Taking the S66 next week, any advice?

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DCnew's picture
Joined: 2007-11-29

I just finished my S7 and scored an 83%, I will be taking the S66 next Friday, I am currently using the Kaplan study materials book and online format. I would prefer to be successful first attempt and move forward. Any advice from  established FA's or recent hires that have been successful is appreciated.

anonymous's picture
Joined: 2005-09-29

Keep studying the Kaplan marterial, but make sure to also take practice exams from another source.  Don't study from the other source.  Just take the practice exams.

Broker24's picture
Joined: 2006-10-12

For some strange reason, I scored much better on the 7 than the 63 or 66. Probably the amount of time I studied. I was really sick and studied for the 66 for about 3 hours. Barely passed. I passed the 7 with like a 93. Just keep reading it until the test.

DCnew's picture
Joined: 2007-11-29

Thanks for the advice all, I'll try to keep at it. Any certain areas to particularly focus on?

troll's picture
Joined: 2004-11-29

Anything that's technical and would be considered "legal-ese".
(Basically the whole thing.)

Moneyguy877's picture
Joined: 2008-01-09

Make sure you don't get cocky with high practice test scores, I got an 82% on the 7 and was hitting mid 80's on the 66 practice tests 2 days out so I started to coast, the result; a 72% on the 66 and me thanking god that I passed.

brain.ra's picture
Joined: 2008-02-20

I took the 66 about 6 months ago and, trust me, it is nothing like the 7.  I don't think there was a single question on the 66 that the 7 material prepared me for.
I agree with the other folks on here that you really just have to study study study.  One thing that helped me was to study the outline from the NASAA website.  It will give you a good idea of which subjects you need to study up on.  Between my regular study material and that outline I felt prepared by test time and I'm by no means a great test-taker.
Oh, and I also second anonymous' post, take a practice test from another source if you can find one.  Good luck!

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