The Threat Landscape    

Course Description

NSE 1 is the entry level designation of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the threat landscape facing networks today.

NSE 1 is available for anyone wishing to learn about the threat landscape and network security.  It also provides the foundation for learning about the Fortinet solutions in NSE 2.  Fortinet Sales and pre-sales associates and those of Fortinet Partners, are required to complete this step in order to progress to the next level of the program.


  • The Bad Actors
  • CIO Perspectives
  • CISO Perspectives
  • CFO Perspectives
  • Personal Security Awareness 


After completing this course, you will have a general understanding of:

  • Who is behind these attacks
  • What their motives are
  • How some of these attacks are done
  • The impacts on C-level executives
  • Key strategies to remain safe on the Internet

Who Should Attend

This course is open for free enrollment for anyone keen to learn about the threat landscape and network security.Prerequisites

Basic understanding of computer networks in medium to large businesses.


There is no prerequisites to take this training.

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
  • Speakers / headphones
  • Either:
    • HTML 5 support or
    • Up-to-date Flash runtime environment

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


This course completes the requirement to obtain the NSE 1 certification level.

The NSE 1 certification is valid for two years from the date of completion.