Course description

Are you new to Drupal and to DrupalCon? If you are, the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Drupal 8 is the class for you.

This course will get you up-and-running with Drupal so that you are fully prepared for your week at DrupalCon. You'll learn all of the key concepts you need to understand, navigate and use a Drupal site. You'll learn how to build a Drupal 8 site, from content and user organization, to working with modules and themes.

This training will be entirely hands-on. You'll have a Drupal site in front of you and will be actively working and learning throughout the class. Additionally, this course offers more than just live training. When you attend this class, you get a copy of "Drupal 8 Explained", the follow-up to the best-selling Drupal book, "Drupal 7 Explained". If you are a Drupal beginner, this book will teach you everything you need to know. You follow clear step-by-step instructions to build real Drupal sites.

Attendees will also receive six months of access to our online Drupal training and support. We give you access to these videos before DrupalCon. This allows you to start learning Drupal now, even before the class. After the class, you can keep watching the videos and keep learning. Plus, if you get stuck, you can always ask our team for help.

Learning Objectives

The aim of this class is to prepare people who are new to Drupal for DrupalCon and give newcomers the knowledge they need to maximize their experience during their DrupalCon week.

  • Part 1: Introduction to Drupal: What? Who? When? Why?
  • Part 2: Installing Drupal
  • Part 3: Navigating the Drupal interface
  • Part 4: Understanding Drupal content
  • Part 5: Managing Drupal content using content types
  • Part 6: Adding data fields to Drupal content
  • Part 7: Using Views
  • Part 8: Choosing and configuring modules
  • Part 9: Choosing and configuring themes
  • Part 10: Configuring and working with Drupal user permissions
Who will gain the most from this course?

You are the target audience for this class if this is your first time at DrupalCon and you are not experienced with Drupal.

Prerequisites for this course

There are no specific prerequisites for this course. We assume that attendees are completely new to Drupal.

Dev Environments

We will provide everything that attendees need, including the dev environment.

Course Information

Date: May 9, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $450 early bird rate (through April 15), $500 regular rate - includes light breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks

Training Company: OSTraining

Trainers: Steve Burge

Experience Level: Beginner

Drupal Version: 8.1x

Register Now

If no timezone is set on your profile, time is displayed in UTC.
Update your profile's timezone