Posted: 21 Jan 2019 10:47 EST Last activity: 25 Mar 2019 7:05 EDT
Pega Business Architect Essentials course - next exam?
I finished the BAE 8 course with the goal to move towards taking the certification. However, I don't believe I would be able to pass the certification with what was learned throughout the course. The course I believe is practical and good to get a feel for the product. I was looking for study resources but to specifically prepare for testing but it doesn't seem like there are many.
You have one exam prep for version 7.2. After finishing the recommended BAE 8 course I thought I would be prepared to pass the exam prep. It was completely different than expected and I only correctly answered about half of the questions.
What other resources are available for exam prep to pass the certification test? You have a pretty strict rule for taking certifications only 3 attempts per year, and you have to pay each time. I don't believe you're trying make money via multiple attempts at certifications. However, with what is available in the academy (Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places) I don't think it's possible to pass the test. On the certification path page for BAE8 course certificate path it shows; take the essentials course > take the exam. There has to be some exam prep in between.
Should I be able to pass the test only by taking the course?
If not what other resources are available? (then page in the path link above should be updated to include those additional resources).
I see options for courses but $3000k for 2 days seems excessive. My goal isn't just to pass the test but to understand more, so it seems strange there aren't more (and updated) practice exams and resources to assist. There are other technologies available so I don't have to do this, and it's beginning to seem less worth it to invest anymore time in searching for learning. If the next step is to give $175 to take a test while feeling all the information wasn't provided, then I don't see a way forward.
Is the exam question format, similar to the quizzes found in the online training course? I do not expect a specific answer since I don't want you to have an issue with the non disclosure agreement. But curious in general terms as to the question format. I would like to take this exam, but am concerned also on the question formats. I have been able to easily answer the online course quizzes which concerns me they are too easy compared to the exam.
I haven't scheduled the exam yet. I'm probably not going to do it. I think I'll just work on my salesforce certification as those learning tracks seem more put together. I'll maybe come back to pega once they update their material to have a practice exam that matches the current course
I don't think the 7.2 test was very helpful. I finally took the certificate exam for version 8. I recommend you just reset you quizzes for the academy course you took.
I just reviewed the heavily weighted sections (Case Management, Information exchange, Data modeling) as it was a 70% pass and the below was the breakdown of questions covered on the test according to pega. Even though they say validation is only 2% I think it's pretty important so I'd look at that as well, I thought UI was easy to learn and has a decent percentage listed below so that would be a quick win I'd review as well.
Pega Platform (6%)
Situational Layer Cake™
Application Development studios
Roles on a Pega project
Case Management (56%)
Designing a Case lifecycle - stages, user context, case status
Setting a service level
Controlling the flow of a case life cycle
Routing work to users
Configuring a case hierarchy
Configuring and sending correspondence
Data Modeling (8%)
Adding fields to a case type
Defining user views
Manipulating case data
Calculating case values; declare expressions
Validating case data; methods; user controls; Validate rules
Information Exchange (10%)
Creating data types
Managing data views and data pages; refresh strategies