FileMaker releases "FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14" Self-paced training materials get beginners started for free, and helps advanced users unlock the full capabilities of the FileMaker Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 16, 2015 /CNW/ -- FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14, in-depth training materials that help anyone create FileMaker solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. The free FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 14 is targeted at beginners, while the low-cost FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 14 offer intermediate to advanced users instruction to build compelling customized business solutions using the newest version of FileMaker, including exercises and downloadable activity files.

FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 14 (FTS: Basics) focuses on the features and benefits of the FileMaker Platform with special attention to the newest version, FileMaker 14. Students will learn how to build a sample FileMaker solution from start to finish. FTS: Basics is available for free on the FileMaker web site (pdf format) and the iBooks Store. It is available in English now and will be available in the following languages on June 30, 2015: French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch.

The lessons are:

  1. FileMaker Platform Overview
  2. Using Starter Solutions
  3. Viewing and Working with Data
  4. Finding and Sorting Records
  5. User-Centered Design
  6. Importing Data
  7. Creating Fields and Tables
  8. Relationships
  9. Layouts
  10. Layout Design Tools
  11. Special Layout Objects
  12. Formatting Field Objects
  13. User Interface Best Practices
  14. Calculations
  15. Scripting
  16. Reporting
  17. Integration
  18. Security
  19. Deployment

The FileMaker Training Series: Advanced (FTS:Advanced) offers a series of nine training modules with activities, exercises, demos and videos covering a comprehensive set of topics designed to help customers master the essentials of FileMaker solution development. FTS: Advanced is targeted at intermediate to advanced developers, but anyone who creates solutions with the FileMaker Platform can increase their knowledge from these time-tested materials. This series is a key resource for becoming a FileMaker Certified Developer.

FTS: Advanced will be available to FileMaker Developer Subscribers (FDS) as part of their subscription ($99 USD subscription fee). It is also available for purchase for $19.99 USD on the FileMaker web store (pdf format) and from the iBooks Store both with downloadable activity files and videos. French, German and Japanese versions will be available on July 28, 2015. 

The modules are:

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Data
Module 3: Interface
Module 4: Solutions Logic: Calculations
Module 5: Solutions Logic: Scripting
Module 6: Reporting
Module 7: Security
Module 8: Deployment
Module 9: Integration

Additional Resources

Learn why the FileMaker Platform is the fast, cost-effective way to develop compelling custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.

  • Join FileMaker's free FileMaker Community, a free worldwide service for developers and users with more than 50,000 members, including discussions, tools and other resources for FileMaker 14.
  • View solution videos and stories to learn how a wide range of industries and organizations are using FileMaker software.
  • Visit the Made for FileMaker site, with hundreds of commercial products built for the FileMaker Platform including vertical products, solution frameworks, plug-ins, developer tools, scanners, books, and videos.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, makes software that transforms businesses by enabling users to create and run custom solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Millions of people worldwide rely on the FileMaker Platform to share information, manage projects, track assets and more.

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