Series 7 Top-Off Exam

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Has anyone taken the Series 7 Top-Off exam? I realize it is less than a month old, was curious if anyone has taken it yet and can provide some useful advice on the exam. Top-Off is the post Oct 1st 2018 exam, assuming you have passed the pre-req exam. Any advice helps, or useful links about the test. There is not much out there given how new it is.

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Oct 23, 2018

I have not taken it but am currently studying for it. Would love to hear some experiences if there is anyone out there that has taken it.

Oct 28, 2018

I'll be taking it in the next few weeks and will be able to report back after passing! Don't know why I need it (should be taking the 79 instead) but compliance said 7 so here we are.

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Nov 16, 2018

Update: passed first try. Lots of options, taxation of options, and suitability

Jan 24, 2019

Thanks! I am also interested in hearing about this. What materials did you utilize for the Series 7 top off? Kaplan Text/QBank, STC.

Appreciate it.

Jan 25, 2019

Read through the Kaplan textbook twice, once thoroughly all sections, then focused on the tougher concept sections. Answered 1800 of the 2k+ practice questions and many exams. Felt extremely prepared. Unfortunately or not the new top-off 7 went into effect before I could sign up for the old one which was more broad / easier. Really drill down on the technical sections / suitability / munis (if you don't work in the space).

Prep time - one month of weekends & an hour or so a day depending on work capacity. Get to high 70s/low 80s on the practice exams & you should be good to go.

Good luck!

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Jan 24, 2019

Thanks! I am also interested in hearing about this. What materials did you utilize for the Series 7 top off? Kaplan Text/QBank, STC.

Appreciate it.

Jun 16, 2019
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