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Jul 29, 2009 11:39 pm

Currently studying for the 7 with EDJ. I’m starting to get nervous about this test. How
hard/difficult is this thing? Be honest don’t give me a BS answer. I’m kinda nervous considering I have only one shot to pass. If some of you guys could give me feedback on what you scored on the test and your opinions on it, it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

Jul 30, 2009 1:41 am

No way!? I was under the assumption that the “real thing” was going to be harder then practice exams. You just relieved a lot of pressure. Probably going to help me study now, not so wound up. 

Jul 30, 2009 11:21 am

[quote=iceco1d]If you are consistently scoring over 80% on the EDJ practice exams, you are ready to roll, as they are typically a bit harder than the real thing.

  FWIW, I used Dearborn/Kaplan for the S7 and was getting in the 85% a 96% on the real thing.  [/quote] You studied 26% too hard.  I typically like to do just enough to scrape by!
Jul 30, 2009 4:43 pm


Jul 30, 2009 5:34 pm


LA is back as Wet C**t.
Jul 30, 2009 5:55 pm

I used the STC training materials at Jones and it was much harder than the actual test!  I scored in the high 80s.  All I did was go over the practice tests again and again.  If you fail after Jones program you either didn’t do any of the work, or you are a moron!

Aug 8, 2009 5:09 pm

Study and you will pass. I understand you are worried, so was I. When I took mt test I did score much better then I did on the practice exams by about 20 points. This doesnt mean stop the study.

Aug 10, 2009 6:54 pm

Look at the break down of the test. It used to be like 35% Munis and 35% options. If you know those two sections down cold you could pass without knowing anything else. Not suggesting you do that.

  Score in the 95% in those two sections practice tests consistently and you will kill it.
Sep 22, 2009 2:31 pm

Series 7 is not a hard exam. It’s just a pain in the ass. I took it twice. Once in the early 90’s, let it expire when I left the business and then took it again in 2006. Scored high both times and didn’t exactly kill myself studying. Just do your work and you’ll be ok.

Oct 28, 2009 1:58 am

So do the EDJ crew use STC? Have you guys ever used Training Consultants?

Jan 23, 2010 11:20 pm

If you score more than an 80 on the 7 you studied too much

Jan 30, 2010 7:54 pm

If you are scoring consistently around 80 on the practice tests, you will do fine.  Took the 7 on Monday and passed in the high 80’s.  I was getting 81-83 on the Training Consultants practice exams.  Just take your time and read every question.  Taking your time and not letting the pressure get to you is half the test.

Jan 31, 2010 7:47 pm

A note to all the 7 takers… don’t let up when it’s time for the 66. 

  I did well on the 7, and I passed the 66, BUT passing the 7 had the feeling of winning the Super Bowl.  Then, it was really hard to keep up the intensity for the next game (the 66).   The 66 is an odd test.  Lots of regulatory things to memorize that, from what I hear, you will never need to know again as long as you live.   Just remember... the 66 is JUST as important as the 7.
Feb 1, 2010 9:37 am

I agree, as I’m studying for the 66 now.  I don’t know if it’s an intensity thing or just a material thing.  The 66 is not in any way the same beast as the 7.  I feel like I might as well be sitting here reading the bills, it’s a test of will just to concentrate on the lawyer speak material.

Atleast the material on the 7 was practical and in some cases interesting. 

Feb 12, 2010 1:12 am

I used Kaplan for my Series 7 & Series 66, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Thanks to them, I scored an 80 on the S7, and a 76 on the S66. Most people will score lower on the 66 b/c they dont study as hard since they passed the S7. Also, be weary of the wording on the S66, cause it will get you.

Feb 15, 2010 3:09 pm

Passed the 66 with an 81 on training consultants, but I literally had no idea on that one if it was going to be a 50 or a 90 when I pressed the button.  With the 7, I knew I nailed it.  Had no problem pressing the button and walking out, with the 66… those were some long seconds to that screen.

I think they added alot of material from the 7 to the 66 which actually helped dilute it down some.

Feb 15, 2010 6:16 pm

I took the 65 which I needed because I had the 63 already. I felt the same way. When I hit submit I had no idea… That was a long freaking 10 seconds or so.

Feb 16, 2010 4:29 pm

I took the 65 which I needed because I had the 63 already. I felt the same way. When I hit submit I had no idea… That was a long freaking 10 seconds or so.

Feb 18, 2010 7:49 pm

Real exam was definately easier than the practice exams. I went through the A.g> edwards training. Practice tests were 10-15% harder than the real exam. It seemed liked all of the easiest questions from the practice tests were on the real test

Feb 22, 2010 11:18 pm

Yea that’s a long 15 seconds.  Makes it great when you see PASS though, especially with a grade in the 70s.  No wasted time studying too much.