I'm doing the System Architect Essentials and I'm currently on the Exercise: Designing a data model. When I open the training environment (the cloud solution) it takes exceedingly long to load. After it's loaded adding fields or configuring proces steps barely doable. The system is unworkable. I've added a GIF (run time 2 minutes) showing the problem.
I have tried resetting the exercise system, but it only seems to be going slower.
Maybe it helps for new Pega consultants to know that after a few hours I tried again and now it runs very smooth. I think I got rerouted to another Pega cloud server. In the mean time you can always continue other assignments.
Posted: 1 year ago
Posted: 3 Jul 2019 9:56 EDT
Megan Nadeau (nadem1)
Technical Curriculum Development Intern
@nadem1 Hello, March 2021 here, currently doing the exercises on the low code app builder mission. Whenever i click on the "Type" in Adding fields for steps, the whole pega instance would crash, making it impossible to continue the exercise.
Similar course - Business Architect Essentials, which takes user through extremely similar steps as the System Architect Essentials.
Issue is Data Source related, exercise system for course section 18 of 29, Configuring Reference Data.
Tonight is better than last night where I just stopped, skipped the exercise, moved forward. Thought I'd try tonight to retry it. After a minute tonight it did come back, but still extremely frustrating. Just back from vacation so needed to get in the system, but...hopefully some folks will see this and help.
I'm currently running the exercise system via VM VirtualBox. After some tweaking its only somewhat slower than the cloud version on good days, however, the lag is always the same so you know what to expect. No more sudden performance drops, no more frustration.
I found the exercises quiet helpful and actually a vital part of the training. I would not recommend skipping them all together.
Best of luck!
Posted: 1 year ago
Posted: 4 Nov 2019 5:11 EST
Guy Cole (coleg1)
Documentation Specialist Editor
It's the same in Chrome, Edge, and Opera. For what it's worth, I'm on System Architect Essentials (8.1). Any click within the system (e.g. save, submit, click a drop-down list etc), leads to a 5-10 minute wait while the action resolves.