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FileMaker 12 Platform Certification Testing Now Available

Helps developers advance their FileMaker skills and professional potential

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 10, 2012 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of certification for the FileMaker 12 platform, a key qualification for developing professional FileMaker solutions for desktop, iOS and the web. FileMaker 12 Certification is the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc.

“Being a certified developer demonstrates to clients, peers and management that you’ve achieved the knowledge, experience and skills required to develop custom FileMaker solutions, including those used on iOS devices,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. “Whether you’re an independent consultant or are the in-house developer for your company, FileMaker 12 Certification allows you to expand your skill set and become a more well-rounded developer and stay up-to-date on the latest FileMaker technologies.”

With FileMaker 12 Certification, developers can boost their industry-wide business and career potential by being recognized as a FileMaker 12 Certified Developer, who has the essential knowledge necessary to develop and deploy custom multi-device mobile business or organizational solutions using the FileMaker 12 platform. In addition to receiving a FileMaker 12 Certified Developer certificate, those who pass the test may use the FileMaker Certified Developer logo on business cards, websites and marketing collateral.

FileMaker 12 Certification preparation

Although there are no prerequisites for the FileMaker 12 certification exam, FileMaker recommends that test candidates explore the FileMaker Training Series the most comprehensive self-paced training for the FileMaker 12 platform, including creating solutions for iOS devices. The FileMaker Training Series includes an 800-page manual and a DVD with demo files, exercises and videos to help guide developers through the learning process. The training focuses on intermediate and advanced content, but any level of FileMaker developers can use the training material to help improve their skills. Previously priced at US$99, the FileMaker Training Series is now available for just US$39.99 for the printed manual and DVD. An electronic download version is available for US$19.99.

In addition to the FileMaker Training Series, FileMaker offers a variety of educational resources, including its FileMaker Developer Conference 2012, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate database developers, trainers and users, July 16-19, 2012 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida.

What developers say about FileMaker Certification

“Certification not only promoted me, it promoted the recognition and influence of my entire department to other departments.”

Eric Matthews,
San Jose State University
Systems Analyst

“Studying for, and taking, the exam has provided me with additional skills I might not otherwise have gained. I think it makes me a better developer.”

Jim Doran, NAPD
In-house developer

“FileMaker Certification identifies me as a competent professional. It provides my prospective clients confidence in my proposal.”

Jeffrey London,
London Net Studio
Independent developer

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share important information. The compan’s products are the FileMaker line - versatile business software for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web - and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

Customer contact:
800-325-2747
http://www.filemaker.com

Media contact:
Kevin Mallon
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share essential information. The company's products are the FileMaker line - versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and the web - and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

Customer contact:

800-325-2747
http://www.filemaker.com

Media contact:

Kevin Mallon
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com

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