Git Fundamentals

An introductory course in using Git to manage your websites and other software projects

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals you need to know to use Git to manage your websites and other software projects.

Who is this class for?

This class is for anyone just getting started with Git. You might be someone transitioning from a site-builder role to writing code. Or perhaps you're just trying to up your web development game.

What will you learn?

This class starts with the very basics and covers everything you need to use Git individually or on a project team. This includes:

  • Git concepts like commits, branches, tags, and repositories.
  • Git commands for adding, moving, and deleting files in your git repository.
  • Creating .gitignore files to exclude files from being tracked by Git.
  • Using branches to work on different tasks separately and merge them when they are ready to deploy.
  • Fixing mistakes you make with Git, and reverting back to older versions of files when necessary.
  • Using GitHub to manage your project workflow.

How is this class taught?

The class will consist of two weekly video lessons, each around 2 hours long, and two weekly live Q&A sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover the topics listed below, and can be watched on-demand, any time that is convenient for you. We will provide you with an online development environment, so you don't need to worry about setting that up ahead of time.

The weekly live sessions will be conducted online, using the Zoom webinar software. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions and will help troubleshoot any issues you have following the course. In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to an online forum to discuss with other students and ask the instructor questions during the week.

After the course is over you can continue to access the lesson videos, free of charge, forever. There are no monthly subscription fees. Just come back and watch the lessons whenever you want. They are a great reference when you forget how to do something.

Lessons In This Course

Video Duration
Introduction 00:01:31
Using the BitWisdom Development Stack 00:11:29
Using the Example Code in This Class 00:01:20
About Version Control 00:09:22
Ways to Use Git 00:02:17
Installing Git 00:06:06
Creating a Git Repository 00:05:29
Adding and Committing Files 00:26:26
Moving and Deleting Files 00:11:17
Ignoring Files 00:33:23

Video Duration
Viewing File History 00:16:20
Using Branches 00:28:57
Using a Remote Repository 00:31:39
Using Tags 00:07:08
Fixing Mistakes and Reverting Files 00:12:40
The GitHub Workflow: Forks and Pull Requests 00:09:44
Conclusion 00:01:40

See It In Action

Watch this sample video to get a sense of what this course is like.

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Wayne Eaker
Wayne Eaker
Drupal Architect, Developer, and Trainer

About Your Instructor

Wayne Eaker is the director and chief developer of Zengenuity. He's a Drupal expert with years of experience building highly-customized Drupal websites. He is also a seasoned trainer, having taught professionals, corporate clients and high school computer science students.


Our Guarantee

Try this course for a week, and if you don't agree that it's the best way to learn Drupal, we'll refund the full price. No questions asked.

$ 98
Per student
  • 3.5 hours of video lessons
  • 2 live webinars with your instructor
  • Permanent access to the recordings of all the lessons and live sessions
  • A development environment for your practice Drupal site
  • Access to an online forum to ask questions of the instructor and discuss with other students

When is this class taught?

Class Start Date

You can start this class any time within 6 months of purchase.

Lesson Videos

This course includes detailed step-by-step lesson videos, available on-demand to watch on your own schedule. These videos are yours forever, so you can come back and watch them any time you need a refresher.

Live Webinars

In addition to the lesson videos you will be able to attend 2 weeks of optional live Q&A webinars with your instructor. In these sessions, you can ask questions, get help with troubleshooting issues, or dive deeper into any topics that interest you. Click here for a list of upcoming Q&A webinar times.

Online Development Environment

We will provide you with 3 weeks of access to an online development environment where you can follow along with the lesson videos without installing anything on your computer.