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Mission

Senior System Architect

33 Modules

35 Challenges

43 hrs 55 mins

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The Senior System Architect mission continues the journey to increase your knowledge of application development on Pega Platform™. The modules in this mission focus on tasks that a senior system architect performs to develop a Pega application.

Intermediate Pega Platform 8.2.2
  • Module

    Creating a Pega Platform application

    2 Topics

    45 mins

  • Developing new applications from the ground up can be an overwhelming task for any organization and developer. Every application should adhere to an...

  • Module

    Application versioning

    2 Topics

    30 mins

  • Pega Platform™ provides the ability to preserve a version of an application. You can edit application functionality in a new version of the...

  • Challenge

    Creating a new application ruleset

    2 Tasks

    10 mins

  • Your manager wants to preserve the initial starting version of the HRApps application before developers begin configuring application functionality...

  • Module

    Application rulesets

    4 Topics

    45 mins

  • Learn how to configure an application ruleset to package for distribution and learn about the impact the configuration has during development and run...

  • Challenge

    Configuring application rulesets

    2 Tasks

    20 mins

  • The Human Resources (HR) department requests the ability to update rules that describe department and company policies in the HRApps application.

    T...

  • Module

    Team Application Development

    3 Topics

    55 mins

  • Use branches that enable parallel development work to take place within an isolated ruleset without impacting other development teams

  • Challenge

    Merging a development branch

    3 Tasks

    30 mins

  • The Payroll Setup case type allows users to automatically deposit their paychecks into a checking or savings account. On the Provide bank information...

  • Module

    Rule resolution

    4 Topics

    1 hr 10 mins

  • Learn about how rule resolution finds the best or most appropriate rule instance to apply in a situation.

  • Challenge

    Configuring rule resolution

    4 Tasks

    25 mins

  • Human Resources (HR) business partners create benefits enrollment and employee evaluation cases on behalf of TGB employees. To ensure that each case...

  • Module

    Circumstancing

    4 Topics

    55 mins

  • Applications often need to customize behavior to match the needs of a specific situation or circumstance. For example, a call center may need to...

  • Challenge

    Circumstancing rules on a single variable

    3 Tasks

    30 mins

  • TGB sends an email to a candidate to extend an offer of employment. TGB company policy gives the candidate 72 hours to respond to the offer. However...

  • Challenge

    Circumstancing rules on multiple variables

    4 Tasks

    30 mins

  • As part of the onboarding process, TGB sends an email that provides the employment start date to each new employee and contractor. This email also...

  • Module

    Duplicate and temporary cases

    4 Topics

    30 mins

  • Learn how to configure the search duplicate cases feature to identify duplicate cases in the system. This feature allows users to decide which case is...

  • Challenge

    Searching for duplicate cases

    4 Tasks

    30 mins

  • Human Resources (HR) policy requires each manager at TGB to evaluate their direct reports annually. HR uses the evaluations to determine which of the...

  • Challenge

    Working with temporary cases

    3 Tasks

    20 mins

  • The Human Resources (HR) department at TGB has determined that more than 50 percent of new applications for an open position are discarded because the...

  • Module

    Parallel processing

    4 Topics

    1 hr

  • Configure a stage to run multiple processes in parallel to allow users to perform tasks independently. You learn how to configure a workflow that...

  • Challenge

    Configuring parallel processing

    5 Tasks

    20 mins

  • At TGB, candidates for an open position interview with three to six current employees. The interview process for candidates provided in the HRApps...

  • Module

    Flow action processing

    2 Topics

    25 mins

  • In Pega Platform™, you can add pre- and post-processing actions to a flow action to manipulate data. These actions enable you to add related tasks to...

  • Challenge

    Configuring flow action pre- and post-processing

    3 Tasks

    20 mins

  • Currently, the Candidate case type creates a candidate participant to represent a job applicant and adds the candidate participant to the case at the...

  • Module

    Decision tables and trees

    7 Topics

    1 hr 40 mins

  • Decision tables and decision trees are fundamental to enforcing business decisions. You can use these decision rules in flows, routers, activities...

  • Challenge

    Configuring a decision table

    4 Tasks

    30 mins

  • TGB has a new healthcare insurance vendor. The previous vendor of healthcare insurance offered one level of coverage. The new vendor offers three...

  • Module

    Approving cases with an authority matrix

    2 Topics

    25 mins

  • Pega Platform™ provides the ability to include single and cascading approvals when designing case types. You learn how to convert a single approval to...

  • Challenge

    Configuring a cascading approval process

    2 Tasks

    20 mins

  • Before extending an offer to a candidate, the offer requires approval. At TGB, the number of approvals required in the approval process depends on the...

  • Module

    Organization records

    4 Topics

    1 hr 5 mins

  • Pega Platform™ supports a three-level organizational structure. Learn how to use the Organization Chart and organization records to modify the...

  • Challenge

    Updating assignment routing

    3 Tasks

    20 mins

  • The Human Resources (HR) department wants the ability to add a new hire to the company payroll. The PegaHR application includes a case type to perform...

  • Module

    Field values

    2 Topics

    25 mins

  • Learn how to use field value rules to define items in a selection list presented to end users, which enables you to restrict the values of a property...

  • Challenge

    Creating work status values

    3 Tasks

    10 mins

  • Recruiters require a way to quickly differentiate candidate cases during the Interview stage. To clarify reporting on candidate cases, recruiters have...

  • Module

    User portals

    4 Topics

    35 mins

  • User portals provide application users with the tools and options needed to work with a Pega Platform™ application. Each portal is tailored to a...

  • Challenge

    Customizing a harness

    2 Tasks

    20 mins

  • Based on feedback from end users, the vice president of Human Resources requests a change to how information is displayed in the Case Worker and Case...

  • Module

    Enabling accessibility features in applications

    2 Topics

    35 mins

  • Screen monitors provide a visual display of UI, but some users require an accessibility device that presents the UI in another manner. Accessibility...

  • Challenge

    Enabling accessibility features in an application

    5 Tasks

    30 mins

  • Some users with screen readers have difficulty completing several forms in the application. ReserveIt wants to improve the user experience (UX) for...

  • Module

    Localizing application content

    3 Topics

    30 mins

  • Pega Platform™ applications can be configured to meet localization needs for work in different languages and time zones.

  • Challenge

    Localizing a UI form

    3 Tasks

    45 mins

  • ABB has a requirement to translate the ReserveIt application to Spanish.

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

  • Module

    Keyed data pages

    3 Topics

    40 mins

  • Learn how to source data with a keyed data page to optimize performance and minimize data store operations in Pega Platform™

  • Challenge

    Sourcing a page property with a keyed data page

    4 Tasks

    15 mins

  • During the Submission stage of the Candidate case type, applicants for an open position at TGB:

    1. Review a list of open job positions
    2. Select the...
  • Module

    Database updates

    2 Topics

    45 mins

  • Learn how to read from and write to databases in Pega Platform™ applications.

  • Challenge

    Reading and writing data to a database

    3 Tasks

    30 mins

  • During the onboarding process, new employees are assigned to a seating location in a TGB office. The seating location is either a cubicle or desk in a...

  • Module

    Exchanging data with other applications

    2 Topics

    35 mins

  • Most businesses have applications that handle a wide variety of business needs. Many of these applications need to exchange data with each other as...

  • Challenge

    Creating a SOAP connector

    4 Tasks

    30 mins

  • Human Resources (HR) business partners use a legacy application to locate discount services available to employees near their home location. This...

  • Module

    Simulating integration data

    3 Topics

    30 mins

  • Pega Platform™ provides the ability to simulate integrations with services for testing purposes or when the data source is unavailable. You simulate...

  • Challenge

    Simulating integration data

    4 Tasks

    15 mins

  • As part of each candidate case, TGB performs a background check on the applicant. During the background check, a credit report is retrieved from a...

  • Module

    Integration setting management

    2 Topics

    40 mins

  • The use of global resources settings for references to external systems, rather than fixed text values in rule forms, allows greater flexibility for...

  • Challenge

    Managing global resource settings

    5 Tasks

    30 mins

  • During development, the credit check integration points to a system with test data. As the application is migrated from a development environment to a...

  • Module

    Integration errors

    4 Topics

    35 mins

  • Connectors are used to integrate with external systems. Errors may occur when a connector invokes a service. Errors might be related to the...

  • Challenge

    Configuring error handling for data pages

    5 Tasks

    30 mins

  • As part of each candidate case, TGB performs a background check on the applicant. As part of the background check, a credit report is retrieved from a...

  • Module

    Web services

    3 Topics

    40 mins

  • Learn how to use web services to expose application functionality, how to identify an application function, and how to use the Service Wizard to wrap...

  • Challenge

    Exposing an application with a SOAP service

    4 Tasks

    15 mins

  • The Human Resources (HR) department partners with several staffing services to expose open positions to a wider audience of potential job applicants...

  • Challenge

    Accessing a Pega application using the Pega API

    1 Task

    10 mins

  • The IT department is adding the ability for users to work on an internal portal. They submitted a requirement to display open positions within TGB to...

  • Module

    Designing reports with multiple sources

    5 Topics

    1 hr 25 mins

  • You learn three techniques to create a report that references data from multiple classes: combining data in a report by creating subreports...

  • Challenge

    Creating reports that combine data from multiple classes

    3 Tasks

    30 mins

  • The business partners in the Human Resources (HR) department have requested two reports.

    The first report is to track the progress of candidate...

  • Module

    Application security

    7 Topics

    1 hr 25 mins

  • Learn how to authorize users to define roles and assign privileges to members of an access group.

  • Challenge

    Securing an application using role-based access control

    2 Tasks

    20 mins

  • In the Employee Evaluation case, TGB provides an optional, case-wide action to update an employee’s goals. The Human Resources (HR) department...

  • Challenge

    Securing an application using attribute-based access control

    5 Tasks

    30 mins

  • Each candidate case includes a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to identify the candidate. This information is considered sensitive personal...

  • Module

    Pega Web Mashup

    6 Topics

    1 hr

  • Pega Web Mashup enables you to embed a Pega Platform™ application in another web application. You can create a mashup to display information about a...

  • Module

    Activities

    2 Topics

    30 mins

  • Learn how to configure activities when appropriate to automate system tasks in Pega Platform™ applications.

  • Module

    Background processing

    5 Topics

    50 mins

  • Learn how the background processing capabilities in Pega Platform™ allow you to offload tasks to help improve throughput and efficiency. Students...

  • Challenge

    Queuing a task for background processing

    3 Tasks

    30 mins

  • To reduce errors and complaints with payroll processing, the Human Resources department allows employees of TGB to enroll in direct deposit. When...

  • Module

    Debugging and performance

    11 Topics

    3 hrs

  • Pega Platform™ provides tools to debug applications and evaluate application performance through performance statistics, events, and system logs...

  • Challenge

    Reviewing log files

    2 Tasks

    15 mins

  • You have been asked to examine the log files for errors generated by the HRApps application. To practice reading the log files, create a test message...

  • Challenge

    Debugging an application using Tracer

    5 Tasks

    30 mins

  • TGB recently changed their payroll practice from semimonthly to biweekly. The new payroll frequency increases the number of pay periods from 24 to 26...

  • Challenge

    Analyzing application performance

    1 Task

    10 mins

  • Your manager has asked you to test application performance during the development of your application. Your manager wants to know what the performance...

  • Module

    Promoting rule reuse with relevant records

    2 Topics

    30 mins

  • Developers designate rules as relevant records to promote rule reuse by other developers. Leveraging relevant records helps developers build high...

  • Challenge

    Designating a relevant record

    7 Tasks

    30 mins

  • The Human Resources (HR) department wants to allow HR business partners to update the start date for an employee while the onboarding case is open. If...

  • Module

    Application migration

    6 Topics

    50 mins

  • An application is typically packaged and exported to move it to another system. For example, you package and export an application to migrate among...

  • Challenge

    Migrating an application

    3 Tasks

    30 mins

  • Now that development of the HRApps application is complete, you have been asked to migrate the application to a testing system. The quality assurance...

  • Module

    Mobile apps for Pega applications

    5 Topics

    1 hr

  • Learn how to configure a mobile app channel to create a mobile app for a Pega Platform™ application.

  • Challenge

    Deploying a mobile app for Pega Platform

    3 Tasks

    30 mins

  • The HR department wants to allow new employees to enroll in a health insurance plan on their first day of employment. To ensure that new employees can...

  • Module

    Offline processing for mobile apps

    7 Topics

    1 hr 20 mins

  • Pega PlatformTM provides the support for offline processing in mobile apps. Offline-enabled mobile apps allow users to create cases and work on...

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