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Zend - PHP 5.5 Certification Study Guide and Practice Test

ISBN : 9781616912154

Prepare for the Zend 200-550 : Zend - PHP 5.5 certification exam with the Zend - PHP 5.5 certification study guide. This course teaches you how to build interactive websites and applications using PHP, one of the most popular Web programming languages today. The Zend 200-550 exam course is intended for anyone starting out with PHP programming. Professionals who have previously worked in another programming language such as Java, C#, or Perl, will pick up the concepts in the earlier chapters quickly. The course requires no prior experience of programming or of building Web applications. The course offers genuine illustrations and interactivity to provide a robust and hands-on PHP training experience, to sharpen the aptitudes and add new improvement practices.

The Zend PHP 5.5 is a standalone certification from Zend with the exam code 200-550. The goal of the Zend Certification program is to allow PHP professionals to attain the "Zend Certified Engineer" designation. Zend 200-550 exam provides a measure of technical distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees.

Lessons
Lessons
23+
Exercises
121+
Quizzes
218+
Flashcards
143+
Glossary of terms
143+
TestPrep
Pre Assessment Questions
70+
Full Length Tests
3+
Post Assessment Questions
70+

Videos and How To

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Video Lessons
Videos
45+
Hours
03:20+
  • What Is PHP?
  • Why Use PHP?
  • The Evolution of PHP
  • What's New in PHP 5.5
  • Summary
  • Installing PHP
  • Other Ways to Run PHP
  • Creating Your First Script
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Using Variables in PHP
  • Understanding Data Types
  • Operators and Expressions
  • Constants
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Making Decisions
  • Doing Repetitive Tasks with Looping
  • Mixing Decisions and Looping with HTML
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Creating and Accessing Strings
  • Searching Strings
  • Replacing Text within Strings
  • Dealing with Upper- and Lowercase
  • Formatting Strings
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • The Anatomy of an Array
  • Creating Arrays
  • Accessing Array Elements
  • Looping Through Arrays with foreach
  • Working with Multidimensional Arrays
  • Manipulating Arrays, SPL
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • What Is a Function?
  • Why Functions Are Useful
  • Calling Functions
  • Working with Variable Functions
  • Writing Your Own Functions
  • Working with References
  • Writing Recursive Functions
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • What Is Object-Oriented Programming?
  • Advantages of OOP
  • Understanding Basic OOP Concepts
  • Creating Classes and Objects in PHP
  • Creating and Using Properties
  • Working with Methods
  • Object Overloading with __get(), __set(), and __call()
  • Using Inheritance to Extend the Power of Objects
  • Constructors and Destructors
  • Automatically Loading Class Files
  • Storing Objects as Strings
  • Determining an Object's Class, Reflection
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • How HTML Forms Work
  • Capturing Form Data with PHP
  • Dealing with Multi-Value Fields
  • Generating Web Forms with PHP
  • Storing PHP Variables in Forms
  • Creating File Upload Forms
  • Redirecting after a Form Submission
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Saving State with Query Strings
  • Working with Cookies
  • Using PHP Sessions to Store Data
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Understanding Files and Directories
  • Getting Information on Files
  • Opening and Closing Files
  • Reading and Writing to Files
  • Working with File Permissions
  • Copying, Renaming, and Deleting Files
  • Working with Directories
  • Building a Text Editor
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Deciding How to Store Data
  • Understanding Relational Databases
  • Setting Up MySQL
  • A Quick Play with MySQL
  • Connecting to MySQL from PHP, PDO
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Setting Up the Book Club Database
  • Retrieving Data with SELECT
  • Creating a Member Record Viewer
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Inserting Records
  • Updating Records
  • Deleting Records
  • Building a Member Registration Application
  • Creating a Members' Area
  • Creating a Member Manager Application
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Installing PEAR Packages
  • Using a PEAR Package
  • Creating HTML Tables with the HTML_Table Package
  • Web Forms the Easy Way with HTML_QuickForm
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Working with Dates and Times
  • Working with HTTP
  • Getting Information from the Web Server
  • Sending Email
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Basics of Computer Graphics
  • Creating Images
  • Manipulating Images
  • Using Text in Images
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Regular Expression
  • Pattern Matching in PHP
  • Exploring Regular Expression Syntax
  • Finding Multiple Matches with preg_match_all()
  • Searching Arrays with preg_grep()
  • Replacing Text
  • Altering Matching Behavior with Pattern Modifiers
  • Splitting a String with a Regular Expression
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • XML
  • XML Document Structure
  • Reading XML Documents with PHP
  • Writing and Manipulating XML Documents with PHP
  • Doing XML the Easy Way with SimpleXML
  • Working with XSL and XSLT
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • Writing Modular Code
  • Using Coding Standards for Consistency
  • Documenting Your Code
  • Checking Input and Encoding Output
  • Handling Errors
  • Separating Application Logic from Presentation Logic
  • Automated Code Testing with PHPUnit
  • Security
  • Configuration and Session Security
  • Cross-Site Scripting and Cross-Site Request Forgeries
  • SQL Injection, Remote Code Injection
  • Email Injection, Filter Input, Escape Output
  • Secure file uploads, Data storage, SSL
  • Summary
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Solution
  • About php.ini
  • php.ini Options
  • Language Options
  • Miscellaneous
  • Resource Limits
  • Error Handling and Logging
  • Data Handling
  • Paths and Directories
  • File Uploads
  • Fopen Wrappers
  • Dynamic Extensions
  • Module Settings
  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL
  • dbm-Style Databases
  • Oracle
  • ODBC
  • Other Databases Supported by PHP
  • Running Command-Line PHP Scripts
  • Passing Arguments to Command-Line Scripts
  • Creating Interactive Scripts
  • Scheduling PHP Command-Line Scripts
  • Useful Command-Line Options
  • Wrapping Up
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