AECS Layout, Marathahalli, Bangalore
The candidates who is having basic knowledge on java and non java candidates
One of the questions clients often ask me, is how can new developers to Pega learn the product quickly Or, more appropriately, what skills should they be looking for in the people they’d like to move into their Pega practice
While it’s technically true that anyone is theoretically capable of learning the product, there are, however, some skillets which I have seen yield better results on average than newcomers without the same skillets. This is not meant to take away from allowing business users to use the system and manage rules – this is geared more towards the technical folks who will be doing the design/development of the application.
The skill I would consider most beneficial when moving into being a Pega System Architect would be:
A strong understanding of Object Oriented Design & Principles (background developing in an OO language helps)
Pega’s product is built on JAVA, and produces JAVA code behind the scenes that is executed at runtime, but this recommendation has less to do with that aspect, and more to do with the overall design of both the OOB rules & class structure, and the designs of applications built within Pega. The idea of objects & their relationships is highly evident within Pega applications. Class Structures, and reusability of objects, attributes (properties), and other rules is carried out via inheritance paths. A good understanding of what an object is, how it relates to other objects, how it inherits properties & actions from its parents is a HUGE help in learning the product, and learning how to design well within it.
Additional skillets that I’ve seen be beneficial are:
Understanding of Integration types – Web Services, Queuing Mechanisms, File, HTTP, SQL, etc….
Understanding of logic. If then else & boolean expressions
Understanding of Relational Databases & their components
Understanding of Enterprise Architecture, WebApp Deployments/Architecture
Understanding of the concept of “work” and business process flows (workflow)
Business & Domain knowledge help as well, as it may be turned into data objects and rules within PRPC
Book and Pen and laptop if available.
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