Remote FileMaker Training Series Course in April 2013

Chino Hills, Calif., February 7th, 2013 -- Well known FileMaker authors John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell are authorized to teach the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker Pro remotely. Remote classes offer students the same benefits of a traditional classes like asking questions and in-class exercises but without the cost of travel and time away from work. All you need is an internet connection!

Remote classes offer the FileMaker Training Series at a 50% reduction in price because there is no training facility to rent or instructor travel expenses. Database Pros passes that savings on to you! Students also avoid personal travel expenses such as airfare, meals and hotel stay.

Course Details:

The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. It offers a series of 13 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 12 product line throughout the modules but stresses good programming skills for FileMaker 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10 and 11.

Database Pros offers the FTS modules grouped in 8 hour classes as follows:

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

The first 3 days of class emphasize development skills like relational design, scripting, calculations and reporting while the last 2 days cover deployment in the areas of security and FileMaker Server.

Class is held twice a week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM Eastern Standard Time for 10 straight weeks starting April 23rd, 2013. The remote course is taught via GoToMeeting.

The entire course covers 40 hours of training at a price of $999.00 or half the price of a traditional 5 day in-class course. Other options include just the first 3 segments ($750.00) or the last 2 segments ($500.00). Take all 40 hours and save $250.00!

More Information:

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

These courses are also offered privately. Just contact the phone number below for more information.

"We have included additional examples, points and concepts from our own experiences as trainers and developers to help students meet real-life challenges,” says John Mark Osborne. "In addition, stretching out the remote course to 10 weeks allows for homework and better retention of the material."

"We feel the additional material will assist students in grasping the core elements necessary to build and maintain reliably functioning FileMaker Pro databases. In addition, Steven Blackwell will focus on how FileMaker Server and FileMaker Security contribute to reliably functioning systems that avoid the adverse consequences of systems that fail," Osborne also noted.

About the Instructors:

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 40 Platinum level FBA (FileMaker Business Alliance) members and 1 of 16 trainers authorized to teach the Professional Training Series from FileMaker, Inc. John Mark is a certified FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 developer having passed all 5 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, 9, 10 and 11 certified developer and one of 40 platinum level FBA (FileMaker Business Alliance) members. With 20 years experience in the FileMaker market, he is a legendary developer known by all.

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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.

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