Drupal for Beginners
The short version:
- Self-paced training, meaning you won't be held back or left behind.
- Access to a small army of Drupal experts for one-on-one questions, discussion and guidance.
- Tried and true training methods; This has been one of the highest-rated DrupalCon trainings for the last 2 years.
- Focus on site building or Drupal development, your choice.
- Perfect for those in government and education. The same training methods and materials you use in this course can be used throughout your entire organization.
- Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 are covered (note that all Drupal 8 material is developer-focused)
- Get 4 months of video training with BuildAModule free with your purchase.
The goal of this training is to give you a chance to talk with an army of Drupal experts one-on-one about anything you need help learning or accomplishing. Having trouble understanding a concept? There will be someone to help explain it in a way you can understand. Stuck on a project you’re working on? We’ll have a trainer available to help you figure out how to get past it. Just getting started and feeling overwhelmed? We’ll get you headed in the right direction and be there to help you along the way.
You and your fellow students will all come to the table with different skill levels and experience. So how is it possible to guarantee that you’ll get the most out of your training even though you may be more or less advanced than other students? Here’s how:
Instead of lecturing to the class and assuming everyone is interested in the same material, we instead help you choose a set of video tutorials to focus on. These are the videos you’ll use to find inspiration to start learning or working on something compelling and interesting to you. At that point, you’ll be able to enlist any of our trainers to help you out whenever you have questions or run into snags. It’s the best possible learning environment we’ve been able to create. You get to move forward at your own pace and get lots of one-on-one interaction with trainers who can speed up your progress. And if you’re ever at a loss for what to do next, we’ll get you focused without missing a beat.
We’ve used this style of training over the last several years to train thousands of Drupal students, including at the last 3 DrupalCons and dozens of Drupal Camps. Feedback from students at the last DrupalCons placed our training in the top in terms of overall satisfaction and content. If you join us, you won’t be disappointed.
Our training will also be very friendly to groups, so if you have an associate, co-workers or friend that you’d like to bring along, there will be ample room for group collaboration. If you are part of a college or university department adopting Drupal, this can be a great way to immerse your team. If you are a student, you can bring other members of your class to work together. Last year we had a dozen or so high school students take our course and love it.
We aim to provide each and every student with a clear path froward to help them make serious progress during the day, regardless of their skill level. We leverage the curriculum from the BuildAModule video series, which can take an absolute beginner through the basics of Drupal, onward through advanced site building and even into basic programming and theming. Wherever you are at, we’ll help you get to the next level.
As part of the course, we include 4 months of BuildAModule video library access - a $116 value - so you can get started with your learning long before the live training takes place, and have access for months after the training as well to continue your work.
Class begins at 9am with a quick orientation to get a feel for how the day will work. At that point, we will help each student get started on a learning track, answer initial questions, and keep working like that until the course ends at 5. Lunch is officially at 11:45, but you will be free to take breaks whenever your brain needs it throughout the day.
Who will gain the most from this course?
Almost across the board, students at virtually any skill level will benefit significantly from this course. The combination of a customized curriculum along with access to skilled trainers throughout the day make it an incredibly satisfying experience. If you find yourself dozing off or losing concentration during long lectures, this course will be particularly well suited to you. You’ll also meet a number of people who will become your allies as you continue to learn Drupal, so if you’re coming to DrupalCon to connect with other people doing Drupal, you’ll get a huge opportunity with this training as well.
Prerequisites for this course
There are no specific prerequisites for this course, you will be able to leverage whatever existing knowledge you have and develop it further during the course of this training.