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Certification Exam

Pega Certified Data Scientist

  • 50 Questions

  • 1 hr 30 mins

  • Passing Score: 70%

  • Beginner

The Pega Certified Data Scientist (PCDS) certification exam is for data scientists who wish to acquaint themselves with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully apply AI in Pega Customer Decision Hub. The PCDS certification ensures you become familiar with Pega’s Next-Best-Action paradigm, have the skills to build and simulate decision strategies and use predictive, adaptive and text analytics in those strategies.

The PCDS Version 8 (2020) exam updates the 2019 Data Scientist exam and includes multiple choice and scenario questions. If multiple answers are required, the text states how many responses are needed.

Exam Code: PEGAPCDS80V1_2020 

Language: English

Retirement Date: N/A

Exam topics (% of exam)

Next-Best-Action (8%)
Decision Strategies (26%)
Predictive Analytics (22%)
Adaptive Analytics (34%)
Text Analytics (10%)

Before you begin…

The Pega Certified Data Scientist 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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