The first course for Magento U was successfully delivered last week. This 2-day course taught students (front-end developers and designers), the fundamentals of the Magento templating system. The course focused on how Magento themes work with a focus on layouts, page templates and block templates. Students were taught best practices through a full set of guided examples and hands-on exercises. Students felt they received value and provided feedback which will continue to be built into ongoing course enhancements. One student commented ...
This course covered exactly what I have wanted to learn for a long time. It shed light on some things that may be out there somewhere, but are really hard to find. I liked the emphasis on best practices and thought the instructor was very knowledgeable.
We will deliver the “Fundamentals of Magento Development” course starting Monday, March 7, 2011. This course will be taught over 5 days and will focus on the architecture of Magento, review the processes around Magento Rendering, Request Flow, Adminhtml, Database and EAV. It will highlight the basics and best practices of extending the platform. After completion of this course, students will be able to optimize the platform while enabling future upgrade-ability.
Both courses will be delivered once a month going forward in the US and Europe. Please see schedule at magentocommerce.com/services/training. Courses are filling up. If interested, please visit our training page and register for your specific course and location.