Under Software Development Training, fresh graduates and unemployed software engineers are provided training opportunities at Hidaya Institute of Science & Technology (HIST), a division of Hidaya Trust, Pakistan where interns learn advance concepts of cutting edge web development technologies and work on Hidaya's internal development projects using Open Source and Microsoft technologies.

In Open Source technology, interns learn PHP, MySQL, CMS (Joomla), CSS, Java Script, HTML, AJAX, Java and Android Mobile App Development etc. In Microsoft, graduates learn Dot.Net module including core C#.Net, ASP.Net 3.5/4.0, Basic & Advanced ASP.Net, ASP.Net Security, IIS Configuration & Hosting, Web Services, MySQL Server 2008, Rich Internet Applications Development including AJAX, LINQ, Silver Light, XML.

It costs approximately $300-$500 for a training of 468 class hours (four months) to train a software engineer who is capable to start his free-lance software development work or join a software house successfully.

This hands-on course provides the knowledge necessary to design and develop dynamic, database-driven web pages using PHP version 8. PHP is a language written for the web, quick to learn, easy to deploy and provides substantial functionality required for e-commerce. This course introduces the PHP framework and syntax and covers in-depth the most important techniques used to build dynamic web sites. Comprehensive lab exercises provide facilitated hands on practise crucial to developing competence and confidence with the new skills being learned.