How to Study for FileMaker Certification
Are you a FileMaker developer? Are you planning to take the FileMaker 13 Certification Exam?
The FileMaker 13 Certification consists of 63 multiple-choice questions on the development of business solutions. It covers the following topics: product technical specifications, defining database schema, building layouts, working with calculations, writing scripts, securing FileMaker systems, deploying database solutions via server, data integration, publishing FileMaker data on the web, development tools and processes, and FileMaker Go. During the 2-hour test, examinees can mark the questions they are unsure about, and come back whenever. The result is “like a box of chocolates”; it is full of surprises because FileMaker Inc. does not specify the cut score (the lowest raw score an examinee needs to obtain in order to pass the exam). Although, after examinees receive their score reports with each section’s percentage correct, they cannot know which questions they answered incorrectly.
The exam question can range from specific to general. The best way to prepare for the designation is studying with the self-paced Basic and Advanced Training Series from the FileMaker website. Here are three reasons why.
First, the training series includes a thorough explanation on the full functionality of the FileMaker platform in a well-organized manner. Second, each chapter has multiple activities, in which you can apply the functionalities you just learned in the FileMaker software. For instance, reading the descriptions of scripts and functions are important, they will become essential tools once you actually use them in FileMaker. Second, each chapter has multiple activities, in which you can apply the functionalities you just learned in the FileMaker software. For instance, reading the descriptions of scripts and functions is important, but they will become your tools once you actually use them in FileMaker. Thus, the training series come with example solutions, in which users can practice by making changes. The activities make the learning process active, entertaining, and engaging. Third, each chapter also includes a long list of questions that review the topics and help you find important details you might have overlooked. The training series are ideal for general questions. Since some questions are very specific, making flashcards can be very helpful.
If you are a FileMaker developer, you may consider attending the Annual FileMaker Developer Conference, which is held in San Antonio, Texas this year. This offers a great opportunity to learn to create different FileMaker solutions, stay up-to-date on the FileMaker business in different regions such as Latin America, and network with other developers.