7/6/16

Taking the series 86 in a couple weeks. Have heard from a few people it can be a challenging test to pass. Any advice from past test takers? Using STC study materials as of now, hoping those are sufficient to pass. Appreciate the help!

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7/7/16

The STC materials are plenty sufficient in my experience. It's probably a bit harder than the others one you had to take (assuming you're already done with 7 and 63), but that's not saying very much. Just read the material and do the practice problems and you should be fine. Don't wing it though - it'd suck to stumble on what is a pretty easy hurdle in the grand scheme of things.

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7/7/16

STC materials were terrible IMO, best bet is to take their practice tests multiple times but try not to memorize answers on them. If a topic/question seems confusing look it up in the readings but i wouldn't waste your time reading through everything. The key to this test is just accepting the way they do it (calculations/rationale) and moving on, don't argue/fight it or you will get bogged down.

7/14/16

Passed this today but not by much. Was scoring mid 80s on STC practice tests and scored a 75. Nonetheless happy to have it over with. On to the 87 now...any separate advice for that exam? Thanks as always

7/14/16

Passing is passing, that's all that matters for these exams!

87 was significantly easier. Took me a day and half to prep and I scored in the low 90s. I actually read all of the STC material for that one then took a few mocks.

Go crush it.

2/27/17

Hey, you took the test recently. Do you have any specific advice for someone about to take it within the next 2 weeks? I am currently averaging a 70 on practice and still have a few more tests to do. Were tests 5&6 the best prep? I'd sincerely appreciate any advice you have!

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2/27/17

Hey, you took the test recently. Do you have any specific advice for someone about to take it within the next 2 weeks? I am currently averaging a 70 on practice and still have a few more tests to do. Were tests 5&6 the best prep? I'd sincerely appreciate any advice you have!

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