Series 79 — FINRA Investment Banking Representative Qualification Examination

The FINRA Investment Banking Representative Exam (Series 79) qualifies you to advise on and/or facilitate debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, financial restructurings, and more. The Series 79 is designed for junior-level bankers, but it is one of the most difficult securities exams. To take the Series 79 exam, you must be employed and sponsored by a FINRA-member firm. You must also pass the co-requisite Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam to obtain the Series 79 qualification. Read more Series 79 FAQs.

Solomon Exam Prep’s innovative study system has helped thousands pass their securities exams. Explore Solomon’s Series 79 study materials below and get started on your path to becoming an Investment Banking Representative!

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  • RECOMMENDED STUDY TIME: 80-100 hours
  • EXAM LENGTH: 85 questions
  • EXAM TIME: 2 hours & 30 minutes
  • PASSING SCORE: 73%
  • TAKING EXAM: Testing is done via Prometric
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Study Guide
ONLINE STUDY GUIDE

The Solomon Series 79 Study Guide, written in clear easy-to-understand language, contains the information you need to know to pass your exam. Comprehensive and continually updated, the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide has helped thousands pass their exam. The Study Guide contains charts, graphs and practice questions, as well as a glossary of key terms.

To see a sample of the online Study Guide, click here.

The Solomon Series 79 Study Guide, written in clear easy-to-understand language, contains the information you need to know to pass your exam. Comprehensive and continually updated, the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide has helped thousands pass their exam. The Study Guide contains charts, graphs and practice questions, as well as a glossary of key terms.

The Study Guide is available in your online Solomon account (this digital guide requires Internet connection and is not downloadable).

To see a sample of the online Study Guide, click here. 

If you'd like a physical book, a hard copy upgrade is available (shipping & handling will apply) that contains the same content as the online version in your Solomon account.

To see a sample of the hard copy Study Guide, click here

Please note: This sample of the hard copy is in PDF form to show the look of the hard copy only, but Solomon Study Guides are not available as PDFs.

Exam Simulator
EXAM SIMULATOR

Designed to work with the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide, the Solomon Series 79 Exam Simulator offers thousands of practice questions so you can hone, track and assess your knowledge. Once you’ve read the Study Guide, the Exam Simulator allows you to use and practice what you've learned. Comes with Pass Probability™, Solomon’s industry-leading AI technology that measures your readiness to pass your exam.

Sample a free demo of our Series 79 Online Exam Simulator here!

Designed to work with the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide, the Solomon Series 79 Exam Simulator offers thousands of practice questions so you can hone, track and assess your knowledge. Once you’ve read the Study Guide, the Exam Simulator allows you to use and practice what you’ve learned.

The 180-day subscription to the Solomon Series 79 Exam Simulator offers:

• Over 2,000 original Series 79 practice questions with robust rationales which clearly explain why a specific answer is correct

• Questions updated continually to keep up with regulatory and industry changes

• Self-assessment tools that helps you identify areas that require more study

• Pass Probability™ technology calculates the probability that you will pass your test

• An unlimited number of 20-question quizzes based on the FINRA exam sections  

• An unlimited number of 85-question untimed practice exams with immediate answer feedback

• An unlimited number of 85-question timed practice exams

Exam simulator subscriptions are limited to one individual.

Sample a free demo of our Series 79 Online Exam Simulator here!
Video Lectures
VIDEO LECTURE

The Solomon Series 79 Video Lecture highlights the most important and heavily-tested exam topics. Join Solomon Exam Prep professors as they review the need-to-know information in this clear, easy-to-understand, training course. This 8-hour recorded course walks you through the most critical Series 79 concepts. 

The Solomon Series 79 Video Lecture highlights the most important and heavily-tested exam topics. Join Solomon Exam Prep professors as they review the need-to-know information in this clear, easy-to-understand, training course. This 8-hour recorded course walks you through the most critical Series 79 concepts.

Lectures are peppered with practice questions to help you use what you are learning.

The Series 79 Video Lecture is available through the Solomon website and can be accessed via computer or mobile device. Video lecture subscriptions are for 180 days.

Audiobook
AUDIOBOOK

If you like to listen, the Solomon Series 79 Audiobook offers you the perfect way to study for your exam while you’re commuting, working out or doing the dishes! The Solomon Series 79 Audiobook is a 15.9-hour audio recording of the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide. The guide is written in clear easy-to-understand language and contains the information you need to know to pass your exam. 


If you like to listen, the Solomon Series 79 Audiobook offers you the perfect way to study for your exam while you’re commuting, working out or doing the dishes! The Solomon Series 79 Audiobook is a 15.9-hour audio recording of the Solomon Series 79 Study Guide. The guide is written in clear easy-to-understand language and contains the information you need to know to pass your exam.

The Solomon Series 79 Audiobook is a verbatim reading of the Solomon Series 79  Study Guide, "The Solomon Exam Prep Guide to the Securities Industry Essentials—2nd Edition."

The Solomon Series 79 Audiobook is a great companion to the Series 79 Online Exam Simulator, the online testing application that helps you assess how well you are learning and retaining the information. 

  Available in the following formats:

  • Streaming Audio + Instant MP3 download


MP3 files are compatible with all major MP3 players, including but not limited to: iPods, iTunes, Zune, Sony, MP3 CD Players, MP3 Walkman, Windows Media Player and QuickTime.

(Note for iPod, iPhone, and iPad users: MP3 files must be downloaded to a computer and added to iTunes before being transferred to your device.)

To listen to a sample click  here.

Flashcards
FLASHCARDS

Learn key definitions and concepts on the Series 79 exam with the digital Solomon Series 79 flashcards! The perfect supplement to our industry-leading Series 79 study materials, the Solomon Series 79 flashcard pack will help you learn foundational securities industry definitions and concepts with ease.

Learn key definitions and concepts on the Series 79 exam with Solomon Exam Prep Series 79 exam digital flashcards! The perfect supplement to our industry-leading Series 79 study materials, the Solomon Series 79 flashcard pack will help you learn foundational securities industry definitions and concepts with ease.

  • Over 680 digital definition cards featuring clear, easy-to-understand definitions
  • Over 940 true-false cards that feature important Series 79 exam facts
  • All cards can be organized by chapter, so you can test yourself, as you move through the Solomon study materials
  • Rating feature allows user to customize deck for targeted learning
  • Turn on text-to-speech and listen while you learn
  • Available on Solomon Exam Prep apps for on-the-go learning

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT SOLOMON'S FINRA INVESTMENT BANKING REPRESENTATIVE QUALIFICATION EXAMINATION

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.

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Pass Probability™ is Solomon Exam Prep’s industry-leading AI technology that measures your readiness to pass your securities exam – based on the performance of thousands of Solomon students.

Once you take five Solomon practice exams in the Exam Simulator, the Solomon Pass Probability tool calculates the probability that you will pass your test. You will receive a score between 0% – 100%.
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Refine your Exam Simulator practice with detailed exam results. Solomon reports analyze which topics you’re strong in and which require more study so that you can focus your attention on the subjects that need your attention the most.
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This Exam Simulator feature makes it easy to review the questions you’ve gotten wrong on quizzes and exams. The interactive review is untimed, ungraded and you receive immediate feedback on your answers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SERIES 79
  • What does the Series 79 qualify me to do?

    A Series 79 license qualifies an individual to advise on or facilitate debt or equity offerings through a private placement or public offering or to advise or facilitate mergers or acquisitions, tender offers, financial restructurings, asset sales, divestitures or other corporate reorganizations or business combination transactions. The Series 79 proves one of the most difficult exams offered by FINRA, even for the most experienced students.

  • How long should I prepare for the Series 79 exam?

    We recommend studying 80-100 hours over a six-week period.

  • Do I need to be sponsored by a FINRA member firm to take the Series 79?

    Yes. To take the Series 79, you must be “associated with a member” which means you must be employed and sponsored by a FINRA member firm. Also, your employer has to approve your registration for the FINRA “Limited Representative -- Investment Banker” registration category. The member organization must file form U-4 on behalf of the registrant and pay the fee. Once your application has been accepted, FINRA will give you a 120-day “window” to schedule and take your exam. 

  • Where and when can I take the Series 79 exam?

    Like other securities exams, you take the Series 79 at FINRA’s testing vendor: Prometric

    You can take the test daily, excluding holidays. Not all testing centers are open Sundays. 

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EXAM SIMULATOR

Number of Questions10
Time DurationUntimed
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Percentage required to pass73%

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