We’re introducing a new certification path
Summary of changes:
We’re making a major overhaul of our certification scheme with an entirely new structure for our learning paths. We’re focusing on preparing students for delivery roles instead of education topics.
We believe this role-based approach is a more efficient way to educate our partners and customers, so they can deploy their automation programs faster and more effectively.
- More rigorous certification process ensures that students are qualified for real delivery
- Students will be better prepared for real delivery roles to deploy automation programs faster.
- We’re raising the level of education by introducing the learning path for a new role: IA Architect. This certification marks the highest level of expertise in the implementation of customer use cases using WorkFusion products. RPA Developer and ML Engineer certifications are prerequisites. Students will have extended access to WorkFusion’s environment in order to train scalability and capacity.
- Instead of getting certified after completing an individual course, you will now follow a role-based path with multiple courses
- The role-based paths have been tailored to optimize the delivery process, meaning that each role supports a different delivery stage
- Your previous certifications are still valid but if you prefer to have the new certificates instead, we can convert them upon request. For example, certificates for RPA levels 1,2 and 3 are now equal to an RPA Developer certificate.
- You can build on each learning path to achieve more advanced certifications i.e. RPA Specialist -> RPA Developer -> SPA Architect
- We’re building out new learning paths and adding new courses so we can have a more targeted approach to training and delivery
Q: I’m in the middle of level 2 of the current learning path, should I continue, and what kind of certification do I get?
A: Yes, you should continue the path. We will convert your certificates to the updated ones, provided that your score average meets the required 50 – 70%.
Q: Should I recertify my developers or will their old certificates be relevant?
A: There’s no need to recertify, the old certifications are still valid. However, if you would like to replace the old certifications with new ones, you can send a request to us and we will take care of it.
Q: Will courses that fall outside of the learning paths have certifications?
A: Yes. There are now two kinds of certifications: by individual courses (same as before) and by delivery roles (following the new learning paths). So there are still a lot of courses that have certifications: Automation Essentials, RPA Express Introduction and Getting Started, Power User Level 1, Get to Know IA.
Q: Will the content of the courses change?
A: While the core of the content is the same—articles from Knowledge Base— we have added a lot of new stuff: video lessons by Web-Harvest, new articles and new assignments.
Q: How do I know which learning path to take?
A: If you are new to development in Workfusion, you will start with the Specialist courses. From there you will build on with Developer courses. But keep in mind that before you can enroll in the Developer courses, you must pass the required Java test with a score of 70% or more.
Q: Why have you introduced a Java test?
A: Because you need a certain level of Java experience in order to develop bots on WorkFusion products. While you can make simple bots for a POC using RPA Recorder and RPA Express without Java experience, you will not be able to properly execute real delivery without it.
Q: What are the differences between the new learning paths and the old ones?
A: We organized the new courses around the concept of delivery roles instead of learning topics. This is because we’re keenly aware of how important it is for our partners to be ready to launch development as quickly as possible. Hence, we split our courses into separate paths for Junior / Middle / Senior Developer roles, which fits the delivery structure of most of our partners.
Q: Are the courses new or have you just renamed the old courses?
A: The courses are definitely new. We have added a lot of new content, quizzes and assignments. Of course we have saved the previous content, but overall, the courses are new.
Q: What new roles have you introduced?
A: We have introduced two new roles for RPA developers: RPA Specialist and RPA Developer, ML Data Analyst, ML Engineer and IA Architect. You can see the prerequisites for each role on the picture (learning paths). The most advanced role is IA Architect, before you can take that course, you will need to get RPA Developer and MLE certifications.
Q: Why are there so many courses in the new tracks? For example, the RPA Developer track now has 8 courses whereas the old track had 5.
A: The new structure allows you to provide value faster. When you reach the RPA Specialist level (5 courses in ~1 week) you will be able to develop simple use cases on a real project.
Few questions came from our partner. So a bit update here:
Q: Completing the Power User Level 2 is not mandatory for the RPA Specialist and RPA Developer. Isn’t it?
A: Yes, correct. PUL2 now is a part of Power User Learning Path. This path is focused on Business Analyst role.
Q: Power User Level 1 assignment completion is not mandatory for completing the certification. Isn’t it?
A: Yes, correct. For completion this course you need to read and view all materials and pass all quizzes. But that’s not mean that you do not need to complete assignments. We recommend do assignments, if you want deep understand how WF works and gain the skills.
Q: Power User Level 1 can be completed without the local RPA Express setup. Isn’t it?
A: PUL1 can be completed without any completed assignments, yes. But if you’re interested in skills gains you can try do the assignments in RPA Express and ask our help in Forum.
Q; Local RPA Express setup is required for Power User Level 2 certification. Isn’t it?
A: No, the same as for PUL1. All assignments can be done in your local RPA Express setup. But it is your personal responsibility to complete all.