FileMaker 9 Certification Now Available


Become a certified FileMaker Pro 9 expert and generate new business opportunities

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 12 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of certification testing for the award-winning FileMaker 9 product line (go to filemaker.com/9cert_pr for test details).

FileMaker 9 Certification helps developers gain recognition as a database industry expert. In addition to receiving a FileMaker 9 Certified Developer certificate, those who pass the test may use the FileMaker Certified Developer logo on business cards and marketing collateral. Members of the FileMaker Business Alliance who receive certification are listed as certified developers on the FileMaker website.

"The FileMaker 9 family offers many new features that make development times shorter and enable developers to add more value to their FileMaker solutions," FileMaker president Dominique Goupil said. "Becoming certified enables developers to deploy more advanced solutions based on the unique capabilities of FileMaker 9 and also helps them transform their skills into competitive and career advantages."

Get on the road to certification with the FileMaker Training Series

Although there are no prerequisites for the Developer Essentials for FileMaker 9 certification exam, FileMaker recommends that test candidates take the FileMaker Training Series, the most comprehensive self-paced training for FileMaker 9. The FileMaker Training Series with full-color manual and CD is available for $99 at store.filemaker.com/product/viewfamily/family/FMPT. The series includes 12 in-depth training modules, demo files, exercises and videos. Trainer-led courses are available through FileMaker authorized trainers (see U.S. listings at http://www.filemaker.com/support/training/authorized_trainers.html).

In addition to the FileMaker Training Series, FileMaker offers a variety of educational resources, including its upcoming FileMaker Developer Conference, July 13 to 16, 2008, at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. (http://www.filemaker.com/devcon/). The conference offers a number of sessions designed to help prepare candidates for certification testing. The FileMaker Technical Network offers access to technical briefs and resources only available to members. Membership is $99 per year www.filemaker.com/technet. Developers can also use the FileMaker Knowledge Base at http://www.filemaker.com/kb.

FileMaker Pro 9 certification testing is available in English and Japanese only (Japanese certification testing available in March 2008).

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

Source: FileMaker, Inc.

CONTACT: Kevin Mallon of FileMaker, Inc., +1-408-987-7227, kevin_mallon@filemaker.com

Customer contact (for publication):
(800) 325-2747
http://www.filemaker.com/

Web site: http://www.filemaker.com/

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