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Advanced PHP Training Course

Learn Advanced PHP web programming including OOP, MVC, and introduction to framework from PHP web developers in London

Location: Kings Cross, London

Upcoming Class: 21 Mar 2016

£1450.00 or
£1,232.50 (If combined Advanced PHP course)
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Date Course Session Time Day(s) Price  
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 - 17:00 4 £1450.00 Reserve


21 Mar 2016
10:00 - 17:00
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
4 day(s)

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Advanced PHP course overview

This advanced PHP course explains how to use Advanced PHP and MySQL features to create web applications. This course covers a range of topics such as Object Oriented Programming (OOP), UML, Design Patterns, Security in PHP, SOAP, htaccess, PHP Frameworks, PHP Best Practices and lots more.

Few practical PHP based coding projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can apply PHP on your web projects.

This short advanced PHP course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public advanced PHP training course is given on training dragon website.

Who is Advanced PHP training for?

This Advanced  PHP training is designed for PHP intermediate level developers. This course is for you if you are interested in mastering Object Oriented PHP and have good experience in procedural php programming.

Prerequisites for Advanced PHP course

  • A good knowledge of HTML and CSS is required. You can get a good knowledge of HTML and CSS by taking our web design course.
  • You should have a good experience with procedural php programming before you start this advanced PHP course training, ideally you should have build few projects from scratch using procedural php. If you do not have any experience with PHP please consider Training Dragon’s beginners PHP Training.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional PHP web developers:
    Training Dragon consultants have been implementing professional PHP and MySQL solutions across a range of web sites for many years. Those consultants write and teach our advanced PHP training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.
  • Real-time Practice and Projects:
    Our advanced PHP courses are designed to get you started in advanced php development. We work on industry related projects in this advanced PHP course.
  • Course Material:
    Advanced PHP electronic notes are included in this course.
  • Course Completion Certificate:
    After completing this training you will receive an advanced PHP programming course completion certificate.
  • Support and Careers Advice:
    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding advanced PHP do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.

Instructor-led, hands-on classroom based training

What our alumni said about us:

The trainer did take the time to reexplain the main concepts and did address all my questions.
Jerome Teillot
I will be able to make a better, safer, cleaner and more professional website for my business than I could have before.
Lindsay Bleakley
National Rail
Excellent trainer, very helpful and obviously very knowledgeable about all kinds of web design.
Rhian Nicholls
Hotel Chocolat

Course Outline

Advanced PHP Course Contents


  • Building Classes and Objects
  • Working with Properties and Methods
  • Visibility Modifiers: private, protected, public
  • Constructors and Destructors
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces

UML: Unified Modelling Language

  • Class diagrams
  • Represent Attributes and Operations
  • Define members visibility
  • Describe inheritance and implementation

Advanced SQL and PDO

  • OOP mysqli
  • PDO: PHP Data Objects
  • Data-access abstraction layer
  • PDO Requirements
  • PDO Structure
  • Connecting with PDO
  • Querying a Database
  • Prepare() Method
  • Running a Non Parameterised Query
  • Prepare using Named Markers
  • Running a Parameterised Query
  • Binding Named Markers (:marker)
  • Binding Unnamed Markers (?)
  • Fetching Data
  • Iterating Over Fetched Data

PHP Security

  • Prevent SQL injections
  • Prevent XSS injections
  • Prepared Statements in PDO and mysqli
  • Encrypting Functions 
  • Better Hashing


  • manipulate Apache .htaccess files
  • rewrite URLs

Process Files with PHP

  • Open files
  • Read and Modify files
  • Save and Close files

Process XML with PHP

  • Why XML?
  • XML intro
  • PHP 5 simpleXML extension
  • simpleXML requirements and installation
  • loading XML documents from files or strings
  • extracting XML data
  • displaying XML data
  • modifying XML
  • saving XML

SOAP and RESTful Web Services

  • Web Services
  • Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
  • Representational State Transfer (REST)
  • SOAP and REST pros and cons
  • Consuming Services
  • Creating Services

PHP Frameworks

  • Why use a Framework?
  • Frameworks overview
  • How to choose a Framework

OOP Design Pattern

  • MVC: Model - View - Controller

Introduction to PHP Framework

  • Getting Started with Framework
  • Getting started: A skeleton application
  • Unit Testing
  • Modules
  • Routing and controllers
  • Database and models
  • Styling and Translations
  • Forms and actions
  • Conclusion

Course Reviews

Advanced PHP Course Reviews

  • The course was very informative

    01 Nov 2015
    The course was very informative

    By Visnja

    The course was very informative, and allowed me to learn exactly what I needed.,Great attention to detail. Proper debugging. Very experienced with some useful tips and tricks.,It made me more confident to work with more experienced back end developers. I'll definitely structure my code better using MVC, and handle databases more securely.

  • Intensive

    21 Jan 2015

    By Antony

    Intensive,Help in building web applications

  • Very happy with the course

    21 Jan 2015
    Very happy with the course

    By Adrian

    Very happy with the course, we went through things a lot faster than o previous courses. ,Very satisfied with the trainer, she was happy to answer all my questions. ,Yes it will in private and at work projects.

  • This course was a great continuation of PHP ...

    01 Nov 2013
    This course was a great continuation ...

    By Aleksandra

    This course was a great continuation of PHP course. It covered advanced topics and provided good examples.,The trainer was experience and very helpful.,It will allow me to participate in more advanced projects.

  • The course content was clear and nice

    01 Nov 2013
    The course content was clear  ...

    By Narendiran

    The course content was clear and nice. ,sorry to say, should need to develop proper interaction.,Definitely the course is useful for our career.

You can find reviews from previous delegates on Training Dragon reviews & feedback section here.