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PHP Fundamentals

An elective course in the Full Stack Web Development Certificate Program.

Course Description

PHP is the most popular server-side scripting language that powers hundreds of millions of web sites worldwide. This hands-on PHP Fundamentals course provides the basic knowledge and web programming concepts necessary to design and develop dynamic, database-driven web pages. You will learn the fundamentals of the PHP programming language, how to write and debug PHP code, how to effectively use many of its powerful features, and how to design and build your own PHP web sites. This course covers topics such as data types and comparison operators, functions, strings and arrays, loops, control and decision structures, and PHP web development concepts. You will also learn how to design and create a web database using the popular MySQL DBMS to function as a backend database system for your dynamic PHP web applications.

Prerequisite: I&C SCI X471.03 Introduction to Web Programming with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and React OR I&C SCI X470.90 Introduction to Web Programming I. Prior database development experience is helpful but not required

  • Details
  • $820
  • October 17, 2022 to December 11, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00241
  • ID/Units: I&C SCI X472.32  (2.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Fall 2022


Christian V. Hur is an instructor and author who holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Web Application Development from Boston University. His career in web technologies spans over 20 years and he has taught computer programming and web development courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In industry, he has built websites and web-based applications using various web technologies throughout his career. In addition to authoring books published by MC Press, he produces online training courses for and In his spare time, he enjoys exploring new web technologies, learning AR/VR and game development, and contributing to Stack Overflow and Quora.

Textbook Information

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Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START10/17/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END12/11/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---