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Mission

Lead System Architect

26 Modules

36 Challenges

23 hrs 24 mins

The Lead System Architect mission is an advanced mission for senior system architects who have passed LSA readiness are ready to take on the lead system architect (LSA) role. The mission covers a broad range of modules and topics required to design a Pega solution that provides an optimal user experience, performs well, delivers value to the business quickly, and is built for change.

Advanced Pega Platform 8.3.1

Module

Pega Platform setup

6 Topics

45 mins

Your application can be deployed on-premise or in a cloud environment. To set up Pega Platform optimally for the application, you need to understand...

Challenge

Designing Pega for High Availability (HA)

2 Tasks

10 mins

Front Stage expects to provide users with 99.95 percent uptime of the application. Sales executives need to be able to access event booking...

Module

Leveraging Pega applications

3 Topics

20 mins

Pega's customer engagement and industry applications can shorten the delivery time frame of your business application. By determining the differences...

Challenge

Recognizing Pega application opportunities

2 Tasks

10 mins

You are having lunch with Scott Smith, the Facilities VP, when you learn that Front Stage's campaign management has yielded unpredictable results over...

Module

Designing the case structure

4 Topics

37 mins

The case structure is one of the most important considerations when designing an application. Designing the case structure encompasses identifying the...

Challenge

Designing the case hierarchy

2 Tasks

10 mins

Front Stage has analyzed their requirements regarding hosting outdoor events, also known as weather prep, as well as the need to issue requests to...

Challenge

Designing the subcase hierarchy

2 Tasks

10 mins

The Front Stage application will be constructed with a single event case and child cases for each service process. There are additional decisions to...

Module

Leveraging App Studio

4 Topics

30 mins

App Studio gives you the ability to collaborate with the business to quickly create new applications and, over time, build a library of assets that...

Challenge

Creating the booking and FSG applications

6 Tasks

15 mins

The Event Booking  application requirements have been analyzed. It was determined that implementing a subcase hierarchy is a better approach than...

Challenge

Implementing case type life cycles

3 Tasks

20 mins

The Booking application has been created. Front Stage’s requirements have been discussed regarding the customer quotation process and FSG’s internal...

Challenge

Promoting reuse with relevant records

2 Tasks

10 mins

Front Stage wants to see a demonstration proving that App Studio possesses the ability to accelerate development and encourage the reuse of previously...

Module

Designing for specialization

9 Topics

1 hr 1 min

Pega Platform™ provides various solutions for specializing applications to support ever-changing requirements. This module describes these...

Challenge

Configuring case specialization and extensibility

2 Tasks

10 mins

Front Stage’s event booking needs are currently handled by a single application. Front Stage intends to pursue additional venues in the future. Front...

Challenge

Designing an email application

2 Tasks

10 mins

Front Stage employees need to be able to generate, and if necessary edit, emails that can be automatically or manually sent at a future date. It...

Challenge

Leveraging the email component application

6 Tasks

20 mins

Front Stage would like to be able to send personalized emails to recipients at scheduled times and dates. Front Stage wants to reuse this capability...

Module

Reuse

2 Topics

13 mins

When building application in the Pega Platform you should consider packaging certain assets separately by version to promote their effective reuse and...

Challenge

Creating the hotel and hotel proxy applications

6 Tasks

20 mins

Front Stage currently hosts outdoor events. Acquisition of a company that specializes in hosting indoor event would round out FSG’s service offerings...

Challenge

Creating the REST integration interface

6 Tasks

20 mins

You have created the Hotel and Hotel Proxy applications in the "Hotel and Hotel Proxy application" exercise. In this exercise you can practice...

Challenge

Adding hotel as a built-on application

5 Tasks

20 mins

A reusable Hotel application has been constructed. The current case design has a Hotel subcase "placeholder." The life cycle for the Hotel subcase was...

Module

Designing the data model

6 Topics

1 hr

Every application benefits from a well-designed data model. A well-designed data model facilitates reuse and simplifies maintenance of the application...

Challenge

Implementing an effective data model

3 Tasks

15 mins

The development team is preparing for the first sprint. Before starting, the team has been asked to review the current data model to help establish a...

Challenge

Enhancing the pricing data model

4 Tasks

30 mins

The FSG-Data-Pricing data model has met FSG’s needs thus far. Currently the Recalculate Data Transform supports UNIT and VOLUME as values for the Pric...

Challenge

Exposing integration by using a data type

10 Tasks

20 mins

Front Stage needs to know if the probability of precipitation equals or exceeds 40 percent during the an event. At present, the weather forecast...

Module

Extending an industry foundation data model

3 Topics

17 mins

Pega offers a foundation data model for each major industry, including financial services, healthcare, and communications. Similar to leveraging a...

Challenge

Extending an industry foundation data model

1 Task

10 mins

The Human Resource department at Front Stage is working with the organization's healthcare insurance provider, MyHealth. MyHealth offers a web service...

Module

Assigning work

5 Topics

39 mins

A case is often assigned to a user to complete a task. For example, an employee expense requires approval by the manager of a cost center or a refund...

Challenge

Routing weather cases to facility coordinators

9 Tasks

20 mins

If the probability of precipitation is greater than 40 percent for any of the event days a process to make arrangements is started. A facility...

Challenge

Designing Get Next Work

3 Tasks

20 mins

Front Stage (FSG) wants its facility coordinators to collaborate with each other to help meet the goal of completing work in eight hours. This goal...

Module

Defining the authentication scheme

1 Topic

10 mins

In most cases, you want to authenticate users when logging into an application to establish who they are and that they are who they say they are. You...

Challenge

Configurating SAML authentication

3 Tasks

1 hr

Front Stage is considering using SSO using SAML to Authenticate Operators. There are many Identity Providers available in the marketplace, some are...

Challenge

Configuring OpenID Connect authentication

4 Tasks

20 mins

Front Stage is considering using OpenID Connect to Authenticate Operators.

The following table provides the credentials you need to complete the...

Module

Defining the authorization scheme

6 Topics

1 hr

In most cases, you want to restrict authenticated users from accessing every part of an application. You can implement authorization features that...

Challenge

Define the authorization scheme

9 Tasks

30 mins

Front Stage's organizational structure for event planning is displayed as in the image given below.

The following requirements are provided with...

Module

Mitigating security risks

6 Topics

44 mins

Securing an application and ensuring that the correct security is set up is important. Correct security entails making sure users are who they say...

Challenge

Identifying and mitigating security risks

1 Task

10 mins

Front Stage's Booking application is going live in the near future. Prior to promoting the application to production, a security review is required...

Challenge

Analyzing security event logs

3 Tasks

10 mins

Front Stage is concerned whether someone’s user name and password may have been comprised, perhaps through a phishing attack. FSG has decided to...

Module

Defining a reporting strategy

2 Topics

15 mins

Defining a reporting strategy goes beyond creating reports in Pega. Many organizations use a data warehousing solution and have distinct requirements...

Challenge

Defining a reporting strategy

2 Tasks

5 mins

Front Stage has been experiencing issues tracking the equipment used to prepare for outdoor events. Equipment that is not recovered such as umbrellas...

Module

Designing reports for performance

3 Topics

20 mins

Poorly designed reports can have a major impact on performance. A report may run with no issues in a development environment. When run with production...

Challenge

Optimizing properties for report performance 

8 Tasks

5 mins

Front Stage wants to determine if they should outsource parking services to an external vendor. Jake Schofield, the Senior Vice President of...

Challenge

Using a database index for report performance 

5 Tasks

5 mins

Front Stage wants to investigate the impact of expanding its address search capability to include filtering on street addresses that start with a...

Module

Query design

4 Topics

25 mins

It is not enough just to know how to configure reports. There can be multiple solutions to the same problem, one superior to the others. There can be...

Challenge

Contacting hotels

3 Tasks

5 mins

FSG wants to ensure that each hotel with which it has agreements to book rooms for events is treated as equally as possible. FSG would like to...

Module

User experience design and performance

3 Topics

20 mins

Application performance and user experience are naturally related. If the application’s user interface (UI) is not responsive or performance is...

Module

Conducting usability testing

2 Topics

15 mins

Usability testing is a method for determining how easy an application is to use by testing the application with real users in a controlled setting...

Module

Advanced background processing

3 Topics

22 mins

The design of background processing is crucial to meeting business service levels and automating process. Background processes must be carefully...

Challenge

Designing background processing

7 Tasks

1 hr 30 mins

Front Stage plans to become an international company with offices in multiple countries. The company wants to send a Happy Equinox Day email to each...

Module

Pega for the enterprise

5 Topics

32 mins

Pega is enterprise-grade software designed to transform the way organizations do business and the way they serve customers. The Pega application not...

Challenge

Designing pega for the enterprise 

2 Tasks

10 mins

You plan to meet with the Enterprise Architecture team at the organization to discuss the architectural landscape at Front Stage and how the event...

Module

Defining a release pipeline

5 Topics

35 mins

Use DevOps practices such as continuous integration and continuous delivery to quickly move application changes from development through testing to...

Challenge

Defining a release pipeline 

2 Tasks

10 mins

The first delivery of the event booking application is targeted for production within 90 days. Front Stage wants to deliver new application features...

Module

Assessing and monitoring quality

5 Topics

32 mins

Coupled with automated unit tests and test suites, monitoring the quality of the rules is crucial to ensuring application quality before application...

Challenge

Monitoring the guardrail compliance score

4 Tasks

10 mins

The development team has completed and checked in their work for the day. Now you perform a design review to check the quality of the work by viewing...

Module

Conducting load testing

3 Topics

23 mins

Load testing is an important part of preparing any application for production deployment. It helps identify performance issues that may only become...

Module

Estimating hardware requirements

2 Topics

14 mins

Due to the number of users expected to be on the system at one time, the number of case types you expect to process on any given day, and other...

Challenge

Estimating hardware requirements

3 Tasks

10 mins

The Front Stage event booking application is now 45 days post production. The application performs well, and all users are satisfied with the...

Module

Handling flow changes for cases in flight

4 Topics

30 mins

Business applications change all the time. These changes often impact active cases in a production environment. Without proper planning, these active...

Challenge

Handling flow changes for cases in-flight

10 Tasks

15 mins

Front Stage's Booking application has been in production for a while and the number of event approval requests has increased.Front Stage hired three...

Module

Extending an application

1 Topic

10 mins

Case specialization describes how an existing application can be transformed into a framework / model / template / blueprint application without...

Challenge

Extending applications to new business areas 

10 Tasks

5 mins

Front Stage acquires a company named Opera. Both companies have similar business models of helping customers book and host guests for events. However...

Module

AI and robotic automation

1 Topic

10 mins

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic automation technology changes the way people work. AI and robotics both automate work, each in a different...

Challenge

Leveraging AI and robotic automation 

3 Tasks

5 mins

Front Stage competes with Bright Lights Booking Co. Jay Gerard, the VP of enterprise architecture, heard from a former employee that Bright Lights...

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