A Pega Certified System Architect (PCSA) is an IT professional who plans, develops, and designs digital applications or ‘apps’ for clients. They do this using Pega, a low-code software development platform. Instead of relying on coding skills, PCSAs use Pega’s own software design patterns to make their applications functional and efficient.
Demand for PCSAs is high and growing. According to 2021 Gartner research, 70% of new app development will be based on low code or no code tools (like Pega) by 2025.
What they do:
- Create applications using Pega’s App Studio & Dev Studio.
- Work with business stakeholders to best design an app’s architecture (the layout/roadmap of an app’s elements).
- Configure and test the automated elements of their Pega apps.
- Monitor the behaviour of their apps, focusing on their interaction with other apps & users.
- Manage the data path between apps & external computer systems. Integrate settings & data access capabilities within an app. Carefully configure an app’s security & user rights.
How to start
There is currently a talent shortage in Britain for qualified PCSAs.
At the entry-level, PCSAs need:
• Problem solving, skills & low-code technical knowledge.
• Pega Academy’s Pega PCSA Certification.
The average starting salary in the UK is around £55,000.
Certification is available through Pega Academy and can be completed 100% online– great for
anyone who may prefer training for a second career remotely, flexibly, and at their own pace.
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