What Will You Learn?

PHP Fundamentals II is designed to teach the intermediate PHP developer higher-level concepts, including a detailed introduction to object-oriented programming, advanced language and web development methodologies, and PHP Frameworks development, so you can:

  • Create database-driven web applications similar to the course applications.
  • Leverage object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques in your applications.
  • Use built-in objects to interface a database.
  • Analyze input data and learn to filter and validate it, and why.
  • Request a web service and process the return data.
  • Learn how to better recognize inefficient coding practices, and improve them.
  • Learn best practices.
  • Learn a few concepts called software design patterns.
  • How to throw and handle exception objects.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


This course is designed for PHP developers who have at least 12 months of PHP experience. An understanding of object-oriented programming in PHP is helpful.


This course requires a foundation-level knowledge of the PHP language and syntax. Before you take this class, you should take PHP I  — or have equivalent knowledge of:

  • Quotes and comments
  • Data types (strings, integers, floats, booleans, arrays, resources, and null)
  • Operators and order of precedence
  • Constant and variable identifiers
  • Arrays
  • Conditional and looping constructs
  • Functions
  • Concept of encapsulation
  • Scoping rules
  • PHP/HTML integration

Class Format

This online class provides nine 2-hour, instructor-led lectures coupled with practical examples and student exercises. You will be given a participant course guide, to help you follow along with the lectures and exercises.

Registration, Terms, and Conditions

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

Class Duration

Classes include 18 total training hours spread across a 2-4 week course. Classes meet 2-3 times per week, with each session lasting between 2-3 hours.


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.

Next Steps

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

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Class Outline


  1. Course introduction
  2. Prerequisite knowledge
  3. Course exercises
  4. Overall objective

PHP Configuration

  1. Configuration directives
  2. Run-time settable directives
  3. Web server PHP and CLI configuration
  4. Target environment configuration
  5. Technology stack configuration for the course VM

Object-Oriented PHP - Constructs

  1. The class construct
  2. Class constants, properties and methods
  3. Object instances
  4. Member visibility
  5. Static properties and methods
  6. Inheritance
  7. Overrides
  8. Magic methods
  9. Class and method abstraction
  10. Object interface
  11. Type hinting
  12. Traits
  13. Namespace
  14. Object cloning and comparison
  15. Functions that work with classes
  16. Exceptions

Object-Oriented PHP - Implementation

  1. Course application OOP implementation
  2. File structure organization
  3. Architectural thought of the course application
  4. Model/View/Controller design pattern implementation
  5. Controllers and input classes
  6. Core classes and their role
  7. Domain classes, services and business logic
  8. Form and input classes and abstraction
  9. Model classes and abstraction, database access and patterns
  10. View classes and layouts

PHP Standards

  1. Basic coding standard
  2. Logger interface and standard
  3. Autoloading and autoloading standard
  4. Caching interface and standard
  5. Messaging interface and standard


  1. Databases
  2. The relational database engine
  3. Structured query language (SQL)
  4. Data modeling
  5. PhpMyAdmin MySQL admin
  6. Terminal MySQL
  7. PHP data objects (PDO) API
  8. Prepared statements
  9. Stored procedure
  10. Transactions
  11. Patterns in database design

Internet Communication

  1. Protocols and ports
  2. Client/Server
  4. Client side
  5. HTML web forms
  6. Server side
  7. Server side input validation
  8. Cookies
  9. Sessions
  10. Output control
  11. Headers and browser caching


  1. Composer
  2. Composer files
  3. composer.phar
  4. composer.json
  5. Important composer commands
  6. The "vendor" directory
  7. Composer API docs and packages

Web Services

  1. Web services
  2. Data formats
  3. Parsing APIs
  4. Web service requests
  5. Soap services
  6. RESTful services
  7. Streams

Final Bindings

  1. Regular expressions
  2. Software unit testing
  3. PHP documenter
  4. Web security