PHP and MySQL for Beginners

Learn PHP online with MySQL and Start Developing Web Apps like a Pro!

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So you're getting comfortable with HTML, CSS and Javascript? You're up for the next challenge? The PHP programming language coupled with the mySQL database is the final step toward making a complete application. Many commercial e-commerce sites, membership sites and even online communities use PHP. Once you learn PHP online you can use this free technology to build just about any type of web presence you can imagine.

If you're a mobile developer, you need to learn PHP and MySQL too. Most mobile devices consume web-based services. There is no easier way to create web services designed to be consumed by mobile devices than PHP-- guaranteed!

In this PHP and MySQL training course you'll join master trainer Mark Lassoff as you learn all of the major concepts that beginner PHP developers need to master. You'll be able to code along with Mark as he demonstrates everything from simple PHP commands to more advanced database applications. Each lesson features a companion lab exercise, which will help you retain, reinforce and remember each concept in the course.

So are you ready to learn PHP online?

Your Instructor

Mark Lassoff
Mark Lassoff

Mark Lassoff's parents frequently claim that he was born to be a programmer. In the mid-eighties, when the neighborhood kids were outside playing kickball and throwing snowballs, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC programming language. Computers and programming continued to be a strong interest in college where Mark majored in Communications and Computer Science. After completing his college career, Mark worked in the software and web development departments at several large corporations.

In 2001, on a whim, while his contemporaries were conquering the dot com world, Mark accepted a position training programmers in a technical training center in Austin, Texas. It was there that Mark fell in love with teaching programming, which has been his passion ever since. Today Mark is a top technical trainer, traveling the country providing training for software and web developers. Mark's training clients include the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Discover Card Services, and Kaiser Permanente. He has consulted for companies such as Dell, Target, Lockheed Martin, and government agencies including the US House of Representatives. In addition to traditional classroom training and consulting, Mark releases video tutorial training for aspiring programmers on his website, and

He lives in coastal Connecticut near the Connecticut River, where he is in the process of redecorating his house. Want to help?

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the class start and finish?
The class starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online class - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the class?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

You'll be taking another step towards becoming a full-fledged web developer with this introductory course! This course will show you to how to effectively make use of MySQL databases, as well as how to use PHP code to enhance your applications. You'll learn all of the basic concepts needed to succeed in the field of PHP and web development.

Here's what some of our students have been saying:

I needed a good, general introduction to PHP and this course fit the fill nicely. Mark has a great, informal way of presenting the information, which I like. I like being able to "look over his shoulder" as he writes the code during the lessons and the labs give you a chance to practice what you've learned. Highly recommended!

-Craig LaBarge

This is the perfect beginners course, if you you want to learn PHP and MySQL with no experience. It's covers all the essentials from setting up your environment and teaching you about variables, right through to working with SQL databases. By the end of this course, you'll know enough so you're proficient in PHP and could even do some basic paid client work. Sincerely recommended.

-Christopher Angus

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