This specialization (and its prerequisites) will prepare learners with no experience in programming or technology for an entry level web developer position in PHP.
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
For students seeing this material for the first time, it will take about 20 weeks to complete the specialization.
What background knowledge is necessary?
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.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
The first two courses (Building Web Applications in PHP and Introduction to SQL) can be taken in any order.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
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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