Training and Certification

ZCE : Preparation for Zend Certified Engineer


This three-day training course is designed to help you prepare for the Zend Certification exam. This exam leads to Zend Certified Engineer Status (ZCE) – the clearest way of demonstrating your expertise with PHP to potential clients and employers.  This course will ensure you’re as well-prepared for the exam as it’s possible to be.

You’ll get a refresher the topics that are examined and advice on the depth and scope of the exam questions, with time to focus on the specific areas you need to concentrate on most. You’ll look at sample questions – and answers – so you’ll know the style, format and content to expect in the exam and get recommendations for further study to continue your exam preparation after the course. Overall this is an intensive exam prep course designed to help you pass!

How will I benefit?

On completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Understand the format of the Zend Certification exam
  • Identify the resources you need to access for further revision and preparation 
  • Book your examination

What will I learn?

  • The basic syntax of PHP, including newer 5.3 features
  • How to work with strings and arrays, including regular expressions
  • XML functions with parameters, references, naming, scope and anonymous functions (lambdas/closures)
  • File- and stream-handling
  • OOP theory, in detail, including the new features
  • PDO design patterns and SPL features forms, security, HTTP and how to configure PHP

Course Dates

Please get in touch with us for information on when we are running this course.

More information about this course

Attending the course:

  • The course starts at 9:30 am on the first day and 9:00 am on subsequent days. Each day finishes at 5:00 pm.
  • We're open from 8:30 am for coffee, papers and magazines and WIFI. 
  • Important things like great coffee, tea, water, biscuits, mints and lunch are provided. 
  • The course takes place in our training suite so there's no need to bring anything with you

Our Prices

  • The price published is fully inclusive 
  • We don't charge VAT (we're part of Leeds Metropolitan University so our courses are zero rated)


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