ColdFusion Introduction

Hours: 32 / Access Length: 7 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $375.00

Course Overview:

ColdFusion is a powerful server-side scripting language that allows users to interact with databases to produce dynamic pages. ColdFusion is a tag-based language and very easy to learn to use but also a powerful programming environment. At the end of this class, students will be able to create pages that display a requested set of records from the database. Students will be able to create forms that allow users to add, edit or delete records from the database. Students will be able to create data-driven applications using application, client and session variables. A good understanding of web page creation is useful but not necessary for this class. Students will need access to ColdFusion Server.

ATTENTION: This course has a strict start and end date.  When a student enrolls into this course, they will need to work with one of our Training Assessment Managers (TAMs) to choose a start date before they can be enrolled in their course.

This course requires the following software in order for the student to follow along with the course lessons:

  • ColdFusion Server
  • Adobe Dreamweaver

The cost of the software is not included in the purchase of the course. Free trials of ColdFusion and Dreamweaver may be available from Adobe but may not last the duration of the course.

Course Outline:

  • Students will install and administer the ColdFusion Server.
  • Students will define a datasource for ColdFusion and write SQL statements to query a database
  • Students will write ColdFusion code that uses variables, arrays and lists and display the content of the variables. Students will write ColdFusion script to use variables , and statements.
  • Students will query a datasource to retrieve a set of records from the database and display them on a web page.
  • Students will create ColdFusion Components (CFC).
  • Students will define forms for collecting data from the user and validate the data that the user submits.
  • Students will collect information from a form and use it to update, add or delete records from a database.
  • Students will use the application.cfm file to set options for how ColdFusion responds to the user.
  • Students will create Session variables, Client variables and Cookies to track user data.
  • Students will be able to build a ColdFusion application using what they have learned in this class.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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