Unfortunately the open exercise system links will not be available. This email went out to everyone enrolled in any of our courses that uses an online exercise system.
You are currently enrolled in a course that will be impacted by a change that will be made in Pega Academy. The online exercise system, which is available through the Open Exercise System link on each exercise page, will be removed.
The following courses are affected by this change:
Business Architect Essentials (7.1)
Business Essentials for Technical Architects (7.1)
Leveraging Pega 7 for Project Leaders (7.1)
Pega 7 Fundamentals (7.1)
System Architect Essentials I (7.1)
System Architect Essentials II (7.1)
This change will take place on October 1, 2016. On this date, you will no longer be able to use your online exercise environment.
To complete the exercises you can us the VM (Virtual Machine) which is currently available from the Downloading the Exercise lesson of the courses.
The Exercise VM is made available as an OVA (Open Virtualization Archive) file that contains a compressed, "installable" version of a virtual machine. Instructions for downloading and installing the OVA file into your VM player are available in the Virtual Machine User Guide which you can also access from the Downloading the Exercise lesson.
Important: Pega does not provide a VM Player for you to use. The following VM Players are recommended: VMWare (Windows), VMware Fusion (macOS), Virtual Box (Windows, macOS). The Virtual Machine User Guide provides details on how to download and import the OVA file. The guide also describes how to run the VM in one of the recommended VM Players. You are responsible for downloading and installing your own VM player. You can use any VM player that is compatible with an OVA file, you are not limited to the three recommended by Pega.
Pega Academy COE
Sorry but it seems that you will have to start by downloading and installing the software and doing the exercises again. However, it will provide some great practice.