There are 19 chapters, covering various topics like building web pages, working with forms and cookies, and building a CMS. The course was revised in and is a great general introduction. Once you finish it, you can move onto the more advanced PHP training in the lynda. It covers PHP and MySQL separately and together, a section on e-commerce, a real-world development guide and 10 start-to-finish case studies.
This comprehensive course from Kevin Skoglund helps developers learn the basics of PHP including variables, logical expressions, loops, and functions , understand how to connect PHP to a MySQL database, and gain experience developing a complete web application with site navigation, form validation, and a password-protected admin area. Kevin also covers the basic CRUD routines for updating a database, debugging techniques, and usable user interfaces.