Acquia Certified Front End Specialist exam: Condensed ramp-up

Prepare for Acquia's Drupal Frontend Certification Exams!

Mon & Thu Evenings late June: 06/22, 06/25,06/29,07/02
7:15pm-8:45pm ET

Four 90-minute sessions



Payment plans available


This course helps to prepare you for the sought after "Acquia Certified Front End Specialist" Drupal 8 exam. Get access to live instruction, code examples, Q&A, take home exercises, curated links, AND a practice exam. This is the best way to prepare and assess your own readiness for Acquia's Certified Front End Specialist exam. The course material has been prepared by Debug Academy's team of Acquia Certified Front End developers, including a certified Drupal Grand Master; Debug Academy is an official Acquia training partner.

Who is this for?

  • Developers looking for a refresher and condensed ramp-up for the Acquia Certified Front End Specialist exam
  • Not designed for Drupal 8 beginners
  • People with 6+ months of experience with Drupal development
  • People with theming experience in Drupal 8/9
  • People looking to assess their readiness for the Acquia Certified Front End Specialist exam
  • People looking to take a practice exam on topics covered in the Acquia Certified Front End Specialist exam

Why This Course?

  • The "Acquia Certified Front End Specialist exam" is the de facto standard for Drupal front end developers
  • We cover a significant amount of material in a condensed format
  • Divided into four, 90-minute sessions for easy consumption
  • Extensive homework tasks to implement concepts covered on the exam
  • Take-home code samples and exercises in a Drupal 8 codebase
  • Curated links to reading material to further comprehension
  • Access to class recordings
  • Slack channel to study with other exam takers.
  • Opportunity to complete Debug Academy's assessment (quiz) to determine your strengths and weaknesses with the material
  • Kind, empathetic, knowledgeable teachers who have passed the certification exam themselves

A Better Way To Learn

Previous graduates built,, and more live websites!

Our personalized approach to teaching allows us to cater to individual student strengths and interests. Students are part of a real development team working on real projects. You'll even leave with a working portfolio and applied experience on a software project led by a senior developer.


Our Classes

  • /"I think the way learning in this course is laid out is really well done"

    The structure and order of the course made a lot of sense, it was very logical, and paced in an appropriate way. As soon as I got curious about another topic, it came up later in a lesson or in the next lecture. I think the way learning in this course is laid out is really well done, and now I'm going to have a hard time following the structure of other courses if it doesn't feel just as logical. Well done. Thank you.

    J'Vaughn Johnson
    Software Engineer at Yale University
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  • /"Being able to also work on a real project was amazing"

    I enjoyed the formal "lecture" and then the code along division of each class. Being able to also work on a real project was amazing and being part of real workflow using Git was especially helpful. Also, having Ashraf available for Zoom calls was quite nice in addition to the Slack chatroom.” Ashraf's a great instructor, he explains things in a way that make it seem more approachable.

    Jack Garratt
    Debug Academy Instructor, Drupal Developer
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  • /Career Change, Landed Job

    I finished the class and kept practicing and before I knew it, I landed a new job! I've been working as a Drupal Developer for about 6 months now.

    Senior Developer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • /Interviewed with Acquia!

    By the end of the class I had worked on multiple Drupal sites and landed an interview with Acquia, who ended up hiring me as a Drupal Developer. Highly recommend it.

    Technical Architect, Acquia

Meet Your Instructor

At Debug Academy, we make sure we've got the right to give you the best education possible. Our instructors are renowned experts who lead with empathy to ensure a quality learning experience for everyone.

  • Jack Garratt

    Jack Garratt was a historian and an educator who earned his PHD before switching careers to Drupal development. He enrolled in Debug Academy's career-changing Drupal development course and has gone on to attain both of the Acquia Certified Front End Specialist and Acquia Certified Developer certifications.

  • Ashraf Abed

    Ashraf Abed is a certified Drupal 7 & 8 Grand Master, and a former Technical Architect at Acquia. He is involved in numerous enterprise development projects and has been fortunate enough to experience working as the lead developer on websites like Whitehouse.Gov and other prominent Drupal websites. Teaching is his passion.



Take the Next Step!

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