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PHP Specialist

Earn a professional credential while learning back-end coding with PHP and mySQL

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PHP is the stepping stone to your first professional development gigs

PHP is the most popular back end language on the web.

Companies like Facebook and Tumblr use PHP as their primary back end coding language. It's in universal demands, and, as a new developer you're expected to know you're way around the front end and the back end. That's where PHP comes in.

There was a time when a web developer could get away with knowing just HTML and some Javascript-- but now as employers are looking for more value, you have to know more. PHP lets you access an entire world of backend databases, like mySQL which is introduced in this course.

FACT: With PHP knowledge you'll be able to complete more advanced projects and be more employable.

People ask all the time: What's the best past to becoming a professional developer?

People going in to web development need two types of technical knowledge. First, they need to know how to manipulate content in a browser. That's where HTML5 and Javascript come in. But they also need to be able to interact with backend systems-- like eCommerce systems, databases and content management systems.

With PHP, developers:

  • Create systems by which data can be stored and retrieved in a database
  • Interact with eCommerce systems facilitating sales, credit card processing and shipping all over the world
  • Create complex content and customer management systems customized for industry use.
  • Create plugins and customizations for the most the most popular content management systems in the world-- Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla (all of which are written in PHP!)


Your Instructor


Mark Lassoff
Mark Lassoff

Mark Lassoff is the founder of and lead instructor at LearnToProgram.tv. Mark has always considered himself a teacher first and a technologist second. With over 20 years experience teaching computer science Mark knows how to make complex technical concepts understandably. Mark's previous experience encompasses everything from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Mark is the author of six programming books and dozens of online courses. He lives in Connecticut where he's redecorating his condo. Want to help?


Class Curriculum


  File Inclusion
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  Working With Cookies
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  Working With Session Variables
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  Sending Email with PHP
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, 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 course?
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.

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