Robotic Process Automation: RPA Fundamentals + Build a Robot
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Robotic Process Automation: RPA Fundamentals + Build a Robot

Learn the key elements of RPA, build your first robot using UiPath and get ready for the future of work!
4.4 (1,222 ratings)
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4,427 students enrolled
Created by Tor-Inge Flaa
Last updated 1/2019
English
English, Spanish
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 💡 What Robotic Process Automation is, how it works and when to apply it
  • 🤖 To build a robot using the UiPath RPA platform
  • 🚀 A basic 5-step process for piloting RPA in your company
  • 🏅 How to grow as an RPA Professional
Requirements
  • Basic work experience
  • A modern Windows computer (or a Mac with Windows installed)
  • A desire to learn about one of the most promising emerging technologies right now
Description

Automation is driving a new way of working. The future workplace will feature a blend of human and digital workforce ("bots") and this symbiotic relationship will create many exciting, new career possibilities. Are you ready to seize the opportunities that will arise as we move into this automated era? If not, now would be a good time to consider the jobs that will be emerging, and to get trained and certified in the most in-demand and high-paying skills; such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

Robotic Process Automation is a game-changing technology that is designed to automate high-volume, repeatable tasks that take up a large percentage of a workers’ time. Much like industrial robots have automated blue-collar work in factories, RPA software is coming to automate white collar work. Take this opportunity to prepare yourself for the future of work!

The goal of this course is to provide you with a clear overview of what RPA is, how it works and when to apply it, and at the same time give you hands-on technology experience by helping you build a robot that automates a simple business process in the UiPath Studio RPA software. This way you’ll both understand the bigger picture, and you will know how the technology works in practice. Further, we will look at how to pilot the technology in an enterprise setting so that you know what steps to take to succeed with any RPA initiative in your organization.

You will learn:

  • What RPA is and how it works

  • Why RPA is such a hot topic right now

  • The pros and cons of the technology (RPA is not the solution to everything)

  • Who’s offering RPA software

  • The components of the UiPath Platform (high level)

  • The UiPath Studio developer software (high level)

  • How to build a simple software robot (step-by-step exercise together with instructor)

  • A basic 5-step plan for piloting and implementing RPA in your enterprise (high level)

  • What roles and responsibilities are needed in an RPA Center of Excellence

  • Critical success factors for succeeding with an RPA initiative

  • What to do next to further improve your skills after this course (I’ll point you in the right direction!)

We will also have a look at some real-world examples on how RPA has been applied at different companies.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone that want to start a career as an RPA Professional, either as an RPA Developer or as an RPA Project Manager, but does not know where to start
  • Those who want to build their first software robot
  • Professionals that want to confidently discuss and explain RPA in an enterprise setting or at a job interview
  • Those who want to know a basic process for piloting RPA in an enterprise setting and what roles and responsibilities are needed to create an RPA Center of Excellence
  • Anyone who takes pleasure in impressing their colleagues, boss or friends! :-)
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 02:20:20
+ What is RPA and how does it work?
7 lectures 38:46

In this section, we will cover:

  • RPA - What it is and how it works

  • RPA - Why now?

  • RPA - Pros and cons

  • RPA - Vendors

  • RPA - Case Study

At the end of this section, you will be able to

  • Explain what Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is

  • Explain how RPA works

  • Explain why RPA is a hot topic right now

  • Explain what the pros and cons of the technology are

Preview 01:58

In this lecture, Tor teaches you what RPA is, how it works, what capabilities the technology has and what systems, applications and platforms RPA software can interact with. The lesson also includes a demo.

Preview 09:10

In this lecture, Tor teaches you why learning about software robots will position you better for the future of work, what challenges today's organizations face, how “digital employees” will assist organizations of the future and why RPA is so relevant.

RPA - Why now
10:19

In this lecture, Tor teaches you the pros and cons of RPA technology. The lesson also includes an example to see the benefits of applying RPA to a simple – but relevant – process.

RPA - Pros and Cons
10:21

Let’s recap what you’ve learned about RPA so far!

RPA - Basics quiz
5 questions

In this lecture, we will have a look at the 15 most significant RPA providers and how they did compare in a study that evaluated 30 different criteria; stretching from robot functionality to the RPA vendor's market strategy.

RPA - Vendors
02:58

In this lecture, Tor will show you a real-world example of how RPA has been piloted in a Norwegian real estate company.

RPA - Case Study
03:27
RPA - Self reflection exercise
00:33
+ Build your first robot!
7 lectures 50:49

In this section, we will cover:

  • The UiPath Platform

  • How to install UiPath Studio

  • The UiPath Studio user interface

  • How to build a robot

At the end of this section, you will be able to

  • Build an actual robot using one of the most widely used RPA platforms – UiPath

Section intro
00:27

In this lecture, Tor teaches you the different components of the UiPath RPA Platform – Studio, Orchestrator and Robot.

The UiPath Platform
04:14

In this lecture, we will download the UiPath Community Edition.

Preview 02:29

In this lecture, Tor provides a walkthrough of the UiPath Studio user interface (part 1/2)

Get to know UiPath Studio - part 1 (first look)
05:36

In this lecture, Tor provides a walkthrough of the UiPath Studio user interface (part 2/2). We will also create a simple project in UiPath to get ready for the real challenge in lecture 14 and 15.

Get to know UiPath Studio - part 2 (first project)
16:09

In this lecture, we will have a look at the process we will automate using RPA. We will have a look at the different process steps, do them manually and look at how to automate them using a robot.

Build a robot - part 1 (the case)
08:32

In this lecture, we will build our robot together in UiPath Studio.

Build a robot - part 2 (the challenge)
13:22
+ Pilot RPA in your enterprise
10 lectures 43:12

In this section, we will cover:

  • A 5-step basic plan for piloting and implementing RPA

  • How to create an RPA Center of Excellence (CoE)

  • Critical Success Factors for RPA initiatives

  • More Real-World Applications of RPA

At the end of this section, you will know

  • How to pilot and implement RPA in your enterprise

  • What roles and responsibilities are needed in an RPA Center of Excellence (CoE)

  • Critical Success Factors for succeeding with an RPA initiative

  • Examples on how RPA has been applied in various businesses

Section intro
01:15

In this lecture, Tor teaches you the 5 basic steps in an RPA implementation project: 1) Identify, evaluate and prioritize processes, 2) Describe processes, 3) Design, develop and test processes, 4) Implement processes and 5) Monitor and continuously improve processes.

A basic plan for piloting and implementing RPA
01:33

In this lecture, Tor teaches you how to identify processes that has an automation potential, how to evaluate those processes in more detail (Applicability + business potential in terms of expected return on investment - ROI) and how to prioritize processes.

Step 1 - Identify, evaluate and prioritize processes
14:31

In this lecture, Tor describes how to document automation candidates in a Process Definition Document (PDD). The document contains the high-level flow of the manual process and it is usually used as a platform from which the automated solution is designed.

Step 2 - Describe process(es)
03:20

In this lecture, Tor describes important aspects of designing, developing and testing (Unit testing, functional testing and acceptance testing) the process(es).

Step 3 - Design, develop and test
03:27

In this lecture, Tor described the implementation step from a high-level perspective.

Step 4 - Implement process(es)
01:23

In this lecture, Tor describes different activities for monitoring the automated process in the period directly after implementing the process (The “hypercare” period) as well as the importance of having focus on ongoing improvements of the automated process(es).

Step 5 - Monitoring and Continuous Improvement
02:03

Let’s recap what you’ve learned about piloting RPA in your enterprise so far!

RPA – Piloting and implementation quiz
6 questions

In this lecture, Tor teaches you how to build an RPA Center of Excellence – That is: how to build an internal, self-sustaining and scalable RPA expertise to run and maintain robots in your organisation.

Create an RPA Center of Excellence (CoE)
08:09

In this lecture, Tor teaches critical success factors when starting out with an RPA initiative to ensure that your implementation will be successful.

Critical Success Factors
01:57

In this lecture, Tor will show you three more examples of how RPA has been implemented in the real-world, as well as sharing an informative blogpost with you containing 40+ RPA use cases and applications.

More Real-World Applications of RPA
05:34
+ Further learning
2 lectures 05:11

With the knowledge you’ve gained in this course, Tor has some suggestions for what you can do next to further improve your RPA skills, depending on whether you want to become an RPA developer or an RPA Project Manager.

Further learning
03:20

You made it. Well-done, and congratulations!

Course Summary
01:51