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Power Automate Desktop 2-day training course

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£695 + VAT (where applicable)

Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

Do you find yourself repeating the same mouse clicks or keystrokes every day or week?  Power Automate Desktop (PAD) allows you to automate anything you do using Windows, without having to write any lines of code (you can even use the PAD recorder to record what you're doing, allowing you to save the steps for future use).  This two-day course will gives lots of practical examples on how you can use Power Automate to ... well, automate what you do, freeing up your time for other work.

Course schedule

Here are our next few online Power Automate Desktop course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
21-22 Mar 09:30-16:30 £695 Book
25-26 Apr 09:30-16:30 £695 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider creating your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you).

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Getting starteed

  • Desktop vs. Service
  • Creating flows
  • Comments

Working with Excel

  • Opening and closing
  • Reading data
  • Manipulating workbooks

Common tasks

  • Waiting
  • Message boxes
  • Using the clipboard

Debugging

  • Stepping through flows
  • Setting breakpoints

Variables

  • Referring to variables
  • Managing variables

Loops

  • Looping N times
  • Conditonal loops
  • Looping over collections

Lists

  • Populating lists
  • Looping over lists
  • Other list operations

Conditions

  • Testing conditions (IF)
  • Multiple conditions (SWITCH)

Subflows

  • Creating subflows
  • Linking subflows

Files and folders

  • Manipulating files
  • Working with folders
  • Zipping and unzipping

Data types

  • Working with numbers
  • Working with text
  • Working with dates

Mouse and keyboard

  • Sending keys
  • Mouse clicks
  • Mouse movements

User intefaces (UIs)

  • Things to watch out for
  • Capturing data
  • Filling in forms
  • Using dropdowns

Browsing websites

  • Using different browsers
  • Extracting data
  • Filling in forms

Emails and Outlook

  • Using Outlook
  • Sending emails
  • Extracting attachments

Covered if time allows If time

PDFs

  • Reading PDFs
  • Printing PDFs
  • Using OCR to read text

Covered if time allows If time

SQL Server

  • Opening connections
  • Reading data

You can download a PDF file giving the course contents.

Benefits of our online training

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl online courses:

  • Maximum of 5 people per class
  • Excellent colour courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Pre-course set-up included in the days before the course
  • No need to install any software on your computer
  • All courses given by one of our 6 Wise Owl trainers
  • 531 references viewable online

What other people have said

Many thanks to those listed below for kindly agreeing to let us use their names. All of the reviews are from the last 3 calendar years (although some may be for classroom courses):

"The trainer was really professional and did a good job taking us through the basics of Power BI."

Simon Gates (Cheshire East Council)

"Great course and content, very professionally delivered."

Mark Potter (Linney Group Ltd)

"Very informative in a simple manner. Good pace, excellent trainer, very friendly & created a brilliant atmosphere."

Pam Politis (Hyde Central Services Ltd)

"Course was great and informative."

Ian Spencer (CAS Behavioural Health / Cygnet Health)

"The pace and content of the course was perfect and I am ready to apply what I have learnt within the course to my work environment. I feel that this is the best training company I have ever used."

Shaila Hunt (BUPA)

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How our live online training courses work

We've published a full summary of what it's like to attend a Wise Owl course online - here are the main things you need to know.

What you'll need

You'll need three things for the course:

  1. A computer (obviously) running Windows.
  2. A good internet connection.
  3. A microphone and (ideally) webcam.

In addition you'll find the course very difficult without an additional monitor (so that you can participate in the course on one screen, and use the software you're learning on the other).

What will happen when you book a place

Within a few hours of your booking a place on one of our online courses, we'll be in touch to get you set up correctly.  This usually takes about half an hour, and can be done at any mutually convenient date/time.

A few days before your course begins you'll receive a parcel in the post (free for UK bookings) containing:

  • A full colour courseware manual;
  • An exercise booklet to go with the course; and
  • A USB stick containing the files for the course, should you need a back-up.

Your parcel will even include a Wise Owl Sheaffer biro (they're good; trust us) and pad.

What you won't need

You won't need to install any software at all on your computer.  This is because:

  • you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed; and
  • we use Teams for our online training, which you can run through most modern browsers.
On and after the course

On the day of the course itself you will be able to join the course up to half an hour before it begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

After the course finishes you'll receive an electronic certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

You can see full details of exactly how our online courses work here.