30 September 2019

Quiz: Discover The Best Way for You to Learn RPA

30 September 2019

Quiz: Discover The Best Way for You to Learn RPA



When it comes to learning RPA, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

Whether you’re a coder coming from another language, a college student exploring a future career, or are not technical at all and want to learn a new skill, this quiz is designed to give you a starting point on your journey to learning UiPath.

  • Step 1: What do you need to get started with UiPath
  •  A Windows computer or a Mac running a Windows environment
  •  A connection to the internet
  •  A little bit of curiosity
  •  A dedicated time block of at least an hour to start learning



Step 2: Download UiPath Studio

The best place to begin is to download UiPath Studio and register for UiPath Academy.


To register and download:

  •  Go to the UiPath homepage
  •  Click "Start Trial" Click "Choose Community"
  •  Register via email or register with a single sign on
  •  Go to UiPath Platform and sign in
  •  Click "Resource Center"
  •  Download Community Edition



If the download does not work, download Studio here: https://download.uipath.com/UiPathStudioSetup.exe

 Run installer "UiPathStudioSetup.exe"

 Keep defaults for installation if prompted


Step 3: Join UiPath Academy

  •  Go to UiPath Academy
  •  Click “Register”
  •  Fill out the form and press “Next”
  •  Continue through the registration
  •  Check your email and verify your email address
  •  Sign in using your Academy username and password



Step 4: Start learning

Depending on your current experience with programming, your existing knowledge on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and what kind of learner you are, your path will diverge to a different path to start with. Answer the following questions and keep track of your answers.




Question #1: First, what is your experience like when dealing with computers and the word programming?

(1) I’m not so great with computers. I know how to check email/social media and make some documents and spreadsheets, but that’s about it. All I know about programming is that the developers at my work somehow turn caffeine into code.

(2) I know my way around a computer. I use multiple websites and applications every day. I haven’t done any programming before, but it’s not something I would rule out completely.

(3) I’m computer-savvy and I know what I’m doing. I’ve dabbled in some programming before, but nothing major.

(4) I do computer stuff for my job. Integrated development environments (IDEs) and the command line don’t scare me!

Question #2: Second, what is your familiarity with RPA and UiPath?

(1) I don’t know anything about RPA. I stumbled on UiPath and now I’m intrigued.

(2) I’ve heard of RPA, but I don’t know much about it. I’m just here to learn more about UiPath.

(3) I’m familiar with RPA and some of its benefits. I know there are multiple RPA solutions on the market and that UiPath is one of the best.

(4) I could talk all day about RPA! I’ve seen the tremendous growth over the past few years in the space. UiPath is on my list of companies to watch.

Question #3: What kind of learner are you?

(1) I’d rather learn what I’m supposed to do in theory before I start doing it myself. I tend to watch full video tutorials and take notes. Then, I’ll go back and try it myself.

(2) I need to follow along at the same time with videos or someone talking me through steps to really understand how to do something.

(3) I like to know what I’m doing, but I don’t want to agonize over each step. I watch videos on 1.5x speed, try it myself, then go back to the videos if I need help.

(4) I can’t sit still and watch videos. Let me play with the tool first! I’ll figure out how I do stuff on my own and check out the videos and documentation if I have questions.




Before finding out what potentially path you might want , take into consideration the following two exceptions:


1. If you answered (1) for your computer experience:

Don’t worry. Our RPA Starter Training is a good place to start.


2. If you answered choice (4) in ANY of the above questions:

Add +1 to your overall score.


Add up your numbered choices and pick the range that fits below.


These are just guidelines based on my own experience and act as good anchor points for where to start on your RPA journey.


3 - 7 points

Start with the RPA Starter Training. Learn at a base level what RPA is and what UiPath does as a company, then move on to the paths below. After taking the RPA Starter Training, you can take Level 1 - RPA Developer Foundation Training.


7 - 9 points

Read this and then start with the Level 1 - RPA Developer Foundation Training.


9 - 10 points

Start with the Level 1 - RPA Developer Foundation Training.


11 - 13 points

Don’t start with any training on Academy. Go on YouTube or LinkedIn, find a demo of someone using UiPath, and start trying to build something yourself. Return to Academy and take the Level 1 - Foundation Training when you want to learn the true capabilities of UiPath.


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Benjamin Godgart is a technologist/data scientist at Troy Web.

by Benjamin Godgart 


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