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Certification Exam

Pega Lead System Architecture Exam

60 Questions

2 hrs

Passing Score: 65%

Advanced Pega Platform '23 English

The Certified Pega Lead System Architect certification program is intended for Certified Pega Senior System Architects with at least 36 months of field experience. The Pega Architecture exam is the first exam in the Certified Pega Lead System Architect certification process.

The Pega Lead System Architecture version 23 exam focuses on the design and architecture of Pega applications. However, recognizing that each person has different project implementation opportunities, Pega recommends that CPLSA candidates become familiar with the features and functions of the latest Pega version before starting the CPLSA program. The Senior System Architect mission will help you learn about the latest features and functions.

 This exam includes questions covering all Pega platform capabilities and best practices to be followed in implementing the Pega platform features. This exam includes scenario questions, multiple choice questions, and drag/drop items. 

The Certified Pega Lead System Architect certification requires passing the Pega Lead System Architecture Exam followed by an Application Design and Application Build exam

Exam Code: PEGACPLSA23V1

Language: English

Retirement Date: N/A


Lead System Architect

Exam topics (% of exam)

Pega Platform Design (15%)
Recognize the significance of Center-out business architecture and its importance in designing Pega enterprise applications.
Understand deployment options; how deployment choices affect design decisions.
Incorporate application monitoring and performance.
Use distributed application case interactions.
Leverage Pega applications; Identify when to incorporate other Pega products.
Know about Multitenancy architecture and High availability features
Awareness of features like Pega Process Fabric, Pega Mobile, and Pega Intelligent Virtual Assistant
Knowledge on Hazelcast , Containerization, and Cloud deployment architecture
Aware of Agile Workbench and Agile Studio functionalities
Pega Platform Design Extended (10%)
Adoption of App Studio in application development.
Understand Prediction Studio, and Admin Studio.
Reuse assets and relevant records, configuration sets.
UX design fundamentals, DX API, Constellation.
User experience and accessibility
Application Design (15%)
Analysis of Microjourney in designing Pega applications.
Know about design approach in application structure
Pega Express best practices and Case design patterns.
Design an effective case structure, Design case hierarchy.
Evaluate when to use circumstance, class, ruleset, and application specialization.
Understand how specialization layers can be designed
Application Design Extended (15%)
Best practices in work assignment
Case participants and routing.
Get Next work feature and customization.
Understanding the alternative ways to find the work.
Handling flow changes for cases in-flight.
Resolving flow issues by using problem flows.
Handling processing using advanced background processing techniques
Designing asynchronous integration
Utilize Job schedules and Queue Processors
Know about Stream services and usage
Data flows and Data sets capability in Pega Infinity
Data Model Design (10%)
Data relationship fundamentals.
Greenfield data modelling and extend existing data model.
Usage of Pega data pages and Data virtualization layer.
Design a case data model to support reuse and integrity.
Maintain data integrity & best practices.
Dynamic class reference and polymorphism in data modeling.
Extend an industry foundation model.
Know the benefits of using an industry foundation data model.
Reporting Design (10%)
Design appropriate reporting strategy based on business need .
Design reports for performance.
Identify and solve performance problems in reports.
Produce queries based on generated or reformatted data.
Produce queries that include SQL Functions, Complex SQL.
Use Associations, class joins, sub reports.
Security Design (15%)
Determine the appropriate authentication model/strategy for a given use.
Determine the appropriate authorization model for a given use case; role vs. attribute-based access.
Identify and configure roles and access groups for an application.
Establish dependent roles hierarchy.
Determine the rule security mode.
Identify security risks and potential vulnerabilities.
Detect and mitigate possible attacks.
Secure a Pega application in production.
Use security event logging.
Use security best practices.
Deployment and Testing Design (10%)
Apply production deployment best practices.
Define a release pipeline.
Identify continuous integration and delivery tasks.
Develop deployment strategies.
Assess and monitor quality.
Design and automate Testing strategies.

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