SAMS Teach Yourself PHP in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition


This course will take you from the first principles through to a good working knowledge of the PHP programming language. No prior experience of programming is assumed, although if you have worked with a language such as C or Perl in the past, you will find the going much easier. PHP is a Web programming language. To get the most from this course, you should have some understanding of the World Wide Web and of HTML in particular. If you are just starting out, you will still be able to use this course, although you should consider acquiring an HTML tutorial. If you are comfortable creating basic documents and can build a basic HTML table, you will be fine. PHP is designed to integrate well with databases. Some of the examples in this course are written to work with SQL databases. We include a short introduction to SQL, but if you intend to use PHP to work with databases, you might want to spend some time reading up on the subject. Numerous introductory SQL tutorials are available online. If you intend to work with a database other than MySQL, many of the examples in this course will be relatively easy to reproduce with the equivalent PHP functions designed to query your database.

This course carries the following professional education credits: 0.6 CEUs. For more information on accreditation bodies, please visit



  • In this course, you will examine how to use PHP.

Hardware and Software Required:

  • Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (or higher)
  • Browser Mozilla Firefox 2 (or higher)
  • Browser Apple Safari 2 (or higher)
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
  • Processor Pentium III 1 GHz (or better)
  • Processor Macintosh Intel-based or PowerPC G4 (or better)
  • RAM 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection 256K (broadband recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 8 (current version recommended)
  • Adobe Reader 7 (or higher)
  • Other requirements may apply to supplemental offline activities. Omitting these optional activities does not affect course completion.


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Course Info

  • Code: EL-SAMS-TYP
  • Duration: 6 hours 2 minutes
  • Price: Call for price

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