Learn server-side programming using PHP in 6 hours

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9am-6pm DC time or 1pm-10pm GMT

Workshop Code: hsts-w25

Workshop Description

This hands-on PHP Programming workshop provides the knowledge necessary to design and develop dynamic, database-driven web pages using PHP version 5. PHP is a language written for the web, quick to learn, easy to deploy and provides substantial functionality required for e-commerce. This workshop introduces the PHP framework and syntax, and covers in depth the most important techniques used to build dynamic web sites. Students learn how to connect to any ODBC-compliant database, and perform hands on practice with a MySQL database to create database-driven HTML forms and reports. E-commerce skills including user authentication, data validation, dynamic data updates, and shopping cart implementation are covered in detail. Students also learn how to configure PHP and the Apache Web Server. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.
You Will Learn:

  • Creating and modifying a PHP page
  • Working with variables and data types
  • Using if/elseif/else statements to control processing conditionally
  • Creating programs that include for, while, and do loops to process statements repeatedly
  • Employing the break, continue, and exit statements to modify default loop behaviors
  • Creating arrays
  • How to manipulate strings in PHP using the built-in functions
  • Maintaining state using cookies, session variables, hidden form fields and query strings
  • The fundamental techniques necessary to create a shopping cart solution
  • Using SQL to SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE data from tables
  • Using the phpMyAdmin utility to administer the
  • MySQL database
  • Using PHP to manipulate files
  • Identifying and handling the three main types of errors that can occur when programming with PHP

Workshop Prerequisites

Basic computer skills and knowledge of HTML fundamentals equivalent to attending the Beginner Website Design Using HTML and CSS course. Prior programming experience is helpful but not required.

Follow-up Courses

SQL Programming and DB Management
Learn the Fundamentals of UNIX and Linux
Responsive Site Design with Bootstrap
Object Oriented Programming with UML Workshop
Intro to Dreamweaver with Website Development Training
Adobe Muse Training Course
Introduction to the WordPress CMS
Introduction to the Joomla CMS
Mastering Drupal in Six Hours
jQuery Programming for Beginners

Workshop Info


  • 6 hour hands-on training led by experienced instructors
  • Digital workshop contents

Enrollment Fee

In-person in DC for $390 or Online for $290 per 6 hour workshop

Workshop Session Dates

Our workshops are offered all year around. Upon registration we enroll you to the earliest available class but you can reschedule it free of charge. Location

  • Online or in our DC office at 3165 Mt Pleasant St NW


  • Saturdays 9AM-4:30PM (1 hour Lunch)
  • Weekdays 6:30PM-9:30 PM

Workshop Outline

1- Overview Of PHP

- Static vs. Dynamic Web Sites
- Dynamic Content from Databases
- Developing Dynamic Internet Applications
- Client-Side Scripting vs. Server-Side Scripting
- Overview of PHP Advantages and Capabilities
- Configuring php.ini
- PHP vs. ASP

2- Basic Scripting and Looping Constructs

- PHP Scripting Fundamentals
- Print Statement
- Code Blocks
- Primitive Data Types
- Defining Constants and Variables
- Looping Constructs (while, do while, for, exit & break)

3- Conditional Constructs

- True and False Expressions
- if, else and elseif
- switch/case Statement
- The ? (Ternary) Operator
- Timestamps

4- PHP Functions

- Introduction to Functions
- Declaring Functions
- Scope
- Passing Arguments to Functions
- Local and Global Scope
- Passing Arguments to Functions by Value and Reference
- Returning Values from a Function
- Using Include Files
- The Require Statement
- Recursion
- Dynamic Function Calls
- Predefined PHP Functions

5- PHP Operators

- Logical Operators
- Relational Operators
- Bitwise Operators
- Other Operators

6- Arrays in PHP

- What are Arrays?
- Usage of Arrays in PHP
- Array Indexing
- Initializing Arrays
- Operating on Arrays
- Sorting Arrays
- One-Dimensional Arrays
- Multi-Dimensional Arrays
- Associative Arrays
- Array Functions
- Forms and Arrays in Web Applications

7- Working with Databases and Forms

- Configuring PHP For Database Support
- PHP's Database APIs
- MySQL vs. Access
- MySQL vs. SQL Server
- Database Drivers
- Database Driver Class Wrappers
- Simple SQL Queries via PHP
- Tracking Visitors with Session IDs
- Populating Forms
- Retrieving Data from Forms

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