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12 Best Udemy Courses for PHP Beginners in 2020

Best PHP Courses for Beginners
Written by Martins Okoi
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PHP is a general-purpose, open-source scripting language that is so popular it almost never needs an introduction. Its name, PHP, was an acronym for Personal Home Pages but now stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, and it is designed for creating interactive and dynamic web pages with its running environment being a server.

Following in the tradition of bringing you the highest-rated tutorial courses from Udemy, a category under which we last published 18 Best Udemy Courses for Python Beginners in 2020, here is a list of courses designed for PHP.

Note: All the Udemy courses listed below offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, lifetime access to the course material and a certificate on completion of training.

1. PHP for Beginners 2020

PHP for Beginners 2020 is an extensive course for students to learn how to code in PHP step by step as every single line of code is explained in detail.

The course objectives include using PHP internal functions, mastering the date() function, working with loops and conditional statements, creating a 2 player tic tac toe game, and creating a basic hit counter via sessions, among others.

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It contains 5 hours on-demand video, 20 articles, 125 downloadable resources, access on mobile and TV, and a certificate of completion all for the price of 199.99€.

2. PHP for Beginners

This PHP for Beginners course teaches the fundamentals of programming in PHP and then goes on to explain how to create a dynamic website by building a content management system from scratch using HTML, CSS, PHP, Bootstrap, and MySQL.

It contains 14 hours on-demand video, 2 articles, 2 downloadable resources, access on mobile and TV, 12 coding exercises, and a certificate of completion all for the price of 99.99€.

3. PHP for Beginners: How to Build an E-Commerce Store

PHP for Beginners: How to Build an E-Commerce Store concentrates on how to build a full eCommerce website for a personal business using PHP complete with information on the most reliable code editors to use, how to use the Paypal API for processing payments, how to deploy the store locally and online, etc.

It contains 14.5 hours on-demand video, 7 downloadable resources, access on mobile and TV, and a certificate of completion all for the price of 99.99€.

4. PHP & MySQL – Certification Course for Beginners

PHP & MySQL – Certification Course for Beginners teaches how to build professional database-driven applications for the web using PHP and MySQL. Its objectives include teaching PHP variables, scopes, syntax, constants, operators, functions, loops, conditional statements, arrays, etc.

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It also introduces MySQL with tutorials on administering users and defining roles, updating records, etc. It contains 3.5 hours on-demand video, 1 downloadable resource, access on TV and mobile, and a certificate of completion all for the price of 199.99€.

5. PHP for Beginners 2020 Part 2: PDO, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin

PHP for Beginners 2020 Part 2: PDO, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin is the second part of the PHP for Beginners 2020 course where it builds on top prior knowledge of PHP by teaching PDO, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin to create data-driven websites.

Its objectives are to explain CRUD, PDO, and other relevant concepts used by PHP developers. It contains 2.5 hours on-demand video, 3 articles, 9 downloadable resources, access on mobile and TV, and a certificate of completion for only 44.99€.

6. Learn PHP Programming From Scratch

Learn PHP Programming From Scratch contains tutorials that touch on almost all that there is to know about developing with PHP by teaching the basics of the programming language through projects all the way to intermediate and advanced level.

It contains 51.5 hours on-demand video, 2 articles, 72 downloadable resources, access on TV and mobile, and a certificate of completion for the price of 199.99€.

7. Learn PHP Fundamentals From Scratch

The tutorials in the Learn PHP Fundamentals From Scratch course demonstrate the fundamental workings of PHP by introducing object-oriented programming concepts and regular expressions in PHP as students create a simple PHP script along the way.

It contains 2 hours on-demand video, 1 article, 5 downloadable resources, access on mobile and TV, and a certificate of completion for 19.99€.

8. PHP for Beginners – Become a PHP Master

This PHP for Beginners – Become a PHP Master course contains tutorials designed to turn its students into professional PHP developers by teaching PHP development using practical exercises and real-world projects.

Students will learn about AJAX, code debugging and refactoring, password hashing, creating and submitting forms, working with MySQL databases, PHP composer, etc. It contains 38 hours on-demand video, 3 articles, 23 downloadable resources, and a certificate of completion. It costs 199.99€.

9. Learn PHP 7, MySQL, Object-Oriented Programming, PHP Forms

Learn PHP 7, MySQL, Object-Oriented Programming, PHP Forms focuses on building a secure login script, submitting forms to MySQL, creating folders, uploading files, using prepared statements, etc. and combining everything into building object-oriented applications. It contains 17 hours on-demand video, 8 articles, 5 downloadable resources, access on mobile and TV, and a certificate of completion for 99.99€.

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10. Projects in PHP and MySQL

Projects in PHP and MySQL is a course designed to enable students to master PHP and MySQL by building 10 projects as they learn web programming technologies (including JavaScript and jQuery) along the way.

This practical course contains 20 hours on-demand video, 1 article, 73 downloadable resources and sells for 59.99€.

11. Learn Object Oriented PHP By Building a Complete Website

Learn Object Oriented PHP By Building a Complete Website contains tailored tutorials that serve as a quick and easy-to-follow guide to master OOP (e.g. abstraction, inheritance, etc.) concepts in PHP by building a complete website.

It contains 4.5 hours on-demand video, 1 article, 30 downloadable resources and sells for the price of 19.99€.

12. Build a Social Network from Scratch: JavaScript PHP + MySQL

Build a Social Network from Scratch: JavaScript PHP + MySQL is another tailored course targetted at the real-world project of social networking. It teaches web technologies such as JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL in order for students to be able to create a full-scale social networking website similar to Twitter or Facebook using object-oriented programming.

For the price of 49.99€, students gain access to 16.5 hours on-demand video, 23 downloadable resources, access on mobile and TV, and a certificate of completion.

Now that you are aware of the best ranking PHP courses there are you can now embark on your guided journey to becoming a backend developer. Don’t forget, though, that following the tutorials are one thing. The other things are investing enough time and creative energy to perfect your skills and come up with innovative ideas that will benefit you or many others.

Are there any comments or suggestions that you will like to add? Perhaps some courses that were useful to you on your own path to becoming a PHP developer – share your experience with us in the section below.

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About the author

Martins Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for Linux and Open Source software. He is studying again for an MSc in Cybersecurity but still makes time to write about the best software the market has to offer.