Course Description

In this three-day course, candidates will learn how to use FortiSIEM, and how to integrate FortiSIEM into your network awareness infrastructure.

Candidates will learn about initial configurations, architecture, and the discovery of devices on the network. Candidates will also learn how to collect performance information and aggregate it with syslog data to enrich the overall view of the health of the environment. Additionally, candidates will learn how you can use the configuration database to greatly facilitate compliance audits.

Product Versions

FortiSIEM 5.1


  • Instructor-led
  • Instructor-led online
  • Self-paced online


  1. Introduction
  2. SIEM and PAM Concepts
  3. Discovery
  4. FortiSIEM Analytics
  5. CMDB Lookups and Filters
  6. Group By and Aggregation
  7. Rules
  8. Incidents and Notification Policy
  9. Reports and Dashboards
  10. Maintaining and Tuning
  11. FortiSIEM Agents


After completing these courses, candidates will be able to:

  • Identify business drivers for using SIEM tools
  • Describe SIEM and PAM concepts
  • Describe key features of FortiSIEM
  • Understand how collectors, workers, and supervisors work together
  • Configure notifications
  • Create new users and custom roles
  • Describe the discovery process
  • Enable devices for discovery
  • Understand when to use agents
  • Perform real-time, historic, and structured searches
  • Group and aggregate search results
  • Examine performance metrics
  • Create custom incident rules
  • Edit existing, or create new, reports
  • Configure and customize the dashboards
  • Export CMDB information

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is responsible for day-to-day management of FortiSIEM.


A basic understanding of network concepts.

System Requirements

If you take an online format of this class, you must have a computer with:

  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Up-to-date web browser
  • PDF viewer
  • Speakers / headphones
  • Either:
    • HTML 5 support or
    • Up-to-date Java runtime environment (JRE) with Java plugin enabled in your web browser

Wired Ethernet connection (not Wi-Fi) recommended. Firewalls including Windows Firewall or FortiClient must allow connections with the online labs.


This course is part of the preparation for the NSE 5 certification exam. 

How to Enroll

Click the link here and navigate to the NSE 5 section.