Series 7

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Currently studying for the 7 with EDJ. I'm starting to get nervous about this test. How
hard/difficult is this thing? Be honest don't give me a BS answer. I'm kinda nervous considering I have only one shot to pass. If some of you guys could give me feedback on what you scored on the test and your opinions on it, it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

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No way!? I was under the assumption that the "real thing" was going to be harder then practice exams. You just relieved a lot of pressure. Probably going to help me study now, not so wound up. 

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iceco1d wrote:If you are consistently scoring over 80% on the EDJ practice exams, you are ready to roll, as they are typically a bit harder than the real thing.
 
FWIW, I used Dearborn/Kaplan for the S7 and was getting in the 85% range...got a 96% on the real thing. 

You studied 26% too hard.  I typically like to do just enough to scrape by!

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WOW.......Tool

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W.C. wrote: WOW.......Tool

LA is back as Wet C**t.

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I used the STC training materials at Jones and it was much harder than the actual test!  I scored in the high 80s.  All I did was go over the practice tests again and again.  If you fail after Jones program you either didn't do any of the work, or you are a moron!

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Study and you will pass. I understand you are worried, so was I. When I took mt test I did score much better then I did on the practice exams by about 20 points. This doesnt mean stop the study.

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Look at the break down of the test. It used to be like 35% Munis and 35% options. If you know those two sections down cold you could pass without knowing anything else. Not suggesting you do that.
 
Score in the 95% in those two sections practice tests consistently and you will kill it.

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Series 7 is not a hard exam. It's just a pain in the ass. I took it twice. Once in the early 90's, let it expire when I left the business and then took it again in 2006. Scored high both times and didn't exactly kill myself studying. Just do your work and you'll be ok.

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So do the EDJ crew use STC? Have you guys ever used Training Consultants?

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If you score more than an 80 on the 7 you studied too much

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If you are scoring consistently around 80 on the practice tests, you will do fine.  Took the 7 on Monday and passed in the high 80's.  I was getting 81-83 on the Training Consultants practice exams.  Just take your time and read every question.  Taking your time and not letting the pressure get to you is half the test.

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A note to all the 7 takers... don't let up when it's time for the 66. 
 
I did well on the 7, and I passed the 66, BUT passing the 7 had the feeling of winning the Super Bowl.  Then, it was really hard to keep up the intensity for the next game (the 66).

 
The 66 is an odd test.  Lots of regulatory things to memorize that, from what I hear, you will never need to know again as long as you live.
 
Just remember... the 66 is JUST as important as the 7.

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I agree, as I'm studying for the 66 now.  I don't know if it's an intensity thing or just a material thing.  The 66 is not in any way the same beast as the 7.  I feel like I might as well be sitting here reading the bills, it's a test of will just to concentrate on the lawyer speak material.Atleast the material on the 7 was practical and in some cases interesting. 

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I used Kaplan for my Series 7 & Series 66, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Thanks to them, I scored an 80 on the S7, and a 76 on the S66. Most people will score lower on the 66 b/c they dont study as hard since they passed the S7. Also, be weary of the wording on the S66, cause it will get you.

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Passed the 66 with an 81 on training consultants, but I literally had no idea on that one if it was going to be a 50 or a 90 when I pressed the button.  With the 7, I knew I nailed it.  Had no problem pressing the button and walking out, with the 66... those were some long seconds to that screen.I think they added alot of material from the 7 to the 66 which actually helped dilute it down some.

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I took the 65 which I needed because I had the 63 already. I felt the same way. When I hit submit I had no idea..... That was a long freaking 10 seconds or so.

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Cape1 wrote:I took the 65 which I needed because I had the 63 already. I felt the same way. When I hit submit I had no idea..... That was a long freaking 10 seconds or so.
 
Bump.

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Real exam was definately easier than the practice exams. I went through the A.g> edwards training. Practice tests were 10-15% harder than the real exam. It seemed liked all of the easiest questions from the practice tests were on the real test

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Yea that's a long 15 seconds.  Makes it great when you see PASS though, especially with a grade in the 70s.  No wasted time studying too much.

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Took it back in '02 through Jones.  I am one that studied too hard.  One thing to feel good about is that if you are not doing well on the tests at Jones they will not even let you sit for it.  They have it figured out that those that they let take it freeze on the exam or cheated on practice tests.  If they feel that it was a just a freeze on the exam thing they will let you take it again. 

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BTW, I will have to take it again in the next year or so because let it expire after leaving Jones.  

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It's an easy test - just long as a mofo.  Got an 84 and studied two weeks, w/o practice tests. Mostly options questions and regulatory crap. 

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Joined: 2010-06-18

I am studying for my Series 65 exam. Does anybody have used Kaplan study guides, practice exam, qBook etc. that I can buy from them. Please respond in thes forums and I will follow up. Any info you can provide on getting used Kaplan stuff for Series 65 will be very helpful. Thanks.

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The 65 made me want to stick a fork in my eye.  So much vague law, so little real-world stuff, and I only used the Pass the 65 book.  Ended up with an 80, I think, but didn't deserve it.  I walked out of the test facility feeling like I'd been hit by a truck.I used Kaplan's program for the 7, and I thought their online recorded classes were excellent.  I also used the Pass the 7 book for contrast.  There was much more real-world stuff on the 7, and I got an 86 without studying all that much. I agree with those who say the 7 is not as tough as its reputation.  The 65, though... .

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I took it twice. Once in the early 90's, let it expire when I left the business and then took it again in 2006. Scored high both times and didn't exactly kill myself studying. Just do your work and you'll be ok.

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hey guys. dont mean to hijack the thread but i cant make a new one bc im new.anyway im currently at a firm working in ops. i got my foot in the door and now there sponsoring me to take the 7. ive read the book twice. once i did a read through, second time took notes. i also attended a 4 week class (2hrs twice a week) last month. the study material is by STC. you would think i would be ready for the test but im def not. i havent taken any of the practice tests and to be honest i probably havent been taking it as serious i should be (have alot of stuff going on outside of work that i can't 100% focus). i know the practice tests are the most important part of the studying...my test is scheduled for june 3rd. so i have about 3-4 weeks. starting tonight i will take the practice exams provided by stc. im following what the book says (take the test open book; see the answer and explanation). i get home late so i can only do maybe 2 hours a night of study. just looking for advice. and if you guys have any better approaches to it im all ears.thanks in advance

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Has anyone recently tried Training Consultants or Kaplan for the Series 7? I am not crazy about Fire Solutions.  See my other post http://forums.registeredrep.com/forums/rookies-trainees/fire-solutions-issues-series-7-test-prep-provider-help

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Hi all.  Glad to find this site.I enjoy reading about other people going through the same stuff I am going through at the moment.  I am studying for the 7 using TC.  Reading that the practice test (I am assuming you are mainly meaning the "Finals Practice test #1-5) are harder is a big relief.  I look forward to taking the 7 next week,  Best wishes to the rest of you getting ready to take your 7 soon

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Sorry,  Double posted

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I took it about a year ago.  The series 7 is a bear...its long...I'd recommend that you know options IN and OUT.  As alot of questions are on this.  I studied for two weeks and passed with an 86%.  

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Hi: I just passed the Series 7.  I started using Fire Solutions and was very unhappy with the program.  I evaluated Pass Perfect and others but finally settled on Training Consultants.  It was very well laid out and explained. I passed the exam in the mid-eighties.  The final exam questions on Training Consultants were very similar if not identical to the actual Series 7 about 50% of the time.  My particular Series 7 had about 30 to 40 breakeven and profit and loss questions related to options.  I would say that Training Consultants is the best if not one of the best programs out there and I am now using them for my Series 66. 

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take as many practice tests as possible, read the kaplan book twice, you will pass with flying colors just like I did.  Once you are consistently making over 80% on practice tests you are ready for the real thing.  The real thing is much easier than the practice tests.  I can't say the same for the 63.  The wording was much different on that exam.  Plus the book I had was outdated.  Still managed to pass in the high 70s.

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Pass Perfect is a great program to prepare for the s7

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