Tips on studying for the 7, 63 & 66

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Mar 5, 2007 11:29 pm

and the other big ones, let's hear them.  What worked for you and what didn't? 

Notice I said "studying", not "passing". 

Mar 5, 2007 11:34 pm

Computer test bank questions...lots of 'em...again and again...and again.

Mar 6, 2007 7:36 am


and the other big ones, let’s hear them.  What worked for you and what didn’t? 

Notice I said "studying", not "passing". 


Get the STC material.  Read the book once and then spend all the rest of your time going over every question online.   Rather than taking the simulated exams, answer the questions "by topic" (or 'by chapter' I forget what they call it)

If you do this, you should get at least an 85 on the real exams.

Mar 7, 2007 8:13 am

Memorize the theory on options, rules and bonds. The rest of it to include equities, SEC, trading rules, issuers and what ever else will fall in.

Also keep on doing tests from companies and take an online or inperson test. Good luck

Mar 7, 2007 12:20 pm 54QQtgZinfo

Buy this book and disk. It will do the job. Then take the Reged online course. They let you take it for a year.

Mar 7, 2007 2:14 pm

I'm biased towards PassPerfect material. I used Dearborn and thought is was good but the databank questions from PassPerfect helped prepare me better for the exam. My .02

Mar 7, 2007 2:19 pm


Computer test bank questions...lots of 'em...again and again...and again.


This always worked for me too.  Keep on taking practice exams until you are scoring atleast an 85.

good luck


Mar 7, 2007 2:31 pm

I just spend $100 for study material on the 66 (2006 used edition) of STC AND passkey. Sure I might be alright with just one, but come on its only once I will have to pay for it!

As for study tips. My experience is you learn best when you really WANT to learn the material. Im ecstatic about learning all these rules and theories of finance, so I should be alright.

Sorry it wasnt much help, but I haven't really noticed any curtain "techniques" for studying. However, I will be keeping an eye on this thread for ideas.

Mar 7, 2007 3:02 pm

I took the series 7 exam yesterday and i found the STC training guide very usefull, especially the sample questions, the by “topic” questions we are also good, I saw someone else recommend them.  I would also try to get test questions from different sources to get a different perspective, mooose

Mar 7, 2007 8:58 pm

Thanks for the input.  I am excited about learning most of it.  Some of it I am sure will be boring as hell but I can't wait to jump in.  My B/D hasn't given me my materials yet.  I will defintely purchase any guides that will help. 

I am not looking for shortcuts as I will be putting in whatever it takes for me.