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Nov 7, 2005 7:12 pm

hi guys,


Just took my 7 and got a 67%. Studied religiously for 3 months and couldn't put it together! Any study tips?

Nov 7, 2005 8:20 pm

Get yourself the PassPerfect Data bank of questions. It helped me immensely. The test questions will prepare you better than other providers. My .02

Nov 7, 2005 9:53 pm

Well, you're almost there. Keep studying...work on whatever lacks. Keep taking exams over and over.

Nov 8, 2005 12:28 pm

Did you use the dearborn CD? It has about 3000 questions and covers just about everything.

Also if you have problems with a certain area say muni regs.. you could go to that section of CD (say 2.5) and answer 40 questions on that topic.

I really love and and when I pass it will be a banner day for AMERICA!

Nov 8, 2005 1:39 pm

Bud, with all due respect, how "religiously" did you study during that three month period?  I would go so far as to say that if you studied two hours/day for 90 days, and STILL didn't get past 70, you're probably not cut out for this business.  My guess is that you probably studied like I did for the first test I ever took after college, a little here a little there and then a day of panic studying before the test.  When I got to the series 7, I studied religiously (4-6 hours/day) for about four weeks, and passed easily.


You've got some good advice here...take A LOT of practice questions from a test bank (I happend to use Dearborn), study the book only in the areas that you are still struggling with, and study EVERY night...at least two hours, and I'll bet you are ready in a month.  If not, it's time to reconsider your choice of career...good luck...

Nov 8, 2005 3:19 pm

Well, 8 weeks of study should produce a passing score for the type of person who will succeed in this business.  You need to know that even after you pass this test, the ability to read, learn , and comprehend - - at a very fast pace - -is mandatory.


Do you still have a burning desire to be in this business?  Try the class.  Some people learn quicker from oral presentations vs. written.  Good luck in whatever you choose to do.

Nov 8, 2005 3:49 pm

Thanks for the helpful tips!! I just picked up the pass perfect data CD. Maybe "Religiously" wasn't the best word I could have used! Failure is not an option this time. I didn't put in the time that I probably should have. Lesson learned....... I'll let you know how I do in 30 days!

Nov 15, 2005 1:50 am

So what do you guys think works best for the 7? I have the Dearborn book and cd but I also have access to the STC Interactive material. I don't know which I should work on and I don't want to confuse myself and waste time by doing both. Need advice please? I just got the materials and is barely starting to study.