Our FileMaker Training Courses

As a Claris Platinum Partner and Claris Partner-Trainer, Direct Impact Solutions offers a comprehensive training program to help you master the Claris FileMaker platform.


Our Certified FileMaker® Trainers have the experience and skills to deliver quality training courses. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to take a training session from a FileMaker expert.



Choose your predefined learning path

User’s Level FileMaker Training

FileMaker for Users

Participants

This course is designed for users who want to improve their knowledge of FileMaker for data entry and searches. This course does not cover database design or programming.

Description

Participants will learn how to search a FileMaker database efficiently and how to manipulate records in fields and tables in an optimal way.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, participants should be familiar with basic operations such as opening the FileMaker Pro application, opening a file (.fmp12) and navigating records and fields.

Course Outline

Download the Complete User’s Level Curriculum (PDF)



FileMaker for Beginner Developers

Participants

This course is designed for participants who already know the Claris FileMaker software from a user’s point of view for data entry and searches but have not yet explored programming.

Description

With our training session for beginners, you will learn how it’s possible to create a Claris FileMaker solution in just a few hours. Learn how to turn your Excel spreadsheets into Claris FileMaker applications that are networked and accessible on your mobile devices. You will learn to establish a relationship between two tables, how to design modern layouts that enhance the user experience.

Prerequisites

Participants who attend this training session must know how to:

  • Create, delete and modify tables and records
  • Create, delete and modify find requests
  • Create, delete and modify layouts

Course Outline

Download the Complete Beginner’s Level Curriculum (PDF)


FileMaker for Intermediate Developers

Participants

This course is for participants who are already familiar with Claris FileMaker’s basic programming tools, but wish to explore the platform’s capabilities.

Description

With our intermediate level training session, you will learn how to organize tables and links in an optimal way and how to automate the users’ tasks by means of scripts. Also, learn how to use calculations, variables, and script settings to develop an ergonomic and elegant user interface.

Prerequisites

Participants who attend this training session must know how to:

  • Import and export data
  • Create and manage layouts
  • Add and move objects in layout
  • Configure single action buttons
  • Create a link between two tables

Course Outline

Download the Complete Intermediate’s Level Curriculum (PDF)



Advanced FileMaker Training

FileMaker for Advanced Developers

Participants

This course is intended for participants who are already comfortable with programming with FileMaker software, but who wish to reach a more advanced level.

Description

Participants will learn advanced techniques for data modeling, handling multiple script parameters, and using custom functions. They will also learn how to use advanced calculations and script triggers to enhance the user experience.

Prerequisites

Participants who enroll in the advanced class should know how to:

  • Establish and configure relationships between multiple tables
  • Design and use calculation formulas
  • Build scripts to automate routines
  • Use layout objects and object formatting to enhance the user experience
  • Create and configure account and privileges

Course Outline

Download the Complete Advanced Level Curriculum (PDF)





Do you wish for another date?

If the proposed dates are not to your convenience, you may register on our waiting list and you will have priority as soon as our next training session dates are available.


About our predefined learning paths


Number of participants

A minimum of six (6) participants are required to confirm a class. The class must be confirmed no later than 10 working days prior to the scheduled date. In the event that the minimum required participation rate is not reached, the class will be canceled and registration postponed to a later date.

Course Schedule

In general, the training sessions take place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Eastern Time (ET) - 10:00am to 1:00pm Pacific Time (PT), except in certain cases.

Virtual Classrooms

All of our training sessions are offered remotely in a virtual classroom. We offer a complete training environment with a copy of Claris FileMaker Pro software for all participants and a FileMaker Server. We provide each participant with a Windows “Remote Desktop” connection configured to connect to the work environment and access the training material.


Private Coaching

The predefined learning paths are not right for you? Enjoy private coaching sessions tailored to your needs.

Individual Coaching Sessions

Participants

Individual coaching sessions are for intermediate or advanced participants who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Claris FileMaker platform. Coaching can be used at any stage of the development of a custom application, be it data modeling, user interfaces (UX/UI), programming, security or deployment.

Description

During the coaching sessions, participants can bring their Claris FileMaker app and find possible solutions to various problems with the help of an expert. The assigned coach will be able to share tips and tricks that will allow the participant to accelerate his learning of the platform or to facilitate the resolution of specific problems.

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite to participate in a coaching session. However, we recommend that participants master all of the concepts covered in our intermediate level class.

Terms and Conditions

Download the outline of our individual coaching sessions (PDF)



FileMaker Certification

Improve your chances of success towards FileMaker certification.

FileMaker Certification Learning Path

Participants

This program is intended for FileMaker developers who wish to take the official certification exam offered by Claris International Inc.

What’s included

Participants who register for the FileMaker Certification Learning Path program receive:

  • A 3-hour training session dedicated to the preparation for the certification exam (in a small group of 3 participants max.)
  • A 3-hour time bank for individual coaching with one of our FileMaker-certified trainers
  • A not-for-resale (NFR) educational copy of the latest version of FileMaker Pro
  • Exclusive access to Direct Impact Solutions' certification exam preparation materials
  • A promotional code for 50% off our FileMaker training classes

Prerequisites

This program assumes a certain level of knowledge and interest in Claris certification. This program may not be beneficial to beginners or intermediate developers of Claris FileMaker Pro. Based on these prerequisites, Direct Impact reserves the right to refuse an applicant’s entry.

Terms and Conditions

Download the outline for the FileMaker Certification Learning Path (PDF)


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