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IT Solutions offers a three-day FileMaker Training Series for intermediate FileMaker developers who are ready to take their solutions to the next level. Students should already have some exposure to FileMaker, but extensive development experience is not required.
We have chosen a number of great lessons from the official FileMaker Inc. training curriculum. Each lesson explores a variety of topics designed by our Trainers just for this course!
At the end of the training you will have the knowledge, tools and skillset to add advanced features to an existing solution as well as a deeper understanding of how to think “like a developer” in order to increase the return on your software investment.
This hands-on training is the only live class in the area taught by FileMaker Trainers with 20+ years of industry expertise.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Begin your journey of building solid business solutions by learning the steps of planning, creating and deploying successful solutions on the FileMaker Platform. This section gives you an introduction to the foundation and design phase when starting a new project and the key principles to consider for any project such as user experience, building for different devices, and performance.
Gain practical skills required to define FileMaker Pro data tables and fields. Learn how to construct different types of data relationships, ensure data integrity, and implement multiple-table solutions. Cover important topics such as data types and options for auto-entry, validation, field storage and indexing. Plus, learn how to manage images and other objects in container fields.
Learn how to work efficiently and effectively with layouts, an essential skill for any developer. For solutions accessed by mobile, desktop, and web users, layouts can be tailored to take full advantage of the specific environment, providing for a great user experience. The lessons in this module explore different types of layout objects and the tools and methods for controlling them.
Learn how functions work in the calculation engine and how to apply them in various contexts. Study how custom functions are built and how to use them in database solutions. Lessons also include the set of functions that are especially useful when developing for the mobile user. And discover new functionality in FileMaker Pro for accessing metadata stored with container field data.
Explore the power of the scripting in FileMaker Pro, which allows you to create scripted routines that can then be triggered in a variety of ways. Learn about a number of scripting tools that make it easier to write and troubleshoot scripts, as well as best practices for writing scripts, and scripting for the mobile user. Learn how to build navigation and window controls, create custom menus, and study logical branching and looping routines.
Practice creating reports in FileMaker Pro using a variety of techniques. Explore basic and advanced sub-summary reports and learn how to build a cross-tab report (with data-driven columns). And see how the ExecuteSQL function can be extremely useful for creating reports and charts with its ability to quickly find, sort and even aggregate data.
Become familiar with the security controls in FileMaker Pro and their relevance to FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect, and Custom Web Publishing. Study the account-based security features of FileMaker Pro, 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. Learn how to encrypt FileMaker files and network communication and why doing this is important.
Many of the new features are in performance, security awareness or developer workflow. We will work together to explore these features and teach you how a few subtle changes can make your development easier and faster. We will explore the new scripting workspace, how to make your end users more aware of the security status of their solutions and ways to identify bottlenecks in performance with advancements in FileMaker Server 15.
IT Solutions is located in the Fort Washington business park at the corner of Commerce Dr. and New Jersey Dr. We're accessible from Center City Philadelphia via the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 339 - Fort Washington) or from the suburbs via Route 309 (Fort Washington exit). For driving directions: click here.
If you are arriving to Philadelphia by air, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is 30 miles south/east. Tropiano Transportation provides shuttle service to/from the airport to Hilton Garden Inn / Fort Washington Hotel & Conference Center at a charge of $23.00 each way. Taxi service is available which will cost approximately $60.00 each way.
All attendees are required to bring their own Mac or PC laptop to the training. An image with the necessary training files will be installed by the ITS training staff at the start of the session.
Full payment must be received within 10 business days of registration to reserve a class seat. If payment is not received within 10 business days, the registration may be canceled. Registrants may cancel up to 5 business days in advance of their scheduled session. Registrants who cancel up to 5 business days prior to a pre-registered class will receive either:
No refunds will be accepted with less than 5 business days notice. If cancellation occurs at any time by IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., registrants may request either a credit toward another session or a full refund for the course. For more information, call us at (215) 886-9338 or email email@example.com.
FileMaker, Inc. is not offering the training course and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to the training offered. The FBA Trainer title designates that the trainer has successfully completed FileMakerís requirements that reflect the skills required to deliver FileMaker training courses. The services provided to Company are not provided by or sponsored by FileMaker.
FM Academy is a consortium of leading FileMaker development companies in the United States. All FM Academy members are Platinum-level members of the FileMaker Business Alliance, and our purpose is to further educate FileMaker users and developers to encourage best practices and foster further adoption of the software.
The Philly FileMaker User Group (PFUG) is a group of local FileMaker developers and users that meets monthly in Fort Washington PA (with occasional excursions elsewhere) to share FM development best practices, listen to expert speakers, and network in a collegial, informal setting.