Joomla Training Course for Beginners

Joomla Training: Course Overview

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Joomla for Beginners Course Description:

Learn Joomla 3: This Joomla training for beginners is a two-day hands-on class designed to give web designers or anyone who would like to learn the skills, tools, and knowledge necessary to implement and maintain a Joomla web site without having to know programming code. Students learn how to install and configure Joomla.  At the end of the two-day course, students will have a fully functional Joomla based website.  The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

Joomla Training Course Objectives:

• Mastering the fundamentals by creating a website in an hour
• Adapting and expanding the site.  You’ll set up a site structure and learn how to add different types of pages.
• Extend Joomla’s capabilities and add special features such as a picture or video gallery to your site.
• Change the site layout and make it more attractive by using Templates.
• Joomla Content Management
• Joomla Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Keeping the site secure

Locations for Joomla for Beginners:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Joomla for Beginners:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Online Live Only: 10:30AM-5:00PM ET / 7:30AM-2:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for web designers and beginners who wish to learn about Joomla, and for anyone looking to quickly implement a web content management solution for your personal or corporate business.

Prerequisites for Attending Joomla for Beginners:

Understanding of either Windows or Mac OS X Operating System


Related Training and Certification Courses:

HTML5 & CSS3 Advanced for Responsive Web Design
HTML5 & HTML Intro with CSS
Photoshop ACA Training & Certification Pack
Photoshop Intro
Dreamweaver ACA Training & Certification Pack
Dreamweaver CC Intro – w/ HTML Fundamentals

This Joomla training class is brought to you by Profess Multimedia and powered by ThinkB!G.


Joomla Training: Course Outline

1. Introduction: A New and Easy Way to Build Websites
Learn why you want to use Joomla to create an advanced, cool-looking site that’s easy to expand, customize, and maintain.

2. Installation:  Getting Joomla Up and Running
Learn how to install Joomla on your own computer or on a web server, and how to create a sample site.

3. Web Building Basics:  Creating a Site in an Hour
Here, you’ll face a real-life challenge of using Joomla to build a basic but expandable website fast.  You’ll customize Joomla’s default sample site to fit your needs, adding content, menu links, and change the site’s look and feel.

4. Small Sites, Big Sites:  Organizing your Content Effectively
Make it easy to add and find information on your site by designing a clear, expandable, and manageable structure for your content.

5. Creating Killer Content
Create content pages that are attractive and easy to read, and you’ll learn about different ways to add images and to tweak the page layout.

6. Helping Your Visitors Find What They Want:  Managing Menus
Help the visitor to find what they want easily by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

7. Opening Up the Site:  Enabling Users to Log In and Contribute
Shows how to enable users to log in and allow them to create content and manage the website.

8. Getting the Most our of Your Site: Extending Joomla
Teaches you on how to extend Joomla’s capabilities using all sorts of extensions-using an image gallery to attractively display pictures, automatically showing article teasers on the home page, or enhancing your workspace by installing an easier content editor.

9. Creating an Attractive Design: Working with Templates
Explains how templates will give your site a fresh look and feel, and make it easy to create an individual look, different from a “typical” Joomla site.  You’ll also learn to install and customize templates.

10. Attracting Search Engine Traffic:  SEO Tips and Techniques
Will show how to increase your site’s visibility for search engines by applying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques, such as creating friendly URL’s.

11.  Keeping the Site Secure
Will show you simple, common-sense steps you can take to keep your site safe from hackers or data loss.


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Watch below to learn more about Joomla. This is just an informational video & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not offer it on our open enrollment schedule.

We would be happy to schedule a private custom class or project based training for you here at ThinkB!G or at your location!

Please call 301-362-2250 or email to select your dates and find out about pricing.