Series 50 Materials – Now Available!

Solomon Exam Prep has been diligently preparing study materials for the Series 50 exam since the MSRB’s announcement of its new Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification Exam. We are happy to announce that our Series 50 study materials are now available to give you plenty of time to study before taking the pilot exam! Continue reading

Series 50 Study PackageSolomon Exam Prep has been diligently preparing study materials for the Series 50 exam since the MSRB’s announcement of its new Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification Exam. An initial pilot exam will be taking place from January 15, 2016 – February 15, 2016. We are happy to announce that our Series 50 study materials are now available to give you plenty of time to study before taking the pilot exam!

Solomon Exam Prep is happy to offer both an Exam Study Guide (digital w/ hardcopy to follow, available for pre-order now) and Online Exam Simulator for the Series 50 exam. You can purchase all the tools you will need to pass in our Series 50 Essentials Study Package and save 10%!

We encourage those needing to take the new Series 50 exam to take the Series 50 pilot exam. This is a great opportunity to take the new exam without any penalties for a failure – the enrollment window is open until January 14, 2016. For more information on the Series 50 pilot exam, see the MSRB website.

We will continue updating our Series 50 materials as the exam becomes more established during and after the pilot exam, and we look forward to helping you pass!

Solomon Exam Prep Launches “Series 26 FINRA Investment Company and Variable Contract Products Principal Examination” Study Program

Solomon Exam Prep is excited to announce the launch of the Solomon Exam Prep study program for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) Series 26 Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Principal Examination. Continue reading


prod_bkSEP26prod_sim26Solomon Exam Prep is excited to announce the launch of the Solomon Exam Prep study program for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) Series 26 Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Principal Examination (http://www.finra.org/industry/series26). Solomon Exam Prep’s study program consists of an Exam Study Guide, Online Exam Simulator, and soon-to-be-released Audiobook.

A Series 26 license will qualify an individual to function as a principal for the solicitation, purchase, and/or sale of redeemable securities of companies registered pursuant to the Investment Company Act of 1940; securities of closed-end companies registered pursuant to the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the period of original distribution only; and variable contracts and insurance premium funding programs and other contracts issued by an insurance company. The Series 26 does have a prerequisite exam requirement – candidates must have taken and passed either the Series 6 or Series 7 exam.

The Series 26 exam consists of 110 questions taken over 165 minutes and is broken down in to the following three functions:

  • Function 1 – Personnel management activities and registration of the broker-dealer – 15%
  • Function 2 – Supervises associated persons and oversees sales practices – 44%
  • Function 3 – Oversees compliance and business processes of the broker-dealer and its offices – 41%

Solomon Exam Prep has been writing study questions for the Series 26 for many years and has recently published an Exam Study Guide to pair with our Online Exam Simulator. By focusing on the most important aspects of the exam, and including lots of exercises and practice questions, as well as a glossary, the Solomon Exam Prep Study Guide will get you on track to pass in the Series 26 in no time.  Let our expertise help guide you through the Series 26 maze so you can enter the exam room with confidence.


Past Solomon Exam Prep students have a lot to say about our Series 26 materials:

Solomon Exam Prep was the ticket to passing my Series 26 test. I would like to thank you all for your help! I would highly recommend their study material for the FINRA exams.” –David H. Viar

I am so glad I used the Solomon prep information for my series 26. The simulator is awesome and helped me the most in having success in passing exam. I strongly recommend the materials for anyone taking the 26. Thanks Rosie!” –Dan Smoot


For more information and/ or to purchase study materials for the Series 26 check out the Solomon Exam Prep website: http://solomonexamprep.com/Series26.

New Solomon Exam Prep Study Guides!

To ring in the New Year, Solomon Exam Prep is pleased to announce the publication of new Exam Study Guides for the FINRA Series 6, FINRA Series 7, and NASAA Series 65. Continue reading

Solomon Exam Prep has been publishing study materials for securities exams for over ten years. Keeping our materials up-to-date and constantly adding product offerings is just part of the reason why Solomon Exam Prep boasts a first-time pass rate of 92% across all exams with thousands of happy customers.

New BooksTo ring in the New Year, Solomon Exam Prep is pleased to announce the publication of new Exam Study Guides for the FINRA Series 6, FINRA Series 7, and NASAA Series 65.

President and founder Jeremy Solomon emphasizes the importance of up-to-date study materials: “Once upon a time, you could use an old textbook from a friend and expect to pass your Series 7.  In those pre-Dodd-Frank and Bernie Madoff days, regulations and securities licensing exams in particular, didn’t change that often. Today like everything else, the rules and the exams change at a dizzying pace. Financial scandals, and the changing views of Congress, the regulators and the courts, mean that students who want the best chance of passing need current materials. Even more so now that the required passing scores of many exams have been increased. The bar has never been higher.”

With detailed explanations, visual study aids, and example questions, these new Study Guides will keep you engaged as you prepare for your exam. Solomon Exam Prep also produces Online Exam Simulators, Audiobooks and On-Demand Study Courses to make learning even easier. Check out the Solomon Exam Prep website for the full suite of product offerings: http://solomonexamprep.com.​

Updated for 2015, Solomon’s Exam Study Guides are the key to helping you pass your exam!

 

Testimonial Tuesday: May 20, 2014 Edition

“I am yet another very satisfied customer who could not have passed the Series 82 exam without the assistance of the Solomon Exam Prep materials…” Continue reading


“I am yet another very satisfied customer who could not have passed the Series 82 exam without the assistance of the Solomon Exam Prep materials. I had used another set of study materials without success. The Solomon Exam Prep materials increased my score substantially. I passed with flying colors. I am a true believer and will use their materials for my Series 63 exam.”
-Rachel Kemp

Read more reviews here: Solomon Exam Prep Reviews

Testimonial Tuesday: April 8, 2014 Edition

“I sat for the Series 66 on March 16th. I got an 85. I give all kudos to Solomon. The study materials were excellent.” Continue reading


“I sat for the Series 66 on March 16th. I got an 85. I give all kudos to Solomon. The study materials were excellent.”
-William Crull, Metairie, LA

Read more reviews here: Solomon Exam Prep Reviews

Solomon Exam Prep Launches “Series 52 MSRB Municipal Securities Representative Qualification Exam” Study Program

Solomon Exam Prep is excited to announce the launch of the Solomon Exam Prep study program for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Series 52 Municipal Securities Representative Qualification Exam. Continue reading

Solomon Exam Prep is excited to announce the launch of the Solomon Exam Prep study program for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Series 52 Municipal Securities Representative Qualification Exam (https://solomonexamprep.com/series52/). Series 52 Exam Study Guide

Individuals who pass the Series 52 exam qualify to be a Municipal Securities Representative and may work in multiple capacities relating to municipal securities, including underwriting, sales, trading, advising, and consulting with issuers, research, investment advising, and communicating with public investors about municipal securities, including US government and agency securities.

Since November 7, 2011 when FINRA revamped the Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination by de-emphasizing non-sales activities and by reducing the number of municipal securities questions, in the context of municipal securities passing the Series 7 only qualifies a registered person to be involved in the purchase and sale of municipal securities to customers, a qualification called the Municipal Securities Sales Limited Representative. However, anyone who passed the Series 7 before November 7, 2011 is grandfathered into the Municipal Securities Representative category provided the individual has kept their Series 7 license current.

For representatives whose activities are limited solely to municipal fund securities (i.e. 529 College Savings Plans and Local Government Investment Pools), the MSRB says those who pass the Series 6 exam are a “Municipal Securities Representative qualified by virtue of being a Limited Representative – Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products.”

The Series 52 is a pre-requisite exam for the Series 53 Municipal Securities Principal Exam.

The Municipal Securities Representative Qualification Exam is written by the MSRB but it is administered by FINRA who charges $180 for the pleasure of taking the Series 52. The exam contains 115 questions, each worth 1 point. The individual is given 3 and one-half hours to complete the exam, and a minimum score of 70% is needed to pass.

The exam is broken down in to 4 distinct topic areas which are weighted differently:

Municipal Securities – 57%

U.S. Government, Federal Agency and Other Financial Instruments – 4%

Economic Activity, Government Policy and the Behavior of Interest Rates – 13%

Federal Legal Considerations – 26%

For more information and a complete break-down of the topics in the exam, visit http://www.msrb.org/Rules-and-Interpretations/Professional-Qualification.aspx

New Series 82 On-Demand Study Course

We are proud to announce the release of a brand new on-demand study course for the Series 82, FINRA Limited Representative-Private Securities Offerings Qualification Exam. Continue reading

Series 82 On-Demand Study Course

We are proud to announce the release of a brand new on-demand study course for the Series 82, FINRA Limited Representative-Private Securities Offerings Qualification Exam. Earlier this year we released a brand new study guide to pair with our online exam simulator and now we are happy to further add to our product offerings with this on-demand study course.

The Series 82 On-Demand Study Course is split up into sections, to mirror the Series 82 exam outline and can be purchased as an individual product or as part of our Premium Study Package. Here is an outline of the videos that are included in our on-demand offering:

Section 1: Characteristics of Corporate Securities

Equity Securities – Stock
Debt Securities – 1
Debt Securities – 2
Other Equity Securities

Section 2: Regulation of the Market for Registered and Unregistered Securities

Types of Offerings
Investment Banking Communication
Public Offering Rules
Safe Harbors from Registration
Private Placements
Introduction to the Secondary Market
Prohibited Trading Practices

Section 3: Analyzing Corporate Securities and Investment Planning

Economics
The Income Statement
The Balance Sheet
The Cash Flow Statement

Section 4: Handling Customer Accounts and Industry Regulations

Customer Accounts
General Industry Standards
General Industry Standards – 2

About the Series 82 exam:

The Series 82 FINRA Limited Representative-Private Securities Offering Qualification Examination, qualifies an individual for the sale of private placement securities as part of a primary offering. The exam is 100 questions in length and is taken over a period of  2.5 hours; a score of 70% is required to pass the exam.

The NEW Solomon Exam Prep Guide to the Series 82 is here!

Do TACs, QIBs and PIPES give you a headache? Do you need to take the FINRA Series 82 exam? If you can answer yes to both questions, Solomon Exam Prep can help relieve your headache with our new guide to the Series 82. Continue reading

Do TACs, QIBs and PIPES give you a headache? Do you need to take the FINRA Series 82 exam? If you can answer yes to both questions, Solomon Exam Prep can help relieve your headache with our new guide to the Series 82.

The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 82 Limited Representative Private Securities Offerings Qualification Examination offers a clear, no-nonsense guide to the Series 82 exam. With detailed explanations, visual aids, and example questions, the Solomon Exam Prep Guide, in conjunction with the Solomon Series 82 Exam Simulator, will get you on track to passing the Series 82 in no time.

“The Series 82 exam is for private securities offerings in the primary market, and with the growth in private securities, we recognized that our customers needed a Series 82 guide” said Jeremy Solomon, president and founder of Solomon Exam Prep. “If you only sell private securities, why take the Series 7 (250 questions) if you can take the Series 82 (100 questions) instead?”

Solomon Exam Prep provides study materials and classes for securities and insurance licensing exams. Along with the Series 82, Solomon Exam Prep helps financial professionals study for the Series 7, 6, 63, 65, 66, 24, 26, 55, 62, 79, 99, and Life & Health Insurance exams. Solomon Exam Prep offers study guides, audio guides, exam simulators, online classes and private tutoring to help our students pass the first time. Visit our website http://solomonexamprep.com or contact us at 503-601-0212 if you would like more information about how we can help you or your employees pass these challenging and important exams!

“Thanks to Solomon Test Prep, I passed the Series 79, 7, 63 and 82 exams. Your excellent software made all the difference!”

-Constantine Valhouli, New York, NY

 “I used your materials for the Series 79, Series 82, and the Series 63 and scored all in the mid-80% range. Thanks for your help and support!”

-Carlie Headapohl, San Diego, CA

“Passed with an 88%. The practice test questions were good preparation for the actual exam. I also used a paper binder produced by another company. In comparison, Solomon’s practice test questions were much closer to the actual test.”

-Karin Lystad, Chicago, IL

“Thanks Professor Solomon! The online exam simulator guided me comfortably to a solid passing grade on my first attempt.”

-Steve Troy, New York, NY