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Aug 4, 2005 4:31 pm

...and besides the "Put War", I've found this board to be very helpful
and informative.  I used it while studying for my Series 7 and 66
in hopes I might somehow get a little extra insight and maybe more
confidence before the exam.  I passed the 7 two weeks ago and just
passed the 66 today...all with a very bad eye infection that caused the
screen to go blank for the last hour of the 7..which lowered my score a
little.  Anyway, I keep seeing people mention STC and I"ve never
heard of them.  I studied the Dearborne stuff a little, but I
found it to be much harder to read and not as informative as the Bisys
material.  I studied the Bisys material for both the 7 and 66 and
took the 5-day class for the 7. I passed both on the first try and
realized once I was in the exam that , if anything, I may have
overprepared.

Aug 4, 2005 4:48 pm

Be glad that Put isn't here to tell you that you "can never overprepare".


Congratulations!  I've had my 7 and 63 for a few years and now I have to get the 66.  Anyway, I take my 66 on the 16th.  We'll see how it goes.

Aug 4, 2005 9:24 pm

How bad was the 66?  Worse than the 7?? I passed the 7 with a 72 and studied pretty hard for 3 months on my own. Thx.

Aug 4, 2005 11:04 pm

derekdaddy...I just replied to you by private message.  Like I
said, the test isn't any worse than the 7 and should be much
easier.  It's a LOT less information.  But it's really dry
and boring material, so I suggest you take your time and I highly
recommend the Bisys study materials.  I used them for the 7 and 66
and I can't see any other study guide helping me more.  They
prepared me for exactly what I saw on the exam.  Good luck to both
of you and if you have any more questions, feel free to let me know.

Aug 5, 2005 12:42 am
menotellname:

Be glad that Put isn't here to tell you that you "can never overprepare".


Congratulations!  I've had my 7 and 63 for a few years and now I have to get the 66.  Anyway, I take my 66 on the 16th.  We'll see how it goes.



Just keep taking the practice tests and focus on understanding the RIGHT answers to the ones you get wrong.


The 66 isn't so bad.  I studied a few nights a week(for about 60-90 minutes) for about a month, and I passed with a 92.

Aug 5, 2005 12:43 am

ROFL @ "The Put Wars"

Aug 5, 2005 11:18 am

I guess it's different for everyone.  I thought the 7 was a breeze, but found the 66 to be difficult.  I felt like the 7 was more understanding, while the 66 more memorization.... Not to mention the material in the 66 is terribly dry. 

Aug 5, 2005 12:39 pm

Curious what scores you got.  I used the BISYS for life and health and they about killed me.  I barely passed the pre exam.

Aug 6, 2005 12:06 am

I also thought that the 66 was harder...at least for me.  The 7
made sense and the problems were more mathematical.  But the 66
was dry and like a political science exam.  The comparison of the
state vs. federal laws were not fun at all.  I scored a 78 with a
very bad eye infection.  I feel I could have done much better, but
I needed to pass pretty quickly and didn't have the luxury of taking
more time.  My company paid for all the study materials and the
exams, plus they were paying me to study all day long.  I normally
would want higher than a 78, but with my eyes being as bad as they
were, I feel I did very well.

Plus, I found a question that was wrong on the exam.  I pointed it
out to the people at Prometric and they sent it off to the NASD. 
So, that's another point I didn't get because the test was wrong, not
me. 



Overall, if this makes any sense, I feel that the 7 is harder just
because of the amount of material, but the 66 is so dry and detailed,
it made it harder for me to pass.  For those who like low-school
type tests, the 66 is probably easier.  But I like computation
problems much better, so I found the 7 much easier to study
for...either you know it or you don't.  With the 66, the questions
are worded to confuse the he!! out of you and I had a very hard time
with that.  For anyone studying for it, I strongly suggest the
Bisys materials and the CD's with the practice problems and exams were
the most important thing for me. 

Aug 6, 2005 12:51 am
UGAdawg:

I also thought that the 66 was harder...at least for me.  The 7 made sense and the problems were more mathematical.  But the 66 was dry and like a political science exam.  The comparison of the state vs. federal laws were not fun at all.  I scored a 78 with a very bad eye infection.  I feel I could have done much better, but I needed to pass pretty quickly and didn't have the luxury of taking more time.  My company paid for all the study materials and the exams, plus they were paying me to study all day long.  I normally would want higher than a 78, but with my eyes being as bad as they were, I feel I did very well.
Plus, I found a question that was wrong on the exam.  I pointed it out to the people at Prometric and they sent it off to the NASD.  So, that's another point I didn't get because the test was wrong, not me. 

Overall, if this makes any sense, I feel that the 7 is harder just because of the amount of material, but the 66 is so dry and detailed, it made it harder for me to pass.  For those who like low-school type tests, the 66 is probably easier.  But I like computation problems much better, so I found the 7 much easier to study for...either you know it or you don't.  With the 66, the questions are worded to confuse the he!! out of you and I had a very hard time with that.  For anyone studying for it, I strongly suggest the Bisys materials and the CD's with the practice problems and exams were the most important thing for me. 



Your characterization of the 66 is spot on....it almost seemed like whomever wrote the questions had a real chip on their shoulder!  The 24 is even worse!  I have taken both since Memorial Day!

Aug 6, 2005 7:56 pm

Who told you that?  I just said that I took the class three weeks
ago with Bisys.  If they were out of business, would they still
have open offices teaching classes?  Of all the materials I looked
at, they prepared me for the exams better than any other. 



And for anyone in or around the Atlanta area, if you're sitting for the
Series 7 soon, take the Bisys class with Jim Nash.  He used to own
ICC Nash and sold out to Bisys.  Now he just teaches a series 7
class a few times a month and is retired besides that.  The man is
amazing and teaches you so many little tips and tricks to working out
the problems.  I say that anyone who takes his class and studies
as prescribed in the Bisys books is almost unable to fail the
exam.  He's that good.