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Fortinet Certification Testing

As companies around the world continue to invest in their security infrastructures, they are also looking for a ways to validate the knowledge and skills of their network security staff. In response to this, Fortinet offers a Fortinet Certification Program which provides validation of knowledge and skills as they pertain to the Fortinet family of products and services.

Programs

FCNSA – Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator

Notice:
This exam will be retired on June 30 and will no longer be available. FCNSA and FCNSP are being replaced with the single NSE 4 exam.

This designation certifies that individuals have the expertise necessary to manage the day-to-day operations of FortiGate devices in support of specific corporate policies. Certification not only enriches an individual’s professional development, but it also offers many benefits to an organization by providing a reliable benchmark to evaluate skills and knowledge. Individuals with the FCNSA designation need to have a solid understanding of the day-to-day configuration and monitoring of FortiGate devices as well as a general understanding of the entire Fortinet product family of services and hardware.

FCNSP – Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional

Notice:
This exam will be retired on June 30 and will no longer be available. FCNSA and FCNSP are being replaced with the single NSE 4 exam.

The FCNSP designation certifies that individuals have the expertise necessary for the installation and configuration of all FortiGate features and functionality. FCNSP’s are able to configure multiple FortiGates taking advantage of features for large-scale environments such as HA and redundant VPNs. In addition to FortiGate devices Fortinet Certified Network Security Professionals have a good working knowledge of other Fortinet products such as FortiMail, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer.

NSE 4 – Fortinet Network Security Expert 4

This designation certifies that individuals have the expertise necessary to manage the day-to-day operations of multiple FortiGate devices in support of specific corporate policies. NSE certification not only enriches an individual’s professional development, but it also offers many benefits to an organization by providing a reliable benchmark to evaluate skills and knowledge. Individuals with the NSE 4 designation need to have a solid understanding of the day-to-day configuration and monitoring of FortiGate devices as well as a general understanding of the entire Fortinet product family of services and hardware.

NSE 4 replaces the FCNSA and FCNSP exams, combining FortiGate skills assessment into one exam.

View information about NSE 4 »

NSE 8 Written – Fortinet Network Security Expert 8

Fortinet’s NSE 8 designation certifies that individuals have the expertise necessary to manage design, implement and troubleshoot network security in complex enterprise networks. The NSE 8 Expert designation is earned by taking a written exam and a practical exam. This exam is the written portion of the NSE 8 designation. Passing the written exam qualifies you for the practical exam, available at Fortinet locations.

Please visit Fortinet’s Certification site for full program information.

Test Preparation

Fortinet Training

Fortinet offers online, self-study and instructor led training. More information »

Find Authorized Training

Fortinet training is available worldwide through our network of training partners. More information »

Study Resources

Fortinet has posted supplemental resources on our webpage to help you prepare for the exams. Please visit our Certification page and review the Overview and Roadmap documents. More information »

Scheduling

Appointments can be made anytime prior to 24 hours before your desired appointment time.

NDA Agreement

You will be required to agree to the NDA Agreement (PDF, 9 KB) that will be presented at the beginning of your exam. Failure to read/accept the agreement within the allotted 5 minutes will result in your exam ending and a forfeit of your exam fees. Please take a moment to review the agreement now so that you are familiar with it when you sit for your exam.

Security Measures for Pearson VUE Exams

Digital Photographs:

As part of Fortinet’s ongoing commitment to ensure the integrity and value of our certification program, Fortinet implemented advanced security measures at the Pearson VUE testing centers where their exams are administrated. The enhancement includes the taking of a digital photograph during the admissions process at the testing center. All Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers with the advanced security equipment installed will require photos at check-in.

If you have questions about these new security measures, please contact training@fortinet.com.

Last updated 2015-01-21