Tagged: php certification exam

Data Formats & Types – PHP Certification Exam Series [9]

Data Formats & Types – PHP Certification Exam Series [9]

Introduction: This is the ninth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. XML (Extensible Markup Language) important for data exchange, e.g. RSS a sub-set of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) Entity: a named unit of storage, e.g....

Object Oriented Programming – PHP Certification Exam Series [8]

Object Oriented Programming – PHP Certification Exam Series [8]

Introduction: This is the eighth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Basics Slower than procedural code, but allows complex tasks to be understood more readily Objects are now dealt with by reference rather than by value,...

Databases – PHP Certification Exam Series [7]

Databases – PHP Certification Exam Series [7]

Introduction: This is the seventh part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Facts PHP no longer ships with the MySQL extension, instead MySQLi is included. The MySQLi extension makes some of MySQL’s more recent functionality available, things...

Security – PHP Certification Exam Series [6]

Security – PHP Certification Exam Series [6]

Introduction: This is the sixth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. PHP Server Security Measures CGI Binary Prevent Accessing System Files: PHP doesn’t interpret command line arguments passed by the interpreter (e.g. http://my.host/cgi-bin/php?/etc/passwd) Prevent Accessing Private Documents:...

I/O – PHP Certification Exam Series [5]

I/O – PHP Certification Exam Series [5]

Introduction: This is the fifth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Files Provide a simple temporary or permanent data store. There are two major types of functions: f* () :  Functions that work with a file...

Arrays – PHP Certification Exam Series [4]

Arrays – PHP Certification Exam Series [4]

Introduction: This is the fourth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Array Basics Array is a way of ordering data by associating values to keys Indexed arrays (enumerative arrays): numeric keys, either auto assigned (1 larger...

Strings and Patterns – PHP Certification Exam Series [3]

Strings and Patterns – PHP Certification Exam Series [3]

Introduction: This is the third part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. String Basics delimited by single or double quotes double quotes is used when parsing variables is needed or special characters (\n) are used, no difference...

Functions – PHP Certification Exam Series [2]

Functions – PHP Certification Exam Series [2]

Introduction: This is the second part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Function Basics <?php function name( $arg1, $arg2, … $arg_n ) { } name( $arg1, $arg2, … $arg_m ) { }   // when calling the...

PHP Basics – PHP Certification Exam Series [1]

PHP Basics – PHP Certification Exam Series [1]

Introduction: This is the first part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. PHP Tags Standard Tags – best solution for portability and backwards compatibility, because they are guaranteed to be available and cannot be disabled...