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Welcome to the Fortinet Network Security Expert Program

Welcome to the Fortinet Network Security Expert Program

The Fortinet vision is to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure. Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric.

Fortinet Certification

Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Program

As companies around the world continue to invest in their security infrastructures, they look for ways to verify the knowledge and skills of their network security staff. In response, Fortinet offers an 8-level certification program, which is designed for technical professionals who want to validate their network security skills and experience with Fortinet products and services.

Fortinet NSE Institute

Visit the Fortinet NSE Institute portal for training and certification program information. More information »

Test Preparation

NSE Training

Fortinet offers online, self-study, and instructor-led training. Advance your network security knowledge and skills with official Fortinet NSE training. More information »

Authorized Training Centers

NSE training is available worldwide through our network of training partners. Only Fortinet training partners provide the same level of instruction and course materials that are provided by Fortinet trainers. More information »

Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA)

The FNSA program enables educational institutions to facilitate Fortinet’s industry-recognized certification curriculum, which prepares students or participants for a career in cybersecurity. More information »

Get certified from your home or office

Take your Fortinet exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the Fortinet online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!


Appointments may be made up to 24 hours before your preferred appointment time. To schedule or change your appointment, log on or create a Pearson VUE account.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

You will be required to agree to the NDA Agreement (PDF, 9 KB), which is presented at the beginning of your exam. Failure to read/accept the agreement within the allotted five 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.

Certification Exam Retake Policy

Candidates must wait 15 days between unsuccessful attempts.

Security Measures for Pearson VUE Exams

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

Contact Us

If you have more questions about the Fortinet NSE Training and Certification Program, please contact your regional training team:

Last updated 2020-06-02