Zend PHP Certification is globally recognized as the industry standard for validating PHP expertise.

Developed specifically by Zend Certified Engineers (ZCE) and members of the PHP Certification Advisory Board, this course prepares experienced PHP programmers for the PHP certification exam.

What Will You Learn?

The course provides an in-depth review of all of the major topics within the ten certification areas. Your instructor will use practice exams to identify the topics you need to learn to earn certification, and then provide the necessary instruction to help you prepare. By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know what to expect during the Zend PHP Certification testing process, including the topics you need to master to pass the test.
  • Learn strategies for answering exam questions and making the best use of available time.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


This course moves at a fast pace and assumes intermediate to advanced PHP development skills.


It is helpful to take PHP Fundamentals I, II, and III before this class — or have at least an intermediate understanding of PHP development.  

Registration, Terms, and Conditions

Click the button below to register for the PHP Certification Test Prep course.

The fee includes one PHP Certification Exam voucher.



If you have any questions, please contact us at itraining@zend.com.


Classes are scheduled to meet the needs of our customers. Once you purchase a class, we will assign you to a class (based on your time zone) within 60 days of purchase.

Class Format

This online class features six 3-hour, instructor-led lectures, along with numerous quizzes and practice mock exams. You will receive a participant course guide that includes quizzes, mock exams, and answers. 

You can have an instructor deliver this class at your business site.

Next Steps

After you have purchased your Zend training course, you will receive an email detailing the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact us at itraining@zend.com.

Class Outline

Introduction to Certification

  1. About the Certification

PHP Certification Focus Areas

  1. PHP Basics
  2. Functions
  3. Data Formats and Types
  4. Web Features
  5. OOP
  6. Security
  7. Strings and Patterns
  8. Databases & SQL
  9. Arrays
  10. Input/Output
  11. Error Handling