I know that this question wasn't directed to me, but here goes:
What prelicensing course did you take?
I was fortunate to get enrolled with AD Banker, the instructor is a rather good teacher and has over 30 years experience in the business. The mix of "theory" and his practical knowledge helped.
Did you take a class or do it online?
I chose the class option, personally I tend to do better with a class room setting. Personally I get too distracted by studing on my own for great lenghts of time.
How difficult is the exam?
It's a difficult as you want it to be. Given the instruction, the text, and the CD training that came with the course, I was rather well prepared to take the exam in July and pass the first time through.
The kicker for me was the final session, we went over a ton of material, as well as discecting the methodology of the questions, e.g., why was the question written this way, which answer is the ODD one out, that sort of thing. Once I got this into my thinking process, it made the test that much more "Reuben Friendly".
Now my only problem is waiting to hear from NYL or Mass. Mut. to see which one wants me to sign the contract.