I'm actually interested in this exam, so I'm going to hop in this thread.
I've asked this question here once before and didn't get a single answer.
The body of knowledge is fairly extensive, so after taking the course (I used the college for financial planning) I probably spent 5-10 hrs per week leading up to the exam. I was also working as a financial advisor for about 4 years before taking the exam so I had a decent amount of "on the job" studying under my belt.
At least one this time!
I understand the difficulty lies in the breadth of information. You say you studied 5-10 hrs a week post course leading up to.....How long was that period? Your gracious contribution is much appreciated.
My experience is 3 years at a wirehouse and 4 years as an RIA. I've also been partnered with a CPA firm 2 of those years(albeit I understand that won't help a lot). I'm just trying to figure out if I make a commitment to sitting for the exam, how long would I need to put in. Is it even feasible to think I could study 4 hours a day for 4 months?