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Cybersecurity Certification and Training

The Fortinet Training Institute provides certification and training in the growing field of cybersecurity. The program includes a wide range of self-paced, instructor-led, and virtual instructor-led training, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts. Book one of our scheduled classes or sign up for custom learning for your organization.




*Last updated 2/2022



*Since the beginning of 2020



Get NSE Certified: Eight Levels of Cybersecurity Certification

Cybersecurity Awareness Certification
NSE 1-3
Cybersecurity Technical Certification
NSE 4-6
Cybersecurity Advanced Certification
Cybersecurity Expert Certification
Understand the threat landscape and the evolution of cybersecurity. Learn how to implement, operate, and support Fortinet devices. Develop advanced skills in designing, implementing, supporting and integrating multiple Fortinet products. Gain expertise in complete network security architecture drawing on experience from other security disciplines.
Intended audience:
NSE 1, 2 and 3: Everyone
View NSE 1, NSE 2, NSE 3
Intended audience:
Network Security Administrators
Technical Support Engineers
System Engineers
View NSE 4, NSE 5, NSE 6
Intended audience:
IT Security Architects
Network Security Administrators
Technical Support Engineers
System Engineers
View NSE 7
Intended audience:
Network Security and Cybersecurity Professionals
View NSE 8

Training Delivery Options

Instructor-Led Training

Live sessions delivered either onsite (in-person), or online (over a virtual classroom application), includes standard NSE training content in scheduled public classes or privately on-premise.

  • Private courses also include possibility of content customization depending on customer needs.
  • Class length and size will vary depending upon the course.
  • Instructor delivers the training content and provides access to interactive labs where students reinforce the knowledge gained with hands-on activities.

Self-Paced E-Learning Training

Access to the NSE pre-recorded lessons, online videos, and digital resources through the NSE Training Institute portal.

  • All self-paced courses are open free of charge. Free self-paced course access includes the theoretical lectures of NSE training content.
  • On-demand lab access with interactive hands-on activities is available to purchase to enrich the students learning experience and reinforce the knowledge gained with pre-recorded NSE self-paced lessons.
  • If on-demand lab access is purchased, the self-paced course page will be enhanced with the lab link and lab guides, and it will be part of the requirements to complete the learning activities within the self-paced course.

Contact for customized Instructor-Led Training delivered on private premises, and/or for further information about how to purchase Fortinet Instructor-led Training, and on-demand hands-on lab access within the self-paced courses.   

Awards & Recognitions

2022 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Training 2019 and 2020 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award Winner 2021 Gold Winner for Best Cybersecurity Training 2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Security Training and Educational Programs 2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Education Provider 2021 Global InfoSec Award Winner Next-Gen in Cybersecurity Training
2022 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Training 2019, 2020, and 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award Winner 2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Training 2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Security Training and Educational Programs 2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Education Provider 2021 Global InfoSec Award Winner for Next-Gen in Cybersecurity Training

Cybersecurity Resources

Free Training

Cybersecurity professionals, IT professionals, and teleworkers can take advantage of Fortinet’s complete curriculum of self-paced cybersecurity training courses at no cost.

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Education Pathways

Align NSE training to NICE framework job roles and find out how certification can increase experience and seniority, advance careers, or foster a move to cybersecurity.

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FortiGuard Threat Intelligence

FortiGuard Labs is the threat intelligence and research organization at Fortinet. Its mission is to provide the industry’s best threat intelligence to protect customers from malicious cyberattacks.

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Partnering to Close the Cybersecurity Skills Gap



*(ISC)² 2021 Cybersecurity Workforce Study

The Fortinet Training Institute’s ecosystem of public and private partnerships helps Fortinet further address the skills gap by increasing the access and reach of its cybersecurity certifications and training.

We work with global leaders like the World Economic Forum as part of our effort to drive change on the most pressing cybersecurity issues. Our partnerships extend to industry, academia, government, and nonprofits in an effort to reach more people and help close the cybersecurity skills gap.

Authorized Training Partners

Fortinet Authorized Training Centers provide a high-caliber learning experience delivered in both classroom and virtual delivery formats using official Fortinet courseware.

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Academic Partners

The Fortinet Program provides academic institutions with Fortinet's industry-recognized certification curriculum and resources to introduce students to a career in cybersecurity.

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Education Outreach Partners

As a leader in cybersecurity certification and training, Fortinet is helping empower individuals to reach their full potential and helping to build an inclusive and diverse security workforce.

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Information Security Awareness and Training Service

Information Security Awareness

Educate your workforce about today’s cyber threats and how to protect against them with training that covers phishing, social engineering, and ransomware attacks.

Organizations of all sizes can benefit from Fortinet’s turnkey information security awareness and training services. You can be up and running in days with information that has been developed in alignment with NIST guidelines (NIST 800-50 and NIST 800-16).

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Partner Training - XPERTS Summits

Fortinet’s exclusive training for our cybersecurity professional partners includes a worldwide series of events that cover technical workshops, NSE training courses and hands-on labs. Our XPERTS Summits are given in local languages and provide our partners with opportunities to learn the latest on Network Security, Cloud Security, Security Operations and Zero Trust Access.

Our partners also participate in Fortinet’s Ultimate Fabric Challenge, a “capture the flag”- type event that definitively tests the mastery of Fortinet security solutions, FortiOS 7.0 and their ability to successfully configure protection against the latest cyber threats.

Find out more about the Ultimate Fabric Challenge