The course states "by default, a process starts and skips only when a condition is present"
"by default, a stage never skips unless a condition is present"
It seems like these are two ways of saying the same thing. A process will start and only skip when a condition is present. A stage will never skip unless a condition is present. It seems both a process and a stage will always start unless there's a condition present.
You're right Blake! The reason for the differences in the way we worded the start behavior for stages vs processes was because we wanted to mirror the configuration settings in Pega. See the attachments.