PHP Fundamentals

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Overview PHP, also known as Hypertext preprocessor, is an open source (free) scripting language that allows you to create dynamic …


PHP, also known as Hypertext preprocessor, is an open source (free) scripting language that allows you to create dynamic websites and work with servers. PHP was first developed by Rasmus Lerforf in the year 1994. Though it is mainly used in web development, it is also used for general purpose programming. PHP scripts can be run on many operating systems such as Linux, Unix, Microsoft windows, MAC OS and many more. PHP also supports many web servers such as Apache and IIS. PHP is a very flexible programming language that allows developers to choose their desired operating systems and web servers.

PHP is now used on over 20 million websites and over 1 million servers worldwide. As a developer, gaining control over the PHP programming language can massively benefit your career in IT or programming. This comprehensive PHP Fundamentals training course will get you well acquainted with PHP Programming. This course will also cover topics such as comparison operators, arrays, string functions, and more. You will get to learn everything about the basics of PHP programming using real world examples. Source codes are included for each lesson so you can learn by deconstructing each element. By the time you have completed this course, you will know all about creating dynamic web pages with PHP, common PHP errors, and even advanced concepts such as tree structures and array dereferencing. 

  • Why consider learning at study 365?
  • Learning outcomes
  • Access duration
  • Who is this course aimed at?
  • Entry requirements
  • Method of assessment
  • Certification and awarding body
  • Progression and career path
  • Other benefits

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

  • Get an understanding on creating dynamic web pages with PHP and common PHP errors,
  • Gain an insight into tree structures and array dereferencing.
  • Learn about the fundamentals of PHP.
  • Understand topics such comparison operators, arrays, string functions, and more.

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

  • IT students
  • Job seekers
  • IT professionals 

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the PHP fundamentals certificate by CPD & iAP. The qualification will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised. 

This PHP fundamentals certificate in your resume is sure to greatly impress employers and to upgrade your qualifications to get ahold of many job positions in the IT or programming field. This course can also help you advance in your career by demanding for salary increments and job promotions from your organisation. Below given are few of the job positions you can get ahold of with the use of this course, along with the average UK salary per annum according to,

  • Web developer – £24,904 per annum
  • Computer programmer – £30,528 per annum
  • Programmer analyst – £31,275 per annum
  • Software developer – £30,661 per annum 
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for TOTUM discount card

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Course
What Is PHP?
What Is PHP Used For?
Commenting Code
Arithmetic Operators
If Statements
Comparison Operators
Triple Equals
Logical Operators
Switch Statement
Basic Arrays
Multi-dimensional Arrays
While Loop
Do While Loop
Functions with Undefined Parameters
Functions with Undefined Parameters
Formatting Numbers
Embedding PHP within HTML
A better way to display HTML
Arrays Part 1
Arrays Part 2
Cookies Part 1
Cookies Part 2
Radio Buttons
PHP Functions You Should Know Part 1
PHP Functions You Should Know Part 2
PHP Functions You Should Know Part 3
String Functions Part 1
String Functions Part 2
Date and Time Part 1
Date and Time Part 2
Creating Dynamic Web Pages Part 1
Creating Dynamic Web Pages Part 2
Creating Dynamic Web Pages Part 3
Classes, Methods and Properties
Constructor Method
Protecting Methods_Properties
Extending a Class (Inheritance)
Scope Resolution Operators
Class Constants
Static Properties and Methods
Calculator Application Example
MySQL Database Example Part 1
MySQL Database Example Part 2
MySQL Database Example Part 3
PHP Error Reporting
Changing Maximum File Upload Size
Access Denied
Undefined Index
Cannot Modify Header Information
Supplied Argument Not a Valid MySQL Result
Unexpected $end
File Includes
File Uploading
Null Byte
Passing Variables
Session Hijacking
SQL Injection
XSS (Cross-Site Scripting)
Using Single or Double Quotes
Indenting Code
Anonymous Functions
Ternary Operator
Self Submitting Forms
Include and Require
Quickly Return True_False
Tree Structures
Explode – String to Array
Implode – Array to String
Array Dereferencing
Creating Images with PHP

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    Evie Green

    April 10, 2019
    Very Helpful

    I’m a web developer who wanted to learn to create dynamic websites. PHP is a programming language that allowed me to do just that. The course was an excellent choice and the tutor was very helpful. If there are web developers looking to study PHP programming, I highly recommend this course.

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    Jonathan Tohill

    February 08, 2019
    Fantastic Course

    Fantastic course on the fundamentals of PHP. All the complex and trivial details are involved. Very affordable as well.

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