Acquia Unveils Free On-Demand Drupal 8 Training With Launch of Acquia Academy

Massively Open Online Courses Now Available for Drupal, Acquia Platform Products

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2016) - Acquia, the digital experience company, today launched the Acquia Academy, a comprehensive online curriculum for Drupal and Acquia products available to anyone at no cost.

New Drupal 8 courses are among the featured resources immediately available from the Acquia Academy today. These courses were developed by Acquia's learning services team to help digital marketers and developers prepare themselves to move to the newest version of the world's most widely adopted, enterprise open source digital experience software.

Launched a little over two months ago, Drupal 8 introduced hundreds of new breakthrough capabilities that give organizations the speed, security and flexibility they need to innovate at scale and deliver transformative business results.

"Making Drupal 8 learning available to everyone is part of Acquia's commitment to accelerate Drupal 8 adoption across the landscape. These courses will help managers and admins shorten their learning curve and get productive fast with Drupal 8," said Preston Bradford, Acquia chief operating officer. "Tailor-made for professionals to access on their own schedule, the courses offer proven insights and industry best practices from Acquia's professional services and product teams as well as partner agencies."

Academy courses are also available for Drupal 7 and for Acquia Platform products to help organizations plan and prepare for their future digital initiatives. The Acquia Academy's online curriculum covers a full range of self-paced courses. Among the courses available immediately include:

  • Site Building Basics
  • Designing Structured Content Collection
  • Content Display and Organization
  • Module Configuration

Best practices courses covering Drupal security, workflow, and performance are planned for release in the coming weeks. Courses are also offered on key products within the Acquia Platform, including Acquia Cloud, Acquia Lift, Acquia Cloud Site Factory, and Acquia Cloud Edge. Acquia will add more advanced courses to its public catalog throughout the year.

Acquia Academy courses are the latest addition to the learning services programs available today from Acquia. Live, instructor-led courses are offered online and at various locations throughout the year. Custom training sessions may also be scheduled through Acquia. Hybrid, flipped classroom training is also available, providing online learning opportunities followed by exercises supported with scheduled live instruction. Acquia Certification examinations are also available through Acquia for professionals wishing to validate their mastery and experience with Drupal and Acquia.

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About Acquia
Acquia is the digital experience company. Intuit, Warner Music Group and Stanford University are among the more than 4,000 organizations that are transforming their digital businesses with Acquia's open cloud platform. Global 2000 enterprises, government agencies and NGOs rely on Acquia to create new revenue streams, lower costs, and engage audiences more deeply through content, community, commerce and context.

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