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Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Passing the exam !
Tweet I hope that the series of “Preparing for PHP ZCE exam” helped you to learn for the exam itself . As for me I have successfully passed the exam on 25th of April 2012. This is just a short note that I would like to share with all people reading my series of articles. ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #10 Web Features

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #10 Web Features
Tweet This is one of the easy chapters that everyone should be well familiar with. So just refresh your memory on this one because it may earn you some easy extra points in the exam. This is as well the final chapter of the PHP ZCE exam preparation. Sessions This is a part that describes ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #9 Security

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #9 Security
Tweet This is probably the hardest chapter of the exam and one that is strongly emphasized. Configuration & Installation Read all about installing PHP as CGI binary or as an Apache module, which is most likely the way you have done it usually. It is crucial to understand the way how the redirect mechanism works. ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #8 Databases

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #8 Databases
Tweet SQL This chapter focuses on some of the topics related with databases. For example SQL is one of the key points of this part. This should not be an issue for people that want to pass the exam because the questions mainly consist of standard SQL queries like SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE. One thing ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #7 OOP

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #7 OOP
Tweet Object Oriented Programming Most of the rules mentioned in this chapter apply to a great majority of programming languages, so assuming you have some experience with software this should be just a good reminder. Although this chapter has some general ideas of programming there are some PHP specific issues here and there. Take a ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #6 Functions

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #6 Functions
Tweet This is probably one of the easiest and shortest topics on the exam. But use it as your advantage – this is a great way to earn some easy points to help you pass the exam. If you are a PHP developer that considers taking ZCE exam I suppose you already know the subject ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #5 Input & Output

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #5 Input & Output
Tweet Reading and Writting One of the key parts of this chapters is for you to focus on all the file_* and f* functions, which are great tools for file handling. All of them can be found here. So start off with the easy ones (file_*), which work with a filename. Then go to the ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #4 Arrays

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #4 Arrays
Tweet Basics Arrays are probably the strongest and best tool in PHP for data manipulation. There are dozens of specially prepared functions just for handling arrays. I assume that you are already well familiarized with the basics of creating, adressing, splitting and looping through arrays. Though these are very simple points of the exam, try ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #3 Strings

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #3 Strings
Tweet String manipulation Besides the real basics of strings in PHP (like f.e. escaping, heredoc syntax, determining the length) you should focus on some of the essential tools that PHP provides for string manipulation. First of all try to focus on comparing, searching and replacing strings. Try to memorize as many function from PHP manual ...

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #2 Data Types and Formats

Preparing for PHP ZCE exam : Chapter #2 Data Types and Formats
Tweet This is the first part of the exam on which we can actually focus some more. There are some points here that tend to be troublesome or tricky like f.e. xpath queries. From my experience this chapter describes some crucial tools for a PHP developer that make life easier. Besides data formats, the concept ...