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Frequently asked questions

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Who is PreviousNext and Acquia?

PreviousNext is Australia's premium Drupal website design and development firm. Our day job is building big, complicated Drupal websites for major organisations, and all of our trainers are working hands-on with Drupal on real projects every day.

Acquia is the world's largest Drupal enterprise services firm, co-founded by Dries Buytaert, who started the Drupal open source project in 2001. PreviousNext is authorised to deliver Acquia's world-class Drupal training curriculum as part of the two companies' partnership.

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Where is Drupal training held in Australia and New Zealand?

PreviousNext currently provides two options for Drupal training in Australia and New Zealand: On-site and public training courses. On-site training can be held in any city in either country, including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Auckland, Wellington, Christchuch and regional centres. Public training is currently restricted to Sydney and Melbourne. Please contact us if you need more information.

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How much does Drupal training cost in Australia and New Zealand?

Our standard per student, per day fee is $495 + GST. Discounting is provided for course packages or large group bookings for on-site training. We can also provide discounts for valid concession card holders. Some booking fees and travel expenses may be applicable depending on the course provided.

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How do I book a Drupal training course?

Public training courses in in Sydney and Melbourne can be booked online. Please contact us for all on-site training enquiries.

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What do I need to bring to Drupal training?

All students need to bring their own laptop computers to Drupal training courses. This ensures developers are using environments they're familiar with and also saves on course fees by not requiring a computer lab booking. Coffee and tea will be provided, but all snacks and lunches need to be brought or purchased by students. Catering may be possible for on-site training. A notepad, pen and USB key will also be handy, and we recommend having an email address you can access via a browser (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail).

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What existing skills do I need for Drupal training?

For Drupal in a Day, students need good computer operation skills, a general understanding of how the internet works, and at least some exposure to using content management systems like Wordpress or Joomla. 

Drupal Site Building requires some understanding of web technologies such as HTML & CSS, and Drupal Development courses assume an understanding of common programming and scripting languages like PHP and Javascript.

While our training courses are introductions to Drupal, they are definitely not aimed at novice computer users.

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How big are the Drupal training class sizes?

Our minimum class size for public training to run is 8 students, with a maximum of 12-14. On-site training has no miniumum student number, but we require an equivalent fee for 4 students. We recommend maximum on-site training class sizes to be 8-10 students for optimum hands-on attention.

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Do I get a certificate?

Yes, you'll receive a training attendance certificate upon request. At present, there's no official Drupal "certification" program, but Acquia's Drupal training curriculum is generally recognised as best-practice globally.

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I'm a poor student and can't afford your courses :-(

We're happy to offer discounts to holders of valid concession cards for our public training courses, so please contact us for more details. We will also be offering training scholarships from time to time, so keep an eye on the website or Twitter feed @LearnDrupalAUNZ for details. Students are also welcome at Drupal meetups and mentoring sessions - check groups.drupal.org for more details.