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Certification Exam

Pega LSA Architecture Exam

60 Questions

2 hrs

Passing Score: 65%

Advanced Platform English

The Pega Certified Lead System Architect (PCLSA) certification program is intended for Pega Certified Senior System Architects (PCSSAs) with at least 12+ months of field experience. The Pega Architecture exam is the first exam in the PCLSA certification process.

The LSA Pega Architecture Version 8 exam focuses on design and architecture of Pega applications. The LSA role is broad in scope: The exam covers material throughout the entire SA, SSA, advanced topics, & LSA course curriculum. The exam includes scenario questions, multiple choice questions and drag/drop items. If multiple answers are required, the text states how many answers are needed. PCLSA certification requires passing the Pega Architecture Exam and an Application design/build. Pega Senior Certified System Architect (P/CSSA) certification in any version is required to start the PCLSA certification program.

Exam Code: PEGAPCLSA80V1_2020

Language: English

Retirement Date: April 30, 2021


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Exam topics (% of exam)

Enterprise Design (17%)
How Pega fits into the technical landscape of the organization
Design for architecting Pega for the enterprise
Determine application infrastructure requirements
Identify when to incorporate other Pega products
Architect an environment with high availability
Diagnose cause of an issue happening only in one environment
Diagnose cause of an issue after weeks of application running
Case Design (13%)
Design case hierarchy and relationships between cases
Evaluate when to use subcase and subflow processing
Define case locking strategy
Design for case level and assignment level SLAs
Recommend appropriate data propagation approach vs. shared data
Design Get Next Work algorithm
Evaluate when to use push routing and pull routing
Evaluate when to use activities, APIs, and functions
Data Model Design (8%)
Design and extend the application data model
Design data reuse layers and identify relevant records
Define mapping between source systems and Pega
User Experience Design (8%)
Provide thought leadership in the area of UX
Determine where UX fits into the design architecture
Identify application functionality that can impact UX
Design the user experience to optimize performance
Design for mobile and offline usage
Security (13%)
Determine the best authentication strategy
Determine the appropriate authorization model for a given use
Perform a security assessment; identify and fix issues
Use security best practices
Identify security risks
Reporting (8%)
Design appropriate reporting strategy based on business need
Identify need for custom SQL functions
Design reports for performance
Identify/solve performance problems in reports
Background Processing (10%)
Determine appropriate background processing design option
Identify proper techniques to handle background processing
Design for separate nodes; asynchronous processing
Optimize standard agents
Asset Design and Reuse (8%)
Specialize an application by overriding rulesets
Assess need for extending an existing application
Identify opportunities for re-using assets
Refactor an application built in Pega Express
Deployment and Testing (15%)
Apply Production Deployment best practices, including DevOps
Design and automate a Testing strategy
Assess and monitor application quality
Establish quality measures and expectations on your team
Customize the rule check-in approval process

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