Series 7 Study Materials

The Series 7 Exam covers a vast amount of financial information, however there are many affordable study materials to help you cover all the exam content. You will be spending many hours studying, so it’s crucial to find the study guide that best fits your learning style and background. There are lots of Series 7 study materials available but only a few are worth buying.

So here’s the good news – ExamPrepBooks has personally researched and reviewed every major exam prep book on the market to make things easier for you. The comparison chart below will help you figure out which affordable prep materials best fit your needs.

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Series 7 Books






COMPANY  Wiley Series 7  Pass the 7  Series 7 Exam for Dummies  Barron’s: Dictionary  Series 7 Exam Flashcards
PRICE  $144.95  $44.50  $11.23  $10.28  $72.36
FULL PRACTICE EXAMS None, but has test bank  1  4 (2 in the book, 2 in other format)  N/A  N/A
PAGES  588  653  384  912  474
FORMAT  Paperback Book  Paperback Book  Paperback Book, CD-ROM/DVD  Paperback Book  Flashcards
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS  None  None  CD-ROM/DVD Compatibility  None  None
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Wiley Series 7 Exam Review 2017 + Test Bank


Wiley is a world leader in test preparation and has put together some quality material to help candidates pass their Series 7 Exam. This is an affordable comprehensive guide to the exam, as it covers all the most essential information.

Topics that it covers include: securities markets, stocks, debt securities, investment banking, securities analysis, self-regulatory organizations, taxes, mutual funds and investment companies, annuities, margins, options, money market instruments, direct participation programs and municipal securities. They do a good job of explaining concepts and give plenty of examples to learn from.

Overall, Wiley gives students a great option of self-study with this book, rather than having to pay extra money for a full course.  Wiley’s Series 7 Exam Review 2017 is our best overall prep book on our list of the best Series 7 preparation guides.

Pass the 7: A Training Guide for the FINRA Series 7 Exam


Pass the 7 is another popular choice which is a comprehensive guide to mastering the Series 7 material. What stands out about this book is that it is an affordable, comprehensive study guide, with a bit of humor to keep reader’s interest. The one main strength of Pass the 7 that uses plain English and concise explanations to go through all of the topics that are on the test.

This latest edition has been restructured to reflect the more recent versions of the exam. Along with covering the main topics of the exam, Pass the 7 also includes 1 full 250 question practice exam and a comprehensive glossary and index to easily search out study topics.

Series 7 Exam for Dummies


This is a great supplementary book to study with. It is very affordable and has loads of content, including 4 full-length practice tests. It has become a popular study companion for many test takers because it is easy to understand.

Series 7 Exam for Dummies  will guide you through topics such as: profit distribution, securities offerings, stock investments, bonds, margin accounts, investment company characteristics, direct participation programs, partnerships, options, and security analysis.

All in all, this book has helpful, down to earth explanations of difficult concepts and would be good to use alongside some more comprehensive in-depth material, especially since it has so many practice tests.

The one main positive about Dummies is that it is at a lot lower price than all of the other study guides on our list. What you get in this prep book is very good for the price.

Barron’s: Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms


This is an amazing tool for any student of finance or investments. With more than 5,000 terms related to stocks, bonds, banking, mutual funds, tax law, and various financial transactions, this will serve as a very useful supplement to your Series 7 studies.

MoMetrix: Series 7 Exam Flashcard Study System


This flashcard system uses repetition to instruct test takers how to break apart and quickly solve difficult questions for the General Securities Representative Exam (Series 7). It would of course not be the only thing you need for the exam.

These are another great supplemental study tool for anyone who enjoys flashcard learning. With flashcards anyone can quiz you and it can be a productive intermission to your main sources of study.

With flashcards, you’ll be able to study anywhere, whenever you have a few free minutes of time.