The English version of the FileMaker 13 Certification exam, “Developer Essentials for FileMaker 13,” is available now at Prometric testing sites worldwide.
FileMaker 13 Certified Developers are certified to possess the knowledge and skills for developing and deploying custom mobile business or organizational solutions using the FileMaker 13 Platform. Certification can help developers forge entirely new careers, expand existing careers, and launch new consulting businesses.
Those who pass the exam receive a FileMaker 13 Certified Developer certificate and may display the FileMaker Certified Developer logo on their business cards, websites and marketing collateral.
“Certification is now more important than ever,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc. “The FileMaker Platform is expanding, and platform-based business continues to grow. Hiring organizations see certification as a clear differentiator and we have seen strong demand for the services of FileMaker certified developers both as in-house developers and as consultants.”
FileMaker 13 Certification preparation
Although there are no prerequisites for the FileMaker 13 Certification exam, FileMaker recommends that test candidates explore the FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 13 self-paced training. Developers learn how to build custom solutions using the full capabilities of the FileMaker 13 Platform working with the Training Series. The series covers a comprehensive set of topics and includes a detailed, step-by-step manual plus demo files, exercises and videos. Product documentation and technical briefs are other good resources for exam preparation, and practical experience is a must.
In addition to the FileMaker Training Series: Advanced, FileMaker offers a variety of educational resources, including its FileMaker Developer Conference 2014, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate custom business solution developers, trainers and users. DevCon 2014 will be held July 28-31, 2014 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
What developers say about FileMaker Certification
- “Certifying our FileMaker developers has helped confirm our value to new customers. Certification is now a requirement for new hires and interns.”
“Certification provides a definite advantage to job candidates at Soliant. It’s not a trivial certification to earn, so it demonstrates to me that someone has achieved mastery of the skills that are essential for creating complex FileMaker solutions.”
“Certification validates and verifies foundational FileMaker knowledge for our developers, PCI management and PCI clients. Studying for certification allows the typical developer exposure to a broader set of knowledge than they would otherwise realize without it.”
“As a developer, certification gives me reason to explore every facet of the platform to the degree that I feel is required of a true FileMaker professional, regardless of my natural exposure to features and functions in the product through development projects for clients. For this same reason, I use certification as a requirement when making hiring decisions for my organization.”
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers innovative software to easily create custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world’s largest organizations, use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their business processes, manage information, and boost overall productivity.
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