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Certification Exam

Certified Pega Senior System Architect

60 Questions

1 hr 30 mins

Passing Score: 70%

Intermediate Platform Pega Platform Pega Platform 8.8 English

The Certified Pega Senior System Architect version 8.8 certification validates the ability to use Pega to design and build for reusability across multiple lines of business, and includes applying best practices, understanding application debugging, understanding performance tuning and system maintenance techniques, and addressing security/access requirements in an application.  

Exam Code: PEGACPSSA88V1

Language: English

Retirement Date: N/A


Senior System Architect

Exam topics (% of exam)

Application Development (28%)
Define the Enterprise Class Structure
Create an application with the New Application wizard
Understand the rule resolution process; adjust rule availability
Identify how circumstancing affects application behavior
Circumstance rules on a single variable or multiple variables
Differentiate between a queue processor and a job scheduler
Identify the role and elements of activities in case processing
Automate actions when a property value changes
Promote rule reuse with relevant records
Identify the role and impacts of application versioning; Use of ruleset skimming
Configure and validate application rulesets
Branch rulesets for parallel development
Migrate an application; use of product rules
Case Management (15%)
Differentiate between work groups, work queues, and organizational structures
Configure parallel processing for cases
Manage concurrent case access; locking strategies
Configure flow action pre- and post-processing
Extend service-level agreement configurations
Data and Integration (19%)
Validate data against a pattern
Identify use cases for keyed data pages
Exchange data with other applications
Manage integration settings
Address integration errors in connectors
Expose an application with a web service
User Experience (5%)
Create and customize Pega Web Mashups
Configure Pega Web Mashup authentication
Reporting (5%)
Design reports with multiple sources; associations and joins
Performance (7%)
Measure System Performance; use of performance-related tools
Debug system performance
Review log files: Distinguish system events and performance events
Security (16%)
Distinguish between role-based, attribute-based, and client-based access control
Organize and manage case attachments
Secure data with data encryption
Track and audit changes to data
Mobility (5%)
Differentiate between the delivery options for mobile devices
Design applications for mobile use; use of certificate sets

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