This is an overview of coding best practices and standards as they are applied in the Drupal community.
These coding standards, detailed for every area in which code might be produced during Drupal development, represent the broadly established best practices of the community. Adhering to these best practices will make development go more smoothly, and your contributions to Drupal core or modules more readily and easily accepted. If you are working on a project with Acquia technical support, these are the coding standards to which pull requests must adhere.
While not required to pass the Site Builder exam, drush is considered a basic skill for Drupal site development.
The application of Drupal 8 concepts is the hands-on practice of site building. The courses provide some opportunity to practice doing the tasks of site building alongside the videos, but you will need a little more practice than that to pass the exam. Some suggested resources are below, to give you a better understanding of the role of site builder.
1.1. Demonstrate the ability to explain the distinct and differentiating features of Drupal.
1.2. Demonstrate the understanding of Drupal jargon and terminology
2.1. Given a scenario, determine how administration tools are used for site management.
2.2. Given a scenario, demonstrate ability to configure user accounts.
2.3. Given a scenario of a completed content item, identify which elements are taxonomy terms, image fields or text fields.
2.4. Given an example of a page layout, determine what is content versus a block.
2.5. Demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot problems related to content, configuration and maintenance
3.1. Demonstrate ability to model content using Content Types and Vocabularies
3.2. Demonstrate ability to configure and manage comment types and comments
3.3. Demonstrate ability to configure and manage block types and blocks
3.4. Demonstrate ability to configure and manage Contact forms
3.5. Demonstrate ability to configure and use multilingual content and interface
3.6. Demonstrate ability to configure and manage menus, menu items and menu blocks
4.1. Demonstrate the ability to control the display of content across various regions of the site using the block system.
4.2. Demonstrate the ability to provide different presentations of Content Entities (like Nodes, Comments, User Profiles, Terms etc) for editing or viewing
4.3. Demonstrate the ability to to create, manage and display lists of content using Drupal Views.