PHP is a programming language used to design a large number od dynamic web pages. PHP is a reflective programming language, meaning the program code can be modified as it is executed and based on runtime behaviour.
The dynamic nature of PHP makes it ideal for the interactivity of the web.
As your first step to building expertise with PHP to develop applications that use MySQL efficiently for those applications, you can take the MySQL and PHP: Developing Dynamic Web Applications course. You can take this 4-day, live, instructor-led training from your own desk, no travel required. There are events on the schedule to suit different timezones. Dates already on the schedule include 25 November 2014, 20 January 2015, 31 March 2015, and 26 May 2015.
You can go further in your learning of developing with PHP and MySQL by taking the MySQL for Developers course. This course gives you hands on experience with PHP and also with the Java programming language.
To register for an event or for more information about the MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.