SIE Exam Prep

The most comprehensive SIE exam flashcards for the SIE exam, developed by leading experts.

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Brainscape’s SIE Exam flashcards are the most comprehensive, trustworthy, and effective set of flashcards available for the SIE exam. Our SIE flashcards are expert-created and vetted, covering the highest-yield topics in the latest, official SIE Exam test plan, as well as test prep providers like Kaplan, STC (Securities Training Corporation), Knopman Marks, Solomon Exam Prep, Pass Perfect, and many others, while being optimized for fast, efficient learning using spaced repetition.

The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam is the first step to a career in financial services. And as with any first step on a career trajectory, candidates don’t just want to pass: they want to pass with distinction! Brainscape can help you do just that with our comprehensive collection of smart, adaptive SIE Exam flashcards.

The ultimate SIE flashcards—and study tool—for the SIE Exam

We’re excited to partner with Knopman Marks, a leader in FINRA exam preparation, to provide you with a collection of pre-made SIE Exam flashcards. Knopman Marks has the highest pass rates in the industry and has curated over 1,200 SIE flashcards for our students.

This premium content combined with Brainscape’s Confidence-Based Repetition study algorithm are perfectly designed to help you to understand, learn, and memorize the testable information. And used in tandem with the required SIE textbook, coursework, and a full set of practice questions, Brainscape’s SIE flashcards can help you get your financial career off to a tremendously successful start.

How can Brainscape help you learn faster?

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of SIE content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s SIE prep course, you get:

  • Expert content provided by Knopman Marks covering all essential components of the SIE exam.
  • Over 1,400 flashcards divided into 5 different decks:
    • Deck 1: Understanding Products and Their Risks - Part 1
    • Deck 2: Understanding Products and Their Risks - Part 2
    • Deck 3: Knowledge of Capital Markets
    • Deck 4: Customer Accounts
    • Deck 5: Regulatory Framework and Industry Rules


  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress.
  • A carefully tailored curriculum that builds on previous concepts and guides you from definition to legal analysis.
  • In-sync studying across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS and Android devices.

Now go crush the SIE exam!

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Decks in this class (14)

Equity Securities
This deck focuses on terms and concepts relating to equity securities, including common stock, preferred stock, rights, warrants, and dividend procedures.
102  cards
Debt Securities
This deck focuses on the general characteristics of fixed income securities, including bond pricing, bond yields, and various types of risks associated with bonds.
131  cards
Types of Bonds
This deck focuses on the different types of bonds, including corporate bonds, US Government debt, municipal bonds, and money market instruments.
184  cards
Investment Company Securities
This deck focuses on the terminology and concepts relating to investment company products, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, UITs, and ETFs.
139  cards
Other Managed Products
This deck focuses on the characteristics of REITs, direct participation programs (DPPs), as well as other managed products.
47  cards
This deck focuses on the options market, including basic terminology, options strategies, and options trading.
127  cards
Suitability & Investment Risk
This deck focuses on terms and concepts relating to investor suitability and investment risks.
29  cards
Issuing Securities
This deck focuses on the securities issuance process, including SEC registration, exemptions from registration, and the role of underwriters in bringing new issues to market.
150  cards
Secondary Market & Equity Trading
This deck focuses on the secondary market, including the role of market-makers and equity trading.
111  cards
Economics & Monetary Policy
This deck focuses on important terms and concepts relating to economics and monetary policy including the business cycle, balance of trade, and the role of the Federal Reserve.
130  cards
Customer Accounts
This deck focuses on the customer account opening process, different types of retail accounts and account titles.
130  cards
Tax-Advantaged Accounts & Products
This deck focuses on tax-advantaged accounts, including retirement plans, variable annuities, and municipal fund securities.
96  cards
FINRA Registration
This deck focuses on the FINRA registration of securities firms and professionals.
39  cards
Business Conduct Rules
This deck focuses on various business practice rules within the securities industry, including insider trading, anti-money laundering procedures, communications with the public, and business conduct rules.
84  cards

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