You can get into a Series 52 course by getting in touch with the Educational Directors at Varsity Tutors. The Municipal Securities Representative Qualification Examination, often referred to as Series 52, is one of several exams crafted by the self-regulatory Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board or MSRB. Before you can take this test, you need to pass the Security Industry Essentials or SIE test. Professionals in the finance industry can use the Series 52 exam to earn a license as a municipal securities representative. This allows them to sell municipal security bonds, analyze municipal security underwriting, and more. If you're preparing for this exam, a Series 52 class may lift some of the weight from your shoulders. We can help you find a great Series 52 prep course to provide one-on-one guidance as you work.
The Series 52 exam contains three main sections: Municipal Securities, Securities Laws and Regulations, and Economic Activity, Government Policy and the Behavior of Interest Rates. The table below discusses the format of this test:
|Question Format||# Questions||Time Allowed||Passing Score||Corequisites|
|Multiple-Choice||75||2 Hours and 30 Minutes||70%||Security Industry Essentials (SIE)|
One-on-one Series 52 classes are designed to focus entirely on your individual needs. Your private tutor can take the time to form a customized plan that factors in your learning style and testing goals. They can assess your knowledge to identify the areas in which you have the most opportunity for development. Your Series 52 course can efficiently review content by focusing on the material you need, rather than reviewing everything on the exam. Your instructor may even offer hands-on activities like practice tests or sample problems to help you feel more comfortable with the Series 52.
There are many topics that you can review in a Series 52 prep class. Just some of the concepts covered in the exam are:
Series 52 Topics (non-comprehensive)
- Types of Municipal Securities
- Characteristics of Municipal Securities
- The Market for Municipal Securities
- Analyzing Municipal Credit
- Basis points
- Capital gains
- Amortization of premium
- Monetary Policy
- Fiscal Policy
- Factors Affecting Interest Rates
- Regulation of Municipal Market Professionals
- MSRB Rules
Each Series 52 study session can flow at a pace that you are comfortable with to ensure that you don't feel rushed or bogged down. Series 52 prep courses can give you ample time to review for your approaching exam, whether you'd like to work on your knowledge of regulations pertaining to professionals in the municipal market or build your grasp of capital gains and premium amortization. Your Series 52 class instructor can patiently expand on your knowledge as needed to help you feel confident about the concept.
One-on-one learning can allow you to explore material in a way that you otherwise wouldn't have been able to. Your instructor may introduce you to test-taking techniques and study strategies that can help you feel confident as you work through the Series 52 exam.
You can work with your tutor to fit Series 52 courses into your busy schedule. You can also attend online study sessions over our Live Learning Platform, which allows you to meet with your instructor live over the Internet, for maximum convenience.
We can't wait to help you get into top-notch Series 52 prep classes led by an expert tutor! Varsity Tutors Educational Directors can answer any questions you might have about NBDE test prep.
Mary: Series 52 course instructor
...a joint venture with Swiss Bank creating the opportunity to become part of a newly formed global team deployed as financial engineers in various financial centers - Chicago, Zurich, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong. My assignment was in the bank's headquarters of Zurich, Switzerland within the Treasury Group where I priced, hedged, executed, and made markets on OTC derivatives, structured product and warrants held by the coveted AAA balance sheet. This multi-year experience proved to...
Warren: Series 52 course instructor
I have enjoyed and prospered for 40 years in the security industry. If I can help another person have the same success then I have truly accomplished something. I attended the University of Illinois but my life education is from experience running brokerage and registered in vestment advisory firms. My approach to training starts with an understanding of the individuals needs from there we can structure an approach around the unique needs of each individual.
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