Pega's CSSA 7.4 exam would only be out 9 months and removing the Pega Ready badge already? Very unfair on Pega's part to shelve the exam in such a short time with exam investment and cost involved! I always stated that Pega's biggest problem is pushing versions out too quickly. I don't even think Pega employees can keep up skills not to mention customers, consultants, support etc.
I see two items at fault here. 1) This announcement would have better served giving its certified working pool 6 months notice. 2) Why introduce a new CSSA v7.4 exam in Jan. 2019 when Pega Planning knew it was going to be so short lived?
I can only hope that Pega Development and Pega Academy get in-sync to better serve its certified worker base.
We realize that the 7.4 CSSA exam was released late and in future Pega Academy will be focused on releasing new certification training much closer to the release of the version. The update to the Pega Platform Readiness is focused on driving awareness of the latest version of Pega Infinity. The requirement to update your Readiness to version 8 is only a 3 hour update training - Pega Platform 8 Release Features with included assessment. Once you have completed that, you will be Pega 8 Ready.
Pega does not require re-certification in order to reduce the burden on practitioners - we don't want skills acquisition to feel like a burden. We have specifically designed a Pega 8 Release Features course to help certified professionals keep their skills current without the requirement of retaking an exam. Completing that course and the online assessment is the only requirement to earn your Pega Platform badge.
I'm still getting the access denied message when trying to go to the course 'Pega Platform 8 Release Features', Kindly let me know whether this issue has been resolved or not else another link has been provided for this.
Because the 8.3 Release Features course is a newly-published course, it will take a few days for the Pega Platform Ready badge logic to reflect the new course. If you do not see the badge display in your My Achievements by end of October 31, 2019, please email: email@example.com.