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    Zend SmartStart

    Zend SmartStart is designed to help your organization rapidly adopt PHP for your web application development projects by following a comprehensive education and hands-on development program. Whether you are targeting PHP on Linux, Microsoft Windows or IBM i, SmartStart offers a customized program optimized for your specific environment and your team’s PHP experience level.

    The SmartStart program is designed and delivered by Zend Professional Services consultants covering the essential methodologies that your team needs to start developing and deploying PHP-based applications. This hands-on approach utilizes Zend’s best practices to achieve quick ramp up and overall success with PHP.

    The Zend SmartStart solution is designed to quickly establish a strong and active PHP capability in your organization. The solution is comprised of modules that include:

    • Focused PHP training conducted by Zend instructors either at your site or in a secure online setting. The curriculum is tailored to your specific environment and needs.
    • Installation and configuration of a Zend Studio and Zend Server development environment.
    • Design of a pilot project or specific application functionality based on your business priorities.
    • Hands-on coaching by Zend consultants through the development and deployment of the pilot project following Zend’s best practices.

     


    Optimize Time-to-PHP


    SmartStart’s hands-on approach allows your developers to immediately utilize their newly acquired or improved PHP development knowledge and best practices. Your developers will quickly and effectively apply enhanced PHP skills to your business critical applications with improved efficiency and higher code quality while guided by an experienced Zend consultant.

    Build a Development Practice


    As part of the SmartStart program, Zend’s consultants install and configure all necessary components and help set up your pre-production environment. Installation and configuration services include setup of industry-leading Zend Studio and Zend Server, as well as assistance with connectivity to other systems such as configuration management. We ensure that the development infrastructure is standardized across environments, and optimized for your web application project requirements.

    Maximize Return on Investment


    Zend SmartStart is the fast track to a fully integrated and operational PHP development practice. When you want to accelerate your PHP competency and realize immediate results, our experienced consultants can help make a big impact quickly.  Your developers are provided with PHP expertise and equipped with the skills to move their development projects forward while your Zend development environment is installed and configured properly—all accomplished in a short period of time

    Education and Mentoring Focus

    Zend, as the leader in PHP training and certification programs, has developed the most comprehensive educational curriculum available.  The program offers a wide range of PHP courses from the basics through cutting edge topics.  Our consultant will help you select the most suitable classes for your SmartStart to best match your team’s PHP experience, your business goals and your IT infrastructure. The SmartStart education segment can be based on one of the following programs:

    • Zend PHP I: Foundations for Linux/Windows
    • Zend PHP I: Foundations for IBM i
    • Zend PHP II: Higher Structures
    • Zend Quick Start: PHP for OO/Procedural Programmers

     

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    Customer Quote

       We encountered a serious problem in our production environment that threatened to undermine our Web site availability and performance. When we were unable to recreate the problem, Zend's consultant conducted a thorough analysis of our project. He didn't push a quick fix or ask us to make a technology leap of faith. Instead, he helped us achieve short-term milestones with little or no business disruption or risk, and worked with us to reach our long-term goals for Web site performance and availability. Now we're running our PHP applications with the confidence gained from seeing first-hand how Zend works proactively to help us troubleshoot our Web environment.   

    Fred SchmidtManager, Applications Development, VR Systems, Inc.

       I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed and appreciated the consultant's style and the time we all spent together, it was an excellent start to our future with Zend.   

    Matthew FareyIT Operations Manager, Microlease plc