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Last Call to Take IBM Automation Think Hands On Labs

By DAVID Jenness posted Tue May 25, 2021 10:21 AM


Heads up! The self-service Hands On Labs built for Think 2021 will be available until 4 PM CST May 27 in a self-guided, self-paced environment. That’s just a few more days to immerse yourself in some of the newer elements of the IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation, IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps as well as WebSphere and DevOps.

What can you do this year?  Set up an AI-powered robot using the new IBM Robotic Process Automation tool or explore how to build custom dashboards in Business Automation Insights or learn how to use App Connect Designer’s low code interface.  There’s Mono2Micro for creating microservices from Java, a new WebSphere Automation solution, and how to get inventory visibility in IBM Cloud Pak for Integration. Finally, you’ll want to see IBM’s recent acquisition, Instana, in action for automated reliability of IBM DevOps and Watson AIOps.

There are two simple steps to participate in a self-guided Hands On Lab:

  1. First, you must be registered for Think. Register for Think 2021 here:
  2. To navigate to the Labs you want to take, visit:, then click on "Labs and Master Classes."

Here are the Hands On Labs available with their corresponding numbers. After you’ve completed one or two, come back here and leave a comment on what you thought. Note that Think On Demand sessions also expire on May 28.

IBM Automation Labs:

2258 - Technical Deep Dive on WebSphere/Open Liberty

2679 - Bots doing smart things: Infusing RPA with AI to solve real- world scenarios

- My first bot! Applying IBM RPA Studio to automate today's trends

2691 - IBM RPA Basics – Using the recorder and deploying bots

2692 - Processes and workflows in IBM RPA

2694 - Build Modern, interactive self-service dashboards to gain valuable business insights

2699 - Extend your capture solutions with IBM RPA

2700 - Making the most of App Connect Designer

2714 - Transforming your Java monoliths into microservices using AI with Mono2Micro

2715 – Hands on Lab with the new WebSphere Automation Solution

2718 - Real time inventory visibility with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration & Prolifics

2859 – Ensure application reliability with Automation in IBM DevOps and IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps




Wed June 16, 2021 09:51 AM

To be more precise, when using the RPA launcher in VM3, to execute the "Sales Leads to SLTest Queue", nothing really happens in VM1 and VM2 as it should and both VM1 and VM2 appear offline when viewing the Control Panel for the requested process to create in exercise 1.

Wed June 16, 2021 09:46 AM

hello David,

I did enroll for one of the above lab (processes and workflows in IBM RPA) but after configuring the first exercise about processes as described in the lab guide, the first exercise does not complete as intended and as described in the guide. Those labs are still available as I can access them til June 22nd but is there any support still available about those labs? Tx in advance