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Zend PHP Certification Study Guide by Zend Technologies

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Chapter 9. PHP and Databases

PHP IS USED TOGETHER WITH A DATABASE SERVER (DBMS) of some kind, and the platform (of which the DBMS is part) is usually referred to by an acronym that incorporates a particular brand of database—for example, LAMP stands for Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP.

When it comes to the certification program, however, you are not required to know how any DBMS in particular works. This is because, in a real-world scenario, you might find yourself in a situation in which any number of different DBMSs could be used. Because the goal of the certification program is to test your proficiency in PHP—and not in a particular DBMS—you will find yourself facing questions that deal with the best practices that a PHP developer should, in general, ...

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