Drupal 8 Developer Immersion & Certification Prep Course (9 weeks ONLINE)

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"Acquia Learning gave me the tools to earn Drupal 8 Developer Certification!" - Phil, June 2017 section

"9 weeks of intense Drupal 8 goodness with a great instructor and a class full of hungry and eager Drupalers." - Eric, June 2017 section

Learn professional Drupal 8 development and get certified with the Drupal experts

  • Are you eager to become proficient in using Drupal 8 to power ambitious projects?
  • Do you want the experience to build skills and confidence to become an Acquia Certified Developer in Drupal 8?

This comprehensive 9-week course covers all areas of Drupal 8. You’ll build a fully functional Drupal 8 site from design to production. You’ll learn best practices in Drupal 8 site-building, theme development, and module development.

This course also specifically prepares you to excel at taking the Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 8 Exam. The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee.

Experience learning in a totally new way with ‘flipped’ training

This innovative course is a ‘flipped’ virtual training that combines self-paced learning with weekly live virtual classroom sessions led by an expert Drupal instructor.

Each week you will do weekly self-paced learning and project assignments when it is convenient for you, and attend a 90-minute instructor-led virtual class session. Each session is a workshop where students ask questions, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities.

Learning materials are provided through a collaborative online environment which enables instructor-to-student and peer-to-peer discussions throughout the week.

This is a project-based course and each student must build their own Drupal 8 site. After purchase you will be given the class syllabus which details the weekly material.

"This was a valuable course. The targeted training materials and exercises focused my efforts, and the interaction with peers in the class accelerated my learning." - Jeramy, June 2017 section

The Course includes

  • Nine weekly 90-minute virtual class sessions
  • Access to self-paced study materials to learn each week’s Drupal topics
  • Access to collaborative/social learning environment for peer-to-peer and peer-to-instructor aysnchronous interaction
  • Access to private Slack channel for this course for peer-to-peer help
  • Slack access to instructor during specified weekly office hours
  • Max class size of about 15 ensures significant instructor attention
  • Voucher to take the Acquia Certified Developer - D8 exam ($250 value) - 1 free retake included


  • Week 1: Web Fundamentals, Drupal Concepts, and Version Control using Git
  • Week 2: Drupal site-building Fundamentals
  • Week 3: Drupal 8 Views
  • Week 4: Drupal 8 Module Development Fundamentals
  • Week 5: Advanced Drupal 8 Module Development
  • Week 6: Drupal 8 Configuration Management and Multilingual capabilities
  • Week 7: Drupal 8 Theming Fundamentals
  • Week 8: Advanced Drupal 8 Theming
  • Week 9: Project presentations & wrap-up

"Class was great! I loved getting such a broad education while still being able to work around my busy schedule." - Jason a.k.a. "Dr J", June 2017 section

Entrance requirements

This course is not suitable for Drupal beginners. In general, you should have medium to high proficiency with Drupal 7, some familiarity with Drupal 8, or both. To ensure your success, we’re requiring one of the following as a prerequisite.

  • You must have an Acquia Drupal Certification already (D7 or D8) OR
  • You have a demonstrable history of at least 6 months of Drupal experience.

N.B. While one of the course’s main objectives is to prepare you to take the Acquia Certified Developer - D8 exam, developers already holding that credential may still wish to take the course to solidify their D8 knowledge and project-building experience.

Choose between two course Sections

Section 1

  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Dates: 05 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
  • Time: 01:00pm to 02:30pm EST

Section 2

  • Day: Thursdays
  • Dates: 07 Sep 2017 - 02 Nov 2017
  • Time: 02:00pm to 03:30pm EST


What are the dates of class?

Section 1

The virtual class sessions are Tuesdays from 01:00pm – 02:30pm EST on the following dates:

  • September 5
  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 31

Section 2

The virtual class sessions are Thursdays from 02:00pm – 03:30pm EST on the following dates:

  • September 7
  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2

Are there any discounts?

  • Early bird discount ends August 20 @ 12:00AM (midnight) EST
  • Partners contact your Partner Representative

Will the course proceed for certain?

We need a minimum number of students for the course to be confirmed. In the unlikely event that we do not reach the minimum, the course will be cancelled and all registrants will receive a refund.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions prior to registering, email certification@acquia.com with ‘D8 Developer online course query’ at the beginning of the subject line.

What's the refund policy?

You can request a refund up to 7 days before the course starts.

PAYMENT DIRECTIONS: To pay by credit card, click on "PayPal Check Out" button and select "Pay with a credit or debit card" option. This allows non-PayPal account holders to use their credit card to purchase seat(s).

How do I register? How do I purchase a Section ticket?

To register and pay for a Section ticket follow this steps, illustrated below:

  1. Click on the "Register" button near the top of the event.
  2. Select a ticket for the Section you want to attend.
  3. Complete the Checkout process.

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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