Robotic Process Automation - RPA Overview
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Robotic Process Automation - RPA Overview

Learn Robotic Process Automation to Unleash a Modern RPA Career
4.4 (9,626 ratings)
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27,642 students enrolled
Created by Bryan Lamb
Last updated 11/2019
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand what Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is
  • See an RPA demo
  • Understand why RPA is a massive career & earning opportunity
  • Know which RPA tools are most relevant
  • Understand the challenges & risks when implementing RPA
  • Envision a basic RPA implementation plan
  • A modern windows computer with Internet connection
  • Basic job experience at a small, medium, or large company.
  • Be familiar with the roles that MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Word, websites, and software applications fill in daily business life.

If you're not learning robotic process automation, or, RPA, right now… you're already behind.

Much in the same way physical robots have been rapidly replacing industrial, blue-collar jobs, software robots will be replacing a high percentage of white collar jobs… sooner than you think. The most likely way to adapt & thrive in this new age will be to know how to build & maintain software robots!

In this course I’ll provide you with a clear overview of robotic process automation including:

  • Robotic Process Automation history & drivers
  • Benefits, challenges, and risks of Robotic Process Automation
  • Industries & applications where RPA fits the best
  • An overview of current Robotic Process Automation tools & capabilities
  • A basic software robot demo
  • An implementation plan you can use as a guideline to introduce Robotic Process Automation into your company

The goal of this course is to help you see the big picture of robotic process automation and prepare you for further hands-on study using the RPA tech primer course, and an RPA tool course of your choice.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to improve their chances of getting and keeping a white collar job in the near future.
  • Test automation engineers who want to make a larger impact and increase earning potential.
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 02:14:22
+ Welcome
2 lectures 04:36

Welcome to the Robotic Process Automation Overview course. This video provides a high level overview of what's in the course.

Preview 03:53

Just a little bit about me and my background if you're interested.

Preview 00:43
+ The Basics
7 lectures 39:43

Let's take a high level look at exactly what Robotic Process Automation is, and how RPA can improve any company.

Preview 06:48

Robotic Process Automation has nothing to do with physical robots!

What Robotic Process Automation Is Not

If you have test automation skills, RPA will be a natural extension for you. What's most important is that while test automation jobs are becoming more saturated and competitive, RPA jobs are exploding, and companies currently can't find enough qualified people! People with a testing background also make for better RPA developers, because you usually test your own robots better before releasing them.

Preview 03:45

Robotic Process Automation pertains to software robots. Let's have a quick look at how to build one.

How to Build a Simple Software Robot
Robotic Process Automation History & Drivers

Robotic Process Automation results in software robots that are faster, better, and cheaper than humans. Does offshoring still make sense?

Will RPA Kill Outsourcing/Offshoring?

Robotic Process Automation will undoubtedly cause white collar job losses along with the benefits it brings. Having the right RPA mindset will ensure you don't lose sight of the big picture.

The Right Mindset for RPA
+ Digging Deeper
6 lectures 46:22

Robotic Process Automation yields the best ROI in certain industries.

Best Fit Industries & Functions

Robotic Process Automation has specific challenges & risks. Do they outweigh the benefits?

Benefits, Challenges, and Risks of RPA

Robotic Process Automation isn't all or nothing. Find out several different levels.

Automation Maturity Levels

Robotic Process Automation is growing fast. Find out how fast!

Preview 01:31

Robotic Process Automation uses specific, dedicated tools. Learn about the top 3 here!

Current RPA Tools
RPA Roles & Jobs
+ Implementing RPA in Your Enterprise
6 lectures 41:29

Robotic Process Automation can revolutionize an enterprise. Let's have an overview of the topics.


Robotic Process Automation works best for certain kinds of processes. Find out which ones here.

Determining Which Processes to Automate

Automating processes should yield a return on investment. Does this only mean money? Find out here...

ROI: Building a business case

Now we have enough information to actually create our first RPA software robot. Let's walk through the steps...

Run an RPA Proof of Concept (PoC)
Create an Automation COE
Summary: Tips for Success
+ Next Steps
2 lectures 02:11
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