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Jun 8, 2005 10:28 am

Hello,


I just passed my 7 yesterday!   My job is wanting me to take my 66 in just 2 weeks.  I have not begun to look over the 66 material, is 2 weeks long enough to study?  BTW I will only be studying, not working during this time.


Thanks!

Jun 8, 2005 10:59 am
thumperac:

Hello,


I just passed my 7 yesterday!   My job is wanting me to
take my 66 in just 2 weeks.  I have not begun to look over the 66
material, is 2 weeks long enough to study?  BTW I will only be
studying, not working during this time.


Thanks!





In a nutshell, sure.  If you can find a set of Pass Perfect Series
66 use that, if not either STC or Dearborn will do in a pinch.



I wouldn't even read the book, just do sample questions.  If the
explanation for the question does not teach you what you need to know
look it up in the book.

Jun 8, 2005 11:05 am

yes, I currently have the STC book and CD

Jun 8, 2005 11:12 am
thumperac:

yes, I currently have the STC book and CD





The danger of having sample questions on a CD is that it is difficult
to realize how many questions there are.  CDs tend to lull you
into a false sense of the challenge.



If you do all the question on that CD a time or two, with decent scores, you should be in good shape.



But how do you find the time to do all those questions?

Jun 8, 2005 11:48 am

Since there is a lot of interest in Series 65/66 I though it might be
fun to put a typical question on this forum--so I asked for a CD and
found one.  It goes like this:



A Registered Investment Adviser that is organized as a partnership has
been in business for fifteen years.  The partners have decided to
merge their practice with another RIA and will own 50% of the combined
firm.  The RIA must:



a.  Pay a new filing fee in each state in which they operate

b.  Have existiing clents sign a statement acknowledging knowledge of the change in ownership

c.  Liquidate each client's position, obtain new account
documentation and reinstate only those positons which are in compliance
with the new RIA's investment policies

d.  Notify existing clients of the change in ownership



Now to comment.  It is my opinion that simply reading that
question is going to take more than ten or fifteen seconds--especially
if you're doing anything more than looking at the words.  In other
words, the fools who claim that these tests can be completed in a
matter of moments are full of schidt.



It is also my opinion that the question is not difficult once you know
what the answer is.  The "mission" of anybody preparing for these
exams should be to become exposed to the questions.  If you're
taking a test and a question is scaring the hell out of you whose fault
is it if that question appears in the study material you were using but
you were simply too big a slacker to get to it?

Jun 9, 2005 12:59 pm

I think you wanted information, not babble.


I studied 2 1/2 and passed the 66 with a 78.  I read the Pass Perfect book and then did sample exams.  I do not agree that you should not read the book. 


The tests is difficult so don't underestimate it.  You do not want to have to take it again.  Take it as close to your 7 as possible as some of the material from the 7 will carryover and help you.  Best of luck.

Jun 9, 2005 1:06 pm
maybeeeeeeee:

I think you wanted information, not babble.


I studied 2 1/2 and passed the 66 with a 78.  I read the Pass
Perfect book and then did sample exams.  I do not agree that you
should not read the book. 


The tests is difficult so don't underestimate it.  You do not
want to have to take it again.  Take it as close to your 7 as
possible as some of the material from the 7 will carryover and help
you.  Best of luck.





Why did you not score significantly higher than 78?



Do you think the book you were reading did not cover the subject
matter?  Perhaps the sample questions were not truly reflective of
the questions you get on the real test?

Jun 13, 2005 1:28 pm

Perhaps I have a life you fool.  There is no need to post a high grade on this test.  I graduated with a BA with honors and an MBA with honors from large well respected universities.  I have never done well on general tests like the 7 and the 66.


But, I know how to help people and that is much more important in my career as a financial advisor than a test score that represents a moment in time.

Jun 13, 2005 1:39 pm
maybeeeeeeee:

Perhaps I have a life you fool.  There is
no need to post a high grade on this test.  I graduated with a BA
with honors and an MBA with honors from large well respected
universities.  I have never done well on general tests like the 7
and the 66.


But, I know how to help people and that is much more important in my
career as a financial advisor than a test score that represents a
moment in time.





What amuses me about you slackers is how you accomplish anything when
your entire mission in life is to do as little as possible.



If you have an MBA I am the Prince of Wales.

Jun 13, 2005 1:53 pm
maybeeeeeeee:

Perhaps I have a life you fool.  There is
no need to post a high grade on this test.  I graduated with a BA
with honors and an MBA with honors from large well respected
universities.  I have never done well on general tests like the 7
and the 66.


But, I know how to help people and that is much more important in my
career as a financial advisor than a test score that represents a
moment in time.





How does an achiever who ends up with degrees "with honors" set aside
their desire to excel and decide that on a professional qualification
exam they'll do the bare minimum?



It is my experience that those who are accustomed to achieving continue
to achieve, and those who are accustomed to screwing off continue to
screw off.



It is also my experience that people who earn degrees with honors have
higher aspirations for their careers than to be a salesman--much less a
salesman for a second tier BD such as Raymond James.



When you get to be as old as I am, with as much exprience as I have,
you too will be able to cut through the BS--until then you'll spout off
nonsense and fellow numbnuts will ooooh and ahhh.



You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people
all of the time--but you can't fool all the people all the time.




Jun 14, 2005 12:45 am
Put Trader:
maybeeeeeeee:

Perhaps I have a life you fool.  There is
no need to post a high grade on this test.  I graduated with a BA
with honors and an MBA with honors from large well respected
universities.  I have never done well on general tests like the 7
and the 66.


But, I know how to help people and that is much more important in my
career as a financial advisor than a test score that represents a
moment in time.





Put I agree with you fully that acheivers tend to continue to focus on excellence.



However, I do not agree with your description of RJ as 'second
tier'.  I do think there is one indy platform that is better than
theirs-better ethics-but it is only because folks believe the 'big lie'
about the big wires being so much better than anyone buys the idea that
Ray Jay is second tier........



How does an achiever who ends up with degrees "with honors" set aside
their desire to excel and decide that on a professional qualification
exam they'll do the bare minimum?



It is my experience that those who are accustomed to achieving continue
to achieve, and those who are accustomed to screwing off continue to
screw off.



It is also my experience that people who earn degrees with honors have
higher aspirations for their careers than to be a salesman--much less a
salesman for a second tier BD such as Raymond James.



When you get to be as old as I am, with as much exprience as I have,
you too will be able to cut through the BS--until then you'll spout off
nonsense and fellow numbnuts will ooooh and ahhh.



You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people
all of the time--but you can't fool all the people all the time.




Jun 14, 2005 9:17 am
joedabrkr:





Put I agree with you fully that acheivers tend to continue to focus on excellence.



However, I do not agree with your description of RJ as 'second
tier'.  I do think there is one indy platform that is better than
theirs-better ethics-but it is only because folks believe the 'big lie'
about the big wires being so much better than anyone buys the idea that
Ray Jay is second tier........






Who do you think has a better platform?

Jun 14, 2005 10:31 am
Put Trader:
joedabrkr:



Put I agree with you fully that acheivers tend to continue to focus on excellence.

However, I do not agree with your description of RJ as 'second tier'.  I do think there is one indy platform that is better than theirs-better ethics-but it is only because folks believe the 'big lie' about the big wires being so much better than anyone buys the idea that Ray Jay is second tier........


LPL

Who do you think has a better platform?

Jun 14, 2005 1:20 pm
Put Trader:



What amuses me about you slackers is how you accomplish anything when
your entire mission in life is to do as little as possible.



If you have an MBA I am the Prince of Wales.





Frequently, the truth lies somewhere between the trees and the forest.
Put, I assure the value of a shelf for Royal Family brick-a-brack in
the sitting room and, or library of ones estate. With it, comes the
assigned entitlements for one to share passions and satisfactions with
family and friends (BTW,would you please  ask the wife what one
does to direct housekeeping in the proper cleaning of life-size cutouts
for Prince Chaz and Camilla?). Nonetheless, I must vigoroulsy protest
any fantasy or dress-up games involving His Highness, the Prince of
Wales. To do so would place you in a commonable position. Although, in
all honesty, after some gum-shoe analysis, one would be blind or in
denial (more on this later Put), not to have noted in your case that
there exists an unusually exaggerated amount of drive to associate with
the drift of the forest. Put, would you muster the courage to ask
yourself if the possibility of not having blue-blooded sovereign or
devine rights to a better position in life has relegated you to a
misguided majestic posting  in some alternate realm of
displacement. This self-appointed lording over the sans-culotte 
has seemingly  left you free in mind and paroled from the
gator-baggage which grieviously vexed your life in body. Selective
disparity may have its rewards. I am not your Judge.  Although, I
am reminded of what Oscar Wilde said "A cynic is a man who knows the
price of everything and the value of nothing."  I beg you to
question your journey on this road towards destruction and ruin. The
role of a superannuated despot of Forumland and the title of His
Heinyness is a poor substitute for a nice bowl chowder and a good
shtupping. Feck the diagnosis and hand me a diaper.  Put, I am
your father.

Jun 14, 2005 2:11 pm
Mojo:



Put, I am
your father.





This Mojo soul creates and identity just to write to me.  Moi!



And to think there are those who don't believe that Putnam Trader, IV rules the world.

Jun 14, 2005 2:40 pm

Hey Joe.  How's life in week 2 of "The Young and The Indy?"



(Your Heinyness, go away and play with the thermostat. Your breadth of
experiences disqualifies mine self as a subject for your
considerations. Do not be wise in your own eyes. Beware your father.)

Jun 14, 2005 3:06 pm
Put Trader:
Mojo:



Put, I am
your father.






And to think there are those who don't believe that Putnam Trader, IV rules the world.





Why do you perceive to extend your reach beyond your grasp. Your rule
of the world is like a sphere of influence not a spectre of light. Here
let me Put-size it for you. The only difference between a lightbulb and
a lazer is focus. In almost 500 posts you have yet to do more then
flicker knowledge or wisdom. In contrast, I have cut through you with
precision like accuracy and focus in only 3 postings.  Dimwit.

Jun 15, 2005 12:38 am
Mojo:
Put Trader:
Mojo:


Put, I am

your father.




And to think there are those who don't believe that Putnam Trader, IV rules the world.




Why do you perceive to extend your reach beyond your grasp. Your rule

of the world is like a sphere of influence not a spectre of light. Here

let me Put-size it for you. The only difference between a lightbulb and

a lazer is focus. In almost 500 posts you have yet to do more then

flicker knowledge or wisdom. In contrast, I have cut through you with

precision like accuracy and focus in only 3 postings. Dimwit.




ROFLMFAO......Mojo you made my head hurt with your first post! This one, however is great!



I answered your question on the other forum. A great place to learn about the biz free of the stupid jones-bashing and pontificating!



See ya 'round the 'hood!

Jun 15, 2005 12:58 am

$hit joe Da Man- you let the secret out !!! Now a certain someone will infest that site as well.... 

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