The Certified Site Builder exam is part of Acquia's Drupal certification program. The exam consists of 50 scenario-based questions that show your knowledge of site building topics including content and user management, content modeling, site display, community and contributed projects, module and theme management, and general site security and performance. We've gathered together a concise list of the Drupalize.Me tutorials, and other resources, that will help you prepare for Acquia's Certified Site Builder exam.
We have guides for the other Acquia exams listed in our Acquia Certification Exam Preparation guide.
Most of the tools and processes for site building are the same in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, so you can apply the same concepts to either version. Drupal 8 has some additional features and some things, like blocks, have changed more than others, like Views, which is essentially the same in both versions (see Learn Views in Drupal 8 for a detailed comparison). Where there are significant differences between Drupal 7 and 8, we note the Drupal 8 version in parentheses after the resource link. We recommend that you become familiar with the majority of the material covered in the Build Drupal Sites guide to prepare for this exam.
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
- Developing Drupal Sites: Plan or Perish (Palantir.net blog post)
- Introduction to Fields
- Hands-On: Categorizing Content
- Hands-On: Drupal Contact Form
- Using Drupal Chapter 8: Multilingual Sites
- Drupal 8 Basics (Drupal 8)
4.0 Site display
- Hands-On: Customizing Field Display
- Exploring the New Drupal 8 Display Modes blog post + video (Drupal 8)
- Create and Place Custom Blocks
- What's New in Drupal 8: Blocks (Drupal 8)
- Introduction to Views
5.0 Site configuration
- Hands-On: Changing Drupal Administrative Settings
- Configuring Cron and Search in Drupal 7
- The Drupal 8 Admin Toolbar (Drupal 8)
- Configuration Management lessons 1-8 (Drupal 8)
6.0 Community and contributed projects
7.0 Module and theme management
8.0 Security and performance
While not required for the exam, we feel Drush is a fundamental tool that all site builders should be familiar with.