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List of Exam Topics

PHP Basics

Functions

Data Format & Types

  • Syntax
  • Operators
  • Variables
  • Control Structures
  • Language Constructs and Functions
  • Namespaces 
  • Extensions
  • Config
  • Performance/bytecode caching
  • Arguments
  • Variables
  • References
  • Returns
  • Variable Scope
  • Anonymous Functions, closures
  • XML Basics
  • SimpleXML
  • XML Extension
  • Webservices Basics
  • SOAP
  • JSON 
  • DateTime 
  • DOMDocument

Web Features

Object Oriented Programming

Security

  • Sessions
  • Forms
  • GET and POST data
  • Cookies
  • HTTP Headers
  • HTTP Authentication
  • HTTP Status Codes 


I/O

  • Files
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • File System Functions
  • Streams
  • Contexts
  • Instantiation
  • Modifiers/Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Return Types
  • Autoload
  • Reflection
  • Type Hinting
  • Class Constants
  • Late Static Binding
  • Magic (_*) Methods
  • Instance Methods & Properties
  • SPL
  • Traits 
  • Configuration
  • Session Security
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Cross-Site Request Forgeries
  • SQL Injection
  • Remote Code Injection
  • Email Injection
  • Filter Input
  • Escape Output
  • Encryption, Hashing algorithms
  • File uploads
  • PHP Configuration
  • Password hashing API 

Strings & Patterns

Databases & SQL

Arrays

  • Quoting
  • Matching
  • Extracting
  • Searching
  • Replacing
  • Formatting
  • PCRE
  • NOWDOC
  • Encodings
  • SQL
  • Joins
  • Prepared Statements
  • Transactions
  • PDO
  • Associative Arrays
  • Array Iteration
  • Array Functions
  • SPL, Objects as arrays 
  • Casting

Error Handling

  • Handling Exceptions
  • Errors
  • Throwables

Resources

 

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