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Fortinet Network Security Expert Certification Program

Fortinet Network Security Expert Certification 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.

The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Program is an eight-level training and certification program that is designed for technical professionals who are interested in independent validation of their network security skills and experience.

Each certification level of the NSE Program aims to assess specific levels of network security expertise, from foundation to architect. To learn more about certification designations and requirements, please:

Fortinet NSE Certifications

Cybersecurity Awareness Certifications

NSE 1 – 3 training and testing is available from the NSE Training Institute.

Network Security Technical Certifications

NSE 4 – 8 exams are available through Pearson VUE. Visit the NSE certification pages for certification and exam information, notices, and announcements.

Get certified from your home or office

Take your proctored 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 review requirements and FAQs, and run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

Training Resources

Fortinet offers online, self-study, and instructor-led training. Advance your network security knowledge and skills with official Fortinet NSE Training Institute resources and Fortinet documentation.

NSE training is also available worldwide through a network of Authorized Training Centers. Only Fortinet training partners provide the same level of instruction and course materials that are provided by Fortinet trainers.

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

Exam Scheduling and Retake Policy

Test center exam appointments can be rescheduled or cancelled up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment through your Pearson VUE account. To cancel an OnVUE proctored exam, access your online Pearson VUE account to cancel as soon as possible before your appointment time. Refer to your appointment notification emails.

Candidates must wait 15 days between unsuccessful exam attempts.

For assistance, please contact Pearson VUE Customer service.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

You are required to agree to the NDA Agreement (PDF, 9 KB), which is presented at the beginning of your exam. Failure to 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.

Contact Us

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

Last updated 2020-09-16