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PRPC Professional Certification Programs

Pega Academy supports a global community of PRPC Certified Professionals drawn together by their commitment to excel in their ability to deliver world class PRPC applications. Based on your interest, role or career path, sign-up for one of the exams below and become a member of our rapidly growing professional community!

The PEGACSA71V1 exam will not be available for delivery on Tuesday April 22, 2014. Appointments before and after that date will not be affected.

Listing of Available Exams:

Please note: Version 5.5 of all exams have been retired as of 30-September-2013.


CPBA (Certified Pega Business Architect) Exam

The CPBA exam validates 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.

Recommended Certification Path:
PRPC: Business Architect Essentials v6.3 (5 Days)
Type of Exam: 70 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CPBA v6.1 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (378 KB pdf)
CPBA v6.3 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (112 KB pdf)


CCA (Certified CPM Architect) Exam

The Certified CPM Architect (CCA) 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%
CCA Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (347 KB pdf)


CMBB (Certified Methodology Black Belt) Exam

The Certified Methodology Black Belt (CMBB) has been developed for Business Analysts and Project Managers who wish to concentrate on Pegasystems methodology and direct capture objectives (DCO).

Certification Path:
PRPC: FastTrack or Business Architect Essentials
DCO & Methodology Workshop or PRPC: Direct Capture of Objectives
Type of Exam: 50 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CMBB v6.1 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (302 KB pdf)
CMBB v6.3 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (396 KB pdf)


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

Type of Exam: 70 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CSA v7.1 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (131 KB pdf)
CSA v6.2 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (325 KB pdf)
CSA v6.1 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (220 KB pdf)


CSSA (Certified Senior System Architect) Exam

The Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) 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
CSSA Immersion Program or CSSA eLearning
Hands-on field experience
Type of Exam: 70 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CSSA v6.2 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (314 KB pdf)


CLSA (Certified Lead System Architect) Exam

The Certified Lead System Architect (CLSA) 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
General knowledge of Pegasystems SmartBPM® Methodology
Knowledge of your business processes
Hands-on field experience
CLSA Immersion Program or CLSA eLearning

The certification exam is a two part exam. Part I is given at a Pearson VUE test center.
Part I:
50 multiple choice questions — 90 minutes, passing grade 70%
Part II: consists of building a PRPC application based on a given application scenario (7 consecutive days)
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).
CLSA v6.2 Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (478 KB pdf)


CIS (Certified Integration Specialist) Exam


As a Certified Integration Specialist participates in the design and construction of a PRPC application there are fundamental PRPC skills and knowledge areas that must be applied to ensure success.  It is these skills and knowledge areas that form the basis of the certification exam.

Certification Path:
CSA Certification
PRPC: Integration Specialist (instructor-led or self-study)
Hands-on field experience
Type of Exam: 50 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CIS Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (54 KB pdf)


CRS (Certified Reporting Specialist) Exam


As a Certified Reporting Specialist participates in the design and construction of a PRPC application there are fundamental PRPC skills and knowledge areas that must be applied to ensure success.  It is these skills and knowledge areas that form the basis of the certification exam.

Certification Path:
CSA Certification
PRPC: Reporting Specialist (instructor-led or self-study)
Hands-on field experience
Type of Exam: 50 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CRS Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (54 KB pdf)


CUXS (Certified User Experience Specialist) Exam


As a Certified User Experience Specialist participates in the design and construction of a PRPC application there are fundamental PRPC skills and knowledge areas that must be applied to ensure success.  It is these skills and knowledge areas that form the basis of the certification exam.

Certification Path:
CSA Certification
PRPC: User Experience Specialist (instructor-led or self-study)
Hands-on field experience
Type of Exam: 50 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CUXS Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (55 KB pdf)


CCMS (Certified Case Management Specialist) Exam


As a Certified Case Management Specialist participates in the design and construction of a PRPC application there are fundamental PRPC skills and knowledge areas that must be applied to ensure success.  It is these skills and knowledge areas that form the basis of the certification exam.

Certification Path:
CSA Certification
PRPC: Case Management Specialist (instructor-led or self-study)
Hands-on field experience
Type of Exam: 50 question multiple choice exam
Length: 90 minutes
Passing Grade: 70%
CCMS Exam Blueprint Adobe Acrobat required (56 KB pdf)

PRPC Certification Certificates and Logos

Pegasystems has gone GREEN. Certification certificates and logos are emailed to you within two weeks of successfully passing the certification exam. Logos are only available for those that pass the System Architect and Senior System Architect certification exams. Please note: the email address you provide when registering is the email address where you will receive your soft copy certificate.

Looking for Your Exam Results on PDN!

You’ve passed your certification exam and go to check the PDN but nothing appears for your name. Don’t worry! It takes approximately 10 days before your results will be available on the PDN.

Scheduling

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. You must provide 24 hours notice in any cancellation or appointment reschedule request. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options—

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
  • Schedule Test through Local Test Center

Exam Preparation

Your Path to Certification

Pega Academy delivers in-depth programs that are designed, developed and taught by certified experts to support increasing your skills.
Please visit http://pega.com/Services/EducationalServices/ for more information.

Exam Retake Rule:

  • The exam may be taken for a total of 3 times in a 12 month period. The 12 month period starts from the date the first exam is taken. For example, if the first exam is taken on May 1, 2010, a candidate may take the same exam 2 more times before May 1, 2011.
  • There is a required wait time of 2 weeks between attempts.

NDA Important to note:

  • Every Pegasystems exam will require you to accept the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
  • You are given 5 minutes to accept this agreement.
  • If you do not accept the agreement the testing system will shut your exam off immediately.
  • This is a standard agreement that is widely used across the industry.
  • If you would like to review the NDA in detail, please find it located here: http://pega.com/sites/default/files/docs/services/nda.pdf
Last updated 2014-04-10