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Drupal 8 Crash Course (for Content-Editors, Marketers, and Project Managers)

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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!

Presented by Promet Source.

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

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.


Lead Instructor: Margaret Plett
Title: Training Practice Director / Promet Source username: plettster

Experience & Bio:
Margaret Plett is the lead instructor and Training Practice Director at Promet Source. She has over 25 years of experience in business technology, first as a marketing executive and a strategic and collaborative leader, and later as an independent website developer and teacher. From her time as a marketing executive and website consultant, she has amassed extensive experience managing the online presence of businesses and corporations. She has lead companies through every step of the website creation process, from defining requirements to website launch.

Margaret has a passion for training, and at Promet Source she is dedicated to providing the best instruction and mentoring possible to individuals and businesses alike. She has taught beginning and advanced users diverse topics ranging from basic computer use to Drupal configuration, as well as module development with PHP and more. In addition to teaching in the past year, Margaret helped Acquia rewrite their Drupal 7 curricula, took the lead in writing Acquia’s Drupal 8 curricula, and passed both the Acquia Certified Drupal Developer (for D7) and Acquia Certified Drupal 8 Developer exams - becoming one of the first 15 people in the world to achieve Drupal 8 Certified Developer status.

Note: You must register for the camp and be logged into your account in order to register for this event.