Certification Paths

CPBA (Certified Pega Business Architect) Exam

The CPBA exam validates that when a Certified Pega Business Architect participates in the design and construction of a PRPC application they possess the fundamental, essential PRPC skills and knowledge that must be applied to ensure success.

Certification Path:
PRPC: Business Architect Essentials
PRPC: Methodology Essentials OR PRPC: Implementation Methodologies
Experience gathering requirements and/or building Use cases
Type of Exam: 70 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
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CCA (Certified CPM Architect) Exam

The Certified CPM Architect (CCA) Professional Certification Path is for System Architects that wish to expand their knowledge and develop the PRPC skills required to deploy our contact center application.

Certification Path:
PRPC: Fast Track
PRPC: Bootcamp
CPM: Implementing Your Solution
Type of Exam: 50 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
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CMBB (Certified Methodology Black Belt) Exam

The Certified Methodology Black Belt (CCMBB) Professional Certification Path has been developed for Business Analysts and Project Managers who wish to concentrate on Pegasystems methodology and DCO. Additional focus is placed on our new Project Methodology (PMF) and Test Management (TMF) Frameworks.

Certification Path:
PRPC: Business Architect Essentials
PRPC: Methodology Essentials and PRPC: Directly Capture Objectives OR PRPC: Implementation Methodologies
PMF: Getting Started
TMF: Getting Started
Type of Exam: 50 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
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CSA (Certified System Architect) Exam

The Certified System Architect (CSA) Professional Certification Path is for developers and technical staff members who want to learn how to develop Pega applications. This certification provides a baseline measurement on your knowledge of PRPC.

Certification Path for CSAV71:
PRPC: SAE I
PRPC: SAE II
Certification Path for CSA v6.1 and CSA v6.2:
PRPC: Fast Track
PRPC: Bootcamp
All Exams:
Type of Exam: 70 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
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CSSA (Certified Senior System Architect) Exam

The Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Professional Certification Path is for Certified System Architects that wish to increase their PRPC skills. This certification validates your ability to use PRPC to design and build for reusability across multiple lines of business.

Certification Path:
CSA Certification
PRPC: Senior System Architect
Hands-on Field Experience (suggested)
Type of Exam: 70 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
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CLSA (Certified Lead System Architect) Exam

The Certified Lead System Architect (CLSA) Professional Certification Path is for Certified Senior System Architects who are ready to extend their knowledge and become part of an elite team who are the most competent and sought after resources for PRPC projects. The path to CLSA is a comprehensive educational process that incorporates self-study, eLearning, coaching, hands-on exercises and knowledge checks.

Certification Path:

CSSA Certification
PRPC: Lead System Architect
Hands-on Field Experience (suggested)

Part I: Consists of a Pearson Vue Test. It is 50 multiple choice questions (2 points each) — 90 minutes, passing grade 70%
Part II: Consists of building a PRPC application based on a given application scenario (7 consecutive days). The application build is performed remotely on a PVS instance existing on the candidate's workstation. The candidate builds the application without any assistance using the guidance provided by achieving the CSSA certification and completing the CLSA self-study or instructor-led course. The exam requires you to package and migrate your application to a PRPC Cloud instance. Pega will set up the instance for you and give you the connection details prior to day 5 of your exam.

The 5.5 exam also requires you to complete a design document describing the application build using a template provided by us. The 6.2 exam requires you to answer a series of key design questions regarding the application you build.

The 5.5 Part II CLSA Exam will no longer be offered as of December 31, 2013 due to the release of PRPC v7.1. After this date, candidates who have completed part I of the 5.5 CLSA exam will be required to retake Part I and Part II of the CLSA exam in version 6.2 or 7.1.

Part II is submitted to Pegasystems Graders for review and final grade. In order to achieve CLSA status, you must pass both parts (70/100 each).
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