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Established May 1992
30 years in business
Wise Owl Training
30 years in business
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Classroom training -  Power Automate Desktop

Online Training

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.  Along the way you'll learn about automating browsing a website (using UI elements), reading from and writing to Excel, sending and receiving emails and manipulating files and folders, to name just a few topics covered.

Course schedule

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

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
28-29 Jun 09:30-16:30 £695 Book
20-21 Oct 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 started

  • Creating flows
  • Comments
  • Input and message boxes


  • Referring to variables
  • Managing variables
  • Viewing variable values


  • Creating subflows
  • Running subflows


  • Stepping through flows
  • Setting breakpoints

Working with Excel

  • Opening and closing
  • Getting and writing data
  • Other Excel actions

Error handling

  • Testing buttons, files, etc.
  • Error-handling for actions
  • Error blocks for flows

Input and output variables

  • Calling flows
  • Filling output varaibles
  • Referencing input variables


  • Populating lists
  • Looping over lists
  • Adding to and clearing lists


  • Looping N times
  • Conditonal loops
  • Looping over collections


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

SQL Server

  • Opening connections
  • Reading data

Data tables and rows

  • Populating data tables
  • Looping over data rows
  • Collapsing data columns

Files and folders

  • Manipulating files
  • Working with folders
  • Reading / writing text files
  • Using CSV files

Different data types

  • Common text actions
  • Common data actions

Mouse and keyboard

  • Sending keys
  • Mouse clicks

Browsing websites

  • Using different browsers
  • UI elements
  • Problems you may encounter
  • Extracting data

User intefaces (UIs)

  • UI elements revisited
  • Capturing data
  • Filling in forms

Emails and Outlook

  • Using Outlook
  • Sending emails
  • Extracting attachments

Covered if time allows If time


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

Covered if time allows If time


  • Adding images
  • Using in website automation
  • Deleting unused images

Covered if time allows If time

Case studies

  • Backing up files
  • Emailing files to different users
  • Compiling SEO results

Covered if time allows If time

Recording flows

  • Recording your steps
  • Limitations of recording

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 6 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
  • 479 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):

"Really excellent course - a brilliant (& entertaining) trainer. Good pace, good explanation. Will definitely be recommending when I get back to the office! Good introduction to SSIS - excellent course outline on website. Recommendation came from manager."

Elspeth Clark (Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust)

"It was a very good day, all very well explained and much easier on line than I thought it would be. Thank you very much."

Julie Fottles (Network Plus)

"Really enjoyed advanced filtering. Our trainer was wonderful, very friendly and always checking our understanding. Never felt left behind/rushed - very happy with this course."

Charlotte Steele (The Office of the Director of Public Health)

"Our trainer did an amazing job. She was so patient and explained everything very well. I learnt a lot of new techniques."

Karen Chambers (Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA))

"I usually struggle with online training however I found this a really good experience and felt like I learned a lot in a short space of time."

Simon Randle (Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS FT)

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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 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.