Number of Exam Takers - Series 7 and Series 65/66
Anyone know the number of people who take the Series 7 and Series 65/66 each year. I could not find anything on Google so I might have to call FINRA and/or the NASAA. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am trying to determine if the demand for the series 65/66 would justify adding it to my business model. I would have to buy the materials, etc. It appears that the series 65/66 has changed alot since I took it many years ago in that it is much more investment focused now as opposed regulations-oriented.
The series 65 is a Bit_h. and then some. Time constraints and material is very vague, grey and there is alot to it. Not tobe taken lightly. I used the Kaplan material but others would suggest otherwise. I have been out of the business for a while and upon re-entry I find it has become a little more difficult. Pretty much the same old Sh_t just more of it. very little math mostly law! Alot of Federal stuff on mine, which I found odd. I thought this was supposed to be about blue sky, State! All in all I think in the end Kaplans material is better than STC. It will probably take more than 40 hrs to study. I spent at least 80 just to get the real understandning.
That is odd. The content outline has 31% allocated to: "Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines, including Prohibition on Unethical Business Practices" The rest looks like investment/economic related topics
The series 65 was pretty easy IMO. Just take the practice tests on investopdia (although the questions are a bit outdated). This guide helped me pass: http://www.amazon.com/Uniform-Investment-Adviser-Comprehensive-Notes/dp/4563456543/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377107085&sr=1-4&keywords=uniform+investment+adviser+exam+notes