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Fortinet NSE Training Qualifies for (ISC)2 Credit

By Rob Rashotte | November 04, 2020

Now there are even more benefits to the training offered by the Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute. We are pleased to announce that Fortinet is now part of the (ISC)² CPE Submitter Program, a Continuing Professional Education credit program governed by the (ISC)2.

Courses in Fortinet’s eight-level Certification Program, as well as additional training courses, will now count toward credits for individuals looking to maintain their Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation. This collaboration will further propel security professionals seeking continued learning opportunities to keep their skills relevant and up-to-date in the face of a rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape. 

Fortinet has an agreement with (ISC)2 to offer CPE credits for its NSE training courses, Fast Tracks—which are available to customers and partners, webinars and other online or in-person educational sessions for the next three years. (ISC)2 will consider submissions based on one hour of Fortinet’s training and education initiatives equaling 1 CPE credit, with a maximum of 8 per day.

Culture of Continued Learning

The Fortinet NSE Training Institute programs provide IT professionals, students, veterans and others the opportunity to expand and learn new security skillsets. The NSE Training Institute’s flagship NSE Certification Program, which has issued more than 500,000 certifications worldwide, ranges from cybersecurity fundamental education courses to advanced solution-based training. With its eight levels of certification, the NSE Certification Program effectively bridges the cybersecurity skills gap—from cybersecurity fundamental education courses (NSE 1-3), technical product training (NSE 4-6), advanced solution-based training (NSE 7) and the cybersecurity expert recognition (NSE 8). 

The NSE Training Institute’s inclusion in the (ISC)² CPE Submitter Program provides additional benefits to individuals wanting or needing to advance their cybersecurity skills. They will be able to contribute to their CISSP status or, for some, start the process of gaining two certifications at once, from both the NSE Training Institute eight-level certification program and CISSP. Below is more information about what this credit entails.

What Does This Mean for Anyone Taking our Training?

Anyone taking our training will now earn one (1) credit for every hour of training they do with Fortinet, up to a maximum of eight (8) credits per day. These credits go towards maintaining the individual’s CISSP credential with (ISC)². 

What Fortinet NSE Training Institute courses qualify? 

Almost everything the NSE Training Institute offers qualifies for (ISC)2 credit. This includes all courses included in our Free Training campaign, all of our certification courses and other technical courses found in our course library, as well as our fast tracks, webinars or other educational sessions.

Which Domain of Information Security Qualifies for CPE Credits

The following domain of information security qualify for CPE credits: 

Security and Risk Management
Asset Security
Security Architectures and Engineering
Communication and Network Security
Identity and Access Management
Security Assessment and Testing
Security Operations

How to Submit your NSE Training Institute Courses for (ISC)2 Credit

In order to obtain (ISC)2 credit for Fortinet learning, each participant who has completed hours of qualifying training is required to log in to their (ISC)2 portal. From the portal, each participant can submit the training name, date of completion, length of training to claim their credits.

Closing the Skills Gap with Fortinet’s NSE Training Institute

One focus area of Fortinet’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives is addressing the cybersecurity skills gap by collaborating with other businesses and academic institutions. Fortinet partners with global leaders from various sectors to help shape the future of cybersecurity and to build new opportunities in the digital economy. This recent collaboration with (ISC)further underscores Fortinet’s commitment to closing the cyber skills gap. 

For more information about submitting for credit for Fortinet content or on our (ISC)2 partnership, please see our FAQ

Find out more about Fortinet’s NSE Training Institute programs, including the Certification ProgramSecurity Academy Program and Veterans Program, which provide critical cybersecurity training and education to help solve the cyber skills gap and prepare the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.

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