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Zend PHP Essentials (3 days)

PHP Essentials is a complete introductory course to the Zend PHP language. It includes coverage of all areas for both version 4 and 5 of the language and provides the student with the necessary tools to write Zend PHP scripts that are secure, efficient, and reliable.

As a Zend Partner, OTG is among a small group of companies that meet the rigorous requirements of Zend (the company behind PHP) to represent them in the delivery of Zend authorized courseware. OTG is the only Zend partner that has the demonstrated experience and skills to go beyond the current Zend curriculum - teaching students how to use features such as PEAR::DB (to build database portable applications) and XML_RPC (for client-server applications). Our advanced Zend PHP courses "push the envelope" introducing students to new methods of working with PHP, building applications, and utilizing advanced database features to develop applications that are stable, secure, and scaleable. It's no wonder that our Zend PHP students are asking to sign up for more training - before they even leave our facilities!

Zend PHP Essentials Course Calendar (3 days)

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1 Includes airfare from anywhere in the continental United States and some parts of Canada as well as accommodation and shuttle services.
2 Include course and course materials only.
3 Requires a broadband internet connection and microphone. Note that Virtual LIVE courses are led by an instructor, and as such start and end in local time (based on the course location), this my differ from your time zone.
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Recommended Pre-requisites


Course Outline/Agenda

The Zend PHP course is designed for developers looking to migrate to PHP, Web developers looking to develop PHP applications, and developers who want to develop a more thorough understanding of Zend PHP.
  • Language Essentials
    • Scripts
    • Variables
    • Operators
    • Control structures
    • Forms
  • Strings
    • Quoting Styles
    • Comparing
    • Matching
    • Formatting
    • Parsing
  • Files
    • Reading from files
    • Writing to files
    • PHP 5 magic
    • Streams
  • Functions
    • Creating and using functions
  • File inclusion
  • Object-oriented programming
    • PHP 4
    • PHP 5
  • Database Programming
    • The SQL language
    • Database design
    • Using MySQL
    • Using SQLite
  • Arrays
    • Using arrays
    • Manipulating arrays
  • Sessions
    • HTTP and statelessness
    • Cookies and state
    • PHP sessions

Class Size

This class is limited to a maximum of 12 students.

On-Site Delivery

This course is available for on-site delivery for groups of 3 or more students.

OTG offers discounted training for on-site courses of more than 3 students - call us at 877-258-8987 (or submit the form on the upper right side of this page) for more information.

Course Details

The Zend PHP course is developed by Zend and delivered by OTG. OTG is a Zend Certified Partner.

This course is taught by our Zend Certified Instructors - Instructors who have meet the rigorous criteria set forth by Zend for instructors that deliver their courseware.

Instructional Materials
The following materials are used to deliver this course:
  • Zend PHP Essentials Courseware

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