I found Solomon Exam Prep from a general comment that probably came from someone who works for the company. It went along the lines, "Solomon Exam Prep also has study materials for the 7" (goes to show you that inbound marketing works) I tried the STC program that most firms provide, mine included. Didn't like it, and many people on the forum that went that route mentioned they didn't feel adequately prepared for the real exam. In the STC program you can only take each quiz and practice exam 1 time. Also tried Kaplan's cheap 2 test simulation package but despised the components of the simulation, the mark for review button didn't let me go back to review the test before submitting it, and it took forever to "save" my answers before moving on to the next question. It was just a badly developed program. It wasn't improving my scores nor did it help me to better understand the material. I tried Solomon's out because it was comparable in price to Kaplan's exam simulation program but I hate Kaplan's simulator. solomon's had a larger question bank, and both provided unlimited tests which was my real requirement. Loved Solomon's exam simulator program from the start, and the Finra Concept tests combined with the simulation exams is what really improved my score. Solomon will be the only company I use to prepare for all exams I may have in the future and I highly recommend it. Solomon got a life-long repeat customer all because of a generic comment from a random forum.
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
Dear Solomon Team,
Happy to inform you that I took and passed the Series 7 this past Tuesday. I
was not able to prepare as much as I had planned, and would not recommend
someone taking the exam at the point I was at in my preparation, but the
circumstances demanded it and it worked out. The depth and breadth of material
I was able to cover with Solomon obviously played no small part. I am deeply
grateful for your partnership for both the SIE and the 7 top-off as I
transition from law practice into an RIA compliance role. This has been a big
change and your materials and support have been indispensable. I want to
particularly note that your audiobook feature is a key distinguishing factor
for me. It undoubtedly helped me absorb the material and is an ideal complement
to material that is presented in such a way as to benefit those of us who need
to learn the “why’s” in the material and not just a series of
independently-existing spontaneously-combusted facts. I’m sure both methods
work for exam takers, but Solomon excels in the former. Also, as a dad to a
half-dozen crew and an auditory learner, an audiobook format helps when your
geographic coordinates at the start of a lesson are not the same as those at
the end. Thanks again to everyone at Solomon!
Eduardo Mordujovich, Gainesville, FL
Just passed the Series 7 on the first attempt! Many questions on the FINRA exam forced me to consider scenarios from a different perspective, and the conceptual understanding the Solomon materials and study plan facilitated allowed me to apply my knowledge appropriately. If I need another license in the future, I'll rely on Solomon to help me prepare.
Dave Stakland Cambridge Investment Research Fairfield, IA
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.
My oldest son purchased your Solomon audio exam guide to pass his Series 7, and I did the same for the Series 65 exam at his recommendation. Although I am 62 and have been out of college for forty(40) years, I passed my Series 65 exam on my first try. This would NOT have been possible without your excellent study materials. Thank you! for the service you provide to all aspiring test takers where so much is on the line!
Cornell Capital Management
David Hartzell, Cornell Capital Management, New York
I studied for the Series 7, 79, and 82 with Solomon Exam Prep, and I never scored lower than a 90% on the actual exam! The Study Guides are easy to understand, and the Online Exam Simulator really prepares you. I just purchased the Series 24 Essential Package today!
Michael McGregor, Focus Bankers, Charlotte, NC
The series 7 quizzes were what made the study material the best. I just passed the series 7, it was my second time with Solomon. I Passed the SIE first attempt with their study material and it took me until the second attempt to pass the series 7 with their study material. The unlimited practice quizzes was what helped me pass. What an exciting day! I will be using them for the next 63 or 66!
Patrick Deal, Cape Securities. Frisco, TX
I passed the S7 TO first time it was introduced from last year. I have used several books and none of them could be as complete as this one. I am a living witness to the completeness of your course material. If that was not the case, I would not have passed this very difficult exam. I owe my success to your exam materials and no other book, from those I know have come close. I am going to study for the Series 66 through Solomon Exam Prep. If this can help me through, then I am sure many more people would also succeed.
Stalin Miki, Bankerslife, Miami, FL
Thank you so much Solomon Prep for helping me to be able to successfully pass all three of my exams (SIE, Series 7 and Series 66) in a relatively short period of time. The exam packages were excellent! I will continue to refer people to your amazing program!
Jessica Macci, Goldman Sachs. Albany, NY
Solomon exam prep materials are the best! I have passed the SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 in less than 12 months using their materials. Their products are fantastic! The practice exams are excellent, and the probability calculator is spot on. I followed the provided customized study plan and took practice exams (over 20 lol) until my probability calculator was in the green (indicating a higher probability of passing) and the rest is history. There are no shortcuts. You must put in the work and stay disciplined, but the Solomon program WORKS and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to anyone looking for amazing, comprehensive study materials to prepare for industry examinations.
Brandon Collins, Benchmark. Memphis, TN
Just passed the series 7 today! Solomon was a huge help, as I used the practice exams exclusively. When preparing for this exam, make sure to allocate ~70% of your time on compliance, opening accounts etc. Looking forward to passing the series 66. I will continue using Solomon!
Blake Rossman, True Wealth Financial Partners. Fircrest, WA
I am still so giddy that I passed my Series 7 on 1/31. I truly cannot believe it. I took the 7 three times in 2019 utilizing Kaplan study materials and didn't feel good going into the tests any of the times. So shockingly I failed all three times by a lot. My highest score was a 68%. I used Solomon for my 51 in September (passed on the first try) so I thought I could try it for my 7 even though it is the hardest securities test I have taken. I felt so good going into the testing center and I passed!!! I am so grateful to have found your materials. They have been incredibly helpful and I am able to understand all the material covered in the books. I still am in shock that I passed. Now off to the 24!
Briana Turner, Cambridge Investment Research. Virginia Beach, VA
When I was studying Series 7 TOP OFF, I enjoy reading everyone's reviews. It was another way of encouraging me. Thank you Solomon, help me pass my 7 ! I followed the four weeks schedule, didn't do anything more or less. Jeremy contacted me and share me with his strategy. I really appreciated it! Solomon helped me pass 63 two years ago. I am buying my s65 now! Thank you again for all your help!
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 passing.
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
Solomon Exam Prep helped me pass the Series SIE, 63, 65 and 7 exams. The study materials are easy to understand and practice exams were very helpful, especially with the passing probability to gauge my exam readiness. The instructor for all web classes were really worth it as I could get directly answers for my questions. I couldn't have pass these exams without Solomon's help. Thank you!
Thanks to Solomon I was able to pass the SIE, Series 7, and Series 63, great study material if you put the hours in!
Xavier Mata, Cabrera Capital Markets. Chicago, IL
Within a few months, I passed the SIE, Series 7, 63, 65, & 79 exams all on the first try using Solomon Exam Prep. This material will prepare you for the actual exam. I will say in many instances the practice exams are more difficult than the actual exam. Solomon and the various tracking metrics will more than help you prepare for the rigors of exam day. I highly recommend the practice exams and ability to dive back in to review weak areas. I will continue to use their products and services in the future.
Andrew Ezzat, Bank of America. Tampa, FL.
A more recent update after taking my Series 7 exam: Within one year of joining the financial industry, Solomon materials have gotten me a 100%, 4 for 4 pass rate with the SIE, S6, 63 and S7 all completed within 10 months. Once again, the materials and practice tests prepared me for the S7 exam better than I could've imagined. I will continue to refer people to Solomon, as the material, customer service, and whole experience has been unmatched.
Alex Coyne, Northwestern Mutual. Pensacola, FL
Solomon Exam Prep materials are head and shoulders above any other company's products. I have purchased several other companies' materials and found that when it came time to take the crucial step of practice exams, every other company's answer explanations simply were too brief to be truly educational, or worse, sometimes contradictory to the text. That is when I turned to Solomon Exam Prep. After purchasing their materials, an actual team member emailed me almost every other day to ask how I was doing with my studying and offered assistance if I had questions. With this kind of support, you aren't trying to climb the mountain of becoming licensed alone! Finally, the owner also contacted me several times to thank me for my purchase and to check on my progress. There is no other company out there doing business in this exemplary way. Please be kind to yourself and START with Solomon Exam Prep materials for the BEST of success!
Rebecca Spadafore - Financial Advisor, LPL Financial. Meadville/Erie Area, PA SIE, Series 7, Series 66
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
Just passed my Series 7 using Solomon Exam Prep! Have used Solomon for my Series 79 as well. Both study programs are excellent and felt well prepared sitting for my exams. Would recommend to others in the industry.
Natasha Trilli, Ocean Park. Houston, TX
Thank you...thank you. I took my Series 7 yesterday and passed....1st try. Read the whole book 3 times. My system was to go through and answer the questions I was positive about. Good guess at the others and park them for review. The hardest part is trying to understand what they are actually asking. This way I wasn’t bogged down and stressed being stuck on a question. Second time around go through all those parked questions...digging deeper...checking my calculations etc. again parking the ones that totally stumped me. Third time around....educated guesses and what seemed to make sense. Also, on my way there, I was picturing myself in the room....sitting at the computer (yes, I took a dry run to see the inside). It took that part of the unknown out of the equation. Be prepared for the masks and Covid precautions. Any options questions, as tricky as they make them, I would look at my charts and was able to make sense of what they were asking. Finished the test in record time. Being prepared gave me the confidence to get through it. Many thanks Lorraine
Lorraine Harrod, PNC, Lewes, DE
In preparation for the Series 7, I began with Kaplan. I tested and did not pass. I then switched to STC materials. I tested and did not pass. I then switched to Solomon and passed! I also used Solomon for the 63 and passed the first time. I highly recommend Solomon's test preparation materials. The question bank was far more extensive than the others and I definitely felt better prepared using Solomon.
Kara S, CLS, Carrollton, TX
After a lengthy absence from the securities industry, I again needed to get licensed. With the great help of Solomon, I did the SIE, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 82, in just over 5 months. The materials are comprehensive and I would recommend reading it all at least twice. Have realistic goals and meet them. Don't take too many days off as the quicker you learn the material the less likely your are to forget the initial stuff. I found the "Ask the Professor" feature to be particularly helpful (and responsive!). I hope I don't need further exams any time soon but, if I do, I will use Solomon.
Shawn Sullivan Charlestowne Securities Darien, CT
I have taken and passed the SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 using this amazing Solomon study program. Each time, I felt prepared for the exam and confident in my answers. Solomon's study structure and varying mediums of study make it interactive and easy to learn.. It's an amazing deal for the tools received. I would highly recommend this program!
Abbigayle Hanoch, LPL Financial. Ventura, NM
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
Thank you so much for your great study materials! I have used you to pass my Series 6, 63 and most recently my Series 7 all on the first try. The practice exams and video lectures were great and extremely helpful. Will definitely be using your study material for any future exams and will recommend you to other people
Louis Orsatti, NY LIFE Securities, Boston, MA
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
I would not have passed the Series 7 top off without the Solomon materials. The structure of the questions was the closest out of all the programs I tried and their customer support is top notch. I will definitely be back! Thank you!!
Lauren J, Westlake, TX
Completing the Series 7 was a requirement for my current position. After seeing the material and dedication Solomon Exam Prep put into the SIE material, I knew Solomon’s material would be perfect for me again. I had access to STC material and tried to go through it first but it was too content heavy and at certain points, very confusing. I decided to move back over to Solomon for the 7 and was blown away yet again by how great the material is. Solomon has figured out how to properly prepare people for this exam in my opinion. Solomon Exam Prep focuses on teaching the concept rather than bogging you down with so much material. THAT IS SO HELPFUL! Of course the material is important but it’s extensive. After using Solomon Exam Prep for the Series 7, I was able to fully understand the concepts which made it so much easier to select the best questions on the exams. All the other training programs bury you deep with content, which makes it almost impossible to understand the concepts. If you get questions on the exam that you have not seen before, only knowing specific material will not help you. But if you understand the concepts (like Solomon Exam Prep helped me do) you can break down the question and find the best answer based on your understanding of the concept as a whole. That’s a much better method and Solomon Exam Prep has figured this out! I strongly suggest buying the study guide. You won’t regret it!
Jared M. Albany, New York
Thank you Solomon! I was able to pass the SIE, 7, 63 and 24 in a relatively short time period. The practice exams with answers really helped and when I had a question for The Professor, I always received a quick and accurate response. Solomon is definitely the way to go.
Seth Schader, CCO, Mercer Island, WA
I had a super rough go passing this (Series 7) exam due to a number of personal circumstances, but on my third attempt, I finally passed, with 30 minutes to spare! After my second failed attempt (I failed by ONE question), I spoke to Jeremy Solomon on the phone and via email, and he provided me with some strategies to help me pass the exam once and for all. I focused heavily on rereading the study guide, and teaching concepts to my spouse so that I wasn’t just learning the information, but really understanding it to the point where I could teach it to someone else. The exam simulators are super helpful, but don’t overdo it… this really isn’t the kind of test where you can only learn by doing practice questions. Re-watching the video lectures was very helpful for me as well. I also recommend making flash cards for memorization purposes. If you fail like me, don’t give up - perseverance (and more studying) will get you to the finish line!
Molly Magnuson, CBIZ Retirement & Investment Solutions. Kansas City, MO
Solomon is the BEST!!! Passed the Series 7 on the first try. The lessons are videos and lessons are good. The practice exams are EXCELLENT. Focus on options and muni's. Load up on practice exams and you will be fine. Thank you Solomon!!!
Brandon Collins, Benchmark. Memphis, TN
Jeremy, I passed the Series 7 yesterday with an 87% using only your book and online practice tests. Thanks!
Aaron Johnson, Humble, TX