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Introduction to Drupal

Course Description

Drupal is a powerful platform for creating websites and managing content. For those new to Drupal, starting your first project usually comes with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to Drupal so you can get up-to-speed quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology and give you the hands-on experience you need to get comfortable using Drupal.

Whether you're a developer using Drupal for the first time, a content editor looking for an introduction to Drupal site administration, or a project manager planning out your first Drupal build, this course will get you started on the right foot.

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • Drupal concepts and terminology

  • The benefits and challenges of using Drupal

  • The process of creating and maintaining a Drupal 8 website

  • Drupal core functionality and how to use contributed modules

  • Confidence to dive deeper into Drupal 8

  • What’s easy and what’s difficult with Drupal

Syllabus

  • Installing Drupal

  • Drupal 8 concepts and terminology

  • Creating content types and using fields

  • Using taxonomy, and menus to structure your site

  • Managing users and permissions

  • Creating blocks and layouts

  • Organizing your content with Views

  • Installing and configuring contributed modules

  • Managing multilingual content

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course

Anyone who is new to Drupal and looking to get a base of knowledge. Decision makers considering various CMS platforms will also benefit from this course.

Development Environment

You need a fresh install of Drupal 8 on your laptop to use for the course. Before the course, we’ll send you step-by-step instructions on how to set up Drupal 8 using Acquia Dev Desktop. You can also use a LAMP, WAMP, or MAMP environment if you already have this set up.

FAQ

Blended Online Learning: How it Works

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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