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Total PHP for developers

A 3 day
HANDS ON
training course

PHP training course description

PHP provides for the creation of dynamic web sites. This hands on training course looks at programming with PHP with an emphasis of building dynamic websites. Forms, state management and database integration are all covered with practicals used throughout the course to reinforce theory sessions.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Create dynamic web sites using PHP.
  • Write PHP programs.
  • Debug PHP programs.
  • Examine existing code and determine its function.

PHP training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone creating dynamic web sites.
Prerequisites:
Mastering HTML
Duration:
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

PHP training course contents

What is PHP?
PHP history, dynamic web pages, how PHP works, alternatives to PHP. Downloading and installing PHP. Installing MySQL, installing Apache, platform issues.

A first PHP web page
A basic PHP script, PHP page structure. PHP comments. Integrating PHP and HTML.

PHP forms
HTML forms, taking values from forms.

PHP and HTML
Page inputs, environment inputs. phpinfo(), other form elements, sticky fields, generalised code, tables, forms, form elements, style sheets, JavaScript.

Variables operators and expressions
Expressions, data types, assignments, scope, constants, HTTP environment variables, getting data from forms using variables.

Operators
Arithmetic, logical, relational, Boolean, others.

Control statements
Conditional: if, else, elseif, switch. Loops: while, do while, for, break, continue, exit.

Functions
Built in functions, declaration, arguments, scope, loading functions from other files, defaulting parameters, call by value/ name.

Arrays
Indexes, array initialisation, array manipulation, multi dimensional arrays, array functions.

String handling
What is a string, string functions, matching, extraction, replacement. String operations, cleansing, sprintf, formatting web pages, strops and others, splitting strings, REs.

PHP and databases
Database structure, Database APIs, MySQL, Creating tables, Editing tables, simple SQL queries using PHP, building HTML tables using SQL queries, SQL injection, security issues, error handling.

File I/O
Opening, reading, writing files. Permissions, ownership, locking, directories.

PHP, cookies and sessions
State, Cookie properties, setting cookies, retrieving cookies, expiring/deleting cookies. Sessions, session variables, session IDs.

PHP and email
Emailing from servers, attachments.

Objects
OOP, PHP classes, constructors, instances.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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