Hi to all. Passed today using the remote option. Exam was nasty. What made it nasty was the closeness in the answers. When something is obviously wrong, that’s what makes it easy, if close … difficult. Very few questions were ‘give a ways’. Nothing appeared blatantly wrong, which makes it harder. Very few were plain option choices, like contribution limits, settlements, rules/regulations etc.
What I found unfair about the exam is that its nasty for an experienced person but its aimed at the newcomer. Well done to the newcomer who passes first time.
I had the Series 7 before and have two financial related Masters degrees and I found the SIE more challenging than I thought it would be.
Bottom line … do about 20 mock exams before the real one.
All the best,