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Creating a Diverse, Highly-Skilled Cybersecurity Workforce
Military veterans are by nature problem-solvers who understand the importance of maintaining a strong defense posture and following the chain of command when dealing with an active threat. As part of Fortinet's Education Outreach program, the Fortinet Veterans program works to fill the cybersecurity skills gap by helping facilitate the transition of military service members, veterans, and military spouses into the cybersecurity industry.
Fortinet Supports Military Communities
With over 3000 veterans and spouses receiving benefits to date, the Fortinet Veterans program is free for all military service members, veterans, and military spouses to help transition into a career in cybersecurity.
When individuals exit the military, they may not have the social network necessary to find employment in the private sector. The Fortinet Veterans program works to connect these individuals with our partners who can help prepare them for a role in cybersecurity, develop their skills and expand their networks.
Veteran Program Benefits
The Fortinet Veterans program has been updated to provide additional benefits to veterans and their spouses. This includes introducing a progressive pathway to Network Security Expert (NSE 4) certification, providing access to Fortinet’s new Networking Fundamentals course, and working more closely with partners who offer career development services for veterans.
- Free online, self-paced cybersecurity training.
- Free hands-on, online labs to apply learning and gain knowledge.
- Free exam vouchers to gain industry recognized NSE 4–7 certifications, as proof of cybersecurity knowledge and skills.*
- Access to Fortinet Veteran program partner organizations which offer additional benefits:
- IT training and certification
- Career development services
- Resume writing and interviewing skills development services
- Access to veteran organization job boards
To take full advantage of additional career development services, it is beneficial to also enroll with our veteran organization partner(s). See list below.
* Free exam vouchers and labs apply to active and ex-military transitioning into the cybersecurity industry, as well as military spouses.
Fortinet’s Veteran Partners
Note: not all partners listed
Explore Life at Fortinet
Working at Fortinet is not just another job. It’s about making a difference, helping our customers secure their operations and enabling them to support their customers in a trusted and capable way. The Fortinet Veterans Program helps veterans find employment at Fortinet.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Veterans training at level NSE 4 or higher earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for CISSP and other (ISC)2 designations. Learners earn one credit for every hour of NSE Certification training.
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.
Awards & Recognitions
Best for Vets 2021
Best for Vets 2020
Best for Vets 2019
Fortinet Connects Military Spouses with Meaningful Careers in Tech
A Q&A with FortiVet Emerald Trejo
Fortinet Veterans Program Connects Participants to Employers
A Q&A with FortiVet Anthony Hunter
Filling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap With FortiVets
A Q&A with FortiVet Michael Beckham