Content Management System using PHP and MYSQL, Website penetration Testing and use of Laravel Course

Content Management System using PHP and MYSQL, Website penetration Testing and use of Laravel Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
13/05/2024 To 24/05/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
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Course Title: Content Management System (CMS) Development using PHP and MySQL, Website Penetration Testing, and Laravel Framework


This comprehensive 10-day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a Content Management System (CMS) using PHP and MySQL, conduct website penetration testing to ensure security, and utilize the Laravel framework for efficient web application development. Through a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, participants will gain a solid understanding of CMS development, website security assessment, and advanced features of Laravel.

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop a robust CMS using PHP and MySQL.
  2. Understand the principles and techniques of website penetration testing.
  3. Learn the fundamentals of the Laravel framework for web application development.
  4. Gain practical experience in building secure and scalable web applications.
  5. Enhance skills in database management, authentication, and authorization.
  6. Apply best practices for testing, debugging, and maintenance of web applications.

Organizational Benefits:

  • Enable the organization to build custom CMS solutions tailored to their specific needs.
  • Improve website security through effective penetration testing techniques.
  • Enhance the organization's web development capabilities using the Laravel framework.
  • Increase efficiency and productivity in web application development and maintenance.
  • Empower employees with comprehensive skills to build secure and scalable web applications.

Who Should Attend:

  • Web developers interested in learning CMS development using PHP and MySQL.
  • Security professionals looking to gain knowledge in website penetration testing.
  • Web development teams seeking to utilize the Laravel framework for web application development.
  • Individuals involved in website maintenance, content management, or web application deployment.

Duration: 10 Days

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Overview of CMS concepts and benefits
  • Understanding different types of CMS
  • Exploring popular CMS platforms

Module 2: PHP Basics and Setup

  • Introduction to PHP programming language
  • Setting up the development environment
  • PHP syntax, variables, operators, and control structures

Module 3: MySQL Database Design and Configuration

  • Introduction to MySQL database management system
  • Designing the database schema for CMS
  • Creating tables, relationships, and constraints

Module 4: User Authentication and Authorization

  • Implementing user registration and login functionality
  • Managing user roles and permissions
  • Securing user authentication using encryption and hashing techniques

Module 5: Content Creation and Management

  • Developing interfaces for creating and managing content
  • CRUD operations for pages, posts, and media files
  • Organizing content using categories and tags

Module 6: Frontend Design and Templating

  • Introduction to frontend development technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Building responsive and user-friendly interfaces
  • Implementing templates for consistent design and layout

Module 7: File Uploads and Management

  • Enabling file uploads for media content
  • Validating and handling file uploads securely
  • Managing uploaded files in the server

Module 8: Categories and Tags Implementation

  • Creating hierarchical categories for content organization
  • Implementing tags for flexible content classification
  • Building navigation menus based on categories and tags

Module 9: Search Functionality Integration

  • Implementing search functionality for content retrieval
  • Configuring full-text search capabilities in MySQL
  • Enhancing search performance and relevance

Module 10: Performance Optimization Techniques

  • Identifying performance bottlenecks in the CMS
  • Caching strategies for improved performance
  • Optimizing database queries and page load times

Module 11: Introduction to Website Penetration Testing

  • Understanding the importance of website security
  • Overview of penetration testing methodologies
  • Legal and ethical considerations in penetration testing

Module 12: Planning and Reconnaissance

  • Defining the scope and objectives of penetration testing
  • Gathering information about the target website and its infrastructure
  • Conducting passive reconnaissance to gather publicly available data

Module 13: Scanning and Enumeration

  • Utilizing automated tools for vulnerability scanning
  • Enumerating target systems and services
  • Identifying potential entry points and vulnerabilities

Module 14: Exploitation Techniques

  • Exploiting common web vulnerabilities (e.g., SQL injection, XSS)
  • Gaining unauthorized access to the target system
  • Demonstrating the impact of successful exploits

Module 15: Post-Exploitation and Reporting

  • Documenting successful exploits and compromised systems
  • Reporting findings, including identified vulnerabilities and potential impact
  • Providing recommendations for improving website security

Module 16: Introduction to Laravel Framework

  • Overview of Laravel and its key features
  • Setting up the Laravel development environment
  • Creating a basic Laravel project structure

Module 17: Laravel Routing and Controllers

  • Understanding routes and route parameters in Laravel
  • Creating and managing controllers for request handling
  • Implementing RESTful APIs for CMS functionalities

Module 18: Laravel Views and Blade Templating

  • Working with views and layouts in Laravel
  • Utilizing Blade templates for efficient code organization
  • Passing data to views and handling user input

Module 19: Database Management with Laravel (Eloquent)

  • Configuring database connections in Laravel
  • Defining and migrating database schemas using migrations
  • Querying the database using Laravel's ORM (Eloquent)

Module 20: User Authentication and Authorization in Laravel

  • Implementing user authentication and registration in Laravel
  • Managing user roles and permissions using middleware
  • Securing routes and resources based on user roles

Module 21: Forms and Validation in Laravel

  • Creating and validating forms in Laravel
  • Handling form submissions and displaying validation errors
  • Implementing custom form requests for data validation

Module 22: File Uploads and Storage with Laravel

  • Handling file uploads and storing files securely
  • Integrating third-party file storage services (e.g., AWS S3)
  • Managing uploaded files within the Laravel application

Module 23: Caching and Performance Optimization in Laravel

  • Implementing caching mechanisms in Laravel
  • Caching database queries, views, and API responses
  • Improving performance through caching strategies

Module 24: Testing and Debugging Laravel Applications

  • Writing unit tests and feature tests in Laravel
  • Debugging and troubleshooting common issues
  • Applying best practices for testing and maintaining Laravel applications

Module 25: Integration of Third-Party Libraries and Services

  • Leveraging popular libraries and packages in Laravel
  • Integrating with external APIs and services
  • Extending the functionality of the CMS using Laravel ecosystem

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031




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