Advanced Drupal Module Development

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Course Description

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the Drupal 9 backend and module development tools. You'll learn to work with dependency injection, services, and more, and discover processes and best practices for extending your Drupal modules' features using plugins, events, hooks and other code patterns.

This training is also recommended for Drupal 7 developers, as we'll cover topics where you can find major differences in upgrading.

This is the more advanced version of our Drupal Module Development course, which will give you experience working with the Drupal backend and building modules. 

Learning objectives

You'll learn how to:  

  • Build Drupal 9 modules with advanced techniques
  • Use advanced Drupal APIs from your custom module
  • Work with Composer and Drush
  • Apply object-oriented programming for Drupal
  • Follow best practices for Drupal module development  

Week-by-Week Outline

You'll have lessons to complete between live sessions (exercises with video instructions) and access to a Slack channel and a one-on-one session to help you out.

Week 1

  • Setup & Introductions
  • Drupal 9 Development Tools
  • Managing Settings and Configuration Across Environments
  • Controlling Cache

Week 2

  • Understanding and Implementing Dependency Injection
  • Using and Defining Services
  • Working with Events
  • Architecture Decisions for Blocks Development

Week 3

  • Migration Continued
  • Best Practices for Module Development
  • Wrap-Up

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course? 

This course is ideal for Drupal developers and PHP programmers who want to learn how to create, modify and maintain custom modules for Drupal 9 or Drupal 10. It is also useful for Drupal 7 developers who want to upgrade their skills. Attendees of our Drupal Module Development course can attend this course to upgrade their skills. 


Our blended learning approach mixes the best of both worlds: live online sessions and self-paced complementary learning materials. The core of our online training offering is our expert-led live sessions. In addition, you can always take advantage of our virtual learning platform's training guides and video tutorials as needed. 

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 On-demand videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to get real-time answers to your specific questions
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

What is the format of live sessions? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. Our live sessions happen twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are 2-hour long (all times are on ET).

How is this different from other courses on the market? Our courses are designed for people who work full-time jobs and need to apply what they learn to real-life projects quickly. Our training includes live learning sessions and offers real-time mentorship from an expert

What are the trainers' credentials? Our courses are delivered by Strategists, Designers and Senior Developers with 10+ years of experience. They're seasoned professionals with real-world projects in a variety of sectors, from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Do I need to install anything on my computer? We’ll give you the necessary instructions and support to work with Drupal locally on your computer for the development courses. If you face restrictions, we’ll provide an alternative remote environment so you can work from your browser.

My organization requires an invoice. Can you provide one? Yes. Contact us before proceeding with payment. We can issue you an invoice with a link to pay via credit card or electronic transfer.

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Learn more about our approach to tailoring a custom course or get in touch with us, and we can set up training that fits your needs.

Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund? We can reschedule your ticket to the next available course. Our training program runs twice a year, with a first cohort slated to start in March and the second in September. Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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