NSE 2 — Network Security Core Solutions


NSE 2 is the core solutions level of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of Fortinet solutions while referencing those products that comprise them.

There are multiple modules that comprise NSE 2. Each module is composed of:

  • Pre-recorded voice/video instruction material
  • A module assessment

Program Requirements

  • Complete any five (5) NSE 2 training modules
  • Passing the corresponding tests. Each test is typically ten (10) questions in length

Who Should Attempt NSE 2?

Fortinet partners and employees who want to learn about Fortinet network security solutions. It is also the second step required to complete the Fortinet Solutions and Sales program. Fortinet sales and pre-sales associates and Fortinet partners are required to complete this step to progress to the next level of the program.

The current NSE 2 modules are:    

  • Advanced Threat Protection Solution
  • Cloud Security Solution
  • Cyber Threat Assessment Program
  • Data Center Application Security Solution
  • Data Center SDN Security Solution
  • Enterprise Firewall Solution
  • FortiCare Services
  • Fortinet Security Fabric
  • Secure Access Solution
  • Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solution

Level Completion and Designation

You must complete at least five (5) modules and pass the corresponding tests to complete NSE 2. The NSE 2 completion certificate is valid for two (2) years.

NSE 2 is required to earn the NSE 2 Network Security Associate designation. The designation is valid for two (2) years. The two year period begins after the last requisite module is passed.

At the end of the two year period, if you still have five or more modules that are valid, then you will be re-certified for another two years. For more information about recertification, click here.    

How to Enroll in NSE 2 Certification Training

To enroll in NSE 2 you must have an account on the NSE Institute. If you are a partner, you must enter through the partner portal. Employees log in through the training portal. You may also create your credentials to the NSE Institute on this page.

                Partners: https://partnerportal.fortinet.com
                Employees: https://training.fortinet.com

You must access the NSE Institute via the portals above to receive credit towards your NSE level completion and designations.

Once you’ve logged in, go to the catalog for NSE 2. Enrollment is free and you can progress at your own speed. Once you have completed the required modules, you can print your completion 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