PHP Programming

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In this PHP training course, students will learn to create database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL or the database of their choice and to use advanced features of PHP to create sophisticated, efficient and easily managed websites.


  • Learn how PHP works
  • Learn the basic syntax of PHP
  • Learn to create dynamic interactive pages with PHP
  • Learn to manipulate files with PHP
  • Learn to work with arrays in PHP
  • Learn to validate forms with PHP
  • Learn to write functions in PHP
  • Learn/Review basic SQL
  • Learn to manipulate and manage database data with PHP
  • Learn to authenticate users with PHP
  • Learn to manage sessions with PHP
  • Learn to send email with PHP
  • Learn to manage files with PHP
  • Learn to use PHP's OOP features
  • Learn advanced form validation with regular expressions
  • Learn how to handle errors in PHP
  • Learn how to work with XML in PHP
  • Learn about some common PEAR packages


PHP Basics

  • PHP Syntax
  • Passing Values Via the URL
  • HTML Forms and PHP Variables
  • Identifiers and Constants
  • Variable Scope
  • Magic Quotes
  • Operators
  • Flow Control
  • If Conditions
  • Switch Statements
  • Loops
  • Getting the Most out of

Reading and Writing to Files in PHP

  • Opening a File
  • Reading from a File
  • Writing to a File
  • Other File Functions
  • File Locking

Using Arrays in PHP

  • Standard Arrays
  • Associative Arrays
  • Two-dimensional Arrays
  • Array Manipulation Functions

String Manipulation in PHP

  • Formatting Strings
  • String Functions
  • Basic Form Validation

Reusing Code and Writing Functions in PHP

  • Including Files
  • Writing User-defined Functions
  • Passing by Value vs. Passing by Reference
  • Returning Values from Functions

A Quick Intro to / Review of SQL

  • SELECT Statements
  • INSERT Statements
  • UPDATE Statements
  • DELETE Statements

Database Manipulation and PHP

  • Querying a Database and Displaying Results
  • Inserting Records
  • Updating Records
  • Deleting Records

Authentication with PHP and SQL

  • PHP Native Database Functions
  • PEAR:DB as an Abstraction Layer
  • Encrypting Passwords

Session Control in PHP

  • Starting Sessions
  • Continuing Sessions
  • Ending Sessions
  • Writing and Deleting Cookies
  • Improving Login/Logout

Sending Email with PHP

  • The Built-in mail Function
  • PHPMailer

File System Management

  • Uploading Files via an HTML Form
  • Getting File Information
  • Additional File Functions
  • Directory Functions

Object-Oriented PHP Development

  • Classes and Objects in PHP
  • Constructors and Destructors in PHP
  • Methods and Properties
  • The $this Variable
  • Constants
  • Exception Handling

Advanced Form Validation with Regular Expressions

  • Perl-compatible Regular Expression Functions
  • Regular Expressions Special Characters
  • Review of Basic Form Validation
  • Form Validation with Regular Expressions

Error Handling

  • Types of Errors
  • Catching Errors


  • XML Basics
  • Parsing XML with SAX
  • Parsing XML with DOM
  • Converting XML with XSLT

Common PEAR Packages

  • Creating PDFs with PEAR and PHP
  • Authentication with PEAR and PHP
  • Handling Forms with PEAR and PHP
  • PEAR Templates

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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