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Mission

Senior System Architect

33 Modules

35 Challenges

43 hrs 55 mins

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 values

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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