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Robust Curriculum to Train the Trainers

We designed a robust curriculum designed to enable a new Drupal content author to be self-sufficient after being trained using the ZenSource Lotus Administration—our foundational open source Drupal authoring environment.

Each instructor is ZenSource Trainer Certified with advanced Drupal knowledge, as well as the communication skills needed to effectively train content authors of any skill level. Upon completing the course, each attendee will receive a ZenSource Advanced Drupal Author Training certificate and will be able to apply their skills to train other authors.

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Hands-On Training with your Real Content

Training is conducted through a combination of instructor-led direction, as well as workshops specific to your environment and site implementation.

These hands-on workshops are conducted in small groups and one-on-one sessions that cover the full spectrum of content authoring responsibilities for each piece of website CMS functionality.

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Drupal Admin Experience Testing and Optimization

In addition to author training, our client success team will also deep dive into your Drupal admin - testing to make sure that all of its features are rock solid for all of your requirements and real world content author use cases. 

As part of this effort, we'll also provide recommendations to your developers and UX leads for how to streamline the admin for authors and make creating content as easy as possible. 

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Developer Training

We also offer developer training to help onboard your in-house development and IT teams so they are able to maintain and develop on ZenSource. Since ZenSource is built on Drupal and is 100% open source, our developer training dives deep into how to install, maintain and enhance your site on top of our Drupal Distribution.

We cover everything from system requirements, environment set up and project install all the way to layouts, theming and module development. Our hands-on developer training is designed to jumpstart and onboard developers of any level of Drupal experience—whether you’re already a Drupal developer or just learning if for the first time.

Training Plans

Training TypeDurationCostWhat's IncludedFull Curriculum 
Drupal 101 Half Day1/2 Day$1,000

Basic Drupal author training

ZenSource Drupal Distribution used for training

Walk through basic page and module creation, navigation and taxonomy

Includes how to guide for basic authoring within distribution

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Drupal 101 Full Day1 Day$2,000

Includes everything from Drupal 101 Half Day

Walk through more advanced dynamic modules and navigation controls and additional page layout types

Basic accessibility training for authors

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Implementation Author Training3 Days$6,000

Includes everything from Drupal 101 Full Day

Implementation specific training inclusive of site pages, modules, navigation, taxonomy

Implementation specific training inclusive of basic wayfinding pages (e.g. news & blog), forms, workflow and multi site management

Includes how to guide for implementation specific Drupal features

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Advanced Author Training5 Days$10,000

Includes everything from Implementation Author Training

Implementation specific training for taxonomy driven directories of complex wayfinding directories (e.g. events, services, experts)

Site search admin customization tools

Additional overflow day with open agenda for any topics where authors would like to spend more time

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Developer Training3 Days$10,000

System Requirements, Environment Setup

Fresh Project Creation and Install

Updating ZenSource

Theme and Layout Development

Module Development

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Drupal Admin Testing Plans

Testing TypeCostWhat's Included
Small Site or Microclimate$5,000

Assures fields are working & placement of content on front end matches the requirements and UX/creative.  Additionally, ensures the admin components function and perform under all real content use cases.

Provide recommendations on CMS field labels, types and arrangement for developers to enhance author experience

Includes testing of the following admin components or equivalent based on UX

  • One tier/landing page template
  • News template
  • News directory page
  • One taxonomy driven directory
  • Main navigation menu
  • Footer menu
  • 10 Widgets
  • 4 hours CMS experience advisory support during requirements
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Medium Site$10,000

Includes everything from Small Site or Mircoclimate plus..

  • Additional tier page with in page navigation
  • Standard Event template/implementation
  • Event directory
  • Blog template
  • Blog directory
  • Global navigation menu
  • 2 taxonomy driven directories
  • 10 custom widgets, e.g. taxonomy fed widgets
  • 8 hours CMS experience advisory support during requirements
Large Site$15,000

Includes everything from Medium site plus...

  • 2 tier page templates
  • Custom event module/implementation
  • Up to 5 taxonomy driven directories, e.g. Find A Doctor
  • 10 additional custom widgets
  • Custom search features
  • 12 hours CMS experience advisory support during requirements