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Robotic Process Automation – RPA Overview

Learn Robotic Process Automation to Unleash a Modern RPA Career
Bryan Lamb
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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

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.


About the RPA Overview Course

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

About Me

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

The Basics

What is Robotic Process Automation

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

What Robotic Process Automation Is Not

Robotic Process Automation has nothing to do with physical robots!

RPA vs. Test Automation

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.

How to Build a Simple Software Robot

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

Robotic Process Automation History & Drivers
Will RPA Kill Outsourcing/Offshoring?

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

The Right Mindset for RPA

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.

Digging Deeper

Best Fit Industries & Functions

Robotic Process Automation yields the best ROI in certain industries.

Benefits, Challenges, and Risks of RPA

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

Automation Maturity Levels

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

RPA Growth Rate & Potential

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

Current RPA Tools

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

RPA Roles & Jobs

Implementing RPA in Your Enterprise


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

Determining Which Processes to Automate

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

ROI: Building a business case

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

Run an RPA Proof of Concept (PoC)

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

Create an Automation COE
Summary: Tips for Success

Next Steps

Next steps & course discounts!
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