2-Day Drupal Essentials Training

Learn essential Drupal concepts and build out the content for a fully-featured website.

No technical background is required

Course Description

This course will give you a solid introduction to Drupal concepts and site-building techniques. We'll cover fundamental Drupal site architecture and terminology and give you the hands-on experience you need to get comfortable using Drupal. 

Over the two days of this course, you'll get a chance to see the Drupal site building process, strategies for getting your content into Drupal, and some of the modules you'll need to build a powerful Drupal website. We'll cover best practices and techniques that will help you build a robust, sustainable Drupal site for your organization.

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • Drupal concepts and terminology
  • The benefits of using Drupal
  • The process of creating a new Drupal 8 website
  • Content strategy for Drupal
  • How to select and configure contributed modules
  • The benefits of Drupal 8, what's easy and what's difficult
  • Best practices for launching and maintaining a secure and speedy website
  • The limits of Drupal site building and when custom theming or module development is required


  • Installing Drupal
  • Drupal 8 concepts, terminology, and overall architecture
  • Planning and implementing content types and fields in Drupal 8
  • Mapping content to Drupal data types
  • Using taxonomy, and menus to structure your site
  • Designing and creating landing pages
  • Managing users and permissions
  • Creating layouts with blocks
  • Organizing your content with Views
  • Installing and configuring contributed modules
  • Multilingual functionality
  • Site maintenance best practices
  • Pre-launch checklist

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course

Anyone who is new to Drupal and looking to get a solid base of knowledge. Decision makers considering various CMS platforms will also benefit from this course.

Development Environment

You need a fresh install of Drupal 8 on your laptop to use for the course. Before the course, we’ll send you step-by-step instructions on how to set up Drupal 8 using Acquia Dev Desktop. You can also use a LAMP, WAMP, or MAMP environment if you already have this set up.


What do I need to bring? You need to bring a laptop and charger to the course. Or contact us to rent a laptop.

Can I pay with a cheque? In most cases, we do accept payment by cheque. Contact us and we can issue you an invoice for the training.

What size is the class? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. 

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide on-site, custom training for your team. Just get in touch with us and we can set up a training that fits your needs.

Do you offer refunds? Tickets are non-refundable, however it's free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person. Contact us to let us know if you'd like to transfer your registration.