I am selling the textbook that came with my series 79 package that I purchased recently. A co-worker had already given me hers so I never touched my copy, it was definitely key in my exam prep (I passed the first time by a lot if that helps you decide if you need the book or not).
14 May 2018
I was just notified by my boss that I am going to have to take the Series 79. I have been working in the real estate capital markets/finance area for 5 years and do not see a major use for the license; but someone in the office needs to hold the certification and that responsibility fell on me. I was hoping to see if the forum had some insight into best study materials (I am planning on using STC), best study practices, strategies, or other resources to provide to me and other monkeys prepping for this exam. I also was told by a close friend who is a lender and recently passed the 79 to take
17 Aug 2017
Hi Guys, Took S79 yesterday using Knopman, I was scored high 80s in the last 3 Knopman tests and fell short by about 18 questions on the real test. I am thinking of using STC practice questions now and bare in mind I barely had any Knopman questions on the test. I already have S7 and S63 registrations, S79 is the last one I need. Do you guys think using STC is better next time? Thanks-
23 Jan 2017
Valued at several hundred dollars, I am selling my Series 63 book for $50 and my Series 79 Binder plus class notes for $120. I have passed both exams and no longer need the materials. I live and work in Manhattan - PM me if interested.
08 Jun 2015
Fellow WSOers, I am a junior undergrad at a non-target college trying to get into IB. I have the ability to be sponsored by a small FA shop for any exam I want to take. Would having a Series 79 under my belt help me get into IB quicker than peers, or would it be a waste of time and money? Thanks guys.
10 Jun 2015
Hi all- just started as an analyst, need to pass 7, 63 and 79 within 90 days. Any advice on the order in which I should take the tests and how much time I should allow myself to study? I'm working 60-80 hours/week. Also, testing material company suggestions a plus. Thanks a lot! How to Pass the Series Exams? Our users share their advice on testing order and offer details about the different exams below. Please check out Licensing for Dummies for more detail on different Series exams. User @mperit01", an equity research associate, shared advice on testing order and materials: [quote "mperit01 -
27 Aug 2012
Selling Knopman and STC study materials for both the Series 79 and Series 63. Only the books, no online access, but books are plenty enough to get you prepared for the exams. Can ship to you or meet you in NYC if local. PM me for price. To reiterate: 1. Series 79 Knopman Study Guide 2. Series 63 Knopman Study Guide 3. Series 79 STC Study Guide 4. Series 63 STC Study Guide All in perfect condition with no writing / brand new.
15 Jun 2013
I have a very detailed outline that I'm going to make available to the forum. Either through a editable gdoc or through a personal wiki. Frankly, we all spend way too much time studying / preparing for the exact same things. I'm hoping that a few people will taking it upon themselves to improve upon this outline as they study. I'll post the links later today (whichever route I decide). Email me for edit permission.
23 Mar 2011
Seeing as there have been a few recent posts about the NASD/FINRA Licensing exams, I thought it would be prudent to discuss them with you guys, since most of you monkeys looking for full-time employment on the street will need to take them in some way, shape or form. Very simply, the licensing exams are a necessity across the board for almost everything you do on the Sell-Side. If you work for a broker/dealer or for a firm that inventories their own assets you might need a license. If you're in sales and trading or do equity research, you will need it. If you're doing any sort of client
15 Jan 2011
I'm nearing the end of my first year as an analyst at a bank and we're required to pass the Series 79 by June 30. What has everybody's experience been who has taken it? I'm studying the STC materials / doing the practice tests. Hopefully that will be enough. It's really hard to cram studying in between work though, so I'm a little worried. Any advice for studying / getting ready that anybody has I'd appreciate. Thanks
08 Apr 2010
Subject line says it all. Working full time in IB and need to schedule the exams. want to get them out of the way asap, but don't want to cut myself short on study time and fail. How long do I need for each? If it helps, I took econ/finance courses in college, and I self-studied the gmat for two weeks and got a 770 Thanks in advance for any advice
13 May 2011
I'm a first year analyst at a BB I-bank, and I missed training due to issues with my work Visa. I finally got everything squared away, but I was told that I will need to pass the Series 79 test. I was sent a study book by Securities Training Corporation, but since I didn't attend any of the training sessions I'm asking for help on how to study for the test. Should I just go through the whole book and memorize everything? Are there certain sections I should focus on more than others? Any help you guys could provide would be helpful, as I would like to pass this test on the first go.
06 Oct 2010
Hi, I understand there are tons of threads on the Series 79, all of which I had a chance to read through. I've been using both Knopman & STC materials and have taken practice tests from both. I am scoring approximately 73-79 on the Knopman and ~70 on STC. Could anyone provide input on the similarity between the practice exams and actual (in terms of difficulty and any other insight? I've heard varying accounts from coworkers and would like to make sure I'm track to pass. Essentially some of the threads providing opinions on the above were in ~2010, so wanted a more recent assessment. Thanks
06 Feb 2014
I probably foolishly spent too much time working on the firm's training materials for the actual finance part of the program and now I have only one week to study for the 79. Is it as daunting as the threads from 2010 claim? We're going to a firm-sponsored class all week, and I will obviously spend a lot of time practicing at night after class too... Is there any hope?
29 Jul 2012
Anyone want to buy Series 79 prep materials? I have a brand new set of Knopman Financial Training materials for sale including: - Series 79 Limited Representative - Investment Banking License Exam Manual (over 450 pages) - A book of 6 Practice Final Exams (over 1000 practice questions, according to Knopman's website) - Exhibit Book The materials have never been used. I ended up with an extra set from a friend who quit his IB job for a late job offer from Google. Figured I would give you guys the first chance to buy it. The material costs $350 if you buy straight from Knopman, I'm asking for $200+shipping or best offer. If I get multiple people willing to buy, I'll sell to the highest bidder. Here's the website: http://www.knopman.com/series79.html PM if you're interested.
03 Jul 2010
I am starting at a BB in a few weeks as a new associate out of bschool and was wondering if anyone would recommend studying for the Series 79 and/or 63 before I start. I know I'll have time and resources to study in training but have any of you regretted waiting until then to study for it?
28 Jun 2010
I just took the Series 79 and got a 90% on it. Normally that means I would be getting trashed right now, but I accidentally wrote a calculation on the Exhibit handout instead of on the scratch paper. When I turned it in the proctor made a huge deal about it and said that she would have to report this. Also, the test was taken at Pearson's in a video monitored room, so they probably have a video of me writing the calculation down to prove that I wasn't cheating or anything. To throw in a little more color, the old bitch was grinning when she told me, largely because I gave her a dirty look for bumping into me. Basically she got really offended. "Suh, you betta watch where you goin'" Is this going to result in me having to retake?
06 Aug 2011
Has anyone tried Solomon Exam Prep's training material for the Series 79 exam (or any other license exam)? If so, what did you think and would you recommend it to others? Thanks guys
11 Aug 2010
Hey all, I am looking for a way to get sponsored for the Series 79 & Series 63 exams because I'm trying to get an Analyst position in M&A. I have finance experience and want to get 79 & 63 licenses to improve my chances of landing an I-Banking Analyst position. Anyone here know a firm that sponsors even if you aren't employed withe them? Thanks
27 Mar 2011
I have STC Series 79 and 63 books in mint condition as well as PDF/exam factsheet/online exams/practice questions available until June 2015. Also have Knopman Series 79 with online exams access. Let me know if you are interested in buying: p r c h o h a n at gmail dot com. Thanks.
28 Sep 2014
I have some questions about banking. I'm considering the industry because VC sounds like a potential career for me in the next ten years and I have heard that banking or consulting is the route prior to VC. Quick background: I work at a BB PWM firm in Los Angeles and have my Series 7 and am taking my Series 66 soon. Questions: -What is the recommended route to get into a banking analyst program/entry-level analyst position if I have only have PWM experience (two summer analyst positions and my current position, all at BBs)?
03 Nov 2010
Looking to sell the above material, i have until the YE on Knopman and until September on STC. I have questions and all the other supplemental material it comes with for both and also have the book for STC, if you would like, I can mail it you. Thanks-
22 May 2017
I bought my materials last summer and passed the 63 last July and 79 this March. My online logins expired, but selling the textbooks Series 63 - STC book for $25 (retail $125). The book is highlighted and underlined. Series 79 - Knopman book $150 OBO (retail $655). 400 pgs, has less than 5% of underlining, highlights, and notes (we can meet in Chicago downtown to avoid shipping costs if you're in the area)
27 Apr 2017
I need print study guide to Series 79 ASAP. Must receive by Oct 17 and I will pay fedex charges. Will consider any of the primary study manuals.
09 Oct 2011
Knopman Series 79 study materials are hands-down better than STC materials. They cover all of the Series 79 content in great detail. I just took the exam and passed with ease thanks to the way Knopman prepared me. The package costs $360 brand new, but I am willing to sell it for less. The manual and exhibit book are in perfect condition and nothing has been written in them. Please email me if you are interested: [email protected]. Package includes: - Study manual - Exhibit book - Online practice exams (username and password will be provided) - Extensive 11-hour online course with Powerpoint slides (extremely helpful) - Additional exams in PDF format - Supplemental materials
16 Mar 2011
Two offers. I got laid off at my last job after I finished the 79 but before I could take the 63. Shit happens. The offer I'm taking is a market risk associate-level position; interestingly enough, the offer letter states that "Based on your expected job functions, the Firm has determined that you must transfer the Series 79 registration as appropriate for your role...Furthermore, we have agreed that this offer is predicated on your ability to be properly licensed for the offered position". Why would they use this kind of language? I am skeptical as to how the license could or would be
05 May 2016
Hi All: I'm selling my Knopman S63 & S79 materials. I've posted all of the details in a Craigslist ad (note, I'm located in Chicago). Link is here... http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bks/3168570936… Contact me via Craigslist or WSO and I'm happy to answer any questions. This is my first post but I've utilized WSO numerous times throughout my banking career. I look forward to interacting with the community and hope to be an active contributor/member.
07 Aug 2012
Monkeys, Im racking my brain on this one. This is a practice question for the Series 79, I do not own this question. Q: An individual is LEAST likely to owe a duty of trust with regard to material information in which of the following situations? A. Corporate information is communicated to him by a spouse B. He has assured the communicating party that the information will be kept confidential C. The information was learned while he was meeting with a client of his employer D. The information was shared by a neighbor who is CEO of a corporation, and because you have earned his trust, he regularly shares confidential information with you What do you guys think?
27 Oct 2011