FileMaker announces FileMaker Training Series

Apple Online StoreFileMaker, Inc. has announced the FileMaker Training Series, a self-paced learning program that provides the building blocks necessary to get the most from FileMaker 9. Designed for intermediate to advanced FileMaker developers, the FileMaker Training Series can benefit anyone who is creating FileMaker databases. It is also a key resource for developers looking to take the FileMaker 9 Certified Developer exam, which is planned for February 2008.

“The FileMaker Training Series is designed to benefit users with varied skill sets, from anyone needing a solid grounding in FileMaker development principles to expert developers who want to fill in gaps in their knowledge,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc., in the press release.

The FileMaker Training Series consists of 12 modules with detailed, step-by-step instructions on key FileMaker development topics. The materials include a 500+ page, full-color manual plus a CD with demo files, exercises and videos to help guide users through the content. Modules in the series cover a wide range of information, from introductory concepts such as working with fields and layouts to more advanced techniques such as connectivity and Web publishing.

“The FileMaker Training Series is the ideal tool to prepare for the FileMaker 9 Certified Developer examination. It also builds development skills that can be used to take FileMaker solutions to the next level and add value for customers,” said Jason Mundok of IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., a FileMaker Authorized Trainer, in the press release.

The FileMaker Training Series is available for US$99. More information here.

The FileMaker Training Series can also be taken as a course offered by any one of the FileMaker Authorized Trainers. Located nationwide, these trainers have received instruction directly from FileMaker on delivering this series and have extensive knowledge of FileMaker Best Practices in solution development. A list of Authorized Trainers is available here.

FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software for Windows, Mac and the Web. FileMaker products combine legendary ease of use with the power to grow from individuals to large workgroups. Millions of people in business, education, non-profit and government organizations around the world rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Too Hot!” for the heads up.]


  1. Filemaker is history to me.
    I have been using FM Pro since version 5 all the way up to 8.5 advanced.
    I don’t have any need to buy the 9 version, and since 8.5 doesn’t work on leopard any more, all my data is lying around gathering virtual dust.
    I do not plan to spend any more time with it.

    And I can asure you that I am not the only one…

    enough is enough

  2. “I don’t have any need to buy the 9 version, and since 8.5 doesn’t work on leopard any more, all my data is lying around gathering virtual dust.” — just a Guy

    You do realize that you outlined a very compelling reason to upgrade to FileMaker Pro 9, do you not? If your data is so important to you, you would either upgrade or migrate to a new platform.

    There are very good reasons to use FileMaker and there are very good reasont to NOT user FileMaker. You haven’t provided any reasons for either side.

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