I'm New to Drupal, What did I Get Myself Into? A Drupal 8 Overview for Non-Developers

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.

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.

About the trainer:

Margaret 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 trainer. From her time in marketing and consulting, she has amassed extensive experience managing the online presence of businesses and organizations. 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 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 7 Developer and Acquia Certified Drupal 8 Developer exams, becoming one of the first 15 people in the world to achieve Drupal 8 Certified Developer status. 

When she’s not creating websites or teaching others, Margaret enjoys the outdoors on her 2005 Harley Davidson. Her personal goals include providing her two teenage daughters with ample opportunities to become full-on STEM wizards and volunteering her time and skills to promote diversity and awareness of important social issues in the United States.

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