Series 66 TC

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jajafosheeshee's picture
Joined: 2013-02-11

Ok, I promised myself that I would do this.  I passed the 66 a while back and I told myself that I would share this with some of the unregistered reps that are looking for answers for taking the 66 exam.  
I took the 66 for the first time a couple of months ago and failed with a 70.  That was with Kaplan.  I didn't like their method of getting the information across, so I started looking for another system because Kaplan really sucked.  
I looked at a couple of blogs on here and saw that TC (Training Consultants) was getting a lot of good press.  Everyone that wrote about it said that they passed.  I was a bit skeptical, and didn't know if I could trust them.  So I studied my Kaplan manual again that very night one more time, thinking that things would click and I was done.  I was tired of fooling with Kaplan’s fluff, and 400 page manual.  The very next day I signed up with TC.  
TC's course is very simple and straight forward.  The book is 125 pages, Tina basically walks you through the exam chapter by chapter on a pre-recorded setup that you can stop, or skip if you are very knowledgeable on the chapter.
I also created my own little cheat sheet for each chapter and went over that probably 10-15 times a week before my exam.  I passed all of my quizzes and tests during the course of TC.  The thing that I believe that really separated me from barely passing was my study schedule.  It was tough.  I would study for 45 minutes at a time and break for 15 minutes.  I would do this until I mentally couldn't everyday leading up to the exam.  I didn't really focus that much on test questions, I really focused on my cheat sheet.  
I took the exam and was done in 95 minutes, and was very sure that I passed.  I hit the button with no hesitations.  Boom 86!  The test was very easy with how I studied.  Some would say that I studied too much but I really worked my butt off.  
Personal message me if you need any other hints etc.  Training Consultants is definitely is the way to go!

borkas's picture
Joined: 2014-06-17

I passed my series 66 yesterday with TC! This was my second attempt.

(My first attempt was with Examfx and I only got a 63% after 15 hrs of studying. This was before I even studied for my series 7, which does help with the material)

The TC practice exams were great (especially for the laws, which were half the exam), I only used them for 3 days. I read the TC book for about 30 hours though, prior to taking the exams.

The real test had many similar questions, but there were about 20-35 in the middle of the exam that were still iffy. The answer choices to these questions were either worded really similarly or required more in-depth knowledge of things like UGMA accounts, small details of variable annuities/life insurance policies.

IMO, no one can get 100% on this beast of an exam, since NASAA basically gets to focus on any small topic and ask super detail-oriented questions that are barely addressed in TC, STC, or what have you. The wording on the questions regarding laws can get super ridiculous as well.

I'm willing to talk more about/share TC if you PM me.

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