About this Specialization

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This Specialization is an introduction to building web applications for anybody who already has a basic understanding of responsive web design with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Web Applications for Everybody is your introduction to web application development. You will develop web and database applications in PHP, using SQL for database creation, as well as functionality in JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON. Over the course of this Specialization, you will create several web apps to add to your developer portfolio. This Specialization (and its prerequisites) will prepare you, even if you have little to no experience in programming or technology, for entry level web developer jobs in PHP. You’ll demonstrate basic concepts, like database design, while working on assignments that require the development of increasing challenging web apps. From installing a text editor to understanding how a web browser interacts with a web server to handling events with JQuery, you’ll gain a complete introductory overview of web application development.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
21%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Serbian
Learner Career Outcomes
57%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
21%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Serbian

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Building Web Applications in PHP

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stars
1,885 ratings
373 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)

4.8
stars
2,077 ratings
474 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Building Database Applications in PHP

4.9
stars
465 ratings
90 reviews
Course4

Course 4

JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON

4.7
stars
343 ratings
63 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • For students seeing this material for the first time, it will take about 20 weeks to complete the specialization.

  • Students should know programming in general (i.e. the skills gained in the Python for Everybody specialization). While the course contains a very quick introduction to HTML and CSS, students would be better prepared if they took courses in the Web Design for Everybody specialization.

  • The first two courses (Building Web Applications in PHP and Introduction to SQL) can be taken in any order.

    Course 3 (Building Database Applications in PHP) and Course 4 (Javascript, jQuery, and JSON) assumes that the material in both Course 1 & 2 have been mastered.

  • No, you will not earn university credit.

  • This Specialization will prepare learners to take additional web application development courses in different languages or using different frameworks, successfully complete a web developer bootcamp; potentially qualify for a junior developer role in an organization that uses PHP, WordPress, Drupal or other PHP-based applications,

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