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  PHP Beginner Course

Course Description

PHP is a computer scripting language originally designed for producing dynamic web pages. The name PHP is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. The PHP course teaches you the foundations of PHP programming, that will enable you to develop dynamic webpages.


Target Audience

The PHP course targets Programmers and Developers who would like to gain the knowledge in developing dynamic webpages.



HTML and basic programming skills.

Sorry, we currently do not have any PHP level 1 courses scheduled at this time. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you.


  • PHP and how it works
  • Server-side technology structures
  • Your first PHP page
  • PHP structure

Variables and identifiers
  • Working with Identifiers
  • Variables, String, Number
  • Math operators
  • Using constants
  • String functions
  • Shorthand operators
  • Using Expressions
  • Using variables and variable scope

Conditional structures
  • Control structures
  • Logic and relational operators
  • Using 'If', 'Else if' and 'Else'
  • Switch operator
  • Comparison operators
  • Conditional operators

  • Using the While loop
  • Break statements
  • Continue statements
  • Using 'do...while', 'for', 'foreach'

  • Creating your own functions
  • Calling a function
  • Using arguments
  • Return statements and static statements
  • Scope of variables
  • Optional arguments
  • Dynamic, built-in and data functions

  • Array assignments
  • Array functions

Form validation
  • Validating mandatory information
  • User friendly validation techniques
  • Using the setcookie function
  • Data functions
  • String functions

Advanced forms
  • Working with drop down menus
  • Checkboxes and radio buttons
  • Comparison functions
  • Using Strcmp()
  • Using Strcasesmp() HTTP
  • HTTP basics
  • Headers
  • Environment variables

Utilising cookies
  • When to use cookies
  • Setting cookies
  • Reading cookies
  • Deleting cookies

Session variables
  • Setting sessions
  • Storing session variables
  • Reading sessions
  • Deleting sessions

Email function
  • Creating auto-responder
  • Using email to accept simple on-line orders

Built in functions
  • Include()
  • Require()
  • Include_once()
  • Require_once()

Private Training?

Would you prefer to take a private PHP course with one of our certified trainers?

We offer PHP training:

From 1 to 100 delegates, On-site at your offices.

Group rates, Flexible dates, Customised courses & Ongoing support for Adobe PHP

Virtual Classroom

Live, Online instructor-led PHP training.
Flexible dates and times to suit. All taught in real time wherever you are to individuals or groups.


If you would like to see our PHP Testimonials, please either contact us directly or view our client list and their experiences with our company.

 PHP courses

Which PHP Course do I take?

We offer 3 PHP courses. A beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each is 1-day. Please read the course oulines above to determine which is best for you. We taking the advanced course if you are knowledgable of at least 70% of the beginner course.

PHP Onsite Course Options

Wherever your office is located, we can come to you and deliver a private custom PHP course. The larger the group the bigger the discount. However we also offer PHP training for individuals, either at your offices or your home.

For on-site courses, you will need to have a computer with PHP and if there are 3 or more delegates, a projection system is required for our PHP instructor.

PHP Public Courses

Currently we offer Public PHP courses in the Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha and Bloemfontein areas. We can however provide a private onsite course or of course an online PHP course is also available

PHP Online Courses

If you are unable to attend a public PHP course, or simply prefer the convenience of an online course, these are regularly offered. For online PHP courses you will need PHP installed, an internet connection of 5MB/s or faster and a headset with a mic or use your laptop's built in mic and speakers. All PHP course materials are provided digitally. The course is of course, live and fully interactive with engaging teaching.

PHP Private Course

PHP users tend to use the product for specific purposes. We can tailor a course to meet your specific goals.

What else should I learn after my PHP course?

Firstly, get the basics done. It is absolutely essential for you to have a good working knowledge of PHP. More and more companies are demanding expertise in PHP, whether it is formula’s, pivot tables or dashboard. Taking the PHP level 2 and level 3 class is highly recommended.
In addition to PHP, most office users will use PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.

It’s essential to know PHP and taking an PHP beginner course is the best way to start. What will certainly make a difference though, is your level of expertise in PHP and knowledge of the other products.

PHP training courses are available for all versions

Whether you are using the most recent PHP version, or earlier releases such as PHP 2010,2013,2016 or 2019, our PHP training courses will help you learn the tools you use. When attending a public PHP course, we will use the most recent versions for your PHP course. If you wish to use an older version of PHP for your training, simply let us know and we will work with you on that version. Our PHP instructors have been teaching and developing courses for over 15 years, and are happy to address questions and deliver training on all versions of PHP.

PHP Training Courses from TTC

PHP is installed on almost every device today. Computers, tablets and mobile devices. It is the most common spreadsheet used by over 500 million people and it is an office tool you can’t live without. Our instructors have been using and teaching PHP for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or advanced we can assit you.

Prerequisites for enrolling in PHP public courses

For the beginner course, no previous experience is required. For the intermediate and advanced PHP courses, we recommend using PHP for at least 3 months or having attended the beginner course. If you are not sure which level would benefit you, please have a look at the course descriptions for each level. Most of our classrooms, are equipped with Windows computers for use during your PHP training class. If you are an PHP mac user, you are welcome to bring your Mac with with you. It is strongly recommended that you have a personal installation of PHP to use directly after your training

Course materials for PHP classes

All delegates receive digital materials which are the official training manuals. Our instructors may provide addtional training lessons and information especially for custom courses

PHP Certification Training

These PHP courses are the perfect preparation to become a Office Specialist

PHP Class Reviews and Testimonials

PHP is used by almost every computer user. Simply put if you want to be employed or run your own business, knowledge of PHP is imperative. We cannot show you all our clients and their reviews on our site, and you can view a sample by using this link, however if you contact us directly, we will be happy to put in you in touch with some of our students who have taken our PHP courses.

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World Class PHP Instruction

You can rely on the expertise of our instructors who have been teaching PHP courses for over 15 years. Our trainers are developers too. It’s essential to learn from professionals.

PHP Course Support

When you attend our courses, all delegates receive course materials, a certificate on completion and 3 months support from our certified instructors.

Your Course is Guaranteed

We guarantee your course and offer a full refund if you are not satisfied with your PHP training experience. Just let us know within the first 2 hours of your course.