Mastering Joomla

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Course Objectives
After the completion of the Joomla Training course from Iteanz, you will be able to:
1. Understand components, plugins and modules.
2. Explore languages with core or extension language packs.
3. Implement Joomla libraries and template development techniques.
4. Learn about front-end and backend template styles.
5. Work on a real-life project to implement a CMS for a gymnasium, and master the concepts of authoring, creating sitemaps, the need for backing up a web portal, among others.

Who should go for this Course? 
The Iteanz Joomla course is designed for everyone who aspires to learn authoring, template designing and content management. Joomla is used by end users, site integrators and SMEs to create secure, affordable, high quality high complexity portals. The tool is also used by developers working on off-the-shelf software, and does not require prior knowledge of PHP, HTML or CSS. Itis highly recommended for content publishers and authors.

Why learn Mastering Joomla?
What Joomla offers is all the important aspects which a web author requires before choosing a CMS namely cost, time, quality, flexibility and control. The Joomla project won "Best Linux / Open Source Project" for 2005 at Linux & Open Source Awards in London. The points of attraction are: it is free it has a huge collection of extensions in its JED(7000+) it contains the common features as RSS, blog etc. It is international, well coded and well supported. 2.8% of the World's Websites Use Joomla 35 million downloads and counting.

What are the pre-requisites for this Course? 
The pre-requisites for this course include Knowledge website authoring, Microsoft Windows GUI, Basic HTML, Basic CSS, Basic understanding of tools like XAMPP or WAMP.

Which Case-Studies will be a part of the Course? 
Towards the end of the Course, you will be working on a project where you will be using the concepts of Joomla Development.
Project #1 : Phil's Gym
Industry : Retail Data : Mysql Database Backend.
Problem Statement : Creation of a portal for a Gymnasium for Customer/Member management, offer services through the CMS and monitor membership details through the portal.

1. Joomla Training Introduction and Installation
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn about the Joomla installation process, running Joomla locally vs. running it on a web host, installing Joomla 3.0, Joomla Interface, using Media Manager, creating content in Joomla.
Topics - Joomla Introduction Joomla installation process, running Joomla locally vs. running Joomla on a web host, Installing Joomla 3.0, Joomla Interface, using Media Manager, creating content in Joomla.
2. Creating Articles, Categories, Menus and Formatting
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn how to create categories for site and ways to publish, unpublish and trash them. You will also learn how to create articles and publish, unpublish and trash them. Towards end of the course, you will also learn how to create simple and dropdown menus for websites.
Topics- Creating categories, Publish, unpublish and trash categories, Creating articles, Publish, Unpublish and trash articles, Creating simple and dropdown menus.
3. Advanced Article Formatting, Various Display Settings, Creating and Configuring Modules
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn about some advance ways to format articles; for instance the page break plugin, customizing HTML tags, styling elements with Bootstrap. You will also learn how to add YouTube video to articles, global configuration options for articles, creating a custom module, and including a module in an article. Towards the end, we will also explore administrator modules.
Topics-Advanced Ways to format Articles, Customizing HTML tags, Styling elements with Bootstrap, Adding YouTube video to an article , Global configuration options for Articles, Creating a custom module, Including a module in an article, Exploring Administrator module.
4. Joomla Components and Templates
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn how to use content and contact component and how to add a CAPTCHA for a form. You will also learn how to use web links and redirect components. Using templates to change the look of the website. Using third-party Joomla templates from third-party providers. Towards the end, you will be introduced to Hathor Admin templates as well.
Topics- Working with content and contact component, Adding CAPTCHA to the form, Using web links and redirect components, Changing the look of the website using templates, Using third-party Joomla templates, Introduction to Hathor Admin template.
5. Creating a Multilingual Website
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn about multilingual sites and how to download and install multilingual packages, displaying content in multiple languages, creating language switcher module and enabling language filter plugin.
Topics - Multilanguage site overview and configuration, Installing language packs, Creating the language switcher module, Showing content in multiple languages.
6. Setting up Access Control List (ACL)
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn about the Access Control List (ACL), default groups and access levels in Joomla, configuring user registration options, working with user profiles.
Topics- Introduction to Access Control List (ACL), Joomla default groups, Joomla default access levels, User registration options, Working with user profiles
7. Extending Joomla 3
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn how to use Joomla extensions directory, Installing and creating backup with Akeeba, installing and creating sitemap with Xmap.
Topics - Working with Joomla extension directory, Installing Akeeba Backup, Backup with Akeeba backup, Installing OSMap, Creating sitemap with OSMap.
8. Hosting the website
Learning Objectives - In this module, you will learn about website hosting, making a website live, taking backups, incorporating backups with a web host, site maintenance and front-end editing.
Topics - Website hosting, Making a website live, Taking backups, Incorporating backups with a web host, Website maintenance, Editing a website after its live.
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