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Certification Exam

Pega Certified System Architect

  • 60 Questions

  • 1 hr 30 mins

  • Passing Score: 65%

  • Beginner

The Pega Certified System Architect (PCSA) Version 8 certification is for developers and technical staff members who want to learn how to develop Pega applications. This certification is the first level in the System Architect certification path and provides a baseline measurement on your knowledge of Pega applications. The PCSA 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: The System Architect certification exam has not yet been updated to cover the material in the new Mission. If you are interested in taking the current exam, please complete the System Architect Essentials course in the previous Pega Academy application.  The updated exam will be available in June 2020.

Exam Code: PEGAPCSA80V1_2019

Languages: English | Japanese | French

Retirement date: N/A


Exam topics (% of exam)

Pega Platform (5%)
Case Management (26%)
Data Modeling (20%)
Validation (7%)
Information Exchange (15%)
User Interface (12%)
Application Development (7%)
Reporting (8%)

Before you begin…

The Pega Certified System 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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