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FileMaker Training Series

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The FileMaker Training Series consists of 12 modules that cover a comprehensive set of topics that provide the building blocks for successful FileMaker solution development.

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Master the essentials of FileMaker 10

The FileMaker Training Series is the official training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. It offers a series of 12 training modules that cover a comprehensive set of topics designed to help you master the essentials of FileMaker solution development.

The FileMaker Training Series is targeted at intermediate to advanced FileMaker developers, but anyone that creates databases can increase their knowledge from these time-tested materials. This series is a key resource for becoming a FileMaker Certified Developer.

You should consider using the FileMaker Training Series if you are:

  • Familiar with the basics and want a solid grounding in key development principles
  • An expert developer and want to fill in any gaps in your knowledge
  • Comfortable with FileMaker Pro and want to advance your development skills
  • Planning to become a FileMaker 10 Certified Developer
  • Is the FileMaker Training Series right for you? Find out

Register for a class

The FileMaker Training Series can be taken as a course offered by any one of the FileMaker Authorized Trainers. These trainers, located across the country, have received instruction from FileMaker, Inc. on delivering this series. These experts have extensive knowledge of FileMaker best practices. Find an authorized trainer.

Buy the self-paced materials

Get over 700 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions on key FileMaker development topics. In addition to the manual, you’ll receive a CD with demo files, exercises and videos to help guide you through the materials. Learn FileMaker at your own pace today! Buy now for only AU$159 Inc GST.

Master the essentials of FileMaker 10

The FileMaker Training Series consists of 12 modules that cover a comprehensive set of topics that provide the building blocks for successful FileMaker solution development.

Is the FileMaker Training Series right for you? Find out

FileMaker Training Series Modules

  1. Using FileMaker Pro
  2. Working with Fields
  3. Data Modelling
  4. Working with Layouts
  5. Calculation Functions
  6. Scripts
  7. Reporting
  8. Security
  9. Intermediate & Advanced Techniques
  10. FileMaker Server
  11. Connectivity
  12. Web Publishing

Using FileMaker Pro - Approach FileMaker Pro 10 from the perspective of users: learn techniques for working with FileMaker data, printing and exporting, performing and saving Find requests, and accessing features for working with email, Adobe PDF and Microsoft Excel documents.

Working with Fields - Learn practical skills required to define FileMaker Pro 10 data tables and fields. This module explores data types and options for auto-entry, validation, and field storage. Discover how to manage images and other objects in container fields and work with the Database Design Report in FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Data Modelling - Learn how to construct different types of data relationships, ensure data integrity, and implement multiple-table solutions. This module also covers lessons in building layouts using related data fields and portals.

Working with Layouts - Discover tools and techniques for creating layouts in FileMaker Pro 10, including conditional formatting, auto-resize, web viewers, tab controls, and tooltips. Understand how field behaviour and tab orders are controlled, and learn to create and use different kinds of value lists.

Calculation Functions - Learn how functions work in the calculation engine in FileMaker Pro 10 and how to apply them in various contexts. Study how custom functions are built and how to use them in database solutions.

Scripts - Explore the new Script Trigger features of FileMaker Pro 10, as well as best practices for writing scripts. Learn how to build navigation and window controls, and study logical branching and looping routines.

Reporting - Practice creating reports in FileMaker Pro 10 using a variety of techniques. Explore sub-summary reports that group information by break fields. Learn how to build a cross-tab report (with data-driven columns) and an HTML report that is displayed via the web viewer object.

Security - Study the account-based security features of FileMaker Pro 10 and learn how to implement privilege sets, tie access to database solutions to external authentication servers, control both access and authoring rights to systems, and extend security controls with scripting.

Intermediate & Advanced Techniques - Work with relational value lists, write scripts that leverage object naming, and explore custom menus in depth. Learn advanced techniques with portals that include dynamic sorting, filtering, row highlights and preview panes.

FileMaker Server - Learn the best practices for setting up and maintaining FileMaker Server 10 and FileMaker Server 10 Advanced. Understand how and why to use server-side scripts. Review hardware and networking requirements, learn proper backup routines, and be trained in configuration processes.

Connectivity - Learn how to integrate FileMaker 10 with SQL systems, both through ODBC connections and with the External SQL Data Source capabilities. Review configuration processes and learn to use other data systems in tandem with your FileMaker Pro databases.

Web Publishing - Understand the capabilities of both Instant Web Publishing (IWP) and Custom Web Publishing in FileMaker Pro 10 and FileMaker Server 10 Advanced and learn how to develop solutions to publish via the web. Review the PHP Site Assistant and gain hands-on experience with IWP.