This course uses PHP and MySQL to provide students with a programming background by using applied skills in order to build professional-quality, database- driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security. Throughout the course, the student will be able to apply new concepts in both guided and free- form activities. The student will be able to expand the functionality of a comprehensive Web site project that then can be directly translated or easily modified into a real- world Web application. Tomcat, XAMPP, or WampServer development platform environment could be used to create the PHP web applications.