Appian Certified Analyst Training

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    Training Mode: Online



    Embark on our Appian Certified Analyst training program. Led by industry experts, it comprehensively prepares you for the exam, ensuring you excel in Appian’s low-code platform. Throughout the program, you’ll master key areas such as data modeling, process automation, and UI design. Additionally, gain essential skills to proficiently build and optimize enterprise applications. This certification unlocks myriad opportunities in the rapidly expanding field of low-code development.

    Exam Information:

    1. Exam Name: Appian Analyst
    2. Requirement(s): None
    3. Number of items: 50 Items
    4. Duration: 60 Minutes
    5. Price: $200
    6. Cut Score: 70%*

    *All exam scores are final, for more information see our program policies.

    Exam Overview:

    This exam validates the knowledge and skills of individuals planning low-code applications and working alongside Appian developers. Moreover, this page helps you understand the expectations of an Analyst, while also providing you with resources to prepare for the exam itself.

    Candidate Description:

    As an Appian Certified Analyst, you typically work with clients to gather, interpret, and document requirements, and create user stories. Additionally, you have a keen understanding of how to translate business needs into Appian requirements. Furthermore, you are well aware of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), and Agile methodologies and best practices.

    You can leverage Appian features to create future state process diagrams and determine new use cases. Moreover, at a high level, you understand how Appian can integrate with other third-party technologies. Lastly, you participate in all phases of an Appian delivery lifecycle, including requirements definition, story writing, prioritization, refinement, testing, and user guide documentation.

    Exam Objectives:

    Candidates should fully prepare for an exam using the objectives below as a checklist to identify possible gaps between knowledge and the skills measured by the exam. The relative weight illustrates the approximate size of each section. It is recommended that focused preparation should be in areas where any knowledge gaps are found.

    Introduction to the Appian Platform (24%):

    1. To begin with, understanding the purpose of each Appian object is essential.
    2. Moreover, recognizing commonly used Appian resources, such as the Appian Community, playbook, and help documentation, provides valuable insights.
    3. Additionally, grasping role-based application security is crucial for maintaining data integrity.
    4. Furthermore, describing common Appian use cases helps in understanding platform capabilities effectively.
    5. Moreover, identifying different Appian user experiences offers insights into user interactions with the platform.
    6. Furthermore, differentiating between Appian Designer, Appian Process Modeler, and Cloud Database aids in understanding their distinct functionalities.
    7. Besides, designing the user experience in collaboration with the development team ensures seamless usability.
    8. Lastly, identifying use cases likely to require third-party components, such as DocuSign or Google APIs, prepares analysts for diverse integration needs.

    Appian Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) (22%):

    1. Recognizing the role of the Appian Certified Analyst analyst across all phases of the SDLC, including initial, build, release, and optimization, is crucial for effective project management.
    2. Understanding the roles and associated responsibilities of team members ensures smooth collaboration.
    3. Moreover, differentiating between various stages of the Appian SDLC helps in understanding project progression.
    4. Additionally, describing the scrum lifecycle of a user story, including the Definition of Done (DoD) and the Definition of Ready (DoR), provides clarity on project milestones.
    5. Explaining the different agile scrum ceremonies helps streamline project execution.
    6. Furthermore, identifying use cases for various environments ensures the adaptability of solutions.
    7. Lastly, evaluating the test scenario before user acceptance testing (UAT) ensures the quality of deliverables.

    Requirements Gathering (20%):

    1. Understanding the purpose of requirement gathering lays the foundation for building tailored solutions.
    2. Identifying the characteristics of requirements gathering facilitates effective communication with stakeholders.
    3. Explaining how Appian features can address common business requirements showcases the platform’s capabilities.
    4. Recognizing important elements when gathering initial requirements ensures comprehensive solution design.
    5. Moreover, translating customer requirements into user stories and Appian development plans aligns project objectives with business needs.
    6. Addressing common challenges in requirements gathering fosters proactive problem-solving.
    7. Furthermore, explaining when common UI components should be used for Appian interfaces enhances user experience design.

    User Story Creation (14%):

    1. Presenting the standard user story format ensures clarity and consistency in requirement documentation.
    2. Categorizing user stories and collecting appropriate requirements based on categorization facilitates prioritization and planning.
    3. Collaborating with the Product Owner in managing the product backlog ensures alignment with project goals.
    4. Identifying the story status (e.g., Draft, Defined, Done) provides visibility into project progress.
    5. Moreover, explaining the different components of a story (e.g., description, acceptance criteria of use case, dependency) enhances understanding and implementation clarity.

    Business Process Modeling (20%):

    1. Recognizing different integration types (e.g., JSON REST, SOAP WS, Connected Systems) enables seamless data exchange between systems.
    2. Demonstrating the best method to clearly define user roles when creating a process model diagram ensures efficient process mapping.
    3. Identifying common Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) elements provides a standardized framework for process documentation.
    4. Specifying which nodes would or would not be used in a given scenario streamlines process visualization.
    5. Furthermore, describing the most common gateway types in the Appian Process Modeler enhances decision-making in process design.
    6. Describing the benefits of creating a future state process model with SMEs encourages stakeholder engagement and collaboration.
    7. Lastly, identifying automation opportunities from a given process promotes efficiency and productivity enhancements.

    Preparation Resources:

    Preparation is the key to certification success. While training is not required, we do provide specific course recommendations that provide you with skills validated by the exam. You must couple your technical training and familiarity with Appian documentation with practical application to ensure your highest chances for success on your exam. Use the below resources to guide your preparation based on a thorough review of the exam objectives.


    Module 1: Concepts for Appian

    1. Introduction of Appian bpm, community’s, certifications
    2. CDT custom data type
    3. Process model and process security and workflow detail, Appian nodes, smart services
    4. Sail interface, Layouts, functions, grids- editable and paging grids, charts
    5. Records, Reports, tempo, sites, and Appian administration
    6. Web services and web APIs
    7. Plugins, integrations for other systems
    8. Appian versions
    9. Hands-on end-user exercise
    10. Appian community site (Forum)
    11. Overview of the designer interface (including rules, groups, and applications)
    12. Plan a process model
    13. Create a high-level process diagram
    14. Create a group hierarchy and add members
    15. Create constants and expression rules
    16. Create and add objects to an application
    17. Configure process model properties
    18. Add process variables
    19. Edit a start form
    20. Debug a process
    21. Apply process model security
    22. Configure a user input task node
    23. Describe how data flows from node to node
    24. Monitor an inflight process


    • Appian Certified Analyst Learning Path
    • Appian Documentation
    • Appian Methodology
    • Appian Max
    • Analyst Developer Practice Test

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