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Introduction to PHP and MySQL Course

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About the Course

During this 3 day course, participants will step through how to build an entire dynamic website, ensuring that they have the necessary experience, skills and confidence to build a dynamic website later on. Students will learn how to install and configure the Apache, PHP, and MySQL software, and write commands in Structured Query Language (SQL) to query and modify the MySQL database. Other topics include gathering and processing information from forms, file uploading, relational database design and password-protection.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for anyone looking to create code a database-driven website using PHP and MySQL.


Participants should have already completed the HTML and CSS courses and have good understanding of these technologies prior to attending this course or have the equivalent experience with HTML and CSS.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    09 - 11 Oct 19 Wed - Fri
    02 - 04 Dec 19 Mon - Wed
    12 - 14 Feb 20 Wed - Fri
    23 - 25 Mar 20 Mon - Wed
    11 - 13 May 20 Mon - Wed
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    23 - 25 Oct 19 Wed - Fri
    11 - 13 Dec 19 Wed - Fri
    22 - 24 Jan 20 Wed - Fri
    16 - 18 Mar 20 Mon - Wed
    06 - 08 May 20 Wed - Fri
    22 - 24 Jun 20 Mon - Wed
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    16 - 18 Dec 19 Mon - Wed
    11 - 13 Mar 20 Wed - Fri
    01 - 03 Jun 20 Mon - Wed
    19 - 21 Aug 20 Wed - Fri
    09 - 11 Nov 20 Mon - Wed
  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

    Classes scheduled on demand in Canberra

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  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Setting Up the PHP Development Environment

  • Introduction to Apache, MySQL, and PHP
  • Stable/Production vs. Development Releases
  • Understanding How PHP Works
  • Server-Side vs. Client-Side Scripting
  • Installing PHP, Apache, and MySQL (the Hard Way)

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Unit 2: Understanding PHP: Language Basics

  • Embedding PHP Scripts
  • Alternative Delimiters
  • Variables and Datatypes
  • Storing Values in a Variable
  • Understanding Strings
  • Understanding Integers
  • Understanding Floating Point Numbers
  • Understanding Boolean Values
  • Understanding Arrays
  • Sending Data to the Browser as Output
  • The print() Statement
  • The echo() Statement
  • The printf() Statement
  • The sprintf() Statement
  • Commenting Your Code
  • Understanding Arithmetic Operators
  • Understanding Arithmetic Assignment Operators
  • Understanding Comparison Operators
  • Understanding Error Control Operators
  • Understanding Incrementing/Decrementing Operators
  • Understanding Logical Operators
  • Understanding String Operators
  • Control Structures
  • Returning Values from Functions

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Unit 3: Passing Information with PHP

  • Superglobal Arrays
  • Variable Scope
  • $_SERVER
  • $_GET
  • Accessing URL Variables
  • $_POST
  • $_FILES
  • Using session_destroy()
  • $_COOKIE

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Unit 4: Working with Databases

  • The Basics of MySQL Data Storage
  • Manipulating Data in MySQL Tables
  • Creating and Deleting Databases
  • Deleting Databases Using DROP
  • Creating Databases Using CREATE
  • The CREATE TABLE Statement
  • Data Types in MySQL
  • Understanding PRIMARY KEY
  • Understanding AUTO_INCREMENT
  • Indexes in MySQL
  • The INSERT Statement
  • The SELECT Statement
  • The UPDATE Statement
  • The JOIN Statement
  • The DELETE Statement
  • Opening a Connection
  • PHPís MySQL Extension
  • The MySQLi Extension
  • Using Prepared Statements
  • Using MySQLi
  • Using Prepared Statements with MySQLi
  • PHP Data Objects (PDO)
  • Understanding Table Structure
  • Planning Database Tables
  • The Shortcut Selector (*)

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Unit 5: Building the Entry Manager

  • Planning the Entry Database Table
  • Creating the Entry Input Form
  • Create a Script to Process the Form Input
  • Performing the Initial Verification
  • Connect to the Database
  • Keeping Database Credentials Separate
  • Connecting to the Database in update.inc.php
  • Save the Entry to the Database
  • Retrieve the Entryís Unique ID and Display the Entry to the User
  • Displaying the Saved Entries
  • Planning Your Scripts
  • Separation of Logic in Programming
  • Mapping Your Functions to Output Saved Entries
  • Writing the Database Functions
  • Writing the Business Function
  • Writing the Presentation Code

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Unit 6: Adding Support for Multiple Pages

  • Add a page Column to the entries Table
  • Modify Your Functions to Accept Page Parameters
  • Accepting Page Information in the URL
  • Using the Page Information to Filter Entries
  • Modifying admin.php to Save Page Associations
  • Saving Page Associations
  • Using .htaccess to Create Friendly URLs
  • Creating Your .htaccess File
  • Creating Friendly URLs Automatically
  • Adding a Menu
  • Creating Different Viewing Styles for the Pages

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Unit 7: Updating and Deleting Entries

  • Creating Administrative Links
  • Displaying Administrative Links
  • Passing URL Values to admin.php with .htaccess
  • Modifying the Original Admin Rule
  • The New Admin Rule
  • Populating Your Form with the Entry to Be Edited
  • Updating Entries in the Database
  • Handling Entry Deletion
  • Confirming Your Choice to Delete an Entry
  • Handling Your Submitted Confirmation Form
  • Removing Deleted Entries from the Database

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Unit 8: Adding the Ability to Upload Images

  • Adding a File Input to the Admin Form
  • Accessing the Uploaded File
  • A Quick Refresher on the $_FILES Superglobal Array
  • Writing the Image Handling Class
  • Saving the Image
  • Checking for Errors Using Exceptions
  • Saving the File
  • Modifying update.inc.php to Save Images
  • Using try...catch with Exceptions
  • Creating a New Folder
  • Renaming the Image
  • Determining the File Extension
  • Storing and Retrieving Images from the Database
  • Adding a Function to Format Images for Output
  • Resizing Images

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Unit 9: Syndicating the Blog

  • Creating an RSS Feed
  • Describing Your Feed
  • Creating Feed Items
  • Publishing Your Feed
  • Adding the Feed to the Blog

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Unit 10: Adding a Commenting System to Your Blog

  • Creating a comments Table in the Database
  • Building a Comments Class
  • Building the Comment Entry Form
  • Storing New Comments in the Database
  • Retrieving All Comments for a Given Entry
  • Displaying Comments for a Given Entry
  • Deleting Comments

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Training Packages

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Course Reviews

(4.30 out of 5) Ghausia M [ 02 September, 2019 ]
Even if this was my first classroom training in Australia, Mark made it very easy for me to understand the concepts. I would like to take more trainings from this trainer. Thanks,Ghausia
(5.00 out of 5) ARMELA M [ 10 July, 2019 ]
(5.00 out of 5) Joel [ 17 January, 2018 ]
Excellent! Exactly the kind of content and level I had hoped for. Delivered by an entertaining and knowledgeable instructor who perfectly explained all of the key concepts of the course material and made sure we were all comfortable with the information and level of depth of explanation.
(5.00 out of 5) Simon P [ 17 January, 2018 ]
Course was really good, we managed to cover a whole lot in 3 days. The project on days 2-3 was interesting and valuable. The subject matter was in-depth, and I think that it was a great introduction to PHP, and I feel like the course actually goes from an introductory level through to an intermediate level.

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