PHP Security MicroDegree Course | EC-Council

PHP micro degree certification for PHP Security Principles

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 customers 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.

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Course Outline

  • Chapter 1: Up and Running
  • Chapter 2: Upgrading to PHP7
  • Chapter 3: Securing Your Webserver
  • Chapter 4: Serverless PHP
  • Chapter 5: Defining Security Requirements
  • Chapter 6: Leveraging Frameworks and Limitations
  • Chapter 7: Secure Database Access
  • Chapter 8: Encode and Escape Data

  • Chapter 9: Validate Inputs
  • Chapter 10: Implementing Digital Identity
  • Chapter 11: Enforce Access Controls
  • Chapter 12: Protect Data Everywhere
  • Chapter 13: Implement Secure Logging
  • Chapter 14: Handle All Errors and Exceptions
  • Chapter 15: Practical OWASP Top 10
  • Chapter 16: Conclusion

Who Should Attend?

  • 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.


  • Hardening your PHP configuration
  • Protecting against the top 10 web vulnerabilities
  • Writing secure PHP code
  • Validating user input

  • Implementing digital identity reliably
  • Enforcing access control
  • Securing data throughout your system
  • Logging and handling security events

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*Not all courses and workshops have associated Labs and exams. Club members must complete 100% of a course before requesting their next course and to be eligible for that course’s exam voucher. CCISO students must meet the eligibility requirements to challenge the CCISO exam. Students who do not meet the CCISO qualifications must take the EISM exam. CodeRed subscription 12 months. Club membership applicable to EC-Council classes only and does not apply to third party or Hacker Halted classes. Devices such as drones or STORMs must be purchased separately at regular price. Drones and STORMs only ship to the US. Students outside of the US can attend drone workshops but must obtain a drone on their own. If a course version changes while your program is still active, you will be given updated material. If a course version changes after your Club is expired, you will need to purchase an extension to get the new version. Club valid for one year and term begins 24 hours after payment is received. After a period of one (1) year the program expires, and all courses are turned off. Lab access term is for 6 months from when a course is assigned. Additional lab time can be added for no extra charge upon request. Labs will not be extended beyond the Club term. Speak to your rep to extend your Club term for 1 year. Renewal price for the Club is $999. Discount not stackable. The Club is a single user license meaning that the courses cannot be shared, and the club is non-transferable.

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