When does the course start and end?
You can start right now! New videos are released each week for 8 weeks. This is to give you time and opportunity to work on the assignments and really practice before you start a new topic.
What’s the weekly time commitment for this course?
It depends on your goals, level of commitment, and how much time you have available. Each week consists of video lectures and homework. So, it’s a commitment of about 2-3 hours per week at minimum. But the more time you spend practicing these skills, the faster you‘ll progress.
Do I need experience with FileMaker before taking the course?
Yes, you should have at least some experience with database theory and FileMaker development. At a minimum, you should be familiar with creating tables, relationships, and calculations, and with how to use the layout tools. However, you don’t need to be a FileMaker expert to benefit from this course.
Can I try out the course before I buy?
Yes! You can watch a sample lesson for free. Sign up for the Free Preview. Inside, you can watch the introductory Week 0 video, where I explain what Workflow-Based Design is and why you might want to learn more about it. You can download the course syllabus, and you can see the complete course structure and individual lesson topics.
How is the course structured?
As soon as you enroll, you can watch the introductory video. The next day, your Week 1 video will be released. After that, a new series of lessons is released every seven days. There is homework after each lesson, which I encourage you to complete, as it will give you an opportunity to practice the skills.
How do I access the course?
Upon purchasing the course, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access for as long as you want, but at minimum one year. The course won't expire, but I make this 1-year disclaimer because I don’t like the term “lifetime access” that is common in the online course space and I want to make it a little clearer.
Is the course offered in other languages?
The course videos are in English. However, captions are available in English, French, and Italian. I speak all three languages reasonably well, so if you post in the community I’ll be able to answer you.
Will I be able to get feedback on my work?
Yes. You can post your homework or questions in the course community, where you can receive feedback and support from me and your fellow students (both past and present!). A few times a year, I’ll open enrollment for live feedback sessions (for an additional fee). In these sessions, you have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, share your work, and get personalized advice from me.
I don't have a Facebook account. Can I still access the community?
Yes! The exclusive, students-only community is not hosted on Facebook. You can use your course login credentials to seamlessly access the community.