Series 24 and Series 87

I was wondering about the various FINRA exams and their relevance. Does a Series 24 help in getting into Investment Banking? Anyone have any idea about the requirements for Series 24? Is a Series 7 or Series 62 alone sufficient or does the member have to do something by way of sponsorship? Also for those attempting to enter into Research Analysis, does Series 87 help. (if you pass L2 they say it is possible to be exempted from the Series 86).

You have to be sponsored by a broker dealer to get licensed. In other words, you get the job first, then the licences.