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Introduction to PHP Training Class

Introduction to PHP Class Length: 2 days

In this two-day course, students learn the essentials of PHP / MySQL development from the ground up. Students receive hands-on exercises that provide the fundamental skills needed to produce an interactive web application. Additionally, students will learn the basics of designing and interacting with an Oracle database in order to generate dynamic web content. Finally, students will learn how to integrate the increasingly popular web technology known as AJAX with a PHP application.

This Introduction to PHP training class is available as a regularly scheduled class in Boston or as a private or custom PHP class at your location.The class is delivered by the instructors who write the Digital Classroom series of books, so you learn from experts and instructors when you take a training class with AGI.


Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Fri, Jan 01 2016 - Online

Introduction to PHP Training Class Course Topics

Module 1: Introduction to PHP

  • Requirements / installation
  • The Request / Response Model
  • HTML as a medium
  • Objects and variables
  • Using functions
  • Using arrays and loops
  • Using posted data
  • Conditionals

Module 2: Temporary Storage

  • Understanding cookies
  • Understanding sessions
  • Persisting user data site-wide

Module 3: Introduction to Oracle™ MySQL

  • Understanding tables and rows
  • MySQL data types
  • Designing tables with PHPMyAdmin
  • Querying the database for information
  • Displaying MySQL results with PHP
  • Creating a simple log in
  • Understanding relational database design
  • Associating user preferences with users

Module 4: Introduction to AJAX

  • Synchronous vs asynchronous
  • JavaScript essentials
  • Creating an AJAX interface
  • Going asynchronous

    Introduction to PHP Prerequisites

    PHP is a scripting language, therefore students are required to have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of HTML for this course and experience building static web pages is highly recommended as well. Prior knowledge of PHP, MySQL or JavaScript is not required, however. We recommend that you have installed Eclipse for PHP or Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 before starting the class.

    Introduction to PHP Training Class - Course Materials

    You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors that have created many of the official training guides and books for Adobe Systems and Microsoft.


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    AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

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