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Drupal Training: Introduction to Drupal 6

Course Number: DRPL-100
Duration: 3 days
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Drupal Training Overview

Accelebrate's Drupal Training: Introduction to Drupal 6 teaches attendees how to successfully build data-driven web sites using Drupal™, an incredibly powerful open source Content Management System. Attendees will learn how to use Drupal's robust API, flexible permissions system, and extensible framework.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Drupal Training Prerequisites

All attendees must have a general understanding of internet terms such as webpage, URL addresses, users, drag and drop, web form, header, footer, sidebar, and blog.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This Drupal training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture, with the longest lecture segments lasting for 10 minutes. Students "learn by doing," with immediate opportunities to apply the material they learn to real-world problems.

Drupal Training Materials

All Drupal training attendees receive a copy of Apress' Pro Drupal Development and related courseware.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

  • Linux, Windows, MacOS X, or Solaris operating system
  • Web server (either Apache httpd or Microsoft IIS)
  • PHP 5 or later
  • MySQL 4.1 or later (5 or later recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 2 or later, or Safari 3 or later
  • Note: XAMPP provides a single installer with everything you need for the class on Linux, Windows, MacOS X, or Solaris.

Drupal Training Objectives

  • Use the administrative interface for content management and site configuration
  • Enable out of the box (Core) modules to extend the functionality of the core web site
  • Customize layout using blocks and regions
  • Create a View for content presentation using the VIEWS module
  • Use the Content Construction Kit (CCK) to dynamically create content types to be stored in the web site's database
  • Create and handle basic and customized forms with the Form API
  • Implement XML-RPC, a simple, portable way to make remote procedure calls over HTTP
  • Use Theming to customize the look and feel of a Drupal site
  • Use Panels to create customized layouts for multiple uses

Drupal Training Outline

  • Drupal Basics
    • How Drupal began
    • What is Acquia Drupal
    • What Technology Does Drupal Use?
    • What is Drupal?
      • Content Management System
      • Content Management Framework
      • Web Application Framework
    • Drupal terminology
      • Modules
      • Themes
      • Nodes
      • Blocks
    • Drupal Workflow
      • Bootstrap
      • Hooks and Callbacks
  • Getting started
    • Installing Drupal
    • The Admin Interface
      • Creating Content
      • Managing Content
      • Site Building
      • Site Configuration
      • User Management
        • Roles
        • Permissions
        • Creating User Accounts
      • Reports
      • Help
  • Out of the Box Modules
    • Core Required
    • Core Optional-enabled
    • Core Optional-disabled
  • User Contributed Modules
    • What They Are
    • Where They Are
    • What They Do
    • Downloading and Enabling
    • Popular Modules
  • Layouts in Drupal
    • Blocks and Regions
    • Default Blocks
    • Custom Blocks
    • Configuring Blocks
      • Enabling Default Blocks and Controlling the Front Page
  • File System
    • Download Methods
    • Upload Module
    • Upload Path Module
    • Storing user uploaded materials
  • Advanced Content with Contributed Module: CCK
    • The PAGE and the STORY
    • Input Filters
    • Creating Custom Content-Types
    • Field Permissions
    • Adding Fields to Content-Types
      • Text Fields
      • Numeric Fields
      • Contributed Module: Link Fields
      • Contributed Module: Image Fields
      • Contributed Module: Media Fields
      • Contributed Module: Field Groups
      • Contributed Module: Node Reference
    • Using the 'Display Fields' Settings
      • Teaser / Body Displays
      • Labels
      • Display Formats
  • Working with Taxonomy
    • What is taxonomy?
    • Vocabularies
      • Required Vocabulary
      • Controlled Vocabulary
    • Terms
      • Single and Multiple Terms
      • Adding Terms
    • View Content by Term
    • Storing Taxonomies
    • Module-Based Vocabularies
    • Common Functions
  • VIEWS: Advanced Displays With Contributed Module
    • Overview of VIEWS
    • VIEW Types
      • Default Views
      • Overriden Views
      • Normal Views
    • Displays
      • Basic Settings
      • Display Types
        • Default Display
        • Page Display
        • Block Display
        • RSS Feed
    • Creating a VIEW With the VIEWS User Interface
      • Basic Settings
      • Fields vs Node
      • Filters
      • Arguments
      • Relationships
  • The Form API
    • Form Processing
    • Validation
    • Form Submission
    • Redirection
    • Creating Basic Forms
      • Custom Module Basics
      • Creating your own Custom Module
    • Enabling the Custom Form Module
    • Accessing the Custom Form
    • Form API Properties
  • XML-RPC
    • What is XML-RPC?
    • XML-RPC Clients
    • A Simple XML-RPC Server
  • Theming
    • Architecture of the Theme System
      • Theme Templates
      • The .info file
      • Theme Engine
      • Hooks
    • Creating a Theme
      • Where are the files?
      • Installing a Theme
      • Creating and Enabling a Customized Sub-Theme
      • Theme Inheritance and Sub-Themes
    • Modifying a Base Theme
    • Theming with a Custom Stylesheet
    • Overriding Theme Behavior with PHP
  • Panels
    • What is a Panel?
      • Panel Types
      • Layouts
    • Creating a Mini Panel
    • Creating a Panel Page
    • Overriding the Default Front Page
  • Conclusion