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PHP Programming Introduction & Intermediate - (Public class max is 5 students)


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Course Description
PHP: Introduction explores all of the major elements of PHP programming. With PHP, you can build dynamic, data-driven Web sites that use a variety of databases. Easy-to-understand code samples are used to demonstrate the many elements and techniques used in PHP programming.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend you have equivalent knowledge:

· HTML & CSS
· SQL Fundamentals of Querying

Performance-Based Objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe what PHP is and the advantages to creating Web sites with PHP.
  • Use variables, arrays, and functions in PHP scripts.
  • Include other files in PHP scripts and manipulate files and directories.
  • Process forms and validate their information.
  • Incorporate hidden form fields, cookies, and session variables in PHP scripts.
  • Add, update, and delete records in a database using PHP.


Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with PHP
Topic 1A: Understand PHP
Topic 1B: Use the Basic Syntax of PHP
Topic 1C: Use HTML and PHP
Topic 1D: Add Comments


Lesson 2: Working with Common PHP Script Elements
Topic 2A: Use Variables and Constants
Topic 2B: Work with Control Structure Statements
Topic 2C: Work with Arrays
Topic 2D: Use Functions
Topic 2E: Implement Object-Oriented Programming
Topic 2F: Include Content from Files


Lesson 3: Working with Forms
Topic 3A: Create Forms
Topic 3B: Validate a Form
Topic 3C: Email Data


Lesson 4: Addressing the Stateless Nature of HTTP
Topic 4A: Set Cookies and Session Variables
Topic 4B: Write Scripts Using Hidden Form Fields


Lesson 5: Accessing and Manipulating Data with PHP
Topic 5A: Interact with Databases
Topic 5B: Modify Database Records Using PHP
Topic 5C: Access Files and Directories