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Certification Exam

Pega Certified Business Architect

50 Questions

1 hr 30 mins

Passing Score: 70%

Beginner Platform Pega Platform Pega Platform 8.5 English

The Pega Certified Business Architect (PCBA) Version 8.5 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 8.5 exam includes scenario questions, multiple choice questions, and drag/drop items. If multiple answers are required, the text states how many responses are needed.

Exam Code: PEGAPCBA85V1

Languages: English

Retirement date: N/A


Business Architect

Exam topics (% of exam)

Pega Express Methodology (10%)
Describe the four phases of a Pega Express Delivery and terminology
Articulate the benefits and best practices of Pega Express delivery
Describe the information required to quickly build a Pega application (i.e., Three Pillars)
Fill the backlog with stories that are ready to be built; user stories
Describe the process and benefits of Directly Capture Objectives (DCO)
Case Management (50%)
Design a case lifecycle: stages, case statuses, add instructions to assignments
Add a service level agreement: urgency, goals, deadlines
Route assignments to users, work queues
Design an approval process
Configure and send email correspondence
Identify duplicate cases
Add optional actions to a workflow
Automate workflow decisions with conditions on a decision step
Skip a stage or process
Create a child case
Pause and resume case processing; wait steps
Data and Integration (14%)
Configure data types, create data objects, field groups, field group lists
Identify and create calculated values
Validate data; create and configure data validation rules using business logic
Capture and present data; fields and views
Security (2%)
Manage user and role assignments
User Interface (8%)
Customize user interface elements; configure action sets
Application Development (4%)
Manage application development; user stories, feedback, bugs
Reporting (6%)
Create business reports
Identify types of reports
Use columns and filters
Mobility (6%)
Configure mobile app channels
Use of Pega Mobile Preview

Before you begin…

The Pega Certified Business Architect exam is proctored by Pearson VUE.
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There are two exam delivery options:

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