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Short course in PHP MySQL Web Development


PHP is the most popular server side scripting language.  The combination of PHP and MySQL is used extensively to create dynamic web applications/websites, and developers with these key skills are in high demand.  This course is going to teach you how to create web applications in PHP using the MySQL database.

What will students learn in this course?

  • Students will learn  how to create a dynamic website using PHP.
  • Along the way, Student can learn how to secure their code, how to write reusable, more maintainable code using programming standards, and how to structure your code using object-oriented programming techniques.
  • students will also learn how to style your site using CSS frameworks, how to integrate third-party code into your site, how to store data in a relational database and use this from PHP code, and more.
  • The course is very thorough, and goes through everything from installing a web server on your own computer, and editor to writing the code to create your web app.  Towards the end of the course you will even learn how to upload the code and make your code live on the internet using various hosting methods.

In summary, the course will teach students the core skills you need to know to become a professional PHP programmer. The overall aim of this short course is To provide an in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills how to develop a web applications using PHP and MySQL

Fully online(Zoom). Classes will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays From 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Programme Code : SCPMW
  • Programme Category : Short Programme –(CERC Project) Approved by The Department of Computer Science
  • Conducted by : The Department of Computer Science
  • Programme Duration : 03 Months
  • Discipline(s) / Course(s) : Short course in PHP MySQL Web Development
  • Medium : English/Sinhala
  • Delivery : Online Learning ( week days 6.30pm – 9.30pm)

Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age.

Course fee for a student will be LKR 25,000 (Per Student) Expected intake is 25 students per batch. (First come-First served basis)

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Contact Details

This Short programme is conducted by The Department of Computer Science. For more details Contact Ms. Iresha Ariyasingha

Address: The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.

Contact : 0112881145 / 0774232696

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