If you're looking for a comprehensive Phoenix SIE prep course to make it easier to study for the exam, Varsity Tutors provides one of the best options on the market. The SIE (or Securities Industries Essentials Exam) is a standardized test taken by individuals interested in working in the securities industry. It covers a broad swath of topics financial professionals need to understand, including the types of financial products (including associated risks), the role of various regulatory agencies, and prohibited practices. The exam is offered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is the first step toward earning a securities-trading license, though you must also pass a qualification exam appropriate for your specific field, such as the Series 7 exam if you're interested in trading.
While you need to be registered with a FINRA member firm before you can take a qualification exam, you can take the SIE while you're still attending a local school such as Ottawa University - Arizona or Arizona University. Many students opt to take the SIE as soon as possible in order to demonstrate their commitment to prospective employers. Continue reading to learn more about how we can help you prepare for this difficult test.
What topics can I review in a Phoenix SIE course?
The SIE consists of 75 multiple-choice questions given over an hour and 45 minutes, which means that time management is just as important as your academic knowledge. If you're feeling stumped, it may be better to take a guess and move on rather than trying to puzzle it out for an extended period of time. Your instructor may give you practice exams so that you can experience what the time available feels like firsthand, making it easier to budget your time on exam day.
Likewise, FINRA is notorious for including deceptively worded questions that can trick you into choosing an incorrect response even if you understand the underlying material. Taking practice tests can help you identify these tricky questions for what they are and answer them appropriately. You can also review the results of your practice tests to identify your strengths and any areas of opportunity you might want to go over again, helping you make the most of any study time you get in between class sessions.
What are the benefits of enrolling in a Phoenix SIE course?
Every Phoenix SIE class instructor is thoroughly vetted, so you will be working with a great communicator with a comprehensive understanding of the structure and concepts of the SIE. Our exclusive Live Learning Platform also allows you to see and hear your instructor as if you were in the same room, so asking for help is as simple as raising your hand. Why bother with the hassle of a commute when you can attend a class on your device of choice?
You can also interact with your peers on our proprietary online platform. If you're having a hard time understanding the risks associated with exchange-traded products, one of your peers may be able to explain it to you in a more relatable way. Similarly, you can help one of your classmates review Direct Participation Programs, or DPPs, if they're struggling with them. Many students find that studying in a collaborative learning environment makes it easier to develop a deeper understanding of academic concepts versus trying to go it alone.
Studying in a group also gives you amazing value for your money, as you can split the cost of your Phoenix SIE instructor with all of your classmates. If you ever feel like you could benefit from individualized instruction, you also have the right to request private help from your instructor to work on any learning obstacles you're having a hard time with. As such, there's really no downside to trying a class to see if it's the right fit for you.
We also try to make attending a course as convenient as possible. We offer multiple course sessions concurrently, including both two and four-week options to make it easier to find a course that fits into your schedule. New courses also start up on a monthly basis, ensuring that you will never need to wait too long to get started.
How do I sign up for a Phoenix SIE course today?
Knowledgeable Educational Consultants are currently standing by to help you enroll in a Phoenix SIE class or answer any questions you have, so contact Varsity Tutors today to get the process started. We look forward to helping you work toward professional success!
Greg: Phoenix SIE course instructor
Financial professional with a background in brokerage, trading and mutual funds. I have actually passed the Series 7 and 63 twice. So I can help with subject matter knowledge, exam preparation and understanding test questions.
Education & Certification
- University of Kentucky - Bachelor in Business Administration, Finance
- Series 7
- Test Prep
- +2 subjects
Jim: Phoenix SIE course instructor
...have a good understanding of many different areas. I will do my best to help the student by simplifying the material and using everyday tasks as examples. Exams I have taken (and passed on the first try): Series 7 (General Securities), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 4 (Registered Options Principal), Series 27 (Financial and Operations Principal), Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal), Series 66 (Investment Advisor Representative) and PA Life and Health Insurance agent...
Education & Certification
- Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Finance
- Series 4
- Series 24
- +16 subjects
Kevin: Phoenix SIE course instructor
...provide you real life examples to help understand the value of learning the topics I tutor you with. I specialize in tutoring a broad range of subjects with a focus on math, science, history, government, geography, accounting, finance and related business topics. One of my goals for each tutoring session is to keep the student engaged and challenged yet not overwhelmed. I use a number of teaching methods, including practice questions and topical computer related...
John: Phoenix SIE course instructor
My name is John Walker. I am a seasoned veteran in the financial and insurance industries. I look forward to putting my personal experience, education, and training to work for you. I hope to work with up-and-coming professionals to ensure you meet and exceed your goals!
Education & Certification
- Florida State College at Jacksonville - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management
- Series 9
- +10 subjects