Zend PHP 5.3

Zend PHP 5.3 Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Established by Zend in 2004, the Zend PHP Certification Exam is the industry standard in PHP certification. Attaining the 'Zend Certified Engineer' credential demonstrates the highest degree of PHP expertise.

Every Zend course is taught by an industry expert Zend certified trainer. We ensure our clients satisfaction be it for gaining skills in PHP technologies or the best possible preparation in passing certification exams.

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Intended Audience for this Zend PHP 5.3 Course

  • » Individuals who are just starting to program in PHP
  • » Individuals who have already been exposed to PHP but want to deepen their knowledge of the language and its best programming practices
  • » Developers who have experience in other languages (e.g.: C, Java) and want to PHP

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Course Prerequisites for Zend PHP 5.3

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This Course is also part of:

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Zend PHP 5.3 Course Outline

      1. PHP Basics
        1. Syntax
        2. Anatomy of a PHP Script
        3. Data Types
        4. Variables
        5. Constants
        6. Operators
        7. Control Structures
        8. Errors and Error Management
      2. Functions
        1. Basic Syntax
        2. Returning Values
        3. Variable Scope
      3. Arrays
        1. Array Basics
        2. Array Operations
        3. Array Iteration
        4. Sorting Arrays
        5. Arrays as Stacks, Queues and Sets
      4. Strings and Patterns
        1. String Basics
        2. Comparing, Searching and Replacing Strings
        3. Formatting Strings
        4. Perl-compatible Regular Expressions
      5. Web Programming
        1. Anatomy of a Web Page
        2. Forms and URLs
        3. HTTP Headers
        4. Sessions
      6. Object Oriented Programming in PHP
        1. OOP Fundamentals
        2. Class Methods and Properties
        3. Constants, Static Methods and Properties
        4. Interfaces and Abstract Classes
        5. Exceptions
        6. Lazy Loading
        7. Reflection
      7. Database Programming
        1. Introduction to Relational Databases and SQL
        2. SQL Joins
        3. Advanced Database Topics
      8. Elements of Object-oriented Design
        1. Design Pattern Theory
        2. The Standard PHP Library
      9. XML and Web Services
        1. The Extensible Markup Language (XML)
        2. SimpleXML
        3. DOM
        4. Web Services
      10. Security
        1. Concepts and Practices
        2. Website Security
        3. Database Security
        4. Session Security
        5. Filesystem Security
        6. Shared Hosting
      11. Streams and Network Programming
        1. Accessing Files
        2. Accessing Network Resources
      12. Differences Between PHP 4 and 5
        1. Language Features
        2. Objects
        3. Selected New Extensions
        4. Error Management

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » Zend PHP 5 : Certification - Exam

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Do you have the right background for Zend PHP 5.3?

Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

Take your FREE Skill Assessment test »

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Our instructors are passionate at teaching and are experts in their respective fields. Our average NetCom instructor has many, many years of real-world experience and impart their priceless, valuable knowledge to our students every single day. See our world-class instructors.   See more instructors...

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

Excellent course in PHP 5, I learned so much that will benefit my current and future projects. Great content and excellent presentations!
-Joe A.
Course(s) Taken

» Zend PHP 5.3

I had a great experience at NetCom's Zend PHP training at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. I found you through the internet, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Was this organization legitimate or just another fly-by-night? My experience speaks for itself. I was extremely pleased with the value of the training and the way it will help our organization grow. Class size was good. Our instructor was terrific. She carefully explained the concepts of PHP so we beginners could understand and follow along. After teaching the ideas we needed to know, she would assign us progressively more difficult projects that forced us to think through and use what we'd been learning. Never having done any programming before class started Monday, by Thursday afternoon I was able to apply what we' been learning to write, with confidence and solid understanding, my first completely independent lines of code! {The Instructor] added extra levels of difficulty to the projects for the more advanced students in the class, ensuring they would expand their understanding and abilities as well. Apart from class, the meals were excellent and the accommodations comfortable. Having the rooms and training all in the same facility was a great way to go. You were very helpful with the registration process. I appreciated your patience, recommendations and responsiveness as I was trying to understand what courses would be appropriate for me, and with answering my questions before and after registration. Rinchen was a pleasure to work with too, both in arranging my travel and during our interactions in Vegas.

Our budget is tight for any immediate training, and I need to start practicing and applying all the great stuff I've learned before taking another class. But my future interests will be with more PHP, probably some SQL, ActionScript 3 and other Adobe-related product training.

I've recommended to my supervisor that we look to NetCom first for any future training needs we have. I'll definitely point any of my friends who need to expand or update their skills your way too. Thanks for the great work!

Jonathon H.


Course(s) Taken

» Zend PHP 5.3

The course covered a significant amount of material and the test was quite difficult, but Therese is an outstanding teacher. There is no way I could have passed it without her expert instruction.

The experience levels and intention of students --whether they were there to just learn PHP or whether they were seasoned programmers and were seeking Zend certification-- differed significantly. I am not sure it is reasonable to expect to be able to cover the aims of both types of students in one one-week course. Therese did manage this very, very well, but it is not an optimal situation.

Therese illustrates all points clearly, gives pertinent real-world examples, and makes certain that everyone, no matter their level, is with her before she moves on. She blended practical exercises and instruction well in order to reinforce the material and cover several complex topics at once.

The food was great, everyone was very pleasant.

It was a great experience and I will highly recommend it to anyone who is seeking training.

S. H.
Course(s) Taken

» PHP 5 Certification - Boot Camp

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