The Series 7 examination is required for individuals who wish to sell all types of securities for FINRA/NYSE member firms, and for FINRA/NASD "general securities" member firms. The exam consists of 250 multiple choice questions (plus 10 extra "trial" questions), administered through computer using the "Proctor" system.
The FaST study program consists of material covering the following subjects:
  •     Equity Securities
  •     Debt Securities
  •     Options / Derivatives
  •     Trading Markets
  •     Customer Accounts / Margin
  •     New Issues
  •     Investment Companies / Retirement Plans
  •     Regulations
  •     Taxes / Tax Shelters
  •     Analysis
The materials are updated continuously, so that the user is assured that all topics included in the examination are included in the textbooks and software programs.                     
Available Materials:
Series 7 Book
Qty: Price: $225

This fully illustrated 2 volume text is written in a lively, informative fashion that eliminates boredom. After each section (about every 10-20 pages), simulated test questions with detailed explanations give the user immediate feedback on his level of understanding. Also included in the set are a Chapter Exams book, a Final Exams book, and a Glossary. The exams give the user a simulated test experience so there are no surprises when it is time to take the actual examination. (over 1000 pages, with over 3000 simulated examination questions with detailed explanations)
Quick 7 Study Guide
Qty: Price: $50

This guide compresses the information in the full 1000 page Series 7 Self Study Books into a 300 page summarized review of the most important points that must be known for the Series 7 exam. The topics covered include:
Quick 7 is intended as final review prior to taking the actual examination; and is not a substitute for the regular study program.
Series 7 Exam Databank
Qty: Price: $150
Databank Version:

Designed to complement our Self Study Books, the Series 7 Databank is a convenient and effective method of testing a student's overall comprehension of the material. Using Databank software prepares the candidate for the actual test by presenting practice questions of similar complexity to that of the real exam.

The program consists of tests drawn from the 10 major topics found on the actual exam. The Databank tests feature:

  •     50 quizzes - 5 for each of the 10 major topics covered on the Series 7 exam
  •     5 Midterms, covering Equities, Debt, Options, and Trading Markets
  •     5 Muni exams, covering municipal bond material drawn from Debt, Trading Markets, New Issues, Taxes, and Regulations
  •     5 Finals, covering material from all 10 major topics
  •     1300+ hyperlinked Glossary terms
  •     7 Secrets - tips for passing the exam                                                

No two tests in Databank are the same - the depth of the question pool ensures that each question the student sees is unique. All of the tests are weighted in the same manner as the material in the actual exam. Each question has a detailed explanation that not only explains which answer is correct, but also explains why the other answers are wrong for the more complex concepts.

Anyone using a printed Series 7 study program, or attending a Series 7 class, will improve their scores with the Databank.

The Series 7 Databank is available in the following versions:

       On-line - can be downloaded on up to 3 PC's (not apple/mac compatible)
       CD-Rom - System requirements:

  •     486
  •     7 MB of hard disk space
  •     Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP or Vista
  •     16 MB ram
  •     color monitor
  •     mouse

Series 7 Databank Bundle
Qty: Price: $350
Databank Version:


    Self Study Books
        Volume I
        Volume II
        Chapter Exams book
        Final Exams book
    Quick 7 Study Guide
    Series 7 Databank

Smart 7 On the Web
Qty: Price: $150

Smart 7® on the Web:

  •     eliminates need for bulky textbooks
  •     is a proven success -- each year 1000's of individuals at major FINRA/NYSE brokerage firms pass Series 7 using Smart 7®
  •     makes the most efficient use of the candidates' time, since the content delivery is dependent on user performance
  •     tailors the training experience to each user's strengths and weaknesses
  •     delivers consistent effective training at the lowest per-user cost
  •     is 100% predictive of the actual Series 7 grade

The program is divided into the same "Chapters" as our Series 7 text, and includes an online textbook that leads the user sequentially through every topic, testing the user on each major point.

The program dynamically modifies each student's learning sequence, based on the student's strengths and weaknesses. If a user is having difficulty with a major concept, he or she is presented with the information to be learned in a variety of reinforcing methods until mastery is achieved. Therefore, users who are not having problems move rapidly through the program; those that are having difficulty will move more slowly, but they will meet the minimum competency level needed to pass the examination upon successful completion of Smart 7®. We developed this learning approach by combining the most successful teaching techniques culled from 20 years of preparing students for the securities exams.

The learning material covers 1800 concepts, arranged within the 10 major areas tested on the Series 7 exam. Each concept includes:
  • practice questions with detailed explanations that not only explain which answer is correct, but also explain why the other answers are wrong for the more complex concepts
  • a Quick 7 summary - an easy-to-read condensation of the most important points tested

Other key features are:

  • mastery exams
  • Quizzes that test each of the 10 major areas
  • Midterms, covering Equities, Debt, Options, and Trading Markets
  • Finals, covering material from all 10 major areas
  • tests are weighted in the same manner as the material in the actual exam
  • detailed feedback on areas needing additional study
  • full text search capabilities through the Glossary and Quick 7
  • 7 Secrets - tips for passing the exam

System requirements:
    Microsoft Windows with Internet Explorer (version 5.02 or better)

The content for Smart 7® is constantly updated. Changes are added to the material as they become available.

The license to use Smart 7® expires one year after purchase date. In addition, if an account does not show any activity for 60 days, the account will become inactive. Should this happen, an individual account will be reactivated upon request any time during the one year license. Requests for reactivation should be sent to Please reference your order number, date of order, full name and email address when contacting support.

Smart 7 On the Web Bundle
Qty: Price: $375


    Self Study Books
        Volume I
        Volume II
        Chapter Exams book
        Final Exams book
    Quick 7 Study Guide
    Smart 7® on the Web