Series 86 prep guidance, PLEASE!!!!


I would really appreciate if someone can share any tips they have or even your experience about your recent series 86 exam.
I have my exam next week and I am literally freaking out. I took 6 practice tests from STC material and scored 74% average (65-79%) on my first attempts. I have read that people who got late 80 to early 90 in practice tests still failed and I am terrified. I would appreciate any help!


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Aug 19, 2019 - 5:36pm
WSO Monkey Bot, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Apr 6, 2022 - 10:56pm

Outside of the video lectures for STC S86 Material, does going through the textbook really help or should I just go straight to the practice tests?

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:07pm
Nofunleague, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Though people complain about the stc material I thought it was fair. They key here is to actually understand how to get to the answer conceptually and then work the formulas. If you just try memorizing it will be much more difficult (I.e trying to get to P/E or other multiples with different bits of information) Also I didn't get above 80% on the practice exams. Keep going at it

Aug 26, 2019 - 9:18pm
Benny123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for responding, nofunleague!

I am trying to understand the concepts by going over their explanations over and over. I am taking the exam in a couple of days so not much time left. Hope it goes well.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 9:20pm
Benny123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes, I passed. Just make sure you go through all the practice tests and the explanations that have been provided and you should be ok. Studying for 87 now. Has anyone taken series 87 here? I would really appreciate any advice on that.

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:53pm
Benny123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes, going through STC for 87 as well. I think I would need to skip the book and follow what you said, don't have much time left. Thanks for your advice!

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