Category Appworks FM Training

Training Classes Offered in May

We have received interest in upcoming FileMaker trainings, and we are thrilled to announce the return of our FileMaker training classes! This upcoming May, we are offering a training series for intermediate to advanced FileMaker developers. These classes will be taught by Matt Navarre, expert developer and owner of AppWorks.

The courses will be offered in a four-part series, where classes can be bought individually, or in a package deal for a total savings of $200. Each 4-hour class will be from 1-5PM on Wednesday afternoons in May. Each individual class is $400, with the package deal including all four classes for $1400. These classes can be purchased online.

Class 1 will focus on data tables and relationships. Topics covered during this class include types of relationships, identifying relationships, working with complex relationships, using external data sources, and more.

Class 2 delves into FileMaker layouts, and will include instruction on linking layouts to specific table occurrences, using portals to display data, using the chart object and additional topics.

Class 3 is a scripting-focused class. Topics such as creating and editing scripts, script triggers, perform scripts on server, scripting Tools, script Debugger and more will be taught.

Class 4 is a class dedicated to server setups for both internal and web connections. Web publishing server settings, WebDirect server settings, encryption at rest and other server encryptions to watch out for, and server admin console settings will all be covered in-depth. Class descriptions detailed here are not complete – please read full class details in the store section of our website.

Please let us know if there are any additional topics you would like to see covered in a class, or if you are unsure of your abilities. We are more than happy to work with you and assist with placement in our training classes. We want to challenge you, but we want you to understand everything you learn. Ultimately we want these classes to give you the tools you need to develop successfully.

Please also email eleanor@app.works if you are interested in FileMaker training, but seeking a more basic class offering for beginner developers. We would love to host a class series for beginners and will begin the scheduling process if there is sufficient interest.


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