Network Security Expert Program

NSE 8 - Fortinet Network Security Expert

NSE 8 Description

The NSE 8 Fortinet Network Security Expert designation identifies a candidate’s comprehensive knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks. To attempt the exam, candidates must have related industry experience.

NSE 8 Program Requirements

There are no prerequisites to taking the Fortinet NSE 8 written exam. The written exam is a pre-test for the Fortinet NSE 8 practical exam. The NSE 8 written exam is not a certification by itself. The candidate must attempt and pass both the written exam and practical exam to obtain NSE 8 certification.

Candidates must complete the NSE 8 practical exam within two years of completing the NSE 8 written exam. It is recommended that candidates successfully complete NSE 4 to NSE 7 training and to have a strong experience with Fortinet products in a production environment, before attempting NSE 8 exams.

To earn NSE 8 certification, the candidate must complete the NSE 8 exams in the following order

  1. NSE 8 written exam
  2. NSE 8 practical exam

Who should attempt the NSE 8 Certification?

The Fortinet NSE 8 exams are intended for experts in network security and Fortinet security products. The process to prepare for the exam can be costly and time consuming. In addition to formal training, candidates should have experience in a variety of complex networks, solving complicated security problems.

What are the pre-requisites to attempting NSE 8 Certification?

There are no prerequisites for the NSE 8 written exam.
The NSE 8 written exam is a prerequisite for the practical exam.

How I can enroll for the NSE 8 Certification?

The written exam is available worldwide, through Pearson VUE test centers. If candidates who pass the written exam should check with their regional Fortinet Training administrator to schedule and coordinate the NSE 8 practical session. These sessions are available at some Fortinet NSE 8 test locations onsite or remotely.

Certification

  • NSE 8 certification is valid for two years. Candidates can recertify by taking the current written exam at a Pearson Vue test center.
  • To recertify for NSE 8, it is sufficient to pass the NSE 8 written exam, as long as the candidate’s NSE 8 certification has not expired.

Recertification

  • A candidate who obtains NSE 8 certification by passing the written and practical exams, is recertified on all the NSE levels that were earned earlier; regardless of whether or not those certification are valid or have expired. Candidates cannot recertify on designation levels for which they have never qualified.
  • When a candidate passes the written exam for the purpose of recertifying, they also recertify for all levels, valid or expired. However, if their NSE 8 certification expires, then the candidate will have to retake both the written and practical exams to recertify.

About the NSE 8 Written Exam

The Fortinet NSE 8 written exam is a 90-minute multiple-choice exam that is offered at Pearson VUE test centers worldwide. Questions include design scenarios, exhibits, configuration extracts, and troubleshooting captures that assess the networking, security, and Fortinet solution knowledge and experience of the candidate. Candidates are not allowed to bring reference materials in to the exam room for the written exam.    

  • Name: NSE 8 - Network Security Expert 8 Written Exam (810) 
  • Available at: Pearson VUE Test Centers worldwide
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Time allowed to complete: 120 minutes total test time
  • Scoring method: Each question must be 100% correct for credit. There is no partial credit and no deductions for incorrect answers.
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice and multiple select with exhibits
  • Time required between attempts: 15 days
  • Scoring: Pass or fail. Test taker will receive a document with pass or fail general result including sections passed or failed. No further details or assistance will be provided.
  • Expiration: 2 years

About the NSE 8 Practical Exam

Once a candidate passes the prerequisite NSE 8 written exam, they should acquire a voucher to schedule the practical exam either remotely, or in-person at a Fortinet NSE 8 test locations. The Fortinet NSE 8 practical exam is a two-day, hands-on evaluation. During the practical exam, the candidate must configure and validate a complete network topology involving multiple Fortinet products.

  • Available at: On site or remotely: scheduling required
  • Number of tasks: 38
  • Time allowed to complete: 2 days, proctored
  • Scoring method: Each task must be 100% correct for credit. There is no partial credit and no deductions for incorrect answers.
  • Type of tasks: Hands-on configuration and troubleshooting
  • Time required between attempts: 15 days
  • Scoring: Pass or fail. Test taker will receive a document with pass or fail general result including sections passed or failed. No further details or assistance will be provided.
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For additional help, contact your regional training administrator:
training@fortinet.com - America
apactraining@fortinet.com - Asia
emeatraining@fortinet.com - Europe, Middle East

For detailed information download the Fortinet Network Security Expert 8 documents:

NSE 8 Written Practice Exam:    

Use the following link to enroll in the NSE 8 Written Practice Exam through the NSE Institute.

Fortinet authorized training centers (ATCs) provide the same course materials and instruction used in Fortinet-delivered training. Check your region for an ATC near you for Fortinet training in your area.