MVC Application Frameworks

Whether you are looking to become a developer or want to expand your knowledge in this specialist field for your organisation and/or external clients, this course will enable you to develop a modern web application in PHP language using the ubiquitous Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture pattern. 

Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
May 7, 2018
Course Ends:
June 15, 2018
Registration Closes:
April 30, 2018
6 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
16 hours
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Course Introduction

Model-View-Controller (MVC) is a popular design pattern used to implement time-efficient and data-driven software applications. It relies on three components: the model, the view and the controller – each component inherently handling specific aspects of an application. 

This course equips you with the advanced technical skills to build a modern web application in standard PHP language using an MVC pattern. You will learn about the MVC pattern for app development, understand how to develop, debug, test, and deploy web applications using an industry standard PHP framework and build a RESTful web service based on a robust MVC pattern. 

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.  

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

This course enables you to enhance your expertise in the field of coding by gaining proficiency with an industry standard server-side framework. Regardless of your next career objective in the field of coding, knowing how to implement an MVC framework, one of the most common patterns in programming, will enable you to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to develop cutting-edge web applications and to position yourself at the heart of this specialist field.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • The creation of PHP classes and objects
  • The description of the MVC pattern and how to apply it
  • How to set up and query databases (MySQL, SQL Server)
  • The use of an industry standard PHP framework to implement an MVC application
  • How to consider and describe best practices for RESTful web service design
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Code Igniter

On completion of this course, you will have created a PHP / JSON web service.

Essential Requirements

  • A solid understanding of JSON
  • This course requires that participants have already successfully completed the Online Short Courses "Front-End Web Development", "Mobile and Device Development Part I" and "Mobile and Device Development Part II".

Optional Requirements

  • Familiarity with Object orientated PHP
  • Experience with a server-side framework

As part of our application process, you will also take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

16 hours (comprising a weekly average of 8 taught hours plus 8 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. Assessments for this specific course include a weekly quiz and one major assessment covering the creation of a web service.  

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

Who Our Participants Work For
Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

Digital Skills Academy helps you to look beyond what you think you know. It brought me up to date with the digital industry across the world. We were not spoon-fed, it was up to each participant to work the programme and form our own opinions.” – David Kavanagh, Digital Skills Academy Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any extra resources needed to complete this course?

All the resources you require will be provided within this course and extra web-based resources such as official documentation will be highlighted.

Will we have access to the course lecturer to ask questions?

Participants will be able to ask the course lecturer questions at any time through a special forum set up for this course.

How much existing knowledge of MVC application frameworks do I require?

You are expected to have completed the Online Short Courses “Front-End Web Development”, “Mobile and Device Development I” and “Mobile and Device Development II”.

Can I use WAMP, MAMP, etc.?

While we recommend the XAMPP bundle to run your LAMP stack, any way that you have to run Apache, PHP and MySQL will suffice.

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