Robotic Process Automation RPA Interview Questions

Robotic process automation (RPA) makes data processing better, stronger and faster. There are various tools used in RPA namely Blue Prism, UiPath & Automation Anywhere. If you are looking for a job as a RPA Developer, then you must go through these question and answers to ace the job interview.

Q.1 What is Robotic Process Automation ?
An automation process in which a machine is used to replace rule based tasks being performed by humans
Q.2 What is Blue Prism ?
Blue Prism is one of the most popular RPA tools of Blue Prism Group, which is a UK based RPA company. They were the first ones to name the automation processes as RPA.
Q.3 What are the benefits of RPA ?
An RPA execution improves the processes of the organizations by making them faster , more accurate (robots remove human errors ) and cost effective (robots work 24 hours without a leave) . These improvements lead to increased customer satisfaction, accuracy and hence superior quality of output
Q.4 Which are the most popular RPA tools presently being deployed ?
Some of the popular tools are Blue Prism, UiPath and Automation Anywhere
Q.5 What are the current limitations of RPA ?
RPA tools have data input issues which are coming in from various sources within an organization. RPA tools cannot read any records that are non electronic or with unstructured inputs. RPA tools can remove rule based monotonous tasks but cannot replace tasks that require judgements. Tools are also not able to learn from experience.
Q.6 How would you explain Robotic Automation in layman's language?
In layman's term robotic automation is defined as a style of automation where a machine, or computer, mimics a human’s action in completing rules based tasks.
Q.7 What are the factors that encourage companies to proceed with RPA?
One of the biggest factor that encourages companies to proceed with RPA is that it ensures error-free results leading to no wastage of time. Therefore companies need not to worry about paying extreme attention to quality verification and testing the results again and again. RPA needs less human intervention as it always makes sure of no conflicts and fast operations. Also its considered as one-time investment and results are forever.
Q.8 What according to you are the pros and cons of RPA?
RPA approach has too a lot of advantages as well as disadvantages. Such that benefits include error-free outcomes, faster operations, less human inference, high profits, and less monitoring. Where on the other hand one of the biggest drawback of RPA is that not all the organizations can afford the same in the initial stage. In which case all tasks depend on each other and interruption of one can largely affect all other sub tasks.
Q.9 Give names of popular RPA vendors?
Some of the popular RPA vendors are Verint, NICE, Blue Prism and Kofax.
Q.10 Let us suppose you are required to handle a project based on RPA such that the given skills set is not sufficient, then would you reject the project or find an alternate?
The interviewer wants to check your reactions under such pressure situation and whether you would be able to handle it. Sample Answer - For me leaving the project is not at all a wise option. Indeed there are many options available for RAP training with short duration. There we can arrange training for the required skills to team members for short-term. We can also look for support from every vendor that can also assist in this matter.
Q.11 What are the special skills required to handle Robotic Process Automation?
Since RPA does not require programming skills such that anyone can be an RPA expert with some basic knowledge or training for a very short duration. Also everything can be managed easily either through a flowchart or in a stepwise manner.
Q.12 What should be considered on priority, during the planning phase of automation?
The first task involves selecting the tool followed by next crucial task of selecting the right framework. Such that there are various items that are tagged as In-scope and Out -D52Scope that need to be selected based on the type of task. Next step involves the testing environment is to be considered. If required, users has to prepare the charts of project timelines together with identification of deliverables.
Q.13 What is Process Studio in RPA?
Process Studio is the processes which are generally created in the scope of Blue Prism that is quite similar when compared with other processes as well as with modeling applications.
Q.14 When will you automate a test?
RPA automation can be done at certain levels and positions, when it comes to testing the multiple data set. Additionally for repetitive tasks and for regression test cases and for smoke and sanity tests, it can simply be automated.
Q.15 Is it always compulsory for an organization who wish to adopt RPA approach have to change its entire infrastructure?
In order to adopt RPA approach, it is not always necessary that everything needs to be changed in an organization. The approach is easily compatible with the existing infrastructure because of its flexibility feature. Latest robotic software and tools in RPA do not face any compatibility issues easily and can simply enable the organizations to keep up the pace.
Q.16 What are the features required for tool automation according to you?
The must have features of tool automation are - 1. Support to all form of test environment. 2. Support for multiple frameworks 3. Testing of database and image testing abilities 4. Good debugging facilities, together with object identification
Q.17 How can you say that Robotic Process Automation is a secure and reliable approach?
Robotic Process Automation is a secure and reliable approach due to the following reasons - 1. All the vendors, runtime factor is totally different to the process which is related with the editing of anything. 2. Not all the users are given the same actions but in fact, they can be restricted includes creating, designing, running, as well as editing the processes. 3. Every log created is capable to provide full information with a wide scope. 4. As compared to a manual process, RPA provides extra control, as well as security.
Q.18 What are the steps involved in the process of Robotic automation?
The steps involved in the process of Robotic Automation are - 1. Select the test tool by paying appropriate attention to the exact needs and outcomes that are expected or required. 2. Ensure that the scope of the automation has been defined in a right manner 3. Plan, design as well as develop the approach followed by test execution
Q.19 What are the typical uses of RPA?
The typical uses of RPA are - 1. It makes the process of double data entry very easy and simple. 2. The process can simply be managed for multipole systems. 3. RPA can be easily deployed in rule-based decision 4. Well-defined processes that automatically enable the inputs to enter from source to target systems
Q.20 What hardware infrastructure is required to run Blue prism's Robotic Automation Platform?
Blue Prism is designed for flexibility and to meet the most robust IT standards for IT operational integrity, security and supportability. Such that the software can be deployed either as a front office or back office process, running quite happily on a standard desktop in the front office or on any scale of systems for back office processing.
Q.21 How do you get started on delivering process using Blue Prism?
Blue Prism has been recommended as a phased approach for getting started as the Operational Agility framework which is easily scalable. Also it is suggested to target the configuration of between 1 and 10 processes initially with a rolling program of processes being introduced after the framework has been established.
Q.22 What is the Robotic Automation Cost?
Fully loaded office robot is nearly 1/3rd the cost of globally sourced agents. The flexibility and ease of deployment leads to easy comparison to maintain and judge the next approach to a given tasks.
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