Private Training

In addition to teaching public classes, Cris offers private onsite training.

Cris is available to travel to your facility to present the FileMaker Training Series to your in-house developers and users. This option is ideal for smaller groups who don’t want to incur travel and lodging expenses from the public training classes offered.

Private training offers several advantages:

  • it allows you to pick and choose which modules in the FileMaker Training Series you want to cover,
  • you can dedicate more time to individual modules then in the public classes,
  • you can bring in your own files and they can be used instead of the exercise files that are provided in public trainings. This allows you to get a more hands-on experience.

What you get is CONSULTATIVE training, where you not only learn the concepts, but learn them using your actual files. Plus, once training is over, some of the work is already done for you!

Private training requires a location for the training to be held.

Private training costs: $2,000 per day plus $20 per person (if needed) for materials. Travel expenses are negotiable.

Contact us for more details.

If you are looking for Private Training, you may also submit our Training Request Form.


My guys are still fired up from your visit. They’ve been cranking out solutions like crazy! You’re like catnip for nerds… (present nerd included)…”
Charles Lee (CEO), Lee Medical, Inc.

“A year after attending the week long FileMaker Pro series training, we had a solution that was working pretty well. We had, however, run into a few roadblocks, and problems that we couldn’t quite solve. We contacted Cris and he came to our site and did some training for us working on our database. The training was so worth the time and money. The opportunity to work on our database with the actual problems that we were facing was so much more beneficial then if we had worked on a training database. We walked away from the training feeling much more knowledgeable about FileMaker Pro and feeling very confident to go on to the next steps to make our databases effective.

We would recommend this type of training to anyone that is using FileMaker Pro to develop real time, web-based databases. Cris is an excellent and knowledgeable instructor. He made this training fun and interesting. We will be contacting him again for his guidance and expertise.”
– Patty and Ralph, U.S. Geological Survey

” As a pretty basic level user of computers and databases, I was a bit skeptical when I found out the FileMaker class I would be attending was to last five days. I was sure that had to be overkill. Boy was I wrong! I had underestimated what a useful tool FileMaker is. Also, the delivery of the information was great. Cris keeps the class involved with exercises, questions and just the right amount of humor. I use a FileMaker database to store and retrieve information about aircraft and work in an environment that requires me to have that information quickly. FileMaker sure fits that bill. Thanks again, Cris for a great class.
– Greg Daugherty, Aircraft Maintenance Controller, United Airlines

“I really enjoyed participating in your class. It was extremely beneficial. You are an excellent instructor. FileMaker Pro 10 is an amazing database software program. It is the answer to our needs. I know that we will be able to create exactly what we are looking for. Thanks again!”
Sandy Miller, Goldring, Hertz & Lichtenstein, LLP

“Hello. I just wanted you to know that we have Cris Ippolite at our site for on-site basic & technical training for FileMaker in Oct 2007. While we gave him a very difficult training scenario – large number of students, students w/o DB experience, etc – Cris did a fine job for us and we are looking forward to working with him again in the future – for either app development and/or additional training.
– Edward Feater –

“In December I attendedĀ  Cris’ classes “Mastering the Essentials of FileMaker 9.” Wow! I bought my first FileMaker license over 2 years ago. I am not a full-time professional developer. I’m the founder and CEO of my own 11 person consulting company. Because of the class and Cris’ teaching style, the text book and the sample files and solutions provided — I’m further along in finishing my solution in just a few weeks than I was during 2 years of floundering around in the wilderness. I may not be ready for DevCon yet, but I’m now ready to develop the solution my company needs.

Thanks, Cris.
Christopher W. Tipper, President, Palatine Office – Hunter

We’re delighted to hear about your success in working with FileMaker Pro and Cris Ippolite. You are most certainly working with one of the most distinguished FileMaker developers in the world.”
Kevin Mallon – FileMaker, Inc

“Cris, thanks again for a great week of classes. I had a pretty good time, got out of the office, and learned a few tricks along the way. Most importantly, I think a number of people in our work group have a much more positive feeling about FM and how they can improve their skills. I myself was inspired to come back and clean up this custom calc that I had played with over the past year or so.”
– William E Keene, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist of Acute & Communicable Disease Prevention, Oregon Public Health Services

“Anyone could stand in front of a group and simply read the course lessons to us. But Cris did a great job of going off the material whenever he found it more beneficial for the group to tackle one of our real life issues/challenges.”
Kevin Kleinhenz, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences