When building a house you don't build the roof before you have built the kitchen! Comparatively, there are certain processes, concepts, and knowledge you need to apply in order to build a Drupal site successfully. You will learn the fundamentals of Content Types, Content Editing Tools, Taxonomy, and Content Workflows. You will learn how to leverage the Views and Devel modules to build the site you need.
This is an eLearning course available on Acquia Academy.