Series7, compare difficulty in Lvl1 CFA?

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anyone done both, that can give me some idea of what the 7 is really like? i just failed level 2 cfa i believe... it was pretty challenging to absorb that much material. but now studying for the 7 for August.

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malcom wrote:anyone done both, that can give me some idea of what the 7 is really like? i just failed level 2 cfa i believe... it was pretty challenging to absorb that much material. but now studying for the 7 for August.
Just took the 7, and it's not that hard, its a lot of info but not very difficult. From everything I have heard the CFA is much more difficult. Good luck

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I would say that the series 7 is considerably easier than the level 1.

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You will find the 7 MUCH easier.

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12345 wrote:
malcom wrote:anyone done both, that can give me some idea of what the 7 is really like? i just failed level 2 cfa i believe... it was pretty challenging to absorb that much material. but now studying for the 7 for August.
Just took the 7, and it's not that hard, its a lot of info but not very difficult. From everything I have heard the CFA is much more difficult. Good luck

You have been posting on here since December 06' and you are just now taking the Series 7???????????  Do you even work for a broker/dealer????

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Why couldn't he be working in the industry without being registered?  There are other jobs in this industry that don't require a 7; if he's been studying for his CFA then he does work in the business in some capacity.
 
BullBroker wrote:12345 wrote:
malcom wrote:anyone done both, that can give me some idea of what the 7 is really like? i just failed level 2 cfa i believe... it was pretty challenging to absorb that much material. but now studying for the 7 for August.
Just took the 7, and it's not that hard, its a lot of info but not very difficult. From everything I have heard the CFA is much more difficult. Good luck

You have been posting on here since December 06' and you are just now taking the Series 7???????????  Do you even work for a broker/dealer????

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Nevermind, thought you were talking to OP.
 
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BullBroker wrote:12345 wrote:
malcom wrote:anyone done both, that can give me some idea of what the 7 is really like? i just failed level 2 cfa i believe... it was pretty challenging to absorb that much material. but now studying for the 7 for August.
Just took the 7, and it's not that hard, its a lot of info but not very difficult. From everything I have heard the CFA is much more difficult. Good luck

You have been posting on here since December 06' and you are just now taking the Series 7???????????  Do you even work for a broker/dealer????

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BullBroker wrote:12345 wrote:
malcom wrote:anyone done both, that can give me some idea of what the 7 is really like? i just failed level 2 cfa i believe... it was pretty challenging to absorb that much material. but now studying for the 7 for August.
Just took the 7, and it's not that hard, its a lot of info but not very difficult. From everything I have heard the CFA is much more difficult. Good luck

You have been posting on here since December 06' and you are just now taking the Series 7???????????  Do you even work for a broker/dealer????

No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn express last night.

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Just took LII.  CFA is significantly more difficult.

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CFA and Series 7 are two different animals.  I just took Level II.  The Series 7 can be beat by just taking tests and memorizing, the CFA (except for maybe Level I although it is much harder) cannot.  You must know the material cold and the competition is stiff.  You do learn a lot more than you do on the 7 though.  

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