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Avoiding Online Scams with Official Pega Study Material

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Studying for your Pega certification? Maybe you've found Pega Certified System Architect (CSA) or Pega Certified Lead System Architect (CLSA) exam questions and answers floating around the internet. Perhaps you even saw others posting on forums and asking for Pega certification exam dumps.

Yes, we're aware of the online presence of these questions and their version of "answers," but remember that these sources are not legitimate.

The best source for your Pega certification study guides and questions is still, you guessed it, Pega.

Why Use Pega-Direct Certification Materials?

Being a Pega certified professional lets colleagues know that you have the skills and knowledge of Pega development and design. Certification Magazine’s Salary Survey even placed three certifications in the top 15 in 2016. A Pega certification supports a strong career.

For instance, if you're looking to become a Pega CSA, you’ll want to check out Pega Academy’s certification path details and check out the System Architect Essentials course. Depending on your learning preference and situation, you may enroll in the course in either self-study or instructor-led formats.

The exercise guides Pega Academy provides to students who've enrolled in a course are essential. While these guides land at around 300 to 400 pages, don't be intimidated. Each comprehensive guide walks you through what's going on in your course, with an introduction to each section and examples of how to go about your build properly the first time. We also can’t stress how beneficial practicing using Designer Studio before the exam is. You wouldn’t go for your driving exam before getting behind the wheel, would you?

Most certification paths include a practice exam. While your certification exam will not be the same as the practice exam, and passing the practice exam does not mean you will necessarily pass the final test, it is a great tool because Pega educational professionals developed it themselves.

Pega encourages all students to take advantage of the materials provided by Pega in order to pass the certification exam successfully. Aside from the course materials and practice exams, Pega also offers exam blueprints, online mentoring, and certification test prep clinics.

Other Resources

Pega’s exam blueprints show you the specific topics included on an exam. These blueprints reside currently on our Pearson Vue page.

Extremely beneficial is our online mentoring, where students can network with experts who offer essential guidance during their studies and schedule check-ins with a certified instructor.

Another helpful resource are Pega’s Test Prep Clinics. These are a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge and review test objectives and sample questions while guided by a certified Pega instructor online.

Learning the Correct Information Only

This brings us to an important factor to consider if you're ever tempted to search for exam brain dumps from third-party vendors and random user postings online. We update the exams periodically, and we pull all exam questions directly from Pega's course material and exercises. By going right to the source (Pega-provided study materials) you ensure you're using the most up-to-date guides and references to prepare for the exam.

Use a Learning Strategy

We see users asking for exam info every now and then in our own community, and our moderators are quick to reply, but we’re not able to give you answers. What community experts can do offer is advice. Some of most common advice for preparing for and taking an exam is:

  • Prepare: Learn what topics the exam covers using Pega’s exam blueprints.
  • Practice makes perfect: Review exercises in the course and take (and retake) course quizzes and the practice exam until you understand the answers fully.
  • Read the materials carefully: Read the exam question and answer options very carefully from the beginning to the end.
  • Keep an eye on the time: Educate yourself to make sure you can answer all exam questions within the time allotted. If time permits, review as many questions as possible at the end.

If you're looking for Pega exam answer dumps through various nefarious websites, you may notice two other trends on the supplied data. First, it may not have any suggested answers, and if it does, they may not be accurate. In a quick search, we found a few links to exam dumps that included incomplete questions, incorrect references, and flat out wrong information specified as answers.

Second, you'll notice many cautionary comments in a forum or platform where a user is asking for Pega exam answers or data. Many users refer to Pega Academy and the PDN as the ultimate source for Pega learning and info, with some commenters even refer to the information gained at these places as the "Pega Bible."

Learn the correct information from the start, and avoid having to parse out the good from the bad information afterwards. Searching for exam dumps just for the sake of obtaining answers won’t help you understand the exam or apply your certification in real life, and that’s where the value of Pega materials really shines. Making the most out of your Pega certification means understanding the ins and outs of the technology, and that’s what will help you excel in the exam and with your career.

Leveraging for Success

Pega cares about your success. A Pega certification is more than just validating your ability to contribute to a project's success. By gaining your Pega certification, you're able to leverage it throughout the entire Pega community, aid other individuals, and network with like-minded developers. You're also helping us ensure Pega is deployed and implemented successfully, so we can make sure you're successfully reaching your goals.

Pega certifications are valued and we value your expertise in return. Make the most out of your course materials.

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