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The ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory)
(leading to ExpertRating PHP Training Certification).

Learn how to create an interactive Web site, allowing visitors to post and retrieve information provided by you or your site's visitors. In this six-week online course, you'll see how to create dynamic Web pages using the PHP programming language and the MySQL database server.

During the course, you'll walk through the development of a complete content management system Web application. You'll receive clear, step-by-step, instructions demonstrating how to create a complete Web site capable of dynamically displaying data from a MySQL database.

You'll discover how you can allow your site's visitors to add new information to an online database, search through posted data, and create meaningful printed reports. By the end of this course, you'll have plenty of useful code templates that will help you create your very own dynamic, Web-based, content management system.

Buy the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory)- $129.99

An Intermediate Version of this course is also available. Any of the courses can be bought individually or collectively for $129.99 each.

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 This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Richard Blum.

Richard Blum

About the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) instructor :Richard Blum has been an IT industry professional for over 18 years, working mainly as a network and systems administrator. During this time, he has worked with Microsoft, Novell, Unix, and Linux servers, and has created Web sites using a variety of different programming languages. Blum is the author of several programming and systems administration books, including Professional Assembly Language, C# Network Programming, PostgreSQL 8 for Windows, Sendmail for Linux, Postfix, and Network Performance Open Source Toolkit.

 Online PhP and MySQL Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) you need A PHP and MySQL development environment. During the first lesson in the course, you will be walked through the process of installing WAMP5 software, which provides a full PHP and MySQL development environment. You can download WAMP5 for free from You will also need Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista (WAMP5 does not support either Windows 98 or Windows Me); Internet access; e-mail; and the and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. Note: Macintosh users will not be able to use the WAMP5 software, and must provide their own PHP and MySQL development environment. Prior HTML coding experience is helpful, but not required. 

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

"Fantastic course, Rich -- many thanks! Great teaching approach for those of us without a coding background; very non-threatening & encouraging."
"I can't say enough good [things] about this course and the instructor. As a 42+ year veteran of the 'computer wars' I've had a lot of training - this was quite possibly the best ever. My web site is up and running and I already have plans to leverage this new knowledge both at work and for a 'little project' I've had in mind for a business I run out of my home. Heartiest congratulations to everyone for such a great offering!!!!!"
"I have taken other ed2go courses, and this one is one of the best. The material was well-prepared, the assignments were relevant and did good job of strengthening the information taught in the lessons. Richard is very interactive in the discussion area, responds quickly and completely to questions, and is willing to research and answer questions outside of direct scope of the lesson. Very good teaching style, and an excellent instructor. I am looking forward to the Intermediate course."
"I've taken several online courses and I would rate this course one of the best. The instructor was very knowledgeable and responsive. Thanks."
"I was impressed right away with how our instructor wrote personal replies to our introductions in the discussion area. The written materials were excellent. The course was a good all-around start to setting up an easily-updated web site. I appreciated getting information that is not always included in a course like this -- in particular versioning information and database backups. I would definitely take another class from Rich and from Ed2Go. I've already recommended another class to a friend. Thanks."
"Richard is an excellent, patient instructor. He took time in the discussion area to completely answer questions no matter how many times information had to be repeated. I would definitely consider taking any course that he teaches. I will be watching for a PHP Level 2 course and hope it won't take too long for it to be available!!"
"The instructor was helpful and courteous, going out of his way to answer questions about the material that may not have been relevant to the class itself. I would definitely recommend others take this instructor's courses."
"This is one of the best courses I have taken from ed2go. The course plan and the material covered helped me gain a good understanding of the subject. The assignments were very helpful. The teacher was good at communicating and answering questions."
"When I enrolled in this course, I'd just received a refund from another school for a PHP course that fell sharply below my expectations in examples and hands-on application. I could hardly believe this course offered so much, but I'm now convinced I got everything the course said I would and more….This course was excellent in text, instruction, and hands-on applications!"

Buy the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory)- $129.99

ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory)

(leading to ExpertRating PHP Training Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2015 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online PHP (Introductory) Course (leading to ExpertRating PHP (Introductory) Skills Certification).


Over 5 million people from 120 countries have benefited from ExpertRating Online Tests and Certifications. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, it is also HackerSafe approved.


ExpertRating upholds the highest privacy standards and complies with strict program requirements, ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) Courseware which has been developed by experienced Programming Experts.

 The ExpertRating PHP Training Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led PHP Training Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) and Certification:

 How much does the PHP Training Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) leading to PHP Training certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money PHP Training Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

 An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy PHP Training Certificate. The PHP Training Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final PHP Training Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the PHP Training Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your PHP Training Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the PHP Training that you will learn during the PHP Training Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) Courseware that is provided along with the PHP Training Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


Buy the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory)- $129.99


Learning a scripting language like PHP can open up huge possibilities for your website. My SQL runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.

This course moves a step further from the basic HTML, and it will enhance your art of making good web pages with the use of PHP. Until recently, many websites were made only with the use of HTML, but the recent dot com revolution has changed the scenario. In today’s world, more and more scripting languages have come into existence and PHP is one of them. It is the easiest scripting language and yet the most powerful.


MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) which has more than 11 million installations. MySQL Cluster is the world's most popular database due to its high performance, high availability, scalability and ease of integration with existing systems and tools. The ExpertRating PHP and MySQL Certification course will help you to create an interactive website.

ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

These days, people expect the information on professional Web sites to change continually and to remain up to date—even up to the minute. In this lesson, you'll start learning how to produce dynamic Web pages that can do just that. In this lesson you’ll begin exploring the Web application you'll be building throughout the course—one that will result in a complete content management system that you can adapt for any future Web sites you create. You'll see how the PHP programming language presents dynamic data, and how the MySQL database server stores it. This lesson will also dive into the world of WAMP servers, the engine behind dynamic Web sites. Finally, you'll take a big (but easy) step forward by downloading and installing a WAMP server on your own computer.

Friday - Lesson 02

PHP has taken the Web by storm, and there are now literally thousands of sites that use it to give visitors a dynamic experience. This lesson will look behind the curtain of these Web sites so you can see how you can use PHP in your own applications. This lesson will examine the basic structure of the language, and you'll discover how easy it is to start programming with it.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

The core of any dynamic Web site is its database engine. The WAMP server you are working with uses the popular MySQL database server to store data. In this lesson, you'll find out how to work with it to provide the content for your application. In this lesson you’ll examine what database elements are required to store and access data, and then you'll learn how to implement them using the graphical phpMyAdmin program. You'll learn how to create databases, data tables, and a user.

Friday - Lesson 04

Throughout this course, you'll be creating a dynamic Recipe Center Web application. It will allow visitors to post new recipes as well as view existing recipes and post comments about them. This will be a fun, interactive way to learn how to use PHP and MySQL. It will also result in a template you can use to build any other dynamic Web applications you want. In this lesson you'll look at the elements needed for the Recipe Center application, and you’ll map out a strategy for creating the final product. You'll start by building the center of the application—the home page. From there, your visitors will be able to view a list of recipes, see the latest site news, and navigate to all of the site's other sections.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

In this lesson, using your newfound PHP programming skills and your newly created MySQL database, you'll actually start displaying recipes in the Recipe Center application. This lesson will show you how PHP-included files can help keep your programming code simple. And you'll find out how PHP can help you create dynamic links on your Web pages—links that change along with the data on the pages.

Friday - Lesson 06

From simple guest books to complicated interactive discussion areas, allowing visitors to post data on a Web site has become commonplace. In this lesson you'll see how PHP can extract data from simple HTML forms and store it in your MySQL database. Then you'll use this feature to allow visitors to post comments and new recipes in the Recipe Center application.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

These days, users expect Web sites to provide data-searching features. So this lesson will focus on incorporating searching into the Recipe Center application. In this lesson you'll examine some common searching algorithms, and will go over the SQL tricks and PHP coding you'll need to know to implement them.

Friday - Lesson 08

While some people would like to live in a paperless society, many still find it necessary to print everything. But trying to print data from a dynamic Web site is often challenging. You'll discover what you can do to make printing simpler for your Web site visitors. This lesson will go over two different techniques you can incorporate into your Web applications to let visitors print exactly what they need. Then both of them will be implemented into the Recipe Center application so you can see them in action.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Just saying the word security can send Web administrators into a frenzy. But any dynamic Web site that allows visitors to post data needs to have some level of security. This lesson will look at what you can do to protect your Recipe Center application from vandals and comment spammers. You'll see how to use PHP to control who can post items, and you’ll learn how to create a log-in system for the application that tracks logged-in visitors as they request services.

Friday - Lesson 10

Unfortunately, bad things can happen to data that's on the Web, and it's your job to be prepared for the worst. This lesson will walk through the options for protecting your data from a catastrophe. This lesson will discuss how to use data backups to help minimize any data loss, and you'll see how to backup the MySQL server data to safely store information in case your server crashes. Finally, this lesson will look at how to use the simple phpMyAdmin utility to export your data at a moment's notice—even while your visitors are still busily working away in the application.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Sometimes you can have too much data on a Web page. There's nothing worse than dumping thousands of data records onto your users' screens and making them sort through all of it. In this lesson, you'll learn about a user-friendly way to handle massive amounts of data. It's called paging, and commercial search engines like Google and Yahoo popularized it. This lesson will take a peek at how they use paging, and then you’ll learn how to apply their techniques to the Recipe Center application.

Friday - Lesson 12

One problem with dynamic Web pages is that there are lots of code files to keep track of. For a large application, you can easily lose track of which files have been modified or which versions of files are active. In the final lesson, you'll learn how to organize your PHP programming environment using software version control packages. This lesson will walk through the process of using a simple version control system to manage the Recipe Center application files. You'll see how easy it is to implement code management in your project and the benefits of taking a few extra minutes to do so. Finally, this lesson will focus on some important files you should know about when you're running your own WAMP server. You'll discover how to keep track of who's using your Web server and how to spot errors and hackers.

Buy the ExpertRating Online PHP Course (Introductory) - $129.99

An Intermediate Version of this course is also available. Any of the courses can be bought individually or collectively for $129.99 each.

Buy the Intermediate Version

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