We have a client requesting hands-on experience with PRPC. We'd like to recommend the latest version that is GA--which I believe is still 8.1. Is there a 8.1 "Intro to PRPC" type course that uses a Cloud system for hands on? We have only been able to find 7.X versions on Pega Academy, and not with Cloud system.
Both the latest Business Architect Essentials and System Architect Essentials courses use cloud based exercise systems. You will need to navigate to the first exercise, there you will find the login credentials in the Scenario section and you will see the Open Exercise link at the bottom of the page. Please note that each exercise uses different login credentials due to the fact the exercises have been modularized and need not be done in a sequential order.