Series 79 Top-Off Exam

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Series 79 Top-Off Exam

The most efficient way to prep for the Series 79 on the web, iPhone, or Android.  Hundreds of detailed adaptive flashcards that use a study algorithm scientifically optimized to help you learn faster and remember for longer.  All content is provided by Brainscape's partner, Knopman Marks.


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The Series 79 is a regulatory exam that is required to perform your job as an investment banker. The exam tests all the various components of investment banking, including underwriting, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), bankruptcy, financial statement analysis, and valuation.

Note that in order to become fully registered, you must also pass the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam.

Focus of the Series 79 Top-Off Exam

When the exam initially launched, it was heavily focused on math concepts and calculations, which comprised about 30% of the exam. However, the Series 79 has evolved tremendously and become much more of a regulation and process-driven exam.

You should now expect only about 10% - 15% of the questions to be calculation-based, with the remainder on rules, processes, and their applications. This is why understanding and retention are essential to your passing the Series 79.

The Best Series 79 Top-Off Flashcards

With this in mind, Knopman Marks, a leader in exam preparation, with the highest pass rates in the industry, has curated these Brainscape flashcards as a study tool to aid in the memorization and retention of key facts and formulas that you must know to pass your Series 79 exam.

The Knopman Marks content combined with Brainscape’s Confidence-Based Repetition study algorithm are perfectly designed to help you to memorize, as well as comprehend and retain the testable information.

How to Study for the Series 79 Top-Off

The flashcards on this app provided by Knopman Marks are broken into four decks, each covering an essential piece of the Series 79 content:

  • Deck 1: Capital Market Activities: Securities Registration, Underwriting, and Exemptions
  • Deck 2: Financial Statements & Valuation
  • Deck 3: Mergers & Acquisitions, Tender Offers, and Bankruptcy

These flashcards will help you to drill down on the most important information. However, they are not meant to be a complete study solution, but instead meant to be used in conjunction with a textbook, course, and practice questions. Head over to Knopman Marks for the best comprehensive suite of tools!





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Lessons in this Class

# Deck Name Num. of Cards

1 Capital Market Activities: Securities Registration, Underwriting, And Exemptions

This deck focuses on capital market activities, including the SEC registration process, exemptions from registration, underwriting, and SEC filing requirements.


2 Financial Statements & Valuation

This deck focuses on financial statement analysis and the various valuation methodologies, including trading comps, transaction comps, and discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis.


3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Tender Offers, And Bankruptcy

This deck focuses on the m&a process, as well as tender offers, and bankruptcy.