Course Description

This course provides a solid introduction to Drupal 8. Trainers will introduce and explain the most essential features and concepts of Drupal 8 through hands-on activities.

By the end of this day participants will be familiar with Drupal 8 concepts, high level architecture and terminology and be able to identify how Drupal sites are constructed. Participants will know how to identify and choose modules to get the functionality they need. Participants will also get an overview of Drupal's API and theming layers.

At the end of the course, participants will walk out with a small functional website built using Drupal 8!

Learning Objectives

By the end of this class, participants will learn how to:

  • Describe key features and functionality provided by Drupal 8 core.
  • Define Drupal terminology and describe concepts.
  • Explain and summarize how Drupal sites are constructed and themed.
  • Search for and use Modules to extend Drupal's functionality.

Module 1: Under the hood of a simple website
Lesson 1.1 Web Browsers, HTML, and CSS
Lesson 1.2 IP Addresses and the Domain Naming System (DNS)
Lesson 1.3 Where are the Files?
Lesson 1.4 The Website Application Stack
Lesson 1.5 Database Driven Websites
Lesson 1.6 Learning Module Summary

Module 2: What is Drupal?
Lesson 2.1 - Introduction to Drupal
Lesson 2.2 - Drupal Administration tour
Lesson 2.3 - Common modules and configurations
Lesson 2.4 - Installing modules

Module 3: Content management
Lesson 3.1 - Creating and managing content
Lesson 3.2 - Designing Content types
Lesson 3.3 - Categorizing content with Taxonomy
Lesson 3.4 - Managing users

Module 4: Site Building with Drupal
Lesson 4.1 - Create lists of content with Views
Lesson 4.2 - Information architecture
Lesson 4.3 - Layout
Lesson 4.4 - Navigation

Module 5: Extending Drupal
Lesson 5.1 - Introduction to D8 API and Modules
Lesson 5.2 - Introduction to D8 Theming Layer

Who will gain the most from this course?

This course is for:

  • Beginners and newcomers to Drupal 8 who wish to understand core Drupal concepts.
  • Developers with some exposure to Drupal 7 who wish to fast-track their Drupal 8 journey.

Because this class will be an overview and not an in-depth course, it is perfect for people who are on the fence about using Drupal or who are looking for a hands-on introduction.

Prerequisites for this course

An understanding of a Content Management System is helpful. Experience using and building websites using systems such as Wordpress, Joomla!, or HTML and CSS is helpful, but not essential. Participants will need to bring their own laptops (Win / Mac) with latest version of Acquia Dev Desktop installed.

Course Information

Date: 18 February 2016

Time: 10:00-18:00

Cost: Free to attend, but registration is required. Includes coffee, tea & snacks before class, lunch and two coffee & tea breaks

Training Company: Acquia

Trainers: Prasad Shir, Suchi Garg

Experience Level: Beginner

Drupal Version: 8.x

This training course is sold out.

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