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Robotic Process Automation: Getting Started

by Tommy van Schaik

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the leading productivity boosters in an organization. This course will teach you the fundamentals of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and how you can apply RPA in your organization.

What you'll learn

After the first wave of automation, modern knowledge workers still find themselves executing repetitive tasks that are ripe for automation–stifling innovation. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) presents a solution to this problem by creating software robots that automate these mundane and repetitive tasks, significantly increasing productivity in the workplace. In this course, Robotic Process Automation: Getting Started, you will learn the core concepts of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). First, you will explore the basic workings of RPA systems. Second, you will discover how RPA will impact business processes within an organization. Lastly, you will learn what type of processes are best suited to being automated with RPA. By the end of this course, you will have fundamental knowledge of Robotic Process Automation, which will allow you to look for automation opportunities within your organization and understand the applicability of this technology in your day-to-day tasks.

About the author

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Tommy van Schaik found out early that his natural habitat was between business and IT. After getting his bachelor's and master's in Business & IT, he decided to join the Dutch Air Force as a Communications Systems Officer. During his last tour in the United States, he found his love for agile transitions and dealing with development teams. He quickly transitioned to the Civilian world to do what he loves best: helping organizations transition to future-proof s... more

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