Test your knowledge of robotic process automation

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Robotic process automation is coming for your job — so why not move up the food chain?Appearing squarely at the center of many lists of technologies to know in the near future is RPA (Robotic Process Automation). Oversimplifying a bit, RPA has become one of the fastest growing tools used when it comes to writing code for robots that mimic human behavior.

As this technology finds itself being used for more and more purposes, topics related to it will undoubtedly find their way onto programming-related certification exams. How much do you know about RPA and how well can you answer questions that discuss the basics of this exciting new technology?

What follows is a self-test of 25 questions based on the general concepts and topics related to the technology and — in some cases — Microsoft’s Power Automate.  In all cases, pick the best answer(s) to each question. The answers appear at the end of the questions. Good luck!

1. Which type of trigger only processes new events that are generated after a flow is turned on?
A. Polling
B. Webhook
C. Recurrence
D. Spark

2. With Microsoft Power Automate, what is the maximum limit on the number of actions per workflow allowed with flows?
A. 500
B. 250
C. 128
D. 64

3. Which of the following is true?
A. Connections can only be shared if all owners are the same
B. Connections cannot be shared
C. Shared connections can be used in any flow
D. Shared connections can only be used in the flow in which they were created

4. By default, loops in Microsoft Power Automate run in sequence, but you can configure up to how many to run in parallel?
A. 50
B. 24
C. 16
D. 12

5. With RPA, which of the following is the task which is started when a trigger is invoked?
A. motion
B. stroke
C. action
D. pursuit

6. RPA bots targeted toward front-office activities tend to be of which type?
A. Attended
B. Unattended
C. Persistent
D. Nonpersistent

7. With Microsoft Power Automate, what is the maximum recurrence interval limit for a single flow run?
A. 500 days
B. 150 days
C. 30 days
D. 5 days

8. With RPA, which of the following is/are the actions involved in allowing a flow?
A. Approbations
B. Authorizations
C. Approvals
D. Consent

9. Sharing a copy of a flow with another user allows them to then use the definition of the flow as which of the following?
A. Simulation
B. Template
C. Block
D. Prototype

10. With Microsoft Power Automate, what is the maximum limit on depth allowed for actions nesting with flows?
A. 2
B. 4
C. 6
D. 8

11. Which type of flow can start an automation with a click of a button and is useful for automating repetitive tasks?
A. Automated flows
B. Scheduled flows
C. UI flows
D. Instant flows

12. With RPA, which of the following tells flow to perform actions based on predetermined logic set in the flow?
A. Conditions
B. States
C. Provisos
D. Clauses

13. With Microsoft Power Automate, what is the limit on message size?
A. 100 MB
B. 256 MB
C. 512 MB
D. 1,024 MB

14. With Microsoft Power Automate, what is the maximum limit on the number of characters per expression allowed with flows?
A. 256
B. 4,096
C. 8,192
D. 16,384

15. Microsoft Power Automate includes a diagnostic tool that points to specific occurrences within a flow where improvements may be required. This is known as which of the following?
A. Flow rider
B. Flow control
C. Flow guard
D. Flow checker

Please visit GoCertify to attempt the remaining 10 questions of this quiz.


ANSWERS

1. B — A Webhook trigger only processes new events that are generated after a flow is turned on.
2. A — With Microsoft Power Automate, the maximum limit on the number of actions per workflow allowed with flows is 500. You can use nested workflows to help get around this limit.
3. D — Shared connections can only be used in the flow in which they were created.
4. A — By default, loops in Microsoft Power Automate run in sequence, but you can configure up to 50 to run in parallel.
5. C — With RPA, an action is the task which is started when a trigger is invoked.
6. A — RPA bots targeted toward front-office activities tend to be attended bots while those that require no human intervention tend to be unattended.
7. A — With Microsoft Power Automate, 500 days is the maximum recurrence interval limit for a single flow run.
8. C — With RPA, approvals are the actions involved in allowing a flow.
9. B — Sharing a copy of a flow with another user allows them to then use the definition of the flow as a template.
10. D — With Microsoft Power Automate, 8 is the maximum limit on depth allowed for actions nesting with flows.
11. D — An instant flow can start an automation with a click of a button and is useful for automating repetitive tasks.
12. A — With RPA, conditions tell flow to perform actions based on predetermined logic set in the flow.
13. A — With Microsoft Power Automate, 100 MB is the limit on message size.
14. C — With Microsoft Power Automate, the maximum limit on the number of characters per expression allowed with flows is 8,192.
15. B — Blockchain uses public key cryptography which is also known as asymmetric.

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Emmett Dulaney

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emmett Dulaney is an associate professor and the author of numerous certification study guides, including the CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide, Second Edition (ISBN: 978-1-118324066).

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