PHP MySQL Level 2

PHP MySQL Level 2

Portland Community College

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 21
3,583 Students
have taken this course.

Syllabus

A new session of each course starts monthly. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses, please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In today's fast-paced world, it's almost crucial for every type of business to have an Internet presence. In this lesson, you'll peek at behind-the-scenes components of a commercial-quality Web store application. You'll see how to use the PHP programming language to create the Web store storefront page, complete with product catalog and customer ordering system. You'll discover how Web stores use the popular MySQL database server to maintain the store inventory and track customer orders.

Friday - Lesson 02

Because of the complexity of creating a Web store, we'll need to discuss some advanced topics in PHP programming. In this lesson, you'll create functions in your PHP programming code that you can use every time you need to perform a specific feature in your applications. We'll examine the PHP code required to manage and manipulate images within your Web site.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Complex Web applications often require complex database structures. Today, you'll explore some of the advanced features that the MySQL database server offers. You'll discover how to use the MySQL console to enter SQL commands, and build commands to create the application database objects. You'll manually create a database, user account, and all of the tables required for the application. You'll find out about some advanced features that you'll be using, such as creating foreign table key constraints and table views.

Friday - Lesson 04

Every Web store has an administrative interface, which allows the store manager to create and manage the product catalog, as well as process customer orders. In this lesson, you'll dive into the Web store backend application, which allows the store manager to control the Web store environment. You'll examine how to force the store manager to log into the backend system, and how to restrict the system so only the logged-in manager can perform specific functions. You can use this basic backend template to create your own Web store management interfaces for other Web applications.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

The most important feature in the Web store backend application is the ability to create the product catalog. In today's lesson, you'll learn how to incorporate images into your Web store application. You'll discover how to use the MySQL Binary Large Object (BLOB) data type to store images within the MySQL database. And you'll find out how to organize your product catalog by creating sections in the product catalog and assigning each product to a specific section.

Friday - Lesson 06

After having a store full of products, your store manager will need to know how to manipulate existing product information. In this lesson, you'll build the backend Web pages required to allow the store manager to modify information in existing product database records.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson, we'll turn our attention to the storefront application. The storefront lays out the basic format for the entire Web store, and gently guides customers to the correct location. You'll see how to best organize and present your products in the store without overwhelming your customers with information while providing them with an easy path to obtaining the information they're looking for.

Friday - Lesson 08

Once you have your customer in your Web store, you'll want them to purchase something. In this lesson, you'll discover how to create a shopping cart for your customers. You'll learn how to allow customers to select products to place in their shopping carts, and how to display shopping cart information for them to view and modify.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

After allowing customers to place products in their shopping carts, the next most important feature is to allow them to check out. You'll create registration pages, to allow your customers to register as returning customers to make future checkout sessions easier. You'll also find out how to take steps to ensure that the data your customers enter in the registration process is valid, and how to protect it from prying eyes.

Friday - Lesson 10

When a customer checks out and places an order, you must be able to process the data in your application. In this lesson, we'll walk through the PHP programming and MySQL database techniques required to perform this function. We'll also look at how to use database transactions to keep the information in your database tables synchronized so your data is accurate at all times.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

With the bulk of the Web store application finished, we'll turn our attention to a few of the finer details that'll make your Web store more professional. First, you'll learn advanced MySQL searching techniques to help your customers find just what they're looking for. Next, you'll find out how to generate reports directly from your Web store database for your store manager. You'll discover how to extract the data in your database and produce fancy spreadsheet reports that would make any manager envious.

Friday - Lesson 12

The PHP programming language allows you to incorporate object-oriented programming principles easily in your Web page code. In this lesson, we'll walk through the basic principles of object-oriented programming and how to use it in a Web environment. You'll learn how to incorporate the object-oriented database features in PHP in your Web applications. Finally, you'll create your own object-oriented programming classes to interact with your database table that you can use in any application.


Review

Wow... that about sums it up. I learned so much from Mr. Blum and the rest of the class... I don't know how he does it, but he has the best participation of any instruction I have had. Excellent course, excellent instructor... I'll be looking for more classes to take with him.

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