Thanks for your inquiry. You should know that CLSA Part 1 is the 1st Part of a two-part program leading to Certified Lead System Architect (CLSA). The successful completion of CLSA 6.2 Part 1 means you have the opportunity to attempt the Application Build – Part 2 - activity. Based on what you have stated in your email it seems that you are well on the way toward undertaking your CLSA. There is no barrier to a person who has qualified as CSSA in an older version to sit for a more recent / current version – and your CSSA from 3 years ago is your ticket to upgrade to CLSA. So you will be able to earn CLSA 7.1 provided your part 1 and Part 2 are both in Pega 7.
There is no certificate issued for passing Part 1- all it does is qualify the candidate for the App Build which, if you are planning on certifying in 6.2 you should schedule very quickly as the Version 6.2 Part 1 Exam expires at the end of this week and the Part 2 App Build process is retired as of the end of March in favor of the Pega 7 CLSA. If you earn CLSA in Version 6.2 by the end of March you will still need to complete the Leveraging Pega 7 Course to earn the Pega 7 Ready Badge. Our recommendation is that you sit for the Pega 7 Part 1 if there is even a remote chance that you won’t complete the CLSA Part 2 App Build before the end of March.
On another note, we suggest you modify your PDN PROFILE so that your Professional email address and your Alternate email address(es) both appear in your Profile. Your certifications are not correctly associated with your PDN username. You need to update your PDN Profile with the email address that you used with Pearson Vue for your certifications. Please follow the instructions linked here: