Chapter 2

Preparing for the SIE Exam


Bullet Investing in a prep course versus studying on your own

Bullet Finding time to study and using study strategies

Bullet Staying focused and building test-taking skills

Bullet Evaluating your readiness

When you’re preparing for the SIE exam, a good cup of java and an all-nighter just aren’t gonna cut it. Neither will a frantic two-week study session like the ones that used to work miracles when you were taking college finals. The SIE is not to be taken lightly, so you need to train for it both mentally and physically.

In this chapter, I discuss your options for studying to take the SIE exam. If you plan to enroll in an SIE exam prep course, I cover what to look for when selecting a course. I also help you organize your study time efficiently and effectively — even when your preparation time is limited.

Courses and Training Materials: Determining the Best Way to Study

When deciding how to go about studying for the SIE exam, your first mission is to identify the training mode that best suits your needs. If you’re likely to benefit from a structured environment, ...

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