Drupal 8 Certification Track

Acquia Certified Site Builder – D8

 

Exam Duration: 75 minutes
Exam Price: $155
Exam length: 50 questions
Pass/Fail mark: 68%
(subject to change)


Introduction

The Acquia Certified Drupal 8 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 8 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 8-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.

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

Drupal

Professional experience using Drupal

Setup 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 (http://training.acquia.com/track/drupal-8)

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.

DomainNumber of Questions
1.0 Understanding Drupal3
2.0 Working with a Drupal site10
3.0 Content modeling12
4.0 Site display6
5.0 Site configuration7
6.0 Community and contributed projects4
7.0 Module and theme management4
8.0 Security and performance4
TOTAL50

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: Understanding Drupal

1.1. Demonstrate the ability to explain the distinct and differentiating features of Drupal.
1.2. Demonstrate the understanding of Drupal jargon and terminology.

2.0: Working with a Drupal site.

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.
2.5 Demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot problems related to content, configuration and maintenance.

3.0: Content modeling

3.1 Demonstrate ability to model content using content types and vocabularies.
3.2 Demonstrate ability to configure and manage comment types and comments.
3.3 Demonstrate ability to configure and manage block types and blocks.
3.4 Demonstrate ability to configure and manage contact forms.
3.5 Demonstrate ability to configure and use multilingual content and interface.
3.6 Demonstrate ability to configure and manage menus, menu items and menu blocks.

4.0: Site display

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to control the display of content across various regions of the site using the block system.
4.2 Demonstrate the ability to provide different presentations of content entities (like nodes, comments, user profiles, terms, etc.) for editing or viewing.
4.3 Demonstrate the ability to to create, manage and display lists of content using Drupal views.

5.0: Site configuration

5.1 Demonstrate the ability to use the various options related to site configuration like account settings, content authoring, development, search, site and system settings, media.
5.2 Demonstrate the ability to use the configuration and synchronization options to import, export, compare configuration across environments.

6.0: Community and contributed projects

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

7.0: Module and theme management

7.1 Demonstrate the ability to add, update, and remove contributed modules.
7.2 Demonstrate the ability to add, update, and remove contributed themes.

8.0: Security and performance

8.1 Identify security issues resulting from site configuration.
8.2 Identify performance issues resulting from site configuration

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Acquia Certified Developer – D8

 

Exam name: Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 8
Exam Duration: 90 minutes
Exam Price: $250
Exam length: 60 questions
Pass/Fail mark: 65%
(subject to change)


Introduction

The purpose of Acquia Certified Developer - D8 exam is to validate skills and knowledge of a Drupal Developer in the areas of Fundamental web concepts, Site Building, Front end development (theming), and Back end development (coding). This exam is based on Drupal 8 platform.

This exam validates a candidate’s ability to:

Design, develop and deploy Drupal 8 based solutions

Understand the core Drupal 8 basic architecture best practices for front and back end development

Develop and maintain applications using Drupal 8 front and back end development

Develop and implement new Drupal 8 modules and themes

Customize and extend existing modules and 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 and implement new Drupal modules

Develop new or customize existing themes: knowledge of existing themes, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery

Customize and extend existing modules: knowledge of existing modules, PHP

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

Drupal documentation http://drupal.org/documentation

Acquia training courses: http://acquiacademy.com

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.

Domain% of Examination
1.0 Fundamental web development concepts10%
2.0 Site building30%
3.0 Front-end development (theming)25%
4.0 Back-end development (coding)35%
TOTAL100%

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

Domain 1.0: Fundamental Web Development Concepts

1.1. Demonstrate knowledge of HTML and CSS.
1.2. Identify JavaScript and jQuery programing concepts.
1.3. Demonstrate the use of Git for version control

Domain 2.0: Site Building

2.1 Demonstrate ability to create and configure content types with appropriate fields and field settings for building basic data structures.
2.2 Demonstrate ability to configure display modes for building custom form and view modes for core entities.
2.3 Demonstrate ability to create and use taxonomy vocabularies and terms for classification and organization of content.
2.4 Demonstrate ability to configure block types, manage blocks library and configure block layouts.
2.5 Demonstrate ability to build main and alternative navigation systems by using menus.
2.6 Demonstrate ability to create and configure views for building content list pages, blocks and feeds.
2.7 Demonstrate ability to use configuration management capabilities for exporting site configurations.
2.8 Demonstrate ability to build multilingual websites using core multilingual capabilities.
2.9 Demonstrate ability to build RESTful web application using core web services capabilities.

Domain 3.0: Front-end development (theming)

3.1 Given a scenario, demonstrate ability to create a custom theme or sub theme.
3.2 Demonstrate knowledge of theming concepts.
3.3 Demonstrate ability to use Twig syntax.
3.4 Demonstrate ability to build or override Twig templates for defining layout content.
3.5 Demonstrate ability to write template pre-process functions for overriding custom output.

Domain 4.0: Back-end development (coding)

4.1 Demonstrate ability to write code using core and object-oriented PHP.
4.2 Demonstrate ability to develop custom modules using Drupal API for extending Drupal functionality.
4.3 Demonstrate ability to store and retrieve data using code.
4.4 Demonstrate ability to work with other essential APIs.
4.5 Demonstrate ability to write code using Drupal coding standards.
4.6 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve site performance issues arising from site configuration or custom code.
4.7 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve security issues arising from site configuration or custom code.

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Acquia Certified Front End Specialist – D8

 

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:

Drupal Documentation http://drupal.org/documentation

Acquia Training courses: http://acquiacademy.com

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.

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Acquia Certified Back End Specialist – D8

 

Exam name: Acquia Certified Back End Specialist - Drupal 8
Exam Duration: 90 minutes
Exam Price: $350
Exam length: 60 questions
Pass/Fail mark: 70%
(subject to change)


Introduction

The Acquia Certified Back End Specialist exam validates skills and knowledge of a Developer in the areas of building and implementing Drupal solutions using code (module development).

This exam validates a candidate’s ability to:

Design, develop and deploy Drupal 8 based solutions

Understand the core Drupal 8 basic architecture best practices for back end development

Develop and maintain applications using Drupal 8 back end development

Develop and implement new Drupal 8 modules

Customize and extend existing modules

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 and implement new Drupal modules

Customize and extend existing modules: knowledge of existing modules, PHP

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

Drupal Documentation http://drupal.org/documentation

Acquia Training courses: http://acquiacademy.com

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.

DomainNumber of questions
1.0 Fundamental web development concepts10
2.0 Drupal core API20
3.0 Debug code and troubleshooting4
4.0 Theme integration6
5.0 Performance8
6.0 Security8
7.0 Leveraging community4
TOTAL60

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

Domain 1.0: Fundamental web development concepts

1.1. Demonstrate knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
1.2. Demonstrate knowledge of OO PHP programing concepts.
1.3. Demonstrate knowledge of managing dependencies using Composer.
1.4. Demonstrate the use of Git for version control.
1.5. Demonstrate knowledge of automated testing concepts.

Domain 2.0: Drupal core API

2.1 Demonstrate an ability to register paths to define how URL requests are handled in Drupal using routing system and Menu API.
2.2 Demonstrate ability to build, alter, validate and submit forms using Form API.
2.3 Demonstrate ability to interact with the entity system using Entity API.
2.4 Demonstrate ability to use core APIs for building and extending Drupal functionality.

Domain 3.0: Debug code and troubleshooting

3.1 Demonstrate ability to debug code.
3.2 Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot site problems.

Domain 4.0: Theme integration

4.1 Demonstrate ability to work with Drupal's theme system using Render API and JavaScript APIs.
4.2 Demonstrate ability to work with Twig templates and syntax.

Domain 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 code.
5.3 Implement Drupal caching strategies using Cache API.

Domain 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 code.
6.3 Demonstrate the ability to implement Drupal core security mechanisms.

Domain 7.0: Leveraging community

7.1 Demonstrate the ability to contribute to the community.
7.2 Demonstrate ability to write code using Drupal coding standards.

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