Advanced Diploma in
The Advanced Diploma in Web Development will give students a comprehensive understanding of web application development concepts. Full development of interactive, database driven applications is simplified and presented in an easy to follow manner. You will learn how to implement responsive design, user interaction and database functionality.
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24 Live Interactive Lessons
12 Weeks Long
24 hours +
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are often student led. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to practice and see what we are up to now. There is no end date to these Thursday practical lessons because the world of Web Development is fluid and ever-changing.
Servers & Databases Semester
Week 1: Relational Database Management Systems
Relational databases lie behind most of the interactive systems we use every day. This week will take an in depth look at the relational database model, how it works, and why the relational model is useful. Concepts such as primary keys, foreign keys, indexing and the database model will be covered. These topics will be covered via the phpMyAdmin user interface.
Week 2: Advanced SQL
The vast majority of relational databases in use today run on Structured Query Language. To this end, this week will cover the more in depth tasks available using SQL, including conditional queries with database indexing.
Week 3: Databases & Security
In week 3, we will take an in depth look at one of the most common malicious attack vectors in the industry today, namely SQL injection. Additionally, limiting access to SQL commands can grant additional layers of security and damage control if the application is compromised.
Week 4: Server Setup
Apache web server software has many configuration and control options allowing improved security and control over your web application. This week covers all the aspects from error display, to folder access control.
Front-End Development Semester
Week 1: Bootstrap Fundamentals
Bootstrap is a powerful, mobile-first CSS framework. This week will look at setting up Bootstrap using a Content Delivery Network. We will also look at the basics of utilizing Bootstrap to create a web page – the Bootstrap grid system and specific semantic element classes.
Week 3: JQuery
Week 4: AJAX & Event-Handling
Events occur all the time in a web application environment. This class teaches how events work, and how we can create our own, or even override the standard response to a trigger. AJAX on the other hand, is a powerful tool that allows us to create interesting web application responses to optimise the user experience. Both topics will be implemented with JQuery.
PHP Development Semester
Week 1: Object-Oriented PHP
Our knowledge of PHP will be updated for the object-oriented programming paradigm. PHP allows for easy customization of property and method visibility which allows for encapsulation of objects. Additionally, functions and methods can be overloaded with default parameters which allows for highly adaptable methods. Finally, we will look at some useful inbuilt objects in PHP, particularly the mysqli class, which allows for easy SQL queries.
Week 2: Cookies & PHP Sessions
Web applications can “remember” a user’s application access rights, and history to send appropriate content to that user. In PHP, this is done with a PHP session. A session is a set of global variables that are recalled whenever a request is sent from a user with the corresponding session cookie. During this week, you will learn how to set up a simple session using these tools.
Week 3: Error Handling
Error handling is a powerful programming tool used to prevent unexpected effects from damaging your web application. Error handling also allows for easier debugging and expandability of code in a long-term project. PHP’s error handling techniques are covered this week with a view to helping the developer gain a stronger understanding of what can go wrong in any program.
Week 4: PHP & Security
As a back-end language, PHP will oversee the handling of a significant portion of the security of your web application, including data validation, stripping HTML for display in a user’s browser, and data protection using encryption.
i'm taking web development class, it's worthy to wake up midnight to attend live webinars for the excellent discussion and a good accommodation to the question of students :) Keep up the Good Job guys
Just had my first lesson for web development and its been fantastic. As it was the first lesson, it was an hour and a half long but it flew by!! Absolutely wonderful.
I started my Diploma in Web development yesterday (27/06) and to be honest..
I barley write reviews but I have taken the introduction to Web Development Course and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this site to anyone. I cant belive the support they offer, they are very quick to respond and its no different to attending a college.
very good teaching methods thank you ,but please try to upload the videos quickly after the webinar ,the web development classes started (4/4/2016) 2nd lesson has not been uploaded its almost 2 days the completion of 2nd webinar..
hey guys, completed my diploma in Web development course with a score of 93% on my final assignment!.JULIAN QUIRKE(educator) made us spellbound with every session and love the way he teaches and GUYS give that man a 'MEDAL' haha!!.
I recommend anyone to take Shaw academy courses.currently doing web development I have not been able to join any webinar sessions but the recordings are awesome.
Very excited about the mobile Web development course I started this week. The first lesson was awesome!
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