SIE Exam Bootcamp


This four-day course will prepare you for the security industry’s new entry-level exam.


What is the SIE exam?

SIE stands for Securities Industry Essentials exam. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) will start offering this exam in October 2018, which “…is open to anyone aged 18 or older, including students and prospective candidates interested in demonstrating basic industry knowledge to potential employers.”

Interested individuals will be able to take the exam before they get a job in the securities industry. The SIE exam is a co-requisite for many of FINRA’s licensing exams, such as the Series 6, Series 7, Series 22, Series 57, Series 79, Series 82, and Series 99.

Program Details

When & Where

The four-day program will be held from August 6 through August 9, 2018, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Who should enroll

This program is suitable for anyone interested in the securities industry or finance, and those who want to be competitive job applicants.


Introductory Pricing
Regular: $1900
Student: $1250
Berkeley Alumni: $1000
Berkeley Student: $500

Includes the Solomon SIE Essentials Study Package with continued tutoring options for students upon completion.


We accept students on a rolling basis and space is limited, so we encourage you to register early.

Program Objectives

The SIE Exam Bootcamp aims to introduce individuals to the securities industry while preparing individuals for FINRA’s Securities Industry Essentials exam. This program is suitable for anyone interested in the securities industry, individuals interested in finance, and those that want to be competitive job applicants. If you need a better grasp on finance and the securities industry, the SIE exam course will be a thorough and valuable introduction.

Agenda Overview

Day 1

  • Equity Securities
  • Debt Securities
  • Technical Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain

Day 2

  • Investment Companies, Life Insurance Products, and Alternative Investments
  • Options and Alternative Investments

Day 3

  • Risk, Disclosures, and Taxation
  • Issuing Securities: The Primary Market
  • The Securities Markets

Day 4

  • Customer Accounts
  • Prohibited Activities and Conduct Rules
  • Regulatory Responsibilities




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