In anticipation of the Series 50 Pilot Examination Knopman_S50_FrontCoverfor Municipal Advisors, we are happy to announce the release of our Series 50 training materials. The materials were prepared in consultation with subject matter experts who have over 100 years of combined experience in municipal finance, trading, and analysis.

The Knopman Marks Series 50 Pilot Exam basic package includes a textbook and 8 practice examinations. On-Demand lectures and live classes will be available beginning in 2016.

The cost for the Series 50 basic package is $175 during the pilot period, a 30% discount from the regular enrollment. To enroll in our Series 50 program please visit http://www.knopman.com/courses/series50/.

Information about the Series 50 exam

The pilot Series 50 Examination will be available for a 30-day period from January 15, 2016 through February 15, 2016.

The Series 50 Pilot Exam will consist of 120 questions administered over 4 hours. Candidates will be notified by mail approximately three months after taking the exam indicating whether they have passed or failed. Individuals who pass the Series 50 Pilot Exam will be qualified as a municipal advisor representative and will not be required to take the permanent Series 50 exam, which is expected to be released in mid-2016. The results from the pilot examination will be used to determine the passing score for the permanent Series 50 Exam, which will consist of 100 questions administered over 3 hours.

For more information about the exam, please visit the MSRB Series 50 webpage: http://www.msrb.org/MSRB-For/Municipal-Advisors/Municipal-Advisor-Professional-Qualifications.aspx

For more information about Knopman Marks Financial Training, please visit www.knopman.com.

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Written by Dave Meshkov
Dave's mission (and job: Managing Director of Course Design) is to make FINRA exam training engaging, approachable, and dare he even say, enjoyable. Having trained and coached over ten thousand students to exam success he knows how to present complex subjects in memorable and understandable ways. Prior to joining Knopman Marks in 2011, Dave practiced bankruptcy law at Weil, Gotshal & Manages and served as a law clerk in a the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court working on the General Motors and Lehman Brothers bankruptcies. Building on his legal expertise and training allows him to keep all our courses updated with the latest legislative and rule-making changes. Dave currently trains for the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam and the Top-Off Series 6, 7, 24, 57, 63, 65, 66, 79, 86, 87, and 99 exams. He also delivers executive one-on-one training and shares his passion for learning outside of work as a ski instructor and yoga teacher. Dave graduated magna cum laude from Fordham Law School, and cum laude with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.