FileMaker Training Series

Master the essentials of the FileMaker Platform

Basic and Advanced Training

The FileMaker Training Series is official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.

This training is great for a range of people:

  • End-users who want to become more comfortable with using custom apps developed by others
  • Subject matter experts who want to develop custom apps for their team or business
  • Professional developers who want to become certified on the platform
FileMaker Training Series: Basics

Receive an overview of the FileMaker Platform, then explore a range of built-in tools and templates to make a custom app that’s right for you.

Discover the basics of working with layouts, creating interfaces for iPad and iPhone, and building reports on the fly. You’ll also get an introduction to calculations, scripting, and keeping your app secure.

Available in the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese.

FileMaker Training Series: Advanced

The FileMaker Training Series: Advanced covers a comprehensive set of topics — such as interface design, automation, and security — to help you master the essentials of developing custom apps using the FileMaker Platform. It includes demo files and exercises to guide you through these concepts.

Available in the following languages: English and Japanese.

FileMaker Training Series: Basics

This series focuses on the fundamental features and benefits of the FileMaker Platform. Learn how to build a sample custom app from start to finish.

Topics

1

Platform Components

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Platform Components

Learn how the products in the FileMaker Platform work together.

2

FileMaker Interface

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FileMaker Interface

Navigate through a custom app and discover different ways to view and edit data.

3

Starting with User Experience

3
Starting with User Experience

Follow the steps of a good design process and learn the basic principles for starting a project.

4

Creating fields and tables

4
Creating fields and tables

Create fields and tables — the building blocks of a relational system.

5

Importing Data

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Importing Data

Bring data from other sources (such as Excel files) into your custom app.

6

Establishing Relationships

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Establishing Relationships

Establish relationships from one table to another, giving users a whole new dimension for interacting with your data.

7

User Interface Design

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User Interface Design

Learn the importance of good user interface design and best practices when creating solutions for iOS devices.

8

Automation

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Automation

Explore calculations, functions, and operators — then use them in scripts, which provide automation within your apps.

9

Reporting

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Reporting

Aggregate your data and present a summary as a chart or text-based report.

10

Integration

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Integration

Share information with outside users and connect with other database systems for two-way exchange of data.

11

Security

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Security

Keep your data safe using built-in features such as accounts and privilege sets.

12

Deployment

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Deployment

Make your app available to multiple users and ensure that you have a good file maintenance and a backup strategy.

FileMaker Training Series: Advanced

This training series takes developers through the detailed steps of planning, creating, and deploying custom apps on the FileMaker Platform.

This training provides fundamental preparation for FileMaker Certification, the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc.

Topics

1

Key Concepts

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Key Concepts

Learn about important overall principles such as available platforms, performance, the user experience, and the design process.

2

Data

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Data

Learn the basics of data modeling, entities, and relationships.

3

Interface

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Interface

Explore layouts, layout objects, field controls, and advanced formatting.

4

Calculations

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Calculations

Learn calculation logic, order of operations, and a wide range of built-in functions.

5

Scripting

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Scripting

Automate your app using scripts and script triggers.

6

Reporting

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Reporting

Analyze and present your data through a variety of reports and charts.

7

Security

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Security

Secure your app using accounts, privilege sets, conditional record access, and encryption.

8

Deployment

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Deployment

Host your app using FileMaker Server, exploring options such as web deployment using FileMaker WebDirect, backups, and server-side automation.

9

Integration

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Integration

Connect to outside systems using ODBC data sources, external SQL data sources, and web service APIs.