Blue Prism Certification Exam

daniel.farrugia - June 29, 2021

If you’re getting ready to take the Blue Prism RPA Developer Certification Exam (AD01), you’ve come to the right place!  Here we will walk through the steps to gain an overview of the exam and discuss some strategies and tips for studying.  

Exam Details and Scope

The first thing to do is create a Blue Prism Portal account (https://portal.blueprism.com) if you haven’t already done so.  Once you are logged in, find the University tab and click on Certification.

On this page you’ll see info for all of the certifications that Blue Prism offers.  Today we’re focusing on the Developer Certification Exam, but I do want to point out that Blue Prism just introduced a brand new Associate Developer Certification.  The WYWM course was designed to prepare you for the Developer Certification, but you can read more about the Associate Developer Certification Path to decide if it’s a good option for you.  Feel free to reach out to one of the Blue Prism instructors on Discord if you have any questions or want to discuss that further.  

So back to the Developer Certification- go ahead and open up the Blue Prism Certification- Developer PDF. 

The first page has basic exam details, while the second page contains the scope of the exam.  This is extremely helpful to use as a study guide to ensure you have a solid understanding of the topics that will be covered in the test.  As you go through the Scope section, here are a few things I’d like to note: 

  • Date and Text Functions: it’s important to have a good understanding of the functions listed on the PDF.  You may get a fill in the blank question on the test where you need to type out an expression yourself, and always be on the lookout for incorrect syntax in other questions.  There will be deliberate errors in their questions so keep an eye out for that.
  • Blue Prism process template: it’s really important to be familiar with this template as it is the standard for best practices and will be referenced on the exam.  You can download it on the Blue Prism website or under the Materials tab in the WYWM Blue Prism course
  • Exception Types: know the common Internal Exception Messages and what they mean.  Here is a list:
  • Global Send Keys and Global Send Key Events: you can find information on this in the Blue Prism Excellence Course in the Surface Automation lesson
  • Work Queues: be familiar with filtering syntax and how to use tags and wildcards

Additional Training through Blue Prism University

After you have this PDF, Blue Prism’s Training Offering also has some great resources for studying.  

You can enroll in the Blue Prism Developer Certification Path for free and have access to all kinds of lessons.  For the purpose of the exam, I recommend going through the Mandatory Guides training, and specifically focusing on Advanced Exception Handling, Advanced Work Queues, and Development Best Practices (which you can find under lesson 7). These lessons all have quizzes at the end that are helpful for getting a feel of the type of questions you may encounter on the test, as well as PDF guides for you to download.  I highly recommend reading through and thoroughly understanding these guides before the exam

Other Tips

The exam has 60 questions in 60 minutes, so you need to be as efficient as possible within the allotted time.  When you come across a question that starts with a screenshot of a complex process, it’s a good idea to read the question first before looking at and understanding the process.  Chances are the question is only asking about one small part of the process (exception handling, for example) and there’s no need to waste time understanding what the entire process does.  
In addition to the tips above, one of the best ways to practice is to go through sample questions to become familiar with the wording and format that you’ll see on the actual exam.  You can find numerous practice tests online, just be aware that many answers are incorrect.  Come check out the WYWM Blue Prism Developer Discord channel for lots of test example questions and challenges.  Search for older ones and also keep an eye out for new content that we’re putting out.

If you want to break into the tech industry then sign up to our platform and begin your training today.

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