PHP Security Micro Degree

PHP Security Micro Degree

Learn to build secure PHP web applications

PRE-BOOK ($ 999)


PHP is most powerful server-side language web programming language. PHP is designed specifically to write secure codes. Its configuration provides flexibility in making attractive webpages. Most PHP web applications share parts of code or scripts with other web applications.

Key Features

Based on real industry approaches.
Comprehensive, includes all aspects of your web application.
References NIST and PCI security frameworks.

Target Audience

This course is intended for PHP professionals who want to expand their awareness and knowledge of security principals. It will help you to write better code, spot common problems, and use tools that identify problems. If you want to advance in your PHP career by enhancing your skills, then this course is for you!

Ideally you will have at least a year of experience in PHP, but really all you need to get the most of this course is a desire to learn and the willingness to learn. The manual includes several links to useful tutorials and information sites for each topic, so if you’re unfamiliar with an area of the course you’ll be able to quickly find more information to help you get up to speed.


What you will learn

Learn how to protect your web page against the top 10 web vulnerabilities.
Implement digital identity reliably.
Learn to write secure PHP code.
Enforce access control.
Learn to Validate user input.
Logging and handling security events.

What’s included in the package

Estimated time to Complete: 200 hours
Chapters: 16
1-Year access to the eBooks, practical videos, and assessments
6-months access to EC-Council’s official online lab environment (iLabs)
1 EC-Council Microdegree Exam Voucher.
1-year access to expert instructor-led training modules with streaming video presentations for an all-inclusive training program that provides the benefits of classroom training at your own pace
Course outline
Security is difficult to add on to an existing application and the cost of a data breach can be enormous to you; Under the GDPR your company can be fined up to €10 million if you are found to be negligent in how you secure your customer’s data.

This course will help you to learn the practical skills that you can apply while developing in order to produce a secure web application. It takes a practical approach to security and comprehensively addresses each part of your web application and how it is deployed.

Andrew Beak

Know Your Author

Andrew Beak is a software architect with over 10 years of professional experience. He is a Zend Certified Engineer, ITIL certified service manager, and a certified cloud architect. He currently leads a team of 12 developers.

Andrew is the author of a PHP 7 Zend certification study guide published by Apress which was rated one of the top books on PHP by BookAuthority in 2018 and 2019. He’s developed successful video courses on Udemy and has presented for the NomadPHP industry group.

He has worked in the payment card industry where he learned about the PCI framework. He has also been responsible for managing the security of enterprise scale video delivery systems using the NIST framework.

Andrew enjoys programming as a hobby and is passionate about sharing his experience with others. He is married with two children and lives in the UK.

In his spare time, he plays MMORPG games and creates themes for mobile telephones.


PHP Benefits

PHP is open source, platform independent and supports large number of databases.

It has low development and maintenance cost with very high performance and reliability

PHP also supports all the major web servers; be it Apache or Microsoft IIS. It also supports Netscape and personal web server.

Easy authentication and authorization system

PHP Jobs


PHP Developer

  • Code Analysis, Development & Database Optimisation, Testing, Maintenance
  • Average Salary: $ 80,849 / year

Full Stack Developer

  • Developing front end website architecture, designing user interactions on web pages, creating servers and databases for functionality, Designing and developing APIs.
  • Average Salary: $112,956/ year

Front End Developer

  • create user-friendly web pages, maintain and improve company website, provide high-quality graphics and visual elements, Optimize our web applications for maximum speed
  • Average Salary: $ 97,500/ year

Back End Developer

  • create, code, and improve the server, server-side applications, and databases
  • Average Salary: $96,468/year.

PHP Companies


Q1.How beneficial is this training?

In 2020 you can develop websites according to your business requirements, hosting, experience, needs, and development timeframes. Securing your website is very important with the increase in cyber-attacks. PHP security training is going to be helpful to leverage both the worlds of web development and cybersecurity as:

  • Lucrative Salaries: Whether you decide to delve deeper into the cybersecurity field or continue in the web development, you will join one of the most in-demand markets with high shortages in terms of employment.
  • Future-Proof Your Career: Most companies right now are working with PHP in some form whether to optimize their databases, design a secured web server or write reusable testable and efficient codes. In fact, because of its flexibility, companies like Facebook, Etsy, Accenture, Slack, etc all use PHP.


Q2. Is this an online or an offline program?

This is a 100% Online program with over 40 hours of recorded comprehensive videos and labs from expert instructors. You will also get access to over 20 virtual labs so you can practice everything you learn in our best-in-class simulated environment.

Finally, you will be able to test yourself with quizzes and a final exam to ensure that you understand the concepts laid out in this program.


Q3. How long will it take me to finish this program?

The study hours for this program are around 40 hours, so an average student who spends 3-4 hours a week studying would finish in about 3 months. Your access to the course materials and exam is NOT limited to those three months though. You get full access to the materials of the PHP security microdegree for a full year!


Q4. What are the pre-requisites for taking this program?

Yes, knowledge of PHP programming is a must.

Q5. Can I enroll in this program without any prior knowledge of cybersecurity?

Absolutely! If you know the basics of programming with PHP, we’ll teach you everything you need to learn about cybersecurity and how to secure your applications in the program step by step. You will also have labs that will let you practice every single security concept you’re learning to ensure you master those skills in the fastest way possible.