Talking Drupal #450 - Certification & Exam Prep

May 13, 2024
Today we are talking about Certification & Exam Prep, Resources for studying, and tips to get a passing grade with guests Chad Hester & Martin Anderson-Clutz. We’ll also cover Quiz Maker as our module of the week.


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  • Why are exams and certifications important to dev's
  • After going through the Talking Drupal Skills Upgrade mini series do you feel preparted to take an Acquia certification
  • How should someone get ready
  • What are some struggles people may have getting ready
  • What does the plan look like for someone getting ready
  • Does Acquia provide pre tests
  • Did Skills Upgrade prepare you for this type of assessment
  • What happens if you do not pass
  • How do you know you're ready
  • Tips and tricks for taking a test
  • Where do you take the test
  • Questions to someone who has taken the test
  • Special surprise
  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted to build and deliver interactive quizzes on your Drupal website?
  • Module name/project name:
  • Brief history
    • How old: created in Apr 2024 (the last couple of weeks) by Roman Chekhaniuk (r_cheh)
    • Versions available: 1.0.5, which works with Drupal 9, 10, and 11
  • Maintainership
    • Actively maintained
    • Not yet opted into Security coverage, but being so new it’s possible they started the process of getting the project reviewed
    • Number of open issues: 0
  • Usage stats:
    • Not currently installed on any sites yet, according to
    • Module features and usage
    • The module defines a number of of custom entities to allow your site to define very flexible quizzes, that can include options like the amount of time allowed, pass rate, maximum number of attempts, randomizing the sequence of the questions, and more
    • The module also defines custom plugins for questions, responses, and answers, so you can extend it to handle very custom use cases
    • The Quiz module is very popular in this space but the version you can use with modern versions of Drupal is still in alpha, so it’s great to see another option available, especially for sites that don’t need anything as complex as the Opigno LMS