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FileMaker 8 Certification Training Resources and Testing Now Available for Professional Database Developers


Santa Clara, CA. – January 25 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of training and certification testing for the widely acclaimed FileMaker 8 product line.

The certification testing program for professional database developers (details at, is available now in 8 languages including English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, and Japanese and offered through 3,000 Prometric ( worldwide locations.

Developers who successfully pass the certification exam will be officially designated as a “FileMaker 8 Certified Developer.”

“With over one million units of FileMaker Pro 8 products shipped worldwide, FileMaker developers now have a very strong opportunity and the FileMaker Certification Program is one of the best ways for developers to become a world-class resource to their customers, colleagues, and company,” said FileMaker president Dominique Goupil.

Comprehensive FileMaker 8 Certification Training Available Now
Although there are no pre-requisites required for the Developer Essentials for FileMaker 8 Certification exam, FileMaker recommends that test candidates take the FileMaker Professional Training Foundation Series III, the most comprehensive training for FileMaker 8. Leader-led courses are available through FileMaker authorized trainers (see U.S. listings at

The FileMaker Professional Training Foundation Series III book and CD are available for $99 at ( and includes 13 comprehensive training modules, demo files, exercises, tech briefs and more.

In addition to FileMaker Professional Training, FileMaker offers a variety of educational resources, including its upcoming FileMaker Developer Conference, August 13-17, 2006, J.W. Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Florida ( The conference offers a number of sessions designed to help prepare a candidate for certification testing. Beyond product manuals, the company also provides updated technical briefs at, and the TechInfo Knowledge Base at

What FileMaker developers are saying about the FileMaker Certification Program
“We benefit from increased opportunities as prospective clients are looking for companies who can clearly demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency,” says Barney Lawn, president & chief executive officer, CoreSolutions Development Inc. (
“Having six certified developers on staff also sends a message of commitment and reassurance to FileMaker customers which in turn results in increased business for our company.”

“Knowing all the intricacies of a powerful software application like FileMaker Pro 8 is key to the success of our business and the business success of our customers,” remarks Christopher R. Lowe, chief executive officer and founder, Excelisys, Inc. ( “The FileMaker Pro 8 Certification Program reassures us that our lead programmers know what they need to know, in order to make best use of FileMaker Pro for our customers.”

“By meeting the challenge to become certified in FileMaker, I greatly expanded my knowledge base about FileMaker, even though I had already been using it for over 15 years,” says Allen Imbarrato, president, Ki Systems, Inc. ( “ FileMaker Certification has resulted in being able to offer even more services to my clients.”

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes a range of scalable servers, mobile database products, low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.

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