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.


FCNSA – Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator:

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:

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.

Candidates wishing to obtain the FCNSP designation must successfully complete both the FCNSA and FCNSP exams.

FCESP – Fortinet Certified Email Security Professional:

This designation certifies that individuals have the expertise necessary to design, configure, manage and maintain a FortiMail Secure Messaging Platform. Certification enriches an individual’s professional development, while providing an organization with a reliable benchmark to evaluate skills and knowledge. Individuals who are FCESP certified require a solid understanding of the email security challenges that many enterprises face and must be able to configure the FortiMail product features that provide protection against these threats.

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Test Preparation

Fortinet Training

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

Find Authorized Training

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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 »


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.

New 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 is implementing new advanced security measures at the PearsonVUE Authorized Testing Centers where their exams are administrated.

Beginning on November 1, 2010, Pearson VUE will start implementing this new security feature. This new feature will then be available for Fortinet Certification exams at Pearson VUE. 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. Over the next several months this added security will be fully implemented.

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Last updated 2014-10-18