CCH Wall Street Financial Training Combines Authoritative Content, Effective Presentation

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 24, 2003) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of securities law information and software, is now offering a new, innovative line of exam preparation solutions for individuals preparing for the Series 6, 7 and 63 NASD exams: CCH Wall Street Financial Training. (For more information, call 800-449-6435 or visit

"CCH Wall Street Financial Training changes forever the way that students will prepare for the NASD licensing exams. It offers a combination of unmatched authority and experience, the most current course content, plain-English explanations and an exciting interactive training methodology," said Peter Berkery, Associate Publisher, CCH Securities Group. "Simply put, there is nothing else as innovative or effective available today. With this training, students will not only be prepared to pass their exams, but pass them the first time, and with a retention level that will equip them for long-term success."

CCH Wall Street Financial Training Creative Team

The creative team of experts behind CCH Wall Street Financial Training is uniquely qualified to help companies meet their financial training needs. Directors Dr. Thomas Tomko and Hale Halasy, Senior Content Author Bruce Walck and Senior Course Designer Andrew Klick have over 65 years of combined industry experience and have trained thousands of candidates. Drawing on CCH’s unmatched securities law information and expertise, they have put together a system of authoritative self-study guides, online testing and classroom training that offers a flexible training format to participating companies.

Self-Study Guides

Succinct, easy-to-read, self-study guides simplify the complicated world of securities and minimize the intimidation factor inherent to financial regulations and jargon.

"The guides have been designed and written by people with years of classroom experience who have an unmatched ‘feel’ for the abilities and learning styles of the people who actually study for the exams," Dr. Tomko noted. "In addition, with a direct connection to CCH, the premiere source of securities regulatory information, we can attain a level of currency that will be absolutely unmatched in the industry."

Detailed chapters emphasize key points and include insightful illustrations, in-chapter comprehension checks and test-taking tips to keep students focused on the information they need to pass their exam.

Online Testing

An online testing engine is an integral part of CCH Wall Street Financial Training.

"Our online engine is designed to simulate the actual experience of taking the exam," Tomko noted. "In addition, the online system is an advanced performance assessment tool, directing the student to the chapters that need further study."

Administrators can take advantage of customized reporting capabilities to monitor employees’ progress and knowing that they are well prepared to pass their exam.

Classroom Training

More than a series of lectures, CCH Wall Street Financial Training classes involve regular feedback, interactive exercises and technologically advanced presentations incorporating animation and dynamic feedback. Classes are taught by the CCH Wall Street Financial Training authors in classrooms sized to foster personal interaction with the instructors. These methods help students pass their exam, retain knowledge and become better, more confident employees.

Custom, on-site classes, "virtual" classrooms for distance learning via the Internet and private tutoring are also available.

"We will constantly be looking for new ways to present material effectively and make it come alive for our students," Tomko said.

For More Information

For more information about CCH Wall Street Financial Training, call 800-449-6435 or visit Visitors to the web site can view biographies of the Financial Training creative team, read sample chapters for all courses and view a schedule of classes for classroom training sessions. Current customers can use the web site to log on to the online testing engine or register for classes.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company. The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Business and Finance site can be accessed at CCH Wall Street: The Securities Compliance Network can be accessed at

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