Drupal Training Experiences

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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 how our distribution has been built and I can now confidently support it. 

I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about harnessing the power of Drupal for their web application or website. The easy to follow guides and realistic execises make it so much easier to learn. I liked the fact that some assignments were quite quick and others were really in-depth. Along with the learning materials, I found the learning community forum invaluable when something wasn't working quite right and I needed a little help.

Now that my course is complete, I am looking forward using my new Drupal Developer skills in my next project. I will be building a new site which will use lots of custom modules and nice bootstrap themeing.

Thank you to the Team at Forcontu for a great training course, sharing your knowledge and most of all your patience :)

Billy Wardrop
https://www.linkedin.com/in/billywardrop
http://www.ed.ac.uk/website-programme/about-us/programme-team/billy-wardrop

 

Drupal Training Experiences

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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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Maija Barnett

maija | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
03 December, 2015

 just completed the Expert in Drupal 7 course, and it was great!  The instructor was really helpful, and the activities were well-constructed and useful. 

One thing to be aware of if you decide to take this course, is that it's important to know at least a small amount of PHP and MySQL before you begin.  Though the beginning of this course contains a brief review of  PHP and MySQL, which was helpful for me since I didn't have a ton of experience, I think it would be very challenging to... [read more]

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Drupal Advanced Class Training Experience

Judy Davis | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7
12 October, 2015

Almost everything in this Advanced class was new to me and it was packed full of information. It started out with an introduction to PHP and to MySQL, and then went on to cover how to program modules, none of which I had ever done before.

We started with the Devel module to give us tools to be able to do module development. We began with creating the basic files for a module, how to call an include file, how to use hooks, and how to reinstall modules using Devel. We programmed schemas... [read more]

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My Drupal Experience so far

BillyWardrop38 | Drupal 7 | Expert in Drupal 7 Site Building
16 August, 2015

I just want to say what a great course this has been so far. I am really enjoying it and I feel the material is introducing me to the power of Drupal at just the right pace. I have found that the coursework covers a wide range of topics and is very well structured. In particular I think that the Practical exercises have been well thought out and make learning the difficult parts much easier.

I am currently supporting a massive Drupal website at the University of Edinburgh which was... [read more]

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