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Course Overview

Course Overview

In this class you will learn the basic programming skills in PHP that will prepare you to take our Drupal 7 Module Development and Drupal 7 Theme Development courses.

Who is it for?

Want to create custom Drupal modules and themes, but don't know PHP? This class is for you.

How is it taught

The class will consist of two video lessons, each around 3 hours, and two live lab sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover all the topics listed below and can be watched anytime that is convenient for you. At the end of each lesson, you will be given an assignment to practice what you've learned. (We will provide web hosting for your practice work, so you don't need to worry about setting that up.) The lab sessions will be conducted online, using the webinar software GotoMeeting. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions from and will help troubleshoot any issues you have doing the assignment. (GotoMeeting allows us to view your computer, and take control of your keyboard and mouse if needed. So, we can see any error messages that you're seeing and figure out how to fix it in realtime.)

In addition to the live sessions, students will have access to an online forum to discuss assignments with other students and ask the instructor questions.

Topics

PHP Basics

  • Web server basics
  • Installing PHP
  • Configuring common PHP options
  • Running PHP programs
  • Setting up a PHP development environment

Programming Structures in PHP

  • Variables: Storing and accessing data
  • Operators: Doing math and making comparisons
  • Conditionals: Making decisions with if/else statements
  • Loops: Processing a collection of items with for, foreach and while loops
  • Arrays: Storing collections of information
  • Objects: Working with PHP stdClass objects
  • Global and static variables

Functions

  • Defining functions
  • Defining function parameters
  • Calling functions
  • Using reference parameters

String Processing in PHP

  • Basic string operations
  • Common string manipulation functions
  • Introduction to regular expressions
  • HTML-related functions

Working with Databases

  • Introduction to MySQL SQL statements: SELECTs, INSERTs, UPDATEs and DELETEs
  • Querying MySQL from PHP

Instructor

Wayne Eaker is the director and chief developer of Zengenuity. He's a Drupal expert with years of experience building highly-customized Drupal websites. He is also a seasoned trainer, having taught professionals, corporate clients and high school computer science students. Wayne has been a PHP programmer for over 15 years.

Cost

The cost for this course is $144 per student $72 per student — 2018 End of Year Sale: 50% Off .

This includes:

  • 6+ hours of video lessons and 2 hours of live lab sessions.
  • Permanent access to the recordings of the lessons and live session labs. Watch them again anytime you need them!
  • A web hosting account for your practice PHP programs.
  • Access to an online forum to ask questions of the instructor and discuss with other students.

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Price: $144 per student $72 per student — 2018 End of Year Sale: 50% Off

About this Class Format

The self-paced public class is our most popular option. With this format, all the lesson videos are available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience. In addition, you will have access to weekly live "Office Hours" webinars with your instructor, where you can ask for help for if you get stuck, or ask about topics not covered in the lesson videos.

With this class format, you will have access to the lesson videos forever! Come back and re-watch them any time. However, you will need to select a specific set of session dates below. These dates represent when you plan to take the class, and it will determine which Office Hours webinars you are invited to. For courses that include a practice hosting account, these dates will also determine when your practice hosting account is active.

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

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Price: $900 for up to 12 students

About this Class Format

The self-paced private class is a great choice for training your whole team. The lessons and video format are the same as our public classes, but with this option we'll have private question and answer webinars just for you. We can discuss your unique needs and how to apply the lesson material to your specific projects. We also may be able to cover additional topics of interest to your team during our private webinars.

As with the public classes, all the lesson videos will be available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience, and your team members will have access to the lesson videos forever! Your private webinars will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability.

To schedule a private class, please fill out the form below.

Price: $3,000 for up to 12 students
Duration: 8 Hours

About this Class Format

The live online class is a great choice when you need to train your whole team, and you want the ability to ask the instructor questions in real time during the lessons. It's just like our onsite class, but without the extra travel costs. We can train your team all together in conference room or have them log into the webinar individually.

In addition to the live instruction, we will include access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your live class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. To request a live online class, please fill out the form below.

Price: from $4,000 for up to 12 students
Duration: 8 Hours

About this Class Format

The live onsite class is our top-of-the-line option for training your whole team. It's pretty simple: our expert instructor will fly out to your location, and train your team at your office.

In addition to the onsite instruction, we will include online access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your onsite class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. The price shown above is an estimate, based on standard travel costs and preparation time. To request a specific quote for your location and desired class dates, please fill out the form below.

Testimonials
The videos were cool. I've always been a fan of being in the same place as the instructor, but the videos make me feel like I am in a classroom learning the material.
Tim - Front-End Developer
Great online classes on Drupaltutor.com. I first took "Building Websites with Drupal 7", then I registered the Advanced Drupal Bundle for all other 3 classes. I have just done the PHP Bootcamp for Drupal and started to next one. The course materials were excellent. The instructor did a good job on weekly sessions.
Lily - Databases and web applications administrator
I have found this course and Wayne's other courses a very good value. I have studied some of this material for some time. Wayne has brought many issues together and integrated what was learned piecemeal before.
Charles - Software Developer and Teacher
I found the course to be helpful for reviewing PHP, that I learned several years back, and for learning new concepts to use with our Drupal implementation project. The material will serve as a handy reference while working in Drupal.
Bob - Website Manager/Portal Administrator
Wayne was an excellent instructor, delivering the complex world of PHP in manageable pieces, building on the last for an overall understanding. He has an excellent pace, explains the reasoning behind the syntax, and gives you resources to discover more on your own. I'd recommend these courses for anyone that wants a clear, and quick, crash-course in Drupal development.
Jayson - Senior Web Designer and Developer, San Francisco
I enjoyed this introduction to PHP, which was presented in a clear and engaging way. I feel like it gave me a good introduction to PHP syntax and a foundation for learning more. The fact that I can go back to the materials is a big bonus. I will be recommending it to others on my team who would like to learn PHP.
Production Manager, San Francisco