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RPA 11.1 Professional Developer (Instructor-led)

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Course Title: RPA 11.1 Professional Developer (Instructor-led)
Course ID and Course P/N: RPA-TRN-ESSBLE-111
Duration: 3 Days
Skill Level: Introductory

Description: This course provides an introduction to RPA and focuses on the basic skills to build both Web Automation robots and Desktop Automation robots in the Design Studio.

The training consists of many hands on exercises that will be introduced by the trainer and discussed afterwards.

The focus of the first half of the training is on getting familiar with building and testing robots and understanding what is needed to implement a Web Automation workflow. Several applications are explored, like extracting data from web sites, working with databases and Excel sheets but we do not cover all available functionality in the Web Automation workflow.

The focus of the second half of the training is understanding what is needed to implement a Desktop Automation workflow and its relation to the Web Automation workflow. To learn how to build a Desktop Automation workflow you will work with some built in applications like Chromium and Document Transformation Services but we will cover Desktop Automation on remote machines as well.

The exercises are designed to keep the learning curve as smooth as possible and of course the instructor is at hand to answer questions and help out with any issues that may arise. A detailed lab guide is provided as part of the exercises.

Objectives: At the conclusion of training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify process tasks that are likely candidates for Robotic Process Automation
  • Create RPA 11 robots that use the Web Automation workflow as well as robots that use the Desktop Automation workflow
  • Test and debug robots in the Design Studio
  • Deploy and schedule robots in the Management Console
  • Implement a workflow by adding Steps, Branches and For Each loops
  • Work with the Development Database
  • Handle errors and exceptions with try steps
  • Build robots that extract data from and interact with web pages and web applications
  • Build robots that read or write spreadsheets
  • Understand the concept of Finders
  • Use guarded step and loops
  • Work with built-in applications like the Chromium Browser and Desktop Transformation Services
  • Understand the role of the Desktop Automation Service
  • Create and configure robots that control applications on remote machines
  • Identify relevant components in the RPA solution

Delivery Method:  Instructor-led Classroom with Live-Online option where indicated.

Methodology:  Illustrated lecture and discussion, demonstrations and hands-on lab exercises. 

  Anyone who wants to get experience in developing robots in the Design Studio. 

Prerequisites: To get the most from this class, trainees should…

  • have completed the (free) online RPA learning path 'Getting Started'
  • Some knowledge of HTML is preferred
  • A prior certification for Kofax RPA 10 is also sufficient.

Training environment: The student is expected to have access to a working Kofax RPA 11 environment. This includes access to the Design Studio (with a development database) to develop robots as well as access to the Management Console to deploy those robots and access to a machine that runs a Desktop Automation Service. Such an environment can be created by downloading and installing an evaluation package from the Kofax home page. 

If such an environment is not available, limited time access to an online accessible environment can be purchased on the Learning Cloud.


               Day 1

               - Web Automation Essentials Introduction

               - Web Automation Design

               - Importing a project

               - Workflow: Branches and For Each loops

               - The Development Database

               - Workflow: The Repeat-Next loops

               Day 2, Morning

               - Workflow: The Try Step

               - Reading Excel

               - Writing Excel

               - Finders  in depth

               - Recap, Q&A, Knowledge check

               Day 2, Afternoon

               - Desktop Automation Essentials Introduction

               - The Basic Workflow recap

               - Desktop Automation introduction

               - The Desktop Automation Service

               Day 3

               - Guarded choice steps and guards

               - Opening and closing a Web page

               - Extracting information

               - Visit multiple web pages

               - The Document Transformation Service

               - Component Finders In Depth

               - Recap, Q&A, Knowledge check

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