual test. There were a ton of very similar questions on the actual exam that were also on TC's practice tests. It seems like you are basically at the 85% that they recommend. I would suggest just continuing the practice exams until the actual test date. I hope that helps but it sounds like your are on track. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Goodluck on Tuesday!

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Training Consultants is the best... You get what you pay for...However, you need to be in the high 80's on pre-tests to pass the test. This test is very very hard...and time is a factor.....Good luck

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Hey Alex,
Thanks for the reply. Congrats on passing. I'm averaging in the 90's on my second round of the finals after waiting about 10 days to retake them. I will let you know how i did, i feel confident.

Rich

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Hey Alex,
Thanks for the reply. Congrats on passing. I'm averaging in the 90's on my second round of the finals after waiting about 10 days to retake them. I will let you know how i did, i feel confident.

Rich

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AN714, congrats on passing! Do you have any helpful hints from that test that may still be fresh on your brain? Hints such as questions that stuck out to you that maybe you didn't see in the TC material? Any tips would be helpful! Thanks

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I just got finished taking the 66. I scored a 91. Now let me first say that I fully was not expecting to score that high. However, here are some key takeaways I believe will be helpful based on my experience. First, I think that the test does arc from easy to hard, peaks then gets easier again. Second, I used STC. What I did was I red the book once. Watched the online lectures. Then I took all the tests that gave instant feed back (the QAs and by Topics). I went back through and the ones I got wrong, or felt like I guessed right, I typed out bullet points based on the explanation. That I feel accomplished two things. 1- it taught me how to read the question and decipher exactly what they wanted. 2- it showed me, after you eliminate the two easily discernable incorrect answers, what nuanced the other two and made one more correct (or less wrong) than the others). That's an important point for me regardless the test prep tools you decide to go with. Then lastly, on the test. I found that they did not use the same terminology on the answer choices as I had been used to seeing. In other words, it was easy to eliminate two. But then on the remaining two, the one that appeared familiar to me based on words used often contained one or two key words that made it incorrect. And the remaining answer choice had to be read 2 to 3 times because after such I realized that they were using synonyms for concepts that I was used to seeing. and when I translated the answer it was correct. everyone is different so I hope this helps. By the way, I scored an 88 on the 7, and this was nothing like it. in test taking and in studying.

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Hello everyone. I have heard from a lot of people at my firm that TC is the best option for the 66. I am about to take the 66 for the first time using fire solutions and am kinda nervous. I am seriously considering taking TC along with fire to "guarantee" I'll pass. Does anyone have access to TC still and want to sell it to me?

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Is there anyone selling access to TC?

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You have learned a valuable lesson. The best way to pass a difficult test to to work hard. Short cuts don't usually work. You should try the Smart 66 program from Perfect. To successfully get through the program, you have to work hard. You have to read the materials, which are very comprehensive, do practice questions (lots of them), take challenging quizzes and mastery exams AND then do final exams. They have about 4000 questions in their system. In the long run, doing the hard work is worth it. The goal should be to pass the exam but learning the material on a high level should help people in their careers.

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