Thank you for your question. In January 2017, we'll still be using 7.1.9 for the CLSA Part 2 exam. I don't have a specific timeframe yet, but it will be later in 2017 when the CLSA Part 1 and 2 exam version changes.
Currently Pega Personal edition 7.2.1 only is only available for download. Is there any link to download version 7.1.9. Although we can download VMS from the LSA course in pega academy, having the personal edition will be a nice to have.
With Pega Personal Edition you are not allowed to develop your Part 2 application, It has to be through PVS Only .. And Please do not try PVS in Windows 10.. it gets corrupted a lot.. Not Recomended at all..
Immersion Team should mention this on there Requirement.. Go for Win 7. Personally facing a lot of issue on the PVS for LSA P2.. It gets corrupted Cent OS//
But U can download the Ubuntu PVS from Pega Marketing Exercise,, I found it stable in VirtualBox in Win 10.. I am Planning for LSA 2 through Pega Marketing PVS which runs on top of 7.1.9 Only..
It is recommended to use the 7.1.9 PVS available as a download from the course. This is version that we perform the application grading on and we fully support. It is a stable image as over 300 candidates have completed their Part II exams using this image with very few problems reported.
There are plans to release the next version of the CLSA course (and exams) in v7.3 by Pega world. As Maryrita has correctly stated, It is anticipated the v7.1 exams will be retired in late 2017.