MCT438 - PHP Level II

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Last revision date 2018-09-24 01:03:27.823
Last review date 2018-11-07 14:39:11.177

Subject Title
PHP Level II

Subject Description
This is an advanced course for students who wish to further their knowledge of PHP. The course is designed to teach students skills that are necessary to develop enterprise-wide web enabled applications using PHP and MYSQL. Security issues will be addressed throughout the course.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of scheduled classes receive a certificate of attendance.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand php.ini and .htaccess files.
2. Write advanced SQL queries.
3. Create multi-dimensional arrays.
4. Generate XML and JSON.
5. Use PHP for file handling.
6. Understand PHP frameworks.
7. Plan applications using Pseudo-coding.
8. Write modular code that can be reused.
9. Create a content management system with PHP and MYSQL.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MCT436 or equivalent experience 

Topic Outline

Advanced PHP Concepts

  • Configuring PHP
    • about php.ini and htaccess files
    • phpinfo
  • Best Approaches to creating applications with PHP and MYSQL
    • pseudo-coding
    • database design
  • Advanced SQL Queries
    • joins
    • sub-queries
    • prepared statements
  • Arrays - Advanced Concepts
    • multi-dimensional arrays
    • advanced array manipulation
    • sorting data
    • common array functions
  • Generating XML/JSON
    • What is it?
    • What is it used for?
    • structure
    • creating/outputting
  • File Handling
    • handling file uploads
    • deleting /modifying files
    • php.ini settings
    • security
  • Exploring PHP Frameworks

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer.

Prescribed Texts
PHP And MySQL Web Development

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress.
Students must attend 70% of classes to receive a certificate of attendance.

Approved by: Al Woodward