Course: Perl Programming Essentials

$131.89 incl. vat


duration: 6 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |

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In this course you will learn the basics of the programming language Perl. You will learn to develop applications and you own Perl programming skills such as Perl modules, database interaction and web scripting. Among subjects that covered are Perl scalar variables, strings, arithmetic, bitwise operations, MySQL databases, HTTP and far more.


After completing this course you are familiar with the basics and programming skills of Perl.


You have basic knowledge of programming.

Target audience

Software Developer


Perl Programming Essentials

6 hours

Perl Language Essentials

  • start the course
  • describe the Perl language
  • work with Perl code formatting, naming conventions, and sigils
  • work with Perl scalar variables
  • work with numerical data types in Perl
  • work with strings in Perl
  • work with the undef property and empty strings
  • work with namespaces and understand scope in Perl
  • work with if...else, unless, and ternary conditional statements
  • work with foreach and C-style for loops
  • work with while and do...while statements
  • work with next and last statements in Perl loops
  • work with Perl given…when statements
  • create and work with Perl Arrays
  • display arrays and add a value to an array
  • insert and remove array values, use pop, push, splice, and array slices
  • create and access hashes
  • work with arithmetic, unary, and assignment operators
  • work with precedence, associativity, and parentheses
  • work with comparison operators, including exists, eq, gt, ne, and le
  • work with logical and bitwise operators
  • work with variable value coercion: strings and numbers
  • create and work with Perl subroutines
  • create and work with function parameters: passing values and references
  • work with variable scope
  • utilize state to control variable scope
  • work with anonymous subroutines in Perl
  • describe built-in Perl functions
  • work with the fundamental constructs of the Perl language

Perl Programming Techniques

  • start the course
  • work with basic regular expressions in Perl
  • work with special characters in Perl
  • replace and transform text strings
  • work with Perl scalar references
  • work with Perl array references
  • utilize modules in code, work with standard modules
  • work with user-defined modules
  • work with objects – Properties, Methods, Classes
  • create and work with objects in Perl
  • access files using Perl: file handles, open, close, and paths
  • read file content using Perl
  • write to files using Perl
  • work with file directories in Perl
  • connect to MySQL databases using Perl
  • reading database tables with Perl
  • modify table data using Perl
  • delete table records using Perl
  • create database objects – tables and columns
  • create a simple Web server in Perl
  • get user input with Perl
  • work with HTTP
  • work with External Objects in Perl

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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