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Pega Certified Data Scientist

This certification exam is for data scientists who wish to acquaint themselves with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully apply AI in Pega Customer Decision Hub™.

The Pega Certified Data Scientist (PCDS) certification ensures you are familiar with the Next-Best-Action paradigm, have the skills to build and simulate decision strategies and use predictive, adaptive and text analytics in those strategies. You also learn to build and train the models required for AI-powered one-to-one customer engagement. The PCDS Version 8 exam includes multiple choice and scenario questions. If multiple answers are required, the text states how many responses are needed.


Exam Topics (% of exam)

Next-Best-Action (10%)

  • Introducing Next-Best-Action and models

Predictive Analytics (52%)

  • Building predictive models
  • Importing third party predictive models
  • Implementing adaptive models
  • Using text analytics to improve business performance

Decision Simulations (8%)

  • Testing strategies en masse with simulations

Decision Strategy (30%)

  • Executing a decision strategy
  • Using the decision strategy canvas
  • Testing strategies with a Monte Carlo data set
  • Using a predictive model in a strategy
  • Using adaptive models in a strategy
  • Format

    • 90 minutes
    • 60 questions

  • Passing Score


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