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Training Opportunity: Drupal 8 Crash Course (for Non-Devs)

Are you responsible for project management, content, or vendor selection and preparing to work with Drupal? This one-day training delivers all of the tools you need to get started. Delivered by an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer, this training will answer the questions you didn’t even know to ask. Targeted to the non-developer, this training is perfect for individuals that need to get up and running in Drupal - fast!

Attendees will benefit from a unique perspective at the intersection of Drupal expertise, project management and marketing, that only Margaret Plett can deliver as a former marketing executive and author of the Drupal 8 Acquia curricula. Individuals that are brand new to Drupal will walk away with the confidence to work within the Drupal framework and community.

This course is perfect for the non-technical site user looking to learn:

  • Drupal Terminology

  • The pillars of Drupal core functionality explained

  • How to extend, manage, and get the most out of your Drupal site

  • Considerations to raise for your development team

  • How to easily set up a “sandbox” for free, to experiment with Drupal

  • How to QA a site before accepting delivery

Attendees will benefit from the practical, hands-on knowledge provided during this training and will walk away with the ability to start adding content and managing their Drupal sites with architect-level best practice knowledge.


Learning Objectives: 

  • Drupal Terminology

  • The pillars of Drupal core functionality explained

  • How to extend, manage, and get the most out of your drupal site

  • Considerations to raise for your development team

  • How to QA a site before accepting delivery

  • The ability to vet Drupal vendors and developers, for those attendees that are in the selection process

  • How to set up a fully functional sandbox environment for trying out your new Drupal skills and experimenting with modules you may want to utilize on your site

  • What to look for when accepting delivery of a new Drupal site for your company and what questions you should be asking your development team

  • Answers to all of your Drupal related questions, and the ability to start adding content to your site right away

  • Practical knowledge for working in the Drupal environment as a project manager, content editor or marketer

  • High-level understanding of Drupal content management

  • How to work with developers on a Drupal project


  • Under the Hood: Demystifying Website Terminology

    • Defining an Application Stack

    • Web Browsers

    • HTML

    • CSS

    • Database driven websites

  • What is Drupal 8?

    • How Drupal/Websites have evolved

    • Explanation of Drupal Framework

    • Open Source

    • Drupal Core

    • Why Choose Drupal for web projects

    • Drupal 8 Key Features

  • Setting up a Sandbox Environment with

  • Managing a Drupal Website: High-level Overview of Drupal Site Building

    • Content authoring

    • Flexibility of Drupal

    • Entities and displays

    • User Permissions

    • Responsive Design

  • Extending Drupal -

  • Q & A Session

Who Will Gain the Most From This Training?: 

Project managers, marketing & communications professionals, content managers, and those new to Drupal will gain the most from this course.

Prerequisites for this Course: 

Basic knowledge of website content management systems will be helpful for this course.

Drupal Version: 

Drupal 8 (current)

Dev Environments: 

If you would like try some hands-on exercises with Drupal 8, please bring a laptop. We will walk through sandbox site setup utilizing the browser based environments. No pre-class setup required.

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Training Provided by Margaret Plett - Training Practice Manager at Promet Source 

Promet Source is an official Training Sponsor of the 2018 Drupal North Regional Summit and has graciously committed to providing this training at over 50% of the typical costs of this course!

Thanks Promet Source! 


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