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Zend Quick Start: PHP for Experienced Programmers

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The “Zend Quick Start: PHP for Experienced Programmers”:http://www.zend.com/en/services/training/course-catalog/php-for-experienced-programmers course is designed to quickly build an experienced programmer’s understanding of the PHP language. This course covers many of the same topics as both the PHP I: Foundations and PHP II: Higher Structures classes but at an accelerated rate with special emphasis on the differences between PHP and other commonly used languages. As with the other classes, it utilizes a hands-on approach with numerous examples and practical exercises, primarily related to the course project, to enhance learning. You will also have the opportunity to use the Zend Studio IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to continue honing your coding skills utilizing best practices and effective tools.

If you have made the switch to PHP from another language and want to brush up your skills or you are looking to make the jump and want to power up the learning curve, this course is for you.

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.31, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP