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Take my advice with a grain of salt since I’m awaiting results for both. I’ve taken Exam 7 three times now and Exam 9 twice. The material for 9 is more enjoyable since it can be applied to your real life but 7 is still very intriguing. In my opinion, the material for 9 is more straightforward to understand. The reserving in 7 (65%-65% of the weight) isn’t too bad but there are a few technical papers that are super time consuming and have a relatively low point value. The ERM section is also grossly disproportionate in terms of its point value relative to the amount of source material (very time consuming for 15-20%). In the end, I guess it doesn’t matter which you take first since you’ll have to take both. Good luck with your choice.