FileMaker 13 Certification "Bootcamp" in Chicago and Los Angeles

Discussion created by crisippolite on Aug 20, 2014

FIleMaker 13 certification is now available. You must set aside time to prepare for the test in order to pass. One of the best ways to do so is through a 3-Day intensive "bootcamp" style training class taught by trainer: Cris Ippolite.


A concentrated, 3-day course that will go through the FTS 13 training materials with emphasis on advanced topics and resources required for passing the certification test in an expanded session  designed for intermediate to expert users ONLY.  Cris Ippolite from iSolutions, has created a specialized curriculum that will cover the following areas:

- How to Schedule The Test

- Test Format

- What To Expect When taking the Test

- Preparation Resources Reviewed (a complete review of selected Tech Briefs, Help Documentation and White Papers required for passing the test)

- FileMaker 13 New Features To Know About

- FileMaker Go  - Relationships, Context and Table Occurrences

- Charting  - Scripting and Script Triggers

- ODBC and ESS (and Execute SQL)

- FileMaker Server and Server Hardware

- Layouts and Layout Themes

- FileMaker and the Web  ...and more.


The session will be fast -paced and will help introduce attendees to a comprehensive set of resources for getting ready for the test. The sessions will include "deep dive" discussions on various topics to help expose attendees to features and methods they may not have had to previously explore.  This is a special class for Chicago-area developers, the class is also being offered in California later in the fall and by request for developer groups in other areas of the country. (please contact Cris at isolutions-inc dot com for requests).


Training tells your co-workers, clients or boss that you are willing to invest in your own knowledge base and that you are the go-to person for all things FileMaker and that you are a serious and knowledgeable professional.


Tuesday September 16 to Thursday, September 18, 2014 (Los Angeles Dates coming Soon! Email training for details) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with an hour for lunch each day


Chicago Class SEP 2014: Erikson Institute 451 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois, 60654-4510  Note items in red below for PARKING and HOTEL discounted rates View on Google Maps Los Angeles Class NOV 2014: Learnet Academy 3251 West 6th Street, 2nd FloorLos Angeles, CA  View on Google Maps


Cris Ippolite  of iSolutions has been FBA Trainer since the program's inception. He is also a certified developer in all versions of the platform and has been a speaker at FileMaker DEVCON for 16 straight years. He was hand-picked by FIleMaker, Inc to manage their "Certification" and "Training" tracks at their annual FIleMaker DEVCON and still speaks on "Preparing For Certification" each year at the conference. Cris is also the FIleMaker trainer on with his training videos having been viewed by over 20,000 individuals worldwide.

How Much:

The cost for this 3-day seminar is only $600! Make your FREE reservation NOW! No fee for making a reservation and full payment ($600) will be needed a few weeks prior to the week of class.

Sign me up!

If you plan to attend this seminar simply use this EVENTBRITE link for making your reservation. Paid registrations will be done via email links to only those who are registered. So register now for free.



Registration Payments ($600) will be made through a secure web-link, submitted directly to Cris Ippolite via this website.


Chicago Travel Details:

By car

From Lake Shore Drive, northbound or southbound

  • Exit at Illinois/Grand Avenue.
  • Take Grand Avenue approximately 1 mile west to LaSalle Street
  • Turn left (south) on LaSalle. Erikson is one block south on the left, on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois.

From I-90/94 (Kennedy expressway), northbound or southbound

  • Exit at Ohio Street
  • Continue east on Ohio approximately one mile to LaSalle Street.
  • Turn right (south) on LaSalle. Erikson is one block south on the left, on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois.

From I-290 (Eisenhower expressway)

  • Take I-90/94 West exit toward Milwaukee.
  • Exit at Ohio Street.
  • Continue east on Ohio approximately one mile to LaSalle Street.
  • Turn right (south) on LaSalle. Erikson is one block south on the left, on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois.

By public transportation

Erikson is easily accessible via public transportation. The Chicago Transit Authority’s #65 Grand Avenue and #156 LaSalle bus routes serve our location. The #22, #29, and #36 buses and the Grand subway stop on the CTA Red Line train are within three blocks. For additional routing and fare information, visit the Chicago Transit Authority. Several Metra rail lines also serve the downtown Chicago area; visit the Regional Transportation Authority for information.

Chicago Class Parking

Discounted parking is available at three locations.

  • Greenway Self-Park, 60 W. Kinzie St., entrance on Kinzie. 2 blocks from Erikson. Rates: $18 if you park before 3 p.m. and $2 after 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday (no discount on Sunday). All rates are for up to 12 hours.
  • MartParc Orleans, 437 N. Orleans St., entrances on Orleans and Hubbard.3.5 blocks from Erikson. Rates: $14 if you enter before 3 p.m. (blue ticket) and $10 after 3 p.m. and on weekends (green ticket), for up to 12 hours.
  • MartParc Wells (only weekdays after 3 p.m.), 401 N. Wells St., entrances on Kinzie and Wells. 2.5 blocks from Erikson. Rates: $10 after 3 p.m. Discounted parking is available only after 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. No discount is available on weekends.

Note: To receive discounted rates, request validation from the security desk in the main lobby. Please make sure to note the garage where you parked to receive the correct validation.

Chicago Class Hotel Accommodations

The Triplex Downtown Chicago River North is located one block from Erikson, and includes Aloft Chicago City Center, Hyatt Place Chicago River North, andFairfield Inn & Suites Chicago River North. All three hotels offer discounted rates to Erikson students, faculty, staff, and friends. Rates are for standard king rooms. Individual reservations can be made by calling the Aloft at (312) 661-1000 or the Fairfield Inn & Suites at (312) 836-1700. Reservations for Hyatt Place can be made by calling (312) 755-1600, or online at Note: Enter your dates of travel and click “offers & gift certificates,” then enter 46149 under Corporate/Group Code.

Aloft, Fairfield InnHyatt Place$119 /  $109$219 / $209$119 / $109

These rates do not include tax (16.4%), and are subject to availability and black-out dates.  =============================

Los Angeles Travel Details:

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LOS ANGELES ARRIVAL When you arrive, you will park at the facility and then proceed  into the 3251 building and then to the 2nd floor (follow directions for Learnet Academy). Please check in at the receptionist desk on the 2nd floor and let them know you are there for the "iSolutions Training" and they will direct you to the appropriate room.


The training room is also on the 2nd floor. Please contact me with any questions! If you get lost or need help on arrival, you can reach the front desk at Tel: (213) 387-4242 (for directions) and tell them you are with the iSolutions Training. Please print out the parking instructions attached and make sure to give yourself extra time on Tuesday.


LOS ANGELES Lunch The facility is located near some lunch options. Please keep in mind that the training location is in the heart of KOREA TOWN...this makes your lunch fare options rather minimal. There is a Subway, Chipotle and a Sandwich within walking distance, you also are welcome to brown bag it. I will guide you to the various lunch option each day. Also the training room has a cafe with a microwave in case you wish to brown bag lunch.