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PHP Training: Introduction to PHP and MySQL

4.5 out of 5 ( 141 reviews)

Course Number: PHP-100
Duration: 4 days
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PHP Training Overview

MySQL™ and PHP are two of the most popular open source technologies to emerge during the past decade. PHP is a powerful language for writing server-side Web applications. MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. Together, these two technologies provide you with a powerful platform for building database-driven Web applications.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

PHP Training Prerequisites

All MySQL and PHP class attendees must be fluent in HTML. The course can be customized to any level of programming and relational database familiarity.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This MySQL and PHP course is 60% hands-on, 40% lecture, with the longest lecture segments lasting for 20 minutes. Students "learn by doing," with immediate opportunities to apply the material they learn to real-world problems.

PHP Training Materials

All students receive a copy of Murach’s PHP and MySQL and related courseware.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

  • Linux, Windows, MacOS X, or Solaris operating system
  • Web server (either Apache httpd or Microsoft IIS)
  • PHP 5 or later with the PEAR extensions enabled
  • MySQL 5 or later
  • Web browser of your choice
  • Note: We recommend an AMP stack such as XAMPP or WAMP for ease of set up
  • PHP editing tool of your choice

PHP Training Objectives

All students will learn to:

  • Gain the PHP programming skills needed to successfully build interactive, data-driven sites
  • Use the MVC pattern to organize  code
  • Test and debug a PHP application
  • Work with form data
  • Use cookies and sessions
  • Work with regular expressions, handle exceptions, and validate data

PHP Training Outline

  • Introduction to web development with PHP
    • The architecture of a web application
    • The Product Discount application
    • How to edit and test a PHP application
  • How to code a PHP application
    • Basic PHP skills
    • The Product Discount application
    • How to code control statements
    • How to use the PHP documentation
  • Introduction to relational databases and MySQL
    • An introduction to relational databases
    • The SQL statements for data manipulation
    • An introduction to MySQL
    • How to use phpMyAdmin
  • How to use PHP with a MySQL database
    • PHP for working with MySQL
    • How to get data from a result set
    • The Product Viewer application
    • The Product Manager application
  • How to use the MVC pattern to organize your code
    • How to use the MVC pattern
    • The Product Manager application
    • The Product Catalog application
  • How to test and debug a PHP application
    • An introduction to testing and debugging
  • How to work with form data
    • How to get data from a form
    • How to display data on a web page
  • How to code control statements
    • How to code conditional expressions
    • How to code the selection structures
    • How to code the iteration structures
  • How to work with strings and numbers
    • How to work with strings
    • How to work with numbers
    • Other skills for working with strings and numbers
  • How to work with dates
    • How to use timestamps to work with dates
    • How to use objects to work with dates
  • How to create and use arrays
    • How to create and use an array
    • How to create and use an associative array
    • How to use functions to work with arrays
    • How to work with arrays of arrays
    • The Task List Manager application
  • How to work with cookies and sessions
    • How to work with cookies
    • How to work with sessions
    • The Shopping Cart application
  • How to create and use functions
    • Basic skills for working with functions
    • How to create and use a library of functions
    • Advanced skills for working with functions
    • The Shopping Cart application
  • How to use regular expressions, handle exceptions, and validate data
    • How to use regular expressions
    • How to handle exceptions
    • The Registration application
  • Conclusion