Drupal Training Experiences

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Imprescindible curso de Drupal 8 Back-End

unalumno | Drupal 8 | Experto en Drupal 8 Back-End Development
31 July, 2019

I come from Drupal 6 and 7 and in the past I programmed (among other things) with POO languages like C++ and Java. I've been a student of Forcontu before.

I recommend the course without hesitation to all those who are going to start with Drupal 8, whether they know nothing about Drupal or come from Drupal 7. Whoever thinks that knowing PHP will be able to dedicate in a short time and on his own to work with Drupal 8, is certainly wrong, unless he is a student with a lot of free time and no obligations. 

Now, even betting on the course, you have to be aware that it devours your free time and even with 6 months you are very fair: there is no margin for misdirection. I believe that the dedicated sessions should be at least 2 hours to be able to advance, preferably 3 or 4. I recommend to the future students to make a calendar with all the exercises of the course and to revise it often if you want to be conscious of what you lack to finish.

As everything can always be improved, I think that the scoring system deserves a revision. I think that the mix of criteria when it comes to awarding points to each exercise is confusing and I personally found it frustrating: it does not give a real measure of the proportional progress made, nor of the effort invested. Keep this in mind for your next students so that you don't despair if you get stuck in an exercise "that was originally only 2 points" while one of 10 you finished in half the time ;)

As an idea for Forcontu, I would suggest that when sending each exercise you include a field to be filled in by the student of "minutes dedicated to solve it", together with the statistics already collected (number of answers given, minimum, maximum, median, average...). In this way the student could foresee the time needed for each one and organize himself/herself without getting frustrated.

While we are on the subject of the "Letter to the Kings" I would ask Forcontu to make the exercises independent or "modularized" for future courses, at least per lesson, so as not to overwrite the code.  For three reasons:

I'm sure that would make it easier for you to hand in and correct the exercises, by not "crushing" each other;
If we get stuck in one exercise or lesson, if they were independent we could continue with another one and thus take it up again later, fresher and more motivated;
Resolved exercises are possible "chops" of our own that can be used in the future. If I have already spent time solving a problem thanks to the course, and I come across something similar in "real life", it is not the same for me to have to unravel it in a code that is already a jumble of 4 overlapping exercises, and where the solution to the specific problem has already been overwritten and lost.
More than once I have come across a statement "take back the module you did in activity X and now you do this one"...it may have been weeks or even months since that activity and the module no longer exists. Perhaps it would be best if it were not necessary, or to have the code necessary to start it available for download from the new statement or in another folder/web on the server.

New students: document and keep for yourselves the solutions exercise by exercise. And zip and save the modules worked on and given for good activity by activity. Even if it takes time, your future self will thank you, maybe a week later during another activity, maybe at a work station.

And well, otherwise thank you very much for the help of the Forcontu team, whose titanic task both in preparing the course and in attending to the students is appreciated. Greetings and thanks also to the colleagues of the Forum.

I only have 2 exercises and 2 weekends left to reach 800 points (having time for a final project is Science Fiction) but as I must be going I ask you: when will the Drupal 9 course be finished? ;)
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Drupal Training Experiences

My experience

jiglapa | Drupal 9 | Experto en Drupal 9 Site Building
29 November, 2021

I would first like to highlight the quality of the study materials provided by the course. They are very complete and useful. Drupal is a very complete CMS but it is more difficult to learn than other CMS like WordPress so it is necessary to have this kind of documentation.

The methodology, based on doing small tasks and then doing a lot of practices is also one of the best I've seen. In addition, a large part of the corrections is automated which helps your performance because it... [leer más]

Mi experiencia

jiglapa | Drupal 9 | Experto en Drupal 9 Site Building
29 November, 2021

Quiero primero destacar la calidad de los materiales de estudio que proporciona el curso. Son muy completos y útiles. Drupal es un CMS muy completo pero es más difícil de aprender que otrs CMS como WordPress así que es necesario disponer de este tipo de documentación.

La metodología, basada en hacer pequeñas tareas y en luego hacer multitud de prácticas es también de lo mejor que he visto. Además, gran aprte de las correcciones está automatizada con lo que ayuda a su desempeño pues... [leer más]

Experiencia personal

paco | Drupal 9 | Experto en Drupal 9 Site Building
26 November, 2021

Buenas,

Ha sido un curso con mucha densidad, me ha parecido bastante interesante y completo. Una forma muy dirigida para un aprendizaje muy transversal a través de un viaje bastante guiado para que puedas ver el potencial del... [leer más]

Personal experience

paco | Drupal 9 | Expert in Drupal 9 Site Building
26 November, 2021

Good morning,

It has been a course with a lot of density, I found it quite interesting and complete. A very targeted way for a very transversal learning through a very guided journey so you can see the potential of Drupal 9 site building.

I consider it vital that the course is eminently practical, apart from the general review of the main Drupal 9 core modules and contributed modules, this course has helped me to familiarize myself with composer and drush through the terminal.... [leer más]

Very good methodology

daniconil | Drupal 9 | Expert in Drupal 9 Site Building
09 November, 2021

Contents very varied and very worked, but what I wanted to highlight of the training process is the methodology through which the tasks to be performed are explained. I came from not having handled much Drupal, if only repair some broken Drupal 6, and I'm leaving the Site Building module handling it with ease. The most important thing I have seen in the process has been the clear explanation of the entities, the references and the key part, the views, which is very important and necessary.... [leer más]

Muy buena metodología

daniconil | Drupal 9 | Experto en Drupal 9 Site Building
09 November, 2021

Contenidos muy variados y muy trabajados, pero lo que quería destacar del proceso formativo es la metodología a través del cual va desgranando las tareas que deben realizarse. Venía de no haber manejado mucho Drupal, si acaso reparar algunos Drupal 6 rotos, y me voy del módulo de Site Building manejándolo con soltura. Lo más importante que he visto en el proceso ha sido la clara explicación de las entidades, las referencias y la parte clave, las vistas, en las que se incide mucho y de manera... [leer más]

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JavierRomero | Drupal 9 | Expert in Drupal 9 Back-End
07 November, 2021

Hola, recomiendo este curso de drupal backend, resulto muy claro y sencillo de seguir, con una metodologia muy comoda, siempre me han contestado las dudas via email o via foro. Se ha hecho un repaso desde php hasta aspectos muy profundos de drupal, realmente quede muy conforme y no hace falta decir que he aprendido mucho, 
Mi experiencia se remonta a la epoca de drupal 6 cuando hice mis primeras experiencias, luego obtuve un trabajo con drupal 7, el salto a drupal 8/9 no lo podria haber... [leer más]

Mi experiencia

LuisDavidHernandez | Drupal 9 | Experto en Drupal 9 Site Building
07 November, 2021

Buenas, 

La verdad es que el curso es bastante sencillo y práctico, el uso del bot permite hacer las correcciones automáticamente aunque hay veces que puede fallar. 

Lo recomendo 100% para conocer los principales usos de Drupal y poder explotar su potencial con mínimo uso de código o desarrollo. Yo tengo ya cierta experiencia trabajando con Drupal 8 y a nivel de site-building es tremendamente similar por lo que me ha costado poco seguir las indicaciones de cada tarea y entender... [leer más]

My experience

LuisDavidHernandez | Drupal 9 | Expert in Drupal 9 Site Building
07 November, 2021

Good morning, 

The truth is that the course is quite simple and practical, the use of the bot allows to make corrections automatically although there are times that can fail. 

I recommend it 100% to know the main uses of Drupal and to be able to exploit its potential with minimal use of code or development. I already have some experience working with Drupal 8 and at the site-building level it is very similar so it has been very easy to follow the indications of each task and... [leer más]

My Forcontu Experience

JavierRomero | Drupal 9 | Expert in Drupal 9 Back-End
07 November, 2021

Hello, I recommend this drupal backend course, it was very clear and easy to follow, with a very comfortable methodology, they have always answered my questions via email or via forum. It has been a review from php to very deep aspects of drupal, I was really very satisfied and needless to say that I learned a lot, 
My experience goes back to the time of drupal 6 when I made my first experiences, then I got a job with drupal 7, the jump to drupal 8/9 I could not have given without the... [leer más]

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