PHP Programming Essentials

MICRODEGREE ( 3-6 MONTHS PART-TIME )



An introduction to web programming language PHP. Learn how to build websites that your user can interact with such as an online blog or events application.

 Accredited by

The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.


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 Difficulty
 Beginner

This course is designed for students with no prior programming experience.



Course Overview


Technologies

The emergence and continued growth of mobile technology does not however negate the importance of web based technologies. It was dynamic web applications, making use of new back end programming languages like PHP, which ushered in the dawn of Web 2.0. No longer was our experience static, generic, and impersonal. But now web applications could create a profile for each user and tailor content to their needs.

In this course, we will explore the development of the interactive web that we now see. Taking a deliberately slow pace through the basics of dynamic web development, this course is targeted at those trying to grasp the fundamental technologies that underpin our digital world, while assuming as little knowledge of programming as possible.





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Daily feedback on your code from an expert mentor




24/7 online chat with your mentor


Weekly 1:1 mentorship call


Post graduation career support


Full access to tailored course content and coding exercises


On-boarding guidance call with an expert mentor to check you're on the right course


Certificate and professional reference on completion



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Course syllabus




Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:


1


Getting Started

Introduction to dynamic websites. We explore PHP as a web language by going through the basic elements such as variables, operators, and strings.

2


Controlling Program Flow

How do you control the execution of a program? We achieve this through selection and repetition statements. These are discussed, along with errors that might occur during the development of a program, and how to fix these.

3


Modular Design and I/O

Functions are blocks of code we can reuse. They minimise errors and make code look cleaner. Alongside these we explore arrays and the text file as a means of data input and output.

4


Advanced Features of PHP

We explore some of the more advanced features such as session management, how to test a program, and working with external files.

5


Major Project

Project section where you plan and implement a considerable project, using the knowledge and skills you have developed until this point.

1. Getting Started

Introduction to dynamic websites. We explore PHP as a web language by going through the basic elements such as variables, operators, and strings.

2. Controlling Program Flow

How do you control the execution of a program? We achieve this through selection and repetition statements. These are discussed, along with errors that might occur during the development of a program, and how to fix these.

3. Modular Design and I/O

Functions are blocks of code we can reuse. They minimise errors and make code look cleaner. Alongside these we explore arrays and the text file as a means of data input and output.

4. Advanced Features of PHP

We explore some of the more advanced features such as session management, how to test a program, and working with external files.

5. Major Project

Project section where you plan and implement a considerable project, using the knowledge and skills you have developed until this point.









Part of our Certified Full-Stack Web Developer Learning Path



A combination of 3 courses, from beginner to advanced, getting you started on the type of career you want.




Mobile native app developer
GetMyBoat

Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Cape Town, South Africa

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Senior PHP Developer
Webfluential

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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DATA ENGINEER/ANALYST
Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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The learning path consists of:



PHP Programming
Essentials



Introduction to Web
Development



Full Stack Web
Developer


Careers this will prepare you for:

Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer, Full-Stack Developer





PayScale
Mobile native app developer
GetMyBoat

Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Cape Town, South Africa

READ MORE
Senior PHP Developer
Webfluential

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

READ MORE
DATA ENGINEER/ANALYST
Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

READ MORE

This learning path consists of:

PHP Programming
Essentials

Introduction to Web
Development

Full Stack Web
Developer

Careers this will prepare you for:
Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer, Full-Stack Developer




PayScale





Students Reviews




Why Take This Course?



It’s rare that you find a course with a soft learning curve into online dynamic web development, using the legendary programming language PHP.

This course is unique in that it allows learners with little or no programming experience to learn how to build a dynamic website. Even if you don’t plan on becoming a software developer, you will benefit from the knowledge and skills you will acquire, which will give you a unique and valuable insight into the heart of the technologies driving the digital age we’re in.





1-on-1 mentor support for the duration of your course support, including live chat and code marking within 6 hours of assignment submission

Access to all course content , including hundreds of programming exercises and explanatory documents

Verified certificate on course completion, including post-course career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.





Prerequisites and Requirements


General

- Motivation and dedication to learn, and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- Proficiency in both written and spoken English

Technical Proficiencies

- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, file navigation, saving files and opening files. 

- Note that this MicroDegree is suitable for beginner-level programmers, since it covers introductory content for each concept. 

Equipment and Technologies

- Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection*

- Ability to run a text editor such as Notepad++ or an IDE such as Visual Studio or CodeBlocks, though we will provide you with all installation files

- An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.





 

Course Leads






Riaz
Moola

Course Director


Yazeed
Peters

Careers Consultant


Masood
Gool

Lead Mentor


Sobane
Motlomelo

Assistant Mentor


Jared
Ping

Assistant Mentor



Andrea Smith

+27 21 409 7880



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Sobane Motlomelo

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