NSE 1 — The Threat Landscape    


NSE 1 is the entry level designation of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the threat landscape facing networks today.

NSE 1 is available for anyone wishing to learn about the threat landscape and network security.  It also provides the foundation for learning about the Fortinet solutions in NSE 2.  Fortinet Sales and pre-sales associates and those of Fortinet Partners, are required to complete this step in order to progress to the next level of the program.

  • Module 1: The Bad Actors
  • Module 2: CIO Perspectives
  • Module 3: CISO Perspectives
  • Module 4: CFO Perspectives
  • Module 5: Personal Security Awareness

NSE 1 includes study materials and assessments for each module via the Fortinet NSE Institute (NSEI), including:

  • Current FortiGuard Labs Threat Landscape Report
  • Threat Landscape Video
  • Assessment exams

Program Requirements

  • Completion of all NSE 1 training modules    
  • Passing each module exam    

Who Should Attempt NSE 1?

Sales and support personnel who need a primer on the threat landscape and network security, as well as Fortinet customers, or anyone interested in learning about network security topics. 

Designation Duration

NSE 1 is part of the NSE Associate designation. You must pass NSE 1, NSE 2 and NSE 3 to become a Fortinet NSE Associate. The NSE 1 requirement is valid for 2 years. You can renew your NSE 1 requirement by taking the current NSE 1 course in the NSE Institute.

How to Enroll in NSE 1 Certification Training

To enroll in the NSE 1 you must have an account on the NSE Institute.  If you are a partner, you must enter through the partner portal.

Partners: https://partnerportal.fortinet.com/
Customers, Employees, and General Public: https://training.fortinet.com/

Partners and employees must access the NSE Institute via the portals above to receive credit towards your standing with Fortinet.

If you are a customer, you can create an account using your company email address.

Once you’ve logged in, go to the catalog entry for NSE 1. Enrollment is free and you can progress at your own speed. You must complete all modules and pass all tests to complete the course. Once completed, you can print your certificate and review your transcripts in the NSE Institute.

For additional help, contact your regional training administrator:

training@fortinet.com - Americas
apactraining@fortinet.com - Asia
emeatraining@fortinet.com - Europe, Middle East