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Pega Certified Senior System Architect

This certification exam is for Pega Certified System Architects (CSAs/PCSAs) who are ready to further their Pega skills and knowledge.

The Pega Certified Senior System Architect (PCSSA) certification validates the ability to use Pega to design and build for reusability across multiple lines of business. It includes applying best practices, understanding application debugging and performance tuning, and addressing security/access requirements in an application. The PCSSA version 8 exam includes scenario questions, multiple choice questions and drag/drop items.

Exam Topics (% of exam)

Application Development (20%)
  • Enterprise Class Structure: Implementation and framework layers
  • Application Debugging: Reviewing Log Files
  • Analyzing application performance
  • Rule Resolution
  • Circumstancing rules on multiple variables
  • Background Processing
  • Activities and activity configuration
  • Promoting rule reuse with relevant records
Case Management (18%)
  • Duplicate and Temporary cases
  • Parallel Processing configuration
  • Configuring flow action processes: pre- and post- processing
  • Decision tables and trees
  • Approving Cases with an Authority Matrix/Cascading approvals
  • Creating organization records
Data Modeling (2%)
  • Configuring Field Values
User Interface (14%)
  • User portal customization
  • Localized application content
  • Enabling accessibility features
  • Pega Web Mashup
Reporting (5%)
  • Designing reports with multiple sources
Information Exchange (18%)
  • Exchanging data with other applications
  • Simulating integration data
  • Addressing integration errors in connectors
  • Managing integration settings
  • Exposing an application with a service
  • Database Updates
  • Keyed Data Pages
Security (3%)
  • Securing an application: Access control
Deployments (13%)
  • Creating a new application version
  • Configuring and validating application rulesets
  • Parallel development
  • Migrating an application
Mobility (7%)
  • Mobile Apps for Pega applications and best practices
  • Offline processing for mobile apps