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Blog | Feb 22, 2023

SS&C Blue Prism Partners with LinkedIn Learning

SS&C Blue Prism Partners with LinkedIn Learning on a Professional Certificate
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Helping Prepare Learners for Intelligent Automation Careers

Organizations around the globe are accelerating their digital transformation efforts and are embracing the new technologies that are helping to drive it. Technologies such as robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent automation (IA), machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the ways businesses look at their workforce in order to achieve their key business objectives. states that: “70% of organizations either have a digital transformation strategy or are currently working on one.”

The workforce is evolving, and digital transformation is bringing with it a host of new opportunities for those that want to take their careers one step further. For example, just look at the huge number of available jobs on LinkedIn under RPA. The growth in RPA jobs comes as no major surprise when you consider that the global RPA segment is around $2+ billion today and is projected to grow to $20+ billion by 2028. An increasing market means more jobs, which means a greater demand for skilled labor.

In 2022, Forrester indicated that: “Companies with advanced automation programs will obliterate, not merely beat, the competition.”

It seems clear that these market indicators suggest that RPA and intelligent automation will play a major part in the story of digital transformation in the years to come.

So where should learners begin their RPA learning journey? A great opportunity for learners to build the right skills, take an assessment, and get a professional certificate is to start with the new SS&C Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation Professional Certificate Program available on LinkedIn Learning.

It includes four high-level RPA and intelligent automation courses that give learners a rounded understanding of the technologies and why organizations should consider rolling them out. The four courses and their descriptions as described on LinkedIn Learning are as follows:

Introducing Robotic Process Automation Course

Robotic process automation—software-based robotics that emulates work that people do—is poised to change the way we work. Using this exciting technology, organizations can digitize and transform an array of business processes and functions. In this course, instructor Ian Barkin takes a deep dive into RPA, explaining what it is, what it's not, and what to keep in mind when adopting it in your organization. Here, Ian shares information that can help a variety of stakeholders—from executives to IT professionals—grasp the key benefits of RPA, as well as best practices that can help their organization succeed at both the process and enterprise levels. Plus, he lends a real-world context to the concepts covered in this course by providing examples from global companies that are implementing RPA.

Process Mining for Robotic Process Automation Course

Nearly every company wants to save time—and therefore, money—whenever possible. It’s important to figure out where automation would be most helpful, and where it might even be detrimental.

In this course, Ian Barkin dives into process mining, a technique used to analyze and track processes, and shows you how to use it to answer questions of when, where, and how to apply automation processes—if at all. As Ian shows, you don’t need to be automating to gain value from process automation. In every business environment, there is a huge worth in understanding what you do and how you do it before deciding on a plan to transform or innovate. If you want to see how process mining can help you evaluate your processes, join Ian in this course.

Process Discovery for Robotic Process Automation Course

You can’t automate a process that you don’t fully understand. But traditional attempts at capturing work processes, such as workshops and interviews, don’t always offer the total clarity needed to pull off a digital transformation. In this course, instructor Ian Barkin delves into the topic of process discovery technology and how it helps organizations adopt automation at scale.

Ian goes over the purpose of process discovery; how process discovery tools offer organizations a more holistic view of their workflows; and how this all fits into the stages of RPA. He then details how organizations can leverage process discovery tools to tackle common challenges, including estimating the benefits of automation.

Intelligent Automation Foundations Course

Intelligent automation is influencing corporate strategy in every way imaginable. Enterprises are investing huge amounts in intelligent automation initiatives for good reason. So, what exactly is intelligent automation? How can intelligence be automated? If you’ve been hearing about intelligent automation—often called intelligent process automation, hyper-automation, or just IA—but don’t have a firm grasp on what these concepts entail, join Ian Barkin in this course as he gives you a primer on the array of technologies, terminology, and concepts that are powering this phenomenon. Whether you’re a developer, manager, or executive, do any work in the software industry, or are just interested in finding new ways to automate mundane tasks, this course can prepare teams at all levels of an organization on what IA is, what it can and can’t do, and how to deploy it successfully.

To summarize, SS&C Blue Prism’s partnership with LinkedIn Learning helps to scale the intelligent automation learning ecosystem powered by SS&C Blue Prism and will narrow the digital skills gap. We believe our collaboration with LinkedIn Learning helps to support learners with pathways from skills development to job opportunities by helping them with the job-ready knowledge they need to succeed in a changing world.

Once learners have completed this certificate offering to gain a solid understanding of the intelligent automation space at a high level, they are then fully enabled to go deeper into SS&C Blue Prism’s technology solution by visiting Blue Prism’s University. Once there, learners can enroll in the ‘how-to’ product-based courses on offer, as well as delve more deeply into Blue Prism’s role-based certification pathways to continue along their intelligent automation learning journey.

If you’d like to learn more about these other courses, programs, and certifications, please reach out to me directly at [email protected] or if you are from academia, please register here.