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System Architect Essentials II

This course is for System Architects looking to gain experience developing Pega solutions.

This next step course is for system architects who have successfully completed System Architect Essentials I. This course helps to solidify the foundational knowledge by expanding on the core concepts including business reporting and focusing on best practices and guardrails.


What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to successfully:

  • Maximize implementation efforts by interpreting business requirements consistently
  • Deliver business value more quickly through collaborative and iterative development techniques
  • Resolve common design and implementation requirements
  • Implement solutions by articulating the benefits and risks of differenct design approaches

Course Outline

  1. Orientation

    • Welcome to System Architect Essentials II
    • Course Overview
    • Completing the Exercises
    • Downloading the exercise system
  2. Effective Application Development with PRPC

    • HR Services Application Operational Walkthrough
    • The Building Blocks of a PRPC Application
    • Managing the Building Blocks of a PRPC Application
    • Guided Application Development Using Guardrails
  3. Designing Enterprise Applications Using Case Management

    • Best Practices for Case Management Design
    • Managing Enterprise Applications Using Stage-Based Case Design
    • Best Practices for Effective Case Decomposition
    • Best Practices for Effective Process Decomposition
    • Guardrails for Case Management Design
  4. Creating an Effective Data Model

    • Best Practices for Designing a Data Model
    • Best Practices for Managing Data
    • Best Practices for Managing Reference Data
    • Sharing Data Across Cases and Subcases
    • Guardrails for Data Models
  5. Integrating with External Data Sources

    • Integrating with Databases
    • Guardrails for Integrating with External Data Sources
  6. Creating Engaging User Experiences

    • Designing the User Interface for Reuse and Maintainability
    • Building Assignment Focused (Intent-Driven) User Interfaces
    • Best Practices for Designing the User Interface
    • Using Advanced User Interface Controls
    • Managing Data for Selectable List Controls
    • Building Dynamic User Interfaces
    • Validating User Input
    • Guardrails for Creating Engaging User Experiences
  7. Enforcing Business Policies

    • Designing Business Rules for the Business User
    • Enforcing Business Policies Using Service Levels
    • Notifying Users from Within a Process
    • Enforcing Business Policies Using Decision Rules
    • Enforcing Data Relationships with Declarative Rules
    • Guardrails for Enforcing Business Policies
  8. Process Visibility Through Business Reporting

    • Preparing Your Data for Reporting
    • Building Business Reports
    • Guardrails for Business Reporting
  9. Best Practices for Preparing an Application for Testing Deployment

    • Using Guardrail Reports to Ensure the Best Performance
    • Guidelines for Maintaining Requirements and Specifications

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