For the first time in its history, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is offering an introductory-level exam that doesn’t require sponsorship from a member-firm.
The SIE exam is FINRA’s way of introducing a new generation to the securities industry. Passing the SIE proves to potential employers that an individual knows and understands the basics of the world of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs. It’s also the requirement for anyone who will want to become registered so it’s quickly becoming the industry standard to take the exam before applying for jobs.
Passing the SIE shows potential employers that students:
- Are serious about a career in the financial services industry
- Have completed a co-requisite for a relevant Series exams
- Have mastered the basics of the securities industry
The only requirement to take the SIE is that the candidate is over 18 years old. Results are valid for four years so students can take the exam well before graduation.
Having the SIE on a resume can increase a student’s chance of landing a desirable internship or first job after graduation.
Solomon can tailor its SIE curriculum to fit any course. Most colleges and universities choose to incorporate Solomon in the following ways:
Solomon provides all necessary materials required to offer a course for a quarter, trimester or semester
Complete lesson plans offered as a mini-course between terms and structured for allotted time
As Part of a Current Course
Lesson plans offered as a sub-section of an existing class, such as a Finance or Capital Markets Course
Student Self-Study Program
Includes customized informational materials for a specific program and a dedicated partner page where students sign up to receive a significant discount on SIE materials
There are no expenses beyond the cost of student materials.
For an instructor-led SIE course, complimentary instructor tools are included.
Digital Study Guide (hard copy option available) [Sample]
Includes detailed explanations, visual study aids, example questions, and end-of-chapter review questions.
Online Exam Simulator [Sample]
Contains unlimited quizzes and exams. Built-in interactive review allows students to narrow down weak areas.
A verbatim reading of the Study Guide that can be streamed or downloaded.
Video Lecture [Sample]
A narrated PowerPoint slideshow that provides students with an overview of the essential concepts of each chapter.
Nearly 600 cards featuring clear, easy to understand definitions of the exam’s most important terms.
Ask the (Solomon) Professor
A question submission function that enables students and instructors to ask content questions. Responses are provided by real Solomon Exam Prep professors within one business day.
A simple webpage where instructors and administrators can track courses and monitor student progress. Built-in student assessment tools allows for easy grading and effective student support.
PowerPoint slides sourced from the Solomon SIE Video Lecture for in-class use.
Instructor Quizzes and Exams
Special end of chapter quizzes and final exam with questions reserved solely for assessment.
Custom Study Schedule
Study schedule tailored for a specific course, based on length and instructor needs. Schedules include recommendations for how much material should be covered in each class meeting.
Founded by Karen Solomon (Ph.D., University of Chicago) and Jeremy Solomon (MBA, Wharton), Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of students pass their series exams.
Developed by professors with real world experience in the classroom, Solomon’s SIE course features individualized student and instructor support, and high pass rates.
Join colleges such as the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Adelphi University, Seton Hall University, University of California-Berkley, Ohio Dominican University, and University of Dallas in partnering with Solomon.
"UNO implemented Solomon Exam Prep's SIE study materials in 2018 with great success. The content fit seamlessly into our Financial Markets course, replacing a stuffy textbook with practical knowledge in a format fit for today's students. Coming out of a course ready to pass the SIE Exam gives our students an incredible leg up in a competitive job market.
Solomon's materials are clear, well-written, and provide students with a wide variety of helpful tools that maximize learning. The user-friendly administrative portal makes back-end faculty work a breeze, with plenty of options to analyze student performance. Altogether, it is a robust system that promotes learning and is a joy to interact with.
Perhaps most importantly, Solomon Exam Prep is always there to help and is remarkably responsive to our needs. We are thrilled to partner with Solomon Exam Prep for our Financial Markets course and look forward to working with them in the future!"
— Ray LeBlanc, University of Nebraska-Omaha