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Fast Track to ColdFusion Training Class

Fast Track to ColdFusion is a three-day course that provides experienced Web developers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to start building and maintaining dynamic and interactive web applications using ColdFusion. To gain the most from the class, you should already have a familiarity with web terminology, an understanding of web server characteristics, experience with the HTML tag set and syntax, and familiarity with the SQL command set, including SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.


Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Fri, Jan 01 2016 - Online

Fast Track to ColdFusion Training Class Course Topics

ColdFusion Class Overview

  • About the class
  • Class objectives
  • Class prerequisites
  • Class format

Introducing ColdFusion

  • Advantages of dynamic web pages
  • Using ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML)
  • ColdFusion components and features
  • Configuring ColdFusion environments
  • Creating local variables with <cfset>
  • Referencing variables
  • Displaying variable values using <cfoutput>

Publishing database content with ColdFusion

  • Understanding relational databases
  • Using database drivers to connect to data sources
  • Understanding the <cfquery> tag
  • ColdFusion Administrator debugging
  • Using <cfoutput> to display database data
  • Additional information returned with queries

Building forms with ColdFusion

  • Understanding HTML forms and form control
  • Self-Posting forms
  • Form submission with <cfif> and IsDefined()
  • The <cfparam> tag
  • Converting to Cold

Building search interfaces with ColdFusion

  • Using form data in dynamic queries
  • Preserving form data
  • Creating dynamic SQL
  • Using multiple search criteria
  • Creating a dynamic SQL statement
  • Using text searches & list searches

Building a drill-down interface with ColdFusion

  • Using Dynamic URL parameters
  • Creating a query string
  • Dynamic URL parameters
  • Creating a data drill-down
  • Data drill-down page

Inserting new data with ColdFusion

  • Building an insert form page
  • Using ColdFusion validation
  • Using client-side validation
  • Using server-side validation
  • Creating custom validation
  • Building insert action logic
  • Using <cfquery> with INSERT
  • Redirecting process flow with the <cflocation> tag

Updating data with ColdFusion

  • Building an update form page
  • Providing the primary key for update
  • Pre-filling HTML forms
  • Building update logic with  <cfquery>

Reusing templates with ColdFusion

  • Reusing code
  • Using custom tags
  • Using user-defined functions
  • Finding UDFs
  • ColdFusion components
  • Finding CFCs

Securing an application with ColdFusion

  • Using the ColdFusion login wizard
  • Understanding the login pages
  • Customizing the login
  • Using the application framework
  • Using application events
  • Using application variables
  • Using session variable


We recommend that you have the ColdFusion software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it at from the Adobe web site.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors that have created many of the official training guides and books for Adobe Systems. This custom Fast Track to ColdFusion training class is available at any of our training facilities in New York, Boston (Woburn), Chicago, Philadelphia (Conshohocken), Orlando, or at your location.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

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