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BF100 – Series 7 Licensing Exam Prep

Financial service is one of the county’s fastest growing industries. A Series 7 license is essential for anyone who wants to pursue a career in financial services. In order to provide advice, trade, or sell financial products, you need your Series 7 License. This exam prep course will help you become a registered representative and allow you to possess the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to sit for the exam.

  Who take a series 7? Individuals who want to enter the securities industry to sell any type of securities must take the Series 7 Examination.
What are major job functions? Seeks business for the broker-dealer through customers and potential customers. Evaluates customers’ other security holdings, financial situation and needs, financial status, tax status and investment objectives. Open accounts, transfers assets, and maintains appropriate account records. Provides customers with information objectives. Open accounts, transfer assets, and maintains appropriate account records. Provides customers with information on investments and makes suitable recommendations. Obtains and verifies customers’ purchase and sales instructions.
Why take Series7? Taking the Series 7 exam demonstrates your knowledge and ability to perform the functions of a general securities representative.
About the exam? The exams consist of 250 multiple choice questions split into two sessions. You have 6 hours to complete the exam and need to score over 72 percent to pass.

The tuition cost for the Series 7 Licensing exam prep course is $1000.
$600 payable at registration, $400 paid with a credit card online the first day of class. The $400 is for course materials and study guides.

To register for the Series 7 Licensing exam prep, please call 718-997-5700.

Course Section Class Meets Dates Time Instructor Semester
BF100 MW21 Monday & Wednesday 10/12/17 to 10/30/17 6:30-8:30 pm Kenneth Finnen Fall 2017     

BS800 – Search Engine Optimization Techniques

Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial to the success of every business. However, local SEO is particularly important to "brick and mortar" stores and services. Customers do not rely on the yellow pages anymore; they turn to Google instead. This course will help businesses of all sizes achieve maximum visibility on search engines, and drive more traffic to their websites and stores.

You will obtain an overview of the local SEO landscape, tips for evaluating and optimizing your site, and advice on conducting keyword research. You will learn how to optimize your site structure and on-page content, acquire local citations, and make sure your name, address, and phone (NAP) information is consistent across the web.

This course covers how to make sure your listing shows up by setting up your Google My Business page, and how to incorporate links and reviews. You'll also discover how to secure backlinks from reputable sources and handle SEO for a business that has multiple locations. If you want to boost your ranking, understand the competition, or just understand how search engines like Google operate at a local level, this is the course for you.

  • What is local SEO?
• Understanding local ranking factors
• Identifying your top keywords
• Researching the competition
• Optimizing your site structure
• Using and testing structured data
• Creating localized content
• Optimizing on-page elements
• Tracking results
• Acquiring local citations
• Creating a Google My Business page
• Securing backlinks
• Collecting reviews
• Handling multiple locations
Course Section Class Meets Dates Time Instructor     Tuition
BS800 TH21 Thursday 10/5/17 6:00-10:00 pm Richard Bello $495       

BS801 – Automotive Sales & Marketing Techniques

This is a five-day course designed for the individual just entering an auto sales career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a dealership operates and leave with a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to respond effectively to customers’ objections.

Extensive role-playing and scenario-based situations will be covered, as well as a comprehensive segment on properly handling phone-ups. Participants will return to the dealership ready to take their first phone “up.” A 30-day access to an e-learning platform,, is included.

Course Section Class Meets Dates Time Instructor    Tuition
BS801 TH21 Tuesday & Thursday 10/12/17 to 10/26/17 6:00-10:00 pm Richard Bello $575       

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