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Mission

Lead System Architect

26 Modules

36 Challenges

23 hrs 24 mins

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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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