How FileMaker Certification Can Help Developers In Their Career

Posted by Gauri Satpute on November 9th, 2020

The certification will demonstrate to clients, peers and management that you have achieved skills, experience and knowledge in developing on the FileMaker platform. The certification exam assesses the eight FileMaker Platform knowledge domains. Question are presented randomly during the exam. Students should read the FileMakerPro Advanced Help topics and other preparation resources.

Filemaker Certification allows a developer or consultant to:

  • Receive a listing on the Filemaker website.
  • Become a more well-rounded developer by expanding his skill set.
  • Use the certification logo on his business card or website.
  • Become up-to-date with the latest technologies of FileMaker.
  • Add credibility to his company
  • Gain an edge over other developers.
  • Increase his earning potential and further his career.

FileMaker Certification Exam Details

  • The exam is computer-based and offered in Pearson VUE testing locations worldwide.
  • You have 10 minutes to complete the tutorial and non-disclosure agreement.
  • You have 110 minutes to complete the 60 technical questions.
  • There is a random pool of multiple-choice questions. For some questions there can be more than one answer.
  • In countries where English is not an official language, candidates taking the test will get an extra 30 minutes.

How to Study

You have to learn in detail certain areas of FileMaker for basic functionality and technical specifications. Other than this, you have to also learn about the following:

  • Custom web publishing.
  • FileMaker Server.
  • Deploying Custom Apps.
  • ODBC/JDBC.
  • Webdirect

To qualify for the certification, you have to be experienced in the following:

  • Scripting.
  • Relationships.
  • Calculations
  • Manage Database or Schema
  • Custom Functions
  • Security
  • FileMaker Go
  • Layout Mode

Normally candidates who have 5+ years of experience in full-time development, qualify.

FileMaker and SQL

Each FileMaker version adds new features like script triggers in version 10, charting in 11, so developers gain more and more knowledge. Suppose you have dozens of tables, hundreds of scripts, and around 40-50 layouts in your in-house database. You should use FileMaker because it is fast to code and is also secure. By doing the FileMaker course, you will learn about relational database design which will help you with all SQL databases you might choose to work in the future. You will also be able to execute SQL commands with FileMaker-this will provide you with further introduction to SQL databases.

Further, you can learn to link to SQL databases within FileMaker using the ESS (External SQL Sources) feature.

FileMaker Inc., the parent company, has a good track record and a strong developer community. After the certification, a developer can work for any of the big FileMaker development firms, or can even ask for a raise in his own company. So, doing the certification, definitely has its advantages.

Gauri Satpute has been a successful FileMaker developer who is closely associated with an international I.T. concern in Noida. In this article he describes the benefit of doing the FileMaker Certification program.

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