Introduction to MySQL for PHP Developers

Introduction to MySQL for PHP Developers

In this online course you will learn how to connect MySQL to PHP. You will also learn how to create a MySQL database This MySQL course provides new PHP developers with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to learn to build database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL. This course does not cover PHP, but it prepares you for learning PHP to integrate with MySQL. Although most of the SQL learned in the course is applicable to all major databases, including SQL Server, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, it focuses on MySQL.
3 Months Access / 20 Course Hrs
  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements

Details

This MySQL course provides new PHP developers with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to learn to build database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL. It does not cover PHP, but it prepares you for learning PHP to integrate with MySQL. Although most of the SQL learned in the course is applicable to all major databases, including SQL Server, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, it focuses on MySQL.

This course starts with the basics of relational databases. You will learn to use simple SELECT queries to pull data, and then move on to more advanced SELECTs and data manipulation. You will shape the results of your queries to create relevant reports. Once you have mastered the basics, you will get hands-on with complex data retrieval methods like subqueries, joins, outer joins, and unions. Finally, you will use INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE while learning best practices for maintaining your records.

By the end of this MySQL for PHP course, you will know MySQL and SQL well enough to start using it with PHP (and elsewhere).

Enrollment Options:
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T14528
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$129.00 USD

Syllabus

  1. Relational Database Basics
    1. Brief History of SQL
    2. Relational Databases
    3. Tables
      1. Rows
      2. Columns
      3. Relationships
      4. Datatypes
      5. Primary Keys
      6. Foreign Keys
      7. Relational Database Management System
    4. Popular Databases
      1. Commercial Databases
      2. Popular Open Source Databases
    5. SQL Statements
      1. Database Manipulation Language (DML)
      2. Database Definition Language (DDL)
      3. Database Control Language (DCL)
  2. Simple SELECTs
    1. Introduction to the Northwind Database
    2. Some Basics
      1. Comments
      2. Whitespace and Semi-colons
      3. Case Sensitivity
    3. SELECTing All Columns in All Rows
    4. Exercise: Exploring the Tables
    5. SELECTing Specific Columns
    6. Exercise: SELECTing Specific Columns
    7. Sorting Records
      1. Sorting by a Single Column
      2. Sorting By Multiple Columns
    8. Ascending and Descending Sorts
    9. Exercise: Sorting Results
    10. The WHERE Clause and Logical Operator Symbols
      1. Checking for Equality
      2. Checking for Inequality
    11. Exercise: Using the WHERE Clause to Check for Equality or Inequality
    12. Checking for Greater or Less Than
    13. Exercise: Using the WHERE Clause to Check for Greater or Less Than
    14. Checking for NULL
    15. Exercise: Checking for NULL
    16. WHERE and ORDER BY
    17. Exercise: Using WHERE and ORDER BY Together
    18. Checking Multiple Conditions with Boolean Operators
      1. AND
      2. OR
      3. Order of Evaluation
    19. Exercise: Writing SELECTs with Multiple Conditions
    20. The WHERE Clause and Logical Operator Keywords
      1. The BETWEEN Operator
      2. The IN Operator
      3. The LIKE Operator
      4. The NOT Operator
    21. Exercise: More SELECTs with WHERE
  3. Advanced SELECTs
    1. Calculated Fields
      1. Concatenation
      2. Mathematical Calculations
      3. Aliases
    2. Exercise: Calculating Fields
    3. Aggregate Functions and Grouping
      1. Aggregate Functions
      2. Grouping Data
    4. Exercise: Working with Aggregate Functions
    5. Selecting Distinct Records
    6. Built-in Data Manipulation Functions
      1. Common Math Functions
      2. Common String Functions
      3. Common Date Functions
    7. Exercise: Data Manipulation Functions
  4. Subqueries, Joins and Unions
    1. Subqueries
    2. Exercise: Subqueries
    3. Joins
      1. Table Aliases
      2. Multi-table Joins
    4. Exercise: Using Joins
    5. Outer Joins
    6. Unions
      1. UNION ALL
      2. UNION Rules
    7. Exercise: Working with Unions
  5. Inserting, Updating and Deleting Records (if time allows)
    1. Inserting Records
    2. Updating and Deleting Records

Requirements

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills and the ability to install and set up software on a computer.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. A Chromebook is not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later operating systems.
  • Mac: OS 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. Setup instructions can be found here.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.