Certification Program

The Fortinet NSE Certification Program

The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program is an eight-level training and certification program that is designed to provide interested technical professionals with an independent validation of their network security skills and experience. The NSE program includes a wide range of self-paced and instructor-led courses, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts.

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Benefits of Completing the NSE Program

NSE certification will help you to:

  • Be recognized in the industry of security professionals.

  • Leverage Fortinet’s full range of network security products.

  • Build up consolidated solutions and cut down risks.

  • Demonstrate value to current and potential employers.

  • Validate your network security skills and experience.

  • As a partner, accelerate sales and offer new services.

Training and Certification Information

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Training Formats

Public Training

Public training content is based on the standard NSE training curriculum. Customization is not possible for public training sessions.

Private and/or Custom Training

Fortinet instructors deliver the private training session onsite at the customer’s facility, or online through a virtual classroom application.

Training Delivery Options

Onsite Instructor-Led Training

This is the traditional training that occurs in a classroom, where the instructor presents the material to the students in the same facility.

Online/Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This is instructor-led training that is delivered live over the Internet. Students attend sessions using an online classroom application.

Self-Paced E-Learning Training

Students can access previously recorded lessons, online videos, and quizzes on the NSE Institute portal to gain essential knowledge.

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Contact Us

If you have further questions about the NSE Program please contact your regional training team:

Asia, Pacific, India
Europe, Middle East, Africa