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Certification Exam

Pega Certified Business Architect

50 Questions

1 hr 30 mins

Passing Score: 70%


The Pega Certified Business Architect (PCBA) Version 8 certification concentrates on the ability to participate in the design and construction of a Pega application, by incorporating business objectives and requirements. The PCBA Version 8 exam includes scenario questions, multiple choice questions, and drag/drop items. If multiple answers are required, the text states how many responses are needed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are interested in taking the PCBA version 8 exam, please complete the Business Architect Essentials course in the previous Pega Academy application.  If you are interested in taking the new PCBA version 8.4 exam, view the PCBA 8.4 exam blueprint for exam information.

Exam Code: PEGAPCBA80V1_2019

Languages: English | French

Retirement date: Extended to September 30, 2020


Business Architect

Exam topics (% of exam)

Pega Platform (6%)
Situational Layer Cake™
Application Development studios
Roles on a Pega project
Case Management (56%)
Designing a Case lifecycle - stages, user context, case status
Setting a service level
Controlling the flow of a case life cycle
Routing work to users
Configuring a case hierarchy
Configuring and sending correspondence
Data Modeling (8%)
Adding fields to a case type
Defining user views
Calculating case values; declare expressions
Validation (2%)
Validating case data; methods; user controls; Validate rules
Information Exchange (10%)
Creating data types
Managing data views and data pages; refresh strategies
User Interface (6%)
Customizing user view layouts; guidelines
Creating dynamic content in user views
Application Development (2%)
Delegating business rules
Reporting (10%)
Creating business reports
Types of reports
Organizing report results

Before you begin…

The Pega Certified Business Architect exam is proctored by Pearson VUE.
Users must create a Pearson VUE account if you do not already have one and register for the exam through the Pearson VUE site.
There are two exam delivery options:

  • Take an exam at a test center, or
  • Take an exam via Online Proctored delivery
    (e.g., in a quiet, uninterrupted room in your home or office, proctored via webcam).

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