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Programming

PHP Fundamentals

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  • Overview

    This course teaches the fundamentals of the PHP programming language. Industry best practices such as how to create maintainable, secure, efficient code is taught through the 130+ included code examples. At least half the course time is spent in the nearly 50 lab exercises. Lab time is carefully balanced between the skills of: reading code, modifying existing code, creating new code, and debugging code.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    PREREQUISITES

    General computing knowledge is required. No programing experience needed.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline
    1. INTRODUCTION
      1. Course Objectives
      2. Advantages and Disadvantages
      3. Popular PHP Use Cases
      4. Running PHP Scripts
      5. Running PHP Scripts (cont.)
      6. Basic Syntax
      7. Combining Files
      8. Finding Mistakes

      LAB TASKS

      1. Preparation For Later Labs
      2. Hello, world
      3. Command Line Debugging
      4. Web Page Debugging
      5. Challenge Items
    2. VARIABLES & FUNCTIONS
      1. Reading Code
      2. Learning To Read Code
      3. echo & print
      4. Variables
      5. Constants
      6. Functions
      7. Built-in Functions & Extensions

      LAB TASKS

      1. Groceries: Part One
      2. Groceries: Part Two
      3. Exploring GD
      4. Dancing Squares: Part One
      5. Dancing Squares: Part Two
      6. Drawing Shapes
    3. NUMBERS & STRINGS
      1. Basic Type Conversion
      2. Integers & Floats
      3. Math Operators
      4. Assignment Operators
      5. String Literals
      6. Variable Substitution & Common Escapes
      7. String Concatenation
      8. printf() and sprintf()

      LAB TASKS

      1. Numbers & Strings
      2. Challenge Items
      3. Math Operators
      4. printf() and sprintf()
      5. Calculating Tax
      6. Collecting Price Quotes
    4. BOOLEANS & BRANCHING
      1. NULL
      2. Booleans
      3. Comparison Operators
      4. Logical Operators
      5. If Statements
      6. Switch Statements

      LAB TASKS

      1. Type Fun
      2. Boolean Fun
      3. Comparison Fun
      4. Float Fun
      5. How To Recognize Comedy
      6. CLI Calculator
      7. Shipping Advisor
    5. HTML & TEMPLATES
      1. Separation of Concerns
      2. HTML Fundamentals
      3. Common Block Elements
      4. Common Inline Elements
      5. CSS Fundamentals
      6. JavaScript Fundamentals
      7. Web Accessibility
      8. Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
      9. Templates Systems

      LAB TASKS

      1. HTML Demo
      2. CSS Demo
      3. JavaScript Demo
      4. Story Time
      5. Web-based Price Quotes
      6. Attack of the Price Quotes
    6. ARRAYS & SCOPE
      1. Arrays As Lists
      2. Arrays As Maps
      3. Arrays As Ordered Maps
      4. JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
      5. Working With JSON
      6. Variable Scope
      7. Replacing Branching With Arrays

      LAB TASKS

      1. Array Fun
      2. Story Time: Part II
      3. Stock Watcher
      4. Rock Paper Scissors
      5. Exploring Scope
      6. Sandwich Shop
    7. LOOPING, OBJECTS, & EXCEPTIONS
      1. While & Do Loops
      2. Foreach Loops
      3. For Loops
      4. Loop Gotchas
      5. break, continue, & goto
      6. Working With Objects
      7. Working With Exceptions

      LAB TASKS

      1. Number Game
      2. Tic Tac Toe
      3. Form Creator
    8. FORMS & COOKIES
      1. HTTP Fundamentals
      2. Request Methods
      3. Status Codes
      4. Representational State Transfer (REST)
      5. Cookies
      6. Accessing Request Data
      7. Setting Cookies
      8. Sending Redirects
      9. Form Fundamentals
      10. Input Element Types
      11. Other Form Elements
      12. Input Validation
      13. Bots and CAPTCHAs
      14. Forms and Redirects
      15. Cookies, Forms, and Arrays

      LAB TASKS

      1. Form Demo
      2. Subverting Forms
      3. Cookie Basics
      4. Subverting Cookies
      5. Protecting Cookies
      6. Contact
      7. Number Game
    9. DATABASES & SESSIONS
      1. Databases
      2. Popular SQL Databases
      3. Tables & Schemas
      4. SELECT Statements
      5. INSERT Statements
      6. UPDATE Statements
      7. DELETE Statements
      8. JOIN Clauses
      9. PHP & Databases
      10. SQL Injection
      11. Parameterized Statements
      12. PDO and Error Handling
      13. Storing Sensitive Data
      14. Sessions

      LAB TASKS

      1. Gatekeeper
    10. NEXT STEPS
      1. Practice, Practice, Practice
      2. Related Topics
      3. Frameworks
      4. Choosing a Framework
      5. Popular Frameworks
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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