There is no additional material. You should review the vocabulary on the right hand side of the Pega Academy class room. Do not review the entire glossary as this is too large, just use the words that are defined on the right hand side of the classroom as you progress through the course.
Understand the exercises and review them so you know what was done in each exercise and what rules were used and how they behave.
The exam is challenging. It's not enough to "mostly know" the subject matter. They are not trying to gauge whether we "paid attention" but rather something more akin to having mastered that subject matter.
You'll want to have a 360 degree understanding of the critical stuff. Know what something is and what what it isn't, what it could be used to accomplish and what it cannot, when/not, whether it's the best approach versus alternatives or not and so on.
Advise using all legit/authorized materials - the free courses Pega offers, any other Pega courses you've paid for or have access to, PDN and perhaps most importantly, the exercises system. Spend as much time as possible in the system. Don't just rush through the exercises. Explore. Learn.
If you approach prepping for the exam with the same diligence and focus you would hopefully be applying to the job itself, you should be OK.
consider downloading 7Zip, or some other archive utility. Depending on the version of Windows you are using, it's possible the default Windows archive utility is not able to read the .exe archive file.
Some of the VMs provided by Pega Academy are set to use 4 processors. If your host machine only has two processors you will need to change the number of processors the VM is configured to use. In VMWare Player, select the virtual machine, but do not start (Run) it. Once selected, or highlighted, go to Settings, then change the number of processors to 2.
If the CPU on your pc fails this check, you will need to acquire a 64-bit pc.
If the CPU on your pc passes this check, there are some things you can do to try and get the VM to work, but it will be time consuming (and technically challenging if you are not familiar with virtual machines and associated software).
The easiest solution is to try straight away to acquire a 64-bit pc.
Completed my CPBA Certification today. PDN BA essentials course and excercises have to be completed and revised once at least and the exam should not be too tough to crack.
Also while attempting the excercises, try to explore the options and links not covered in the excercise assignment as well. One would not need to master everything, but the basic idea and context have to be built in mind before attempting the exam.
Congrats for your Certification.Just need information . Currently I am going through course content in Business Architect Essentials (7.1) from the Couesr Library in Pega Academy. Is this enough to clear CPBA 7.1?
I've just successfully completed the CPBA 7.1 certification exam. Would agree with Jonathan's earlier comments around that it's not enough to "mostly know" the BAE content. I could do the BAE questions with a 99% strike rate but found many of the questions a lot more difficult.
I've worked with 6.1 applications for 2.5 years unfortunately with out the use of DCO at my organisation (something I've been campaigning for our BA's to start using since doing the BAE course). Knowing what I know now, I probably should not have sat the exam.
If you've worked in DCO for PEGA 7 (and maybe 6?) for a project I'd say you'd be we'll equiped with this residual knowledge and the training material. If not (like me) Supriyo's comments around exploring the virtual environment are spot on, knowing the context of what you are doing and some exploration outside of the scope of the excercises will leave you much better equiped.
70 odd question in 90 minutes sounds like a rush but I gaurentee this is more than enough time. I answered all my questions in the first 30 - 45 minutes and used the next half to go back to questions I'd mark to review or skipped because it required more thinking (better to do later than try and rush to the wrong answer or spend too much time at one question at the expense of getting through multiple easy ones). Basic exam advice - Answer what you can answer easily and then just go back to the ones that you need to spend more time one at the end so you're not rushing.