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AEM 6 Developer Fundamentals

by Stephanie Adams

An introductory developers course about how to get started with AEM 6.2. You'll learn the tools that developers commonly use, the terminology, the history, and how to install and use AEM in practice. Software required: Adobe Experience Manager 6.2.

What you'll learn

If you've never developed in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) before, then this is the course you. In this course, AEM Developer Fundamentals, you'll be introduced to AEM and develop a fundamental understanding of the product.

First, you'll cover the basics of AEM and learn about the history of the product.
Next, you'll explore the five core sections of AEM. Additionally, you'll dive into learning the terminology and architecture.
Finally, you'll discover how to utilize advanced installation.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to navigate between the two major interfaces of AEM, change between different authoring modes, install AEM, and be able to identify the names of the commonly used interface tools.

Software required: Adobe Experience Manager 6.2.

Course FAQ

What is AEM?

AEM stands for Adobe Experience Manager, and it is a robust content management solution (CMS) for building websites and their associated apps.

What are benefits of using AEM?

Adobe Experience Manager is designed to make authoring content easier for non technical people. Among other things, it simplifies managing a website's content and assets, has excellent storage, and enables improved search through metadata and tags.

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn how to get started with AEM, including:

  • What AEM is and its capabilities
  • AEM sites, assets, mobile, forms, and communities
  • AEM terminology
  • AEM history
  • How to install AEM
  • AEM publisher
  • Much more
Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), even if you've never developed in AEM before!

Are there any prerequisites?

There are no specific prerequisites to this course, but some experience with CSMs or web development will reduce the learning curve.

What software do I need for this course?

To best follow along and apply the principles of this course, you will need Adobe Experience Manager. This course and its demos are based on AEM 6.2, but the principles should apply to older or newer versions as well.

About the author

Stephanie has been working with AEM since Adobe acquired the product in 2010. Most of what she's learned has come from working with the product everyday. Her goal is to impart her knowledge to others so that they don't run up against the same undocumented problems that she has. She hopes to give insight into some of the confusion around the architecture, and address some of the commonly seen implementations.

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