Understanding the Basics of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

1 Credits: Information Technology


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Understanding the Basics of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the basics of Robotic Process Automation (RPA).  This includes a discussion of the key benefits as well as some of the implementation challenges associated with RPA.  This course provides several examples of how RPA can be used in organizations as well as some of the top providers of RPA technology.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize benefits of implementing RPA technology
  • Identify some of the key components of RPA architecture
  • Recognize types of organizations that benefit most from RPA technology
  • Identify some of the challenges when implementing RPA technology
  • Retrieve data from external sources
  • Input data into other systems
  • Trigger actions
  • Respond to events
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 3, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 145 courses (350+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics. Kelen remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam. He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy. Kelen has nearly 20 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He currently serves as an Accounting Policy Advisor with HP. Prior to HP, he served in multiple …