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Sometimes just knowing Blue Prism very well and being able to build a robot does not mean you will pass the exam. Of course, that is the first step but here are some thoughts on what to keep in mind when preparing for the exam.

Passing the Blue Prism Developer Exam

Sometimes just knowing Blue Prism very well and being able to build a robot does not mean you will pass the developer exam. Of course, that is the first step but here is a guide on what to keep in mind when preparing for the developer exam.

1. Understand how the exam works

  1. You will not be working in the live Blue Prism system but instead you will be given all the information you need through screen captures as per below.

    Blue Prism Flow

  2. Without running it, you will need to be able to visualise the robot moving from stage to stage and what will happen at each of the stages.

  3. You must complete 60 questions in 60 minutes.

  4. The questions are multiple choice with some allowing for more than one answer.

2. Exam Techniques

  1. Pay attention to the details

    • Example 1
      If the question is referring to a process using subpages and you are shown the properties of a Data Item, take note of whether Visibility and Initialisation is on or off.

      Exam Technique 1

    • Example 2
      When shown a calculation check that there are not any syntax errors. Occasionally you will get a question where they may do this on purpose. As per the example below the calculation will cause an exception due to the missing ).

      Exam Technique 1

  2. Some questions will take longer than others

    Do not worry if you spend a bit of time on questions with a lot of detail. There will be other questions which are quicker to answer.

  3. Flag questions for review at the end

    If you are not sure of the answer to a question or you seem to be taking too long rather flag that question. At the end of the exam you can go back to it if time permits. You do not want to miss some later and possibly easier questions because you wasted time on a difficult one and then run out of time.

3. Preparing for the exam

  1. Learn the theory

    Read all the additional documentation available on the Blue Prism portal.
    Pay attention to any best practices that are mentioned.

  2. Practice visualising where a robot will go to next

    If possible, ask someone to create some simple processes for you for which you need to predict the result.

  3. Do practice questions

    There are practice questions on the Blue Prism portal. Time yourself whilst doing these questions to get used to the time constraint of the exam.
    Note however that these questions do not necessarily cover everything you will be asked. For example, you may get a question asking what is the result of the following calculation – DateAdd(5, 2, “2020/08/10”)