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Exam Name: Acquia Certified Front End Specialist – Drupal 8
Exam Duration: 90 minutes
Exam Price: $300
Exam length: 60 questions
Pass/Fail mark: 68%
(subject to change)
Introduction

The purpose of Acquia Certified Front End Specialist exam is to validate skills and knowledge of a Drupal Developer in the area of Front end Development (Theming). This exam is based on Drupal 8 platform.

This exam validates a candidate’s ability to:

  • Design, develop and deploy Drupal 8 based solutions focusing on the front end.
  • Understand the core Drupal 8 basic architecture best practices for site building and theme development
  • Develop and implement new Drupal 8 themes
  • Customize and extend existing themes

The basic knowledge and skills required at this level should include all of the following areas and objective components.

  • Professional experience using Drupal technology
  • Setup and configure Drupal sites
  • Develop new or customize existing themes: knowledge of existing themes, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery

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

Domains

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.

Domain Number of Questions
1.0 Fundamental Web Development Concepts 25%
2.0 Theming Concepts 25%
3.0 Templates and Pre-process functions 25%
4.0 Layout Configuration 15%
5.0 Performance 5%
6.0 Security 5%
TOTAL 100%

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.

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.
Content

1.0: Fundamental Web Development Concepts

1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of HTML and CSS
1.2 Identify PHP programing concepts
1.3 Identify Javascript and jQuery programing concepts
1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of Responsive Design concepts

2.0: Theming concepts

2.1 Demonstrate ability to define and use custom regions in a theme
2.2 Demonstrate ability to work with Theme Configuration
2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of working with Stylesheets
2.4 Demonstrate knowledge of working with Javascript in a theme
2.5 Demonstrate knowledge of working with Breakpoints in a theme
2.6 Demonstrate ability to build a sub-theme from a base theme

3.0: Templates and Pre-process Functions

3.1 Demonstrate ability to use Twig syntax
3.2 Demonstrate ability to build and customize core templates for managing markup
3.3 Demonstrate ability to work with template suggestions
3.4 Demonstrate ability to write template pre-process functions for overriding custom output
3.5 Demonstrate ability to use Form Alter and Template Suggestions Alter

4.0: Layout Configuration

4.1 Demonstrate ability to create and configure Blocks for building layouts
4.2 Demonstrate ability to create and configure Views for building content list pages, blocks and feeds
4.3 Demonstrate ability to configure and use Responsive Image module

5.0: Performance

5.1 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve site performance issues arising from site configuration
5.2 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve site performance issues arising from custom theme

6.0: Security

6.1 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve security issues arising from site configuration
6.2 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve security issues arising from site custom theme