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    Exclamation should i prepare for "zend" examination?

    i am learning php and want to do better.
    so for which examination i should prepare?
    give me some suggetions on php.
    i am learning from 'Head First:PHP $ MySQL'-is this ok?
    thanx in advance......

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    maddy007 if you think taking a test helps you learn then by all means Take them. Zend sounds nice w3schools also has one. I'm sure you can find others by way of google.

    BUT MySQL is outdated. You should study MySQLi or PDO The best place is from the manual. Here http://php.net/manual/en/book.mysqli.php and for PDO here http://php.net/manual/en/book.pdo.php

    If the manual is too hard W3Schools has a good starter and you can google for others.
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    thanx for your reply.....
    but can this exam certificate help me to get a good job?

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    IMO it probably won't. I wouldn't study for it if you have no intention of taking or using it.
    I for example am not zend certified. I simply cannot justify driving so far just to write an exam I'm sure I'd probably near ace anyway :P
    That said I'm also not a web developer, so I don't know. When I was looking for work out of school, no employer I interviewed with inquired about language certifications.

    Oh, also its not mysql itself that's out of date, its the mysql library that is meant. The PDO and mysqli are newer libraries, but the mysql itself is still around. The library will disappear from PHP I'd expect for version 6.0.
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