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Certification Exam

Certified Pega Data Scientist

50 Questions

1 hr 30 mins

Passing Score: 70%

Beginner Customer Decision Hub Pega Customer Decision Hub Pega Customer Decision Hub 8.6 English

The Certified Pega Data Scientist 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 and Pega Customer Service. 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 version 8.6 exam includes multiple choice and scenario questions. 

Exam Code: PEGAPCDS86V1 

Language: English

Retirement Date: May 31, 2022


Data Scientist

Exam topics (% of exam)

Next-Best-Action (4%)
Introducing Pega to data scientists
Decision Strategies (16%)
Understanding decisioning logic
Arbitrating between customer actions
Predictive Analytics (32%)
Building predictive models
Using third party predictive models
Adaptive Analytics (36%)
Predicting customer behavior using real-time data
Demonstrating adaptive learning
Quantifying the impact of machine learning
Text Analytics (12%)
Utilizing text analytics for email routing

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