iPhone Study Aid Helps Stockbrokers Prepare for Series 7 Exam

Solomon Exam Prep’s Series 7 iPhone App Makes it Easier to Study for FINRA’s Toughest Test

Portland, OR, September 10, 2009 --(PR.com)-- As the economy recovers and new stockbrokers step into the financial planning industry, they’ll need to pass the leviathan of licensing exams: the Series 7. To help them succeed, Solomon Exam Prep has created the Series 7 iPhone application, a study aid for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s qualifying exam to sell all types of securities.

The Series 7 iPhone app, available from the iTunes store for $9.99, allows test takers to study on the go by randomly delivering sample test questions right into the user’s palm. Its fast and simple interface eliminates many of the drawbacks of other digital test prep materials.

“This is something I wish I would have had back when I was taking the test,” said Curtis Merrill, a licensed stockbroker and representative for Solomon Exam Prep. “The iPhone app lets you study in places that otherwise you couldn’t. If you’re on the go, on the train or subway, it’s another tool out there to help you pass the test.”

More than 50,000 financial professionals take the Series 7 exam each year, and only half pass on average.

“The 7 is by far the most comprehensive exam, especially for a new stock broker,” Merrill said. “When taking this test, the more tools you have, the better off you are. And you’re not going to find any other test prep materials for less than $10.”

Solomon Exam Prep is a division of First Books, a leading publisher of financial test prep materials. Test takers using its bestselling line of Pass the Test books pass at an 89% rate, well above the industry average.

In addition to developing the Series 7 iPhone app, the Portland, Ore., company has responded to user feedback by upgrading its Series 6 and 63 apps to allow the user to review incorrect answers. All of the apps are compatible with the new iPhone version 3.0 operating system.

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News Facts

Available through iTunes for $9.99, the Solomon Exam Prep Series 7 iPhone app features 250 sample test questions broken down into 50-question mini practice quizzes.

A free sample version of the Series 7 iPhone app is now available for download.

Additional iPhone applications for the Series 65 and 66 exams will become available this fall.

What Users Say About The Series 6 iPhone App

“Absolutely perfect mobile solution!”

“I recommend this app if you need an exam simulator on the go!”

“It’s a great supplement.”

About Solomon Exam Prep
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Solomon Exam Prep publishes the bestselling Pass the Test line of financial service test preparation guides. Solomon Exam Prep is a division of First Books, which was founded in 1988. The company is committed to a sustainable future, printing on recycled paper and using no animal-based products.

About Jeremy Solomon
Jeremy Solomon was the founding administrator of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) in New York City. He has a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Nicole Krueger