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At Phillips & Co., my job was to hire entry level applicants
who could successfully pass the Series 65 and Series 7 examinations in three
months and do it the FIRST TIME. After trying Kaplan/Dearborn, STC, and even
the Series 7 for Dummies, 85% of our applicants were still having a hard time
One day while expressing my frustration to a
colleague, he recommended I look up First Books' Exam Prep. I could tell
immediately that this was a unique approach worth the investment. Since we
implemented Exam Prep with new recruits our pass rate shot up to well over 90%.
If you or your employees want to pass your
exam the first time without falling asleep while studying, I highly recommend
you give their training program a try!
Kary Youman, Phillips & Co. Portland, Oregon
I found encouragement along the way from reading other people's testimonials, so payback is to write one of my own. Solomon is the gold standard for customer service. I passed the 66, SIE first tries -- received a 69% on the 7 (failed), but passed on the 2nd attempt. I'm in awe over the outreach I received from day 1 but especially from Jeremy on how to move forward after falling short on the Series 7 - followed his advice - one of which was to get the accompanying videos and passed. Watching/studying the Chapter 5 video had a big impact. I also printed the questions I got wrong that I particularly struggled with while taking the online exams, printed and/or turned them into flashcards, then taped many of them around the house. It forced me to constantly revisit the information and moved me past a superficial understanding. I'll take a messy-looking home for a short time than having to retake a 3 hour and 45 minute exam.
Brook Langston, Everspire. Salt Lake City, UT
Feels so good to have
passed! (Series 7) It was about as challenging as I thought it would be and I'm glad the
study material prepared me for understanding the concepts, and not just
memorizing terms and formulas. Only changed two of the 15 answers for questions
I flagged for review and finished it with more than 90 minutes to spare. The
relief I felt upon seeing "Pass" was awesome!
Used Solomon materials for both the SIE and S7. So grateful to
these materials for helping me achieve a passing score on my first attempts of
both exams. The study guide and videos were thorough, comprehensive and easy to
follow. I found the pie charts extremely useful in helping me identify areas
where I needed more study, and was grateful for the Pass Probability feature in
giving me a bit of extra confidence before sitting for the exam. I would
absolutely recommend all of their materials to anyone taking this journey.
Andrew Nerys, Square Inc. San Francisco, CA
I passed first try!
Three hours and forty-five minutes might seem like a long time, but it flew by. The Solomon Exam Prep
conditioned me very well. Utilizing the chapter quizzes and practice exams
really helped apply my learning, and also helped with time management. (Series 7)
Ryan Thibault, PNC Investments. Lakewood, OH.
Used Solomon for my second & third time. First time I used a different company & day of test, I had no idea what I was reading. Second time, I bought Solomon a little too close to my test date, failed but had a higher score. Third Time, used strictly Solomon & passed! Cant thank Solomon enough, will recommend to everyone!
Ashley F, Citi. New York, NY
The vocabulary on the
test was slightly different, (they used the word tendered a lot) and so
navigating the different financial vocabulary was a minor challenge. That being
said, I felt comfortable in my knowledge and was able to break down and
understand a large majority of the exam because of Solomon Exam Prep. I passed
and felt confident!
I am so happy with Solomon! So far, I've passed the SIE and
Series 7 exam because I used their program to study. I am currently using their
program to study for the Series 66 now. The practice exams are invaluable and
are the best way to learn! I would give 10/5 stars.
Abbigayle Hanoch, LPL Financial. Ventura, CA
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