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System Architect Essentials

This course is for System Architects who are responsible for developing business applications.

Learn the core competencies for participating in the development of a business application built on the Pega Platform. Learn how to use Pega's rules-based architecture to configure and test application functionality such as process flows, UI screens, automated decisions, and properties.

Prerequisites

  • Have some experience developing software applications.
  • Knowledge of the business processes and policies in use at your company.
  • A basic understanding of business application development.
  • Familiarity with one or more project methodologies such as Scrum, RUP or Waterfall.

What you'll learn

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

Course Outline

  1. Course Introduction

    • Before you begin
  2. Pega's Business Application Platform

    • The Pega Platform
    • Principles of application development
    • Best practices and guardrails
  3. Prototyping an Application using Pega Express

    • Designing a case life cycle
    • Assigning work
    • Enforcing service levels
    • Creating user views
  4. Case Design using Designer Studio

    • Requirements management
    • Managing case life cycle exceptions
    • Adding optional business process events
    • Sending correspondence
    • Guiding users through a business process
    • Designing complex process flows
  5. Report Planning and Design

    • Process visibility through business reporting
  6. Application Design

    • The role of the system architect
    • The building blocks of a Pega application
    • Accessing applications
    • Assessing guardrail compliance
  7. Case Design

    • Creating cases and child cases
  8. Data Model Design

    • Data elements in Pega applications
    • Setting property values automatically
    • Setting property values declaratively
    • Passing data to another case
    • Reviewing application data
  9. Process Design

    • Activities
    • Configuring a work party
    • Configuring a service level agreement
    • Routing assignments
    • Configuring correspondence
    • Circumstancing rules
  10. Decision Design

    • Automated decisions in Pega applications
    • Configuring when rules
    • Configuring decision tables and decision trees
  11. UI Design

    • Designing a UI form
    • Reusing text with paragraph rules
    • Configuring responsive UI behavior
    • Designing a dynamic UI
    • Validating user data
  12. Report Design

    • Creating reports
    • Optimizing report data
  13. Data Management

    • Caching data with data pages
    • Managing reference data
    • Integration in Pega applications
    • Creating a connector
  14. Application Debugging

    • Debugging Pega applications
  15. Course Summary

    • System Architect Essentials Course Summary

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  • Skill Level

    Beginner

  • Duration

    6 days

  • Platform Version

    7.2

  • Skill Level

    Beginner

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Platform Version

    7.2

  • Skill Level

    Beginner

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Platform Version

    7.2

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