Network Security Expert Program

NSE 2 - Network Security Core Solutions

NSE 2 Description

NSE 2 is the core solutions level of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the solutions of the FortiGate product line.

  • Pre-recorded voice/video instruction materials
  • Module Assessments

NSE 2 Program Requirements

  • Complete any five of the nine NSE 2 training modules
  • Passing the five chosen module exams with a score of 90% or better

Who Should Attempt the NSE 2

NSE 2 is available to Fortinet partner and employees only wishing to learn about FortiGate Network Security Solutions. It is also the second step required in completion of the Fortinet Solutions and Sales steps of the program. 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.

  • FortiGate Overview
  • Enterprise Edge/Branch
  • Data Center
  • Distributed Enterprise/SMB
  • Cloud SDN
  • FortiGuard Services
  • Carrier MSSP
  • Management
  • Competitive Overview

Designation Duration

NSE 2 is part of the NSE Associate designation. You must pass NSE 1, NSE 2 and NSE 3 to become a Fortinet NSE Associate. The NSE 2 requirement is valid for 2 years. You can renew your NSE 2 requirement by taking the current NSE 2 bundle in the FLC.   

How to Enroll in NSE 2 Certification Training

To enroll in the NSE 2 you must have an account on the Fortinet Learning Center (FLC). If you are a partner, you must enter through the partner portal. If you are an employee, login through your site.


Partners and employees must access the FLC via the portals above to receive credit towards your standing with Fortinet.

If you are a customer, you can create an account using your company email address.


Once you’ve logged in, go to the catalog entry for NSE 2. Enrollment is free and you can progress at your own speed. You must complete at least five modules and pass five tests with a score of 90% or greater to complete the course. Once completed, your work will be reviewed and you will be entered into the NSE 2 Sales Associate course where you can print your certificate and review your transcripts in the Learning Center.

For additional help, contact your regional training administrator: - Americas - Asia - Europe, Middle East