Average people think the road to riches is paved with formal education… Rich people focus on acquiring specific [technical] knowledge.

— Steve Siebold, How Rich People Think

PHPU’s Mission

PHP University’s mission is to enhance and increase the engineering aptitude of the PHP community as a whole by focusing on training new developers correctly and retraining existing professionals as necessary, through group training, one-on-one mentoring, and the exposition of high-quality open-sourced PHP projects utilizing a range of Web 2.0 technologies.

Since October 2009, PHPU has helped people change their lives for the better, by training people not just how to code, but how to become effective code craftsmen.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned professional, learn how to grow your skillset with Object Oriented PHP Web 2.0 development, and master the art of Software Architecture and Development today!

Get Results

Over the years, PHPU has grown into a veritable cornucopia of resources for programmers of all disciplines and every stage of development. The student repository has grown to include 30 real-world web projects (90,000+ lines of code), aiding in the learning and technical mastery of PHP, OOP and other concepts. Membership includes commercial usage rights to all this and future code.

Far more cost-effective than a 4 year degree at a traditional university, PHP University is the one of the first web developer trade schools dedicated to giving people the real-world skills they need to become PHP experts. Plus, if you sign up for the Apprenticeship program, you can earn money as you study.

About The Mentor

I am a Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer, as well as a MySQL 5.0 Certified DBA and Developer. As of September 5th, 2012, I am ranked as the 5th highest scoring PHP 5 test taker by the Brain Bench Assessment Corp.

The Package

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day, you can have access to

  • the ebook PHP: From Beginner To Pro ($50 value)
  • one hour a week of consultation from a Zend PHP 5 Certified Engineer
  • one two hour code review session with a certified expert against your own code,
  • an @phpu.cc email address alias
  • the possibility of contract-for-money jobs
  • access to PHPU’s exclusive community projects
  • commercial usage rights to the university’s burgeoning code base,
  • and more.

I have a strong passion for PHP in particular and Object Oriented Programming in general. After establishing a lucrative and successful career, I founded the PHP University to reach out and train people, both one-on-one and in a classroom setting, the art of Software Architecture and Development. I started the PHP University in October 2009 and have been training people 1 on 1 and in classes ever since.

Get Started

Now is the best time to start on your PHP education.

There are three plans:

Pre-access to the ebook

  • Perk: Access the ebook PHP Expert: From Beginner To Pro before it is published.
  • Cost: $25 + Paypal fee

PHPU Membership

  • Access to the wiki (and ebook),
  • member only lessons,
  • @phpu.cc email alias,
  • commercial license for all code in the PHPU repository.
  • more.
  • Just $50/mo

PHPU Membership + Apprenticeship

  • All of the PHPU Membership perks,
  • Up to 4 hours of personalized training per week,
  • 2 hours free consultations on your own work per month,
  • Potential invitations to for-profit projects.
  • and more.
  • $50/mo + Paypal fee


Core Curriculum

PHP: From Beginner to Pro

The masses are convinced that master’s degrees and doctorates are the way to wealth. In actuality, each year of real-world dedicated apprenticeship provides more returns than 5 years of university education, at a mere fraction of the cost.

— Theodore R. Smith, The College Alternative