Two FileMaker Classes in San Jose, California

Chino Hills, Calif., April 9th, 2009 -- Well known FileMaker authors John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell are teaching the new FileMaker Training Series (FTS) and the Philosophy of Scripting for FileMaker Pro 10 in San Jose, California.

FileMaker Training Series Dates:

  • June 1st through June 5th, 2009

Philosophy of Scripting Dates:

  • June 8th through June 12th, 2009

FileMaker Training Series Description:

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. This new series incorporates the many new features of the FileMaker 10 product line throughout the modules but stresses good programming skills for FileMaker 7, 8, 8.5 and 9.

  • Planning a FileMaker 10 Solution
  • Developer Skills
  • Advanced Developer Skills
  • FileMaker Server
  • Security

"We have expanded upon the curriculum to include additional examples, points and concepts from our own experiences as trainers and developers", says John Mark Osborne. "We feel the additional material will assist students in grasping the material. In addition, Steven Blackwell will focus on FileMaker Server and Security like never before".

Take the first 3 days or the last 2 days of the FileMaker Training Series. Take all 5 days and save $500.00.

Philosophy of Scripting Description:

The Philosophy of Scripting covers intermediate and advanced scripting and calculations over a five day period. Developed from the wildly popular Scriptology book and CD ROM, these courses are aimed at in-house and commercial developers who want to develop professional solutions as well as pass the certification examination.

"These classes take advantage of the Philosophy of FileMaker design approach", says John Mark Osborne. "The Philosophy of FileMaker teaches you how to think in FileMaker Pro rather than regurgitate techniques. This enables each developer to solve his own unique problems".

Here is what a few students have to say about the Philosophy of Scripting hands-on training courses:

"I'm sure you've heard it MANY times before but... an outstanding course. Your humor and wit are only matched by your knowledge." - Steve Monroe

"I don't recall a single question that could not be answered by one of you off the top of your head. I would highly recommend any class you offered." - Bruce Littrell

Take the first 3 days or the last 2 days of the Philosophy of Scripting class. Take all 5 days and save $250.00.

Teacher Biographies:

John Mark Osborne has been working with FileMaker Pro for the last 20 years and has become one of the leading industry experts. John Mark is co-author of the wildly popular Scriptology book and CD ROM which has become the standard for FileMaker Pro developers. Recently, he received a prestigious award from FileMaker, Inc. for developing outstanding technical resources for his popular FileMaker Pro web site, Database Pros. John Mark is also a regular speaker and trainer at MacWorld Expos and the FileMaker Developer Conference. Database Pros works closely with FileMaker, Inc. as one of 25 Platinum level FBA (FileMaker Business Alliance) members and 1 of 12 trainers authorized to teach the Professional Training Series from FileMaker, Inc. John Mark is a certified FileMaker 7, 8 and 9 developer having passed both certification exams.

Steven Blackwell is president and founder of Management Counseling Services. Steven has written a multitude of articles for FileMaker Advisor Magazine, white papers for FileMaker, Inc., a video on FileMaker security and the only book on FileMaker security ever written. Steven is a FileMaker 7, 8 and 9 certified developer and one of 25 platinum level FBA (FileMaker Business Alliance) members. With 20 years experience in the FileMaker market, he is a legendary developer known by all.

To find out more information or register for a class, visit the Database Pros web site:

or, call: 909-393-4664

or, email:

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 vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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