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Exam name: Acquia Certified Site Builder – Drupal 7
Exam Duration: 75 minutes
Exam Price: $155
Exam length: 50 questions
Pass/Fail mark: 68%
(subject to change)

The Acquia Certified Site Builder is a credential intended for professionals who build Drupal sites using core and contributed modules. This exam is designed to validate skills and knowledge of a Drupal Site Builder. This test focuses on knowledge of Drupal 7 and topic areas including Drupal features, Content and User Management,Content Modeling, Site Display, Community and Contributed Projects, Module and Theme Management, Security and Performance.

This exam validates a candidate’s ability to:

  • Plan, build, and manage Drupal 7-based solutions
  • Understand the core Drupal practices for site building
  • Develop and maintain applications using Drupal site building tools
  • Install and configure new Drupal modules and themes
  • Professional experience using Drupal
  • Set-up and configure Drupal sites
  • Model content architectures
  • Manage Drupal content and users
  • Install and configure contributed Drupal modules and themes
Web and IT Knowledge
  • Experience in developing Drupal websites and web applications
  • HTML
  • Basic CSS, JavaScript/jQuery knowledge
  • Basic PHP knowledge

These training courses or other equivalent methodologies will assist in exam preparation:

  • Drupal Documentation http://drupal.org/documentation
  • Acquia Training courses
  • Drupal 7 Site Building
    • Drupal 7 Module Development (optional)
    • Drupal 7 Layout and Theming (optional)

Note: Note: This exam blueprint includes topics /domains and test objectives to help guide the test taker. They should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all of the content of this examination.

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented. (subject to change)

Section % of Examination
1.0 Drupal Features 10%
2.0 Content and User Management 18%
3.0 Content Modeling 24%
4.0 Site Display 20%
5.0 Community and Contributed Projects 8%
6.0 Model and Theme Management 8%
7.0 Security and Performance 12%
TOTAL 100%
Test Format:

Test item formats used in this examination are:

  • Multiple-choice: Examinee selects one option that best answers the question or completes a statement.
  • Multiple-response: Examinee selects more than one option that best answers the question or completes a statement.

Section 1 Drupal Features

1.1 Demonstrate the ability to explain the distinct and differentiating features of Drupal.
1.2 Given a scenario, identify specific Drupal features such as core modules, blocks or core content types used for site building.

Section 2 Content and User Management

2.1 Given a scenario, determine how administration tools are used for site management.
2.2 Given a scenario, demonstrate ability to configure user accounts.
2.3 Given a scenario of a completed content item, identify which elements are taxonomy terms, image fields or text fields.
2.4 Given an example of a page layout, determine what is content versus a block.

Section 3 Content Modeling

3.1 Given a scenario, determine the need for a custom content type.
3.2 Given a scenario, identify which field types or widgets would be appropriate for a content type design.
3.3 Given a scenario, identify which content type defaults should be set.
3.4 Demonstrate ability to configure both controlled vocabularies and free tagging with Taxonomy.
3.5 Demonstrate ability to configure file and image fields, including image resizing options.
3.6 Demonstrate ability to configure text formats appropriately to specific needs.

Section 4 Site Display

4.1 Given a scenario, identify the display types created with Views.
4.2 Given a scenario, identify the differences between using the menu system, block system or views.
4.3 Given a scenario, identify the appropriate permission configuration options.
4.4 Given a scenario, identify how a path was created.
4.5 Given a scenario, determine how to use blocks to display content within regions.

Section 5 Community and Contributed Projects

5.1 Given a scenario, identify when a contributed module would be needed.
5.2 Given example project data, evaluate the health of projects.
5.3 Identify ways of community participation.
5.4 Demonstrate knowledge of how to report issues against either core or contributed modules.

Section 6 Module and Theme Management

6.1 Demonstrate the ability to add, update, and remove contributed modules.
6.2 Demonstrate the ability to add, update, and remove contributed themes.

Section 7 Security and Performance

7.1 Identify security issues resulting from site configuration
7.2 Identify performance issues resulting from site configuration