Drupal Training Experiences

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Fantastic Drupal Training Experience

tnorman | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
06 March, 2016

I have had experience with Drupal 5, 6 and 7 before taking this class. I had only dabbled in starting to create a module for Drupal 6 several years ago. Though I have always wanted to start Drupal development since I started playing with it in version 5, I was always busy with something esle and wasn't sure if I could do it. 

I breezed through the first two sections of the course, the beginners and the intermediate. When I was about to the advanced section, we had a family crisis along with my regular job losing 3 people which caused my work hours to dramatically increase. I finally got back to the class about 3 months later expecting myself to breeze through the advance section and not realizing I only had a month to finish the class under the timeline. Fran and the Forcontu family were wonderful. They allowed me to extend my training by purchasing additional time.

I thoroughly enjoyed the class. There is a bit of Spanish to English translation problems with the pdf files here and there, but being able to ask questions about pretty much anything helped clear up any issues. And having the resources of other students who were also participating in the forums to ask questions helped becase sometimes the questions were already asked and answered in the forums. 

The final for each section of the class were well done. They put to use the information used in that section and sometimes pushed you back to earlier information. My final project was challenging. Though I have created websites before, usually for myself or a friend, creating a website for something you choose means you could make it as hard or as easy as you'd like. I chose to make mine challenging for myself. 

I worked on creating a website for the group CO Smiles which is a not-for-profit group based in Denver, Colorado that creates professional photographs for those who cannot afford professional photography or who are in a time of need in their lives. For example, the group offered the families whose homes were destroyed in forest fires to have free family photographs taken. CO Smiles also regularly gives family portraiture to those going through difficult situations at the Ronald McDonald Houses in Denver and Aurora. They also work with families who are making their ways into better life situations through charities around Denver.

Building a website for them was something I knew they wouldn't use since the group tends towards Facebook. It helped to know the group pretty thoroughly to know what would be needed and wanted, but at the same time it made my plans constantly change as I went along since I would think about new features I could implement or things I could do. 

To summarize, if someone is thinking about starting Drupal training with Forcontu. Do it. I had a wonderful experience. In my class there were people who were obviously very adept at Drupal and some who struggled to get through. Our teacher was there to help all along the way, even if you had a question on the final project or on an exam. 

I'm hoping to put my new learned knowledge into practice in building websites and hope to find a junior Drupal developer position. I can be found at TimNormanPhoto.com which is, and always will be, a website I have. Photography is a long time love too. If someone wants to ask me a question or follow up, please feel free to contact me there. Feel free to tweet at me too. Twitter.com/TimNorman.

Drupal Training Experiences

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Imprescindible el curso de Back-end de D8

unalumno | Drupal |
31 July, 2019

Vengo de Drupal 6 y 7 y en el pasado laboral programé (entre otras cosas) con lenguajes de POO como C++ y Java. Ya he sido alumno de Forcontu con anterioridad.

Recomiendo el curso sin dudarlo a todos los que vayan a comenzar con Drupal 8, tanto si no saben nada de Drupal como si vienen de Drupal 7. Quien piense que sabiendo PHP se podrá dedicar en poco tiempo y por su cuenta a trabajar con Drupal 8, está ciertamente equivocado, a menos que sea un estudiante con mucho tiempo libre y sin... [read more]

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getting there

VillaCare | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7 Site Building
16 March, 2019
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My drupal experience

bdias1990 | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
18 December, 2017

I liked. Great course.  Thanks Fran gil and Jose Miguel Rodríguez.

Explain all about drupal 7 beginner, i am wating the drupal 7 intermediate.

I like so much about all contents: nodes, menus, blocks, administration, backup and migrate, dblog and many modules useful.

Please create soon the drupal 8 course.

thanks


I liked. Great course.  Thanks Fran gil and Jose Miguel Rodríguez.

Explain all about drupal 7 beginner, i am wating the drupal 7... [read more]

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Bumping along through Drupal 7 training - Beginner level

emitflesti | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
20 July, 2016

Dear Drupalistas,

My name is Nick, and I've recently made it through the Beginner level, although I understand there is an exam at  the end (?), and I haven't seen that yet.

It took forever because I did not give it top priority.  I would put it down for a while, and then pick it up again, and so on.  Not a very efficient way to do it.  Also, I have no programming experience, and generally my IT skills are limited to MS Office software.  I did build a relational database for a... [read more]

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Fantastic Training Course - I learned so much!

BillyWardrop38 | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7 Development
08 July, 2016

I just want to say this has been a fanatstic training course. Before I started, I was handed a distribution (now I know its an installation profile) of teh university website by my boss and asked to become an expert in it and support it. Coming from a Joomla and custom PHP background, I didnt have a clue where to start. At that point I knew a course was needed and I signed up for Forcontu's Expert Drupal 7 course. Through completing the different levels, I have been able to fully understand... [read more]

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Just finished the beginner level. This was the best online training and learning system for me.

Reading great, comprehensive books, and watching video tutorials from renowned websites--I have done it so much. They all lacked what I needed. Online hands on training, with testing and feedback plus a certification as well as real-life-useful scenarios and a curated set of modules for the beginner to learn and use. See, physical classrooms were not a choice. I am in Sri Lanka.

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Fantastic Drupal Training Experience

tnorman | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
06 March, 2016

I have had experience with Drupal 5, 6 and 7 before taking this class. I had only dabbled in starting to create a module for Drupal 6 several years ago. Though I have always wanted to start Drupal development since I started playing with it in version 5, I was always busy with something esle and wasn't sure if I could do it. 

I breezed through the first two sections of the course, the beginners and the intermediate. When I was about to the advanced section, we had a family crisis along... [read more]

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Enjoyed the learning experience and diving into Drupal 7

tnorman | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
08 January, 2016

I have to say I have enjoyed the experience of learning Drupal. I've played with Drupal for about 8 or so years. My first drupal experience was with version 4.6 or 4.7 and and I started building a version of my website in Drupal 5. My current website is version 6, and part of the reason I wanted to take this course was because I've been wanting to learn more about Drupal and Drupal development and move more toward that in my future. I also wanted to dive into Drupal 7 to update my site.... [read more]

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Happy to complete the course.

nidhi.badani | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
04 December, 2015

Hi Fran,

Now when I am at the end of the course, I feel I am going to miss this. Learning started from month of May to Dec. This was an awesom journey.Super super thanks to SUPER FRAN, I am sure without his guidance completing this is was almost impossible. Thanks to Forcontu team for giving me this oppourtunity, I am really proud of this. In whole my organization all of them are aware of this training course n its benefits. The course has been perfectly segregated that anyone with or... [read more]

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A Second Drupal Site Completed

DebraG | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7 Site Building
03 December, 2015

This week I launched a Drupal site, my second since completing Forcontu's begginer and intermediate Drupal training.  The site is a Drupal Commerce site for a nature camp that uses webforms linked with Drupal Commerce for its registration process and an events calendar.  It was heavy-lifting but I'm pleased with the result, and, more importantly, so is the client.  

My Forcontu training and the foundation I received in Drupal site building served me well again.  With two soup-to-nuts... [read more]

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