Course PHP Programming

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  • Course PHP Programming : Content

    The course PHP Programming covers the basic principles of the HTML-embedded scripting language PHP. PHP stands for Personal Hypertext Preprocessor, is available on Windows and Linux and is intended for developing dynamic Web pages.

    PHP Intro

    The course discusses PHP version 7 and also the differences between PHP 5 and PHP 7 are discussed. PHP borrows much of its syntax from C, Java and Perl and also has an extensive library of functions. During the course participants work on a case study which consists of a number of follow-up exercises.

    PHP Syntax

    Participants learn to program with variables, data types, operators and control flow constructs of the PHP language. PHP functions and arrays are also addressed.

    Web Forms and Sessions

    Central element of the course is the way to generate dynamic Web pages with PHP. Attention is also paid to submitting Web Forms, reading input parameters, handling errors, handling cookies and working with sessions.

    PHP and MySQL

    Finally it is discussed how PHP can be used for accessing MySQL databases and files on the server.

    Input Validation

    An optional module, if time permits, is the validation of input forms using PHP. In conjunction with the course Advanced PHP Programming this course covers the requirements for the Zend PHP Certification exam.

  • Course PHP Programming : Training

    Audience PHP Programming Course

    The course PHP Programming is intended for Web developers who want to learn how to use PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) for writing dynamic Web pages.

    Prerequisites Course PHP Programming

    To participate in this course HTML knowledge is required. Programming knowledge is beneficial for a rapid understanding.

    Realization Training PHP Programming

    The concepts are discussed on the basis of presentation slides and demos. The theory is interspersed with exercises. The course is done with PHP 7 which is installed in a WAMP package with the Apache Web server and MySQL.

    Certificate PHP Programming

    Participants receive an official certificate PHP Programming after successful completion of the course.

    Course PHP Programming Fundamentals
  • Course PHP Programming : Modules

    Module 1 : PHP Introduction

    Module 2 : Variables and Operators

    Module 3 : Control Flow

    What is PHP?
    PHP Usage Statistics
    Performance Comparison
    PHP Benefits
    PHP Processing Model
    The Script Tags
    PHP Basics
    PHP Output Statements
    PHP Installation
    PHP Configuration
    PHP IDE's
    PHP Constants
    PHP Variables
    PHP Data Types
    Weak and Dynamic Typing
    Number Data Type
    String Data Types
    Boolean Data Types
    PHP Operators
    Variable Interpolation
    Indexed Arrays
    Associative Arrays
    if Statement
    else Statement
    elseif Statement
    switch Statement
    for Loop
    while Loop
    do while Loop
    break Statement
    continue Statement
    Nested Loops
    foreach Loops

    Module 4 : Functions

    Module 5 : Submitting Forms

    Module 6 : Error Handling

    User Defined Functions
    Variable Scope
    Static Variables
    Case Sensitivity
    Call by Reference
    Call by Value
    Terminating scripts
    Number Formatting
    PHP Library Functions
    Numerical Functions
    String Functions
    Array Functions
    HTTP Requests and Responses
    HTML Forms
    Form Submission
    Using POST and GET
    PHP Form Processing
    Using isset
    Submit on Self
    HTML Input Types
    Accessing Form Parameters
    Multiple Valued Form Elements
    HTTP Request Headers
    HTTP Status Codes
    PHP Superglobals
    Debugging Syntax Errors
    Logic Errors
    Displaying Errors
    Error Severity Levels
    Error Configuration Settings
    Error Reporting
    Logging Errors
    User Input
    Syntactical Errors
    Semantical Errors
    Fatal Errors
    Non Fatal Errors
    Error Handling

    Module 7 : Cookies and Sessions

    Module 8 : File I/O

    Module 9 : Database Access

    What are Cookies?
    Problems with Cookies
    Getting Cookies
    Setting Cookies
    Deleting Cookies
    Cookie parameters
    Setting Cookie parameters
    Why Session Tracking?
    Session ID's
    Session Tracking
    Session Tracking Mechanisms
    PHP Sessions
    PHP Files Overview
    Creating and Opening Files
    Reading Files
    Writing Files
    Deleting Files
    Navigate within a File
    fgets Function
    file_get_contents Function
    file_put_contents Function
    Uploading Files
    Handling Uploaded Files
    Uploaded File Location
    PHP and Data Access
    What is mysqli?
    Connecting to MySQL
    mysqli Connection Functions
    mysqli Query Functions
    Data Definition Query
    Inserting Records
    Retrieving Results
    Fetch Functions
    Buffered Queries
    Unbuffered Queries
    Prepared Statements

    Optional Module : Validation

    Hidden Field to Enable Validation
    Validating Form Data
    Displaying Error Messages
    Required Fields
    Integer Fields
    Checking an Integer Range
    Floating Point Fields
    Checking an Email Address
    Default Values
    Checking Login Data
  • Course PHP Programming : General

    Course Forms

    All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.


    We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.

    Course times

    The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.


    We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.


    Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.


    The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.


    The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.


    At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.


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  • Course PHP Programming : Reviews

  • Course PHP Programming : Certificate