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Familiarise yourself with the functionality that PHP offers with its PDO. Explore the most effective way to access databases in PHP with this highly-engaging PHP for Beginners course.

This comprehensive PHP for Beginners course will provide you with everything you need to know about PDO. It will guide you through the process of properly setting up a PDO connection in PHP. You will learn how to use PDO to perform various tasks such as creating, reading, updating, and deleting data from the database. In time, you will have the skills to build completely dynamic websites with PHP and PDO.

Start with PDO basics and work your way up to becoming a successful PHP developer!

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £79. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education as proof of your continued expert development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an endorsed lesson. One Education will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information, please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed, and CPD endorsed certificates. 

After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

After passing the assignment exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

Why Study This Course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring expert or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an endorsed certificate attesting to your knowledge.

The PHP for Beginners is fully available to anyone, and no previous lessons are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Introduction 00:05:00
Installing Xampp 00:10:00
Installing Sublime 00:03:00
Connecting to DB
Connecting to DB with PDO 00:07:00
Catching Errors 00:08:00
The Many Ways of Fetching Data with PDO
Getting Data with Query and Fetch pt.1 00:06:00
Getting Data with Query and Foreach 00:04:00
Getting Data with Query and Fetch pt.2 00:07:00
Getting Data with Fetch Column 00:05:00
Getting Data with FetchAll 00:09:00
Prepared Statements and Performing Crud Operations
Prepared Statements 00:10:00
Update and Delete 00:09:00
More Crucial Parts of PHP PDO
Getting RowCount 00:06:00
Getting LastInsertId 00:03:00
Transactions 00:13:00
Closing the Connection 00:03:00
PDO in Action: Build a Complete Dynamic App with PHP and PDO
Setting Up 00:07:00
Inserting into DB 00:08:00
Pulling the Data 00:08:00
Deleting the Data 00:06:00
Assignment – PHP for Beginners 6 days, 4 hours
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