Network Security Expert Program

NSE 8 - Fortinet Network Security Expert

NSE 8 Description

The FortiGate Security Expert designation recognizes a candidate’s broad and in-depth knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks.

NSE 8 Program Requirements

  • Completion of the Fortinet NSE 8 written exam.
  • Completion of the Fortinet NSE 8 practical exam.

Who Should Attempt the NSE 8

The Fortinet Network Security Expert 8 (NSE 8) exams are for those who are experts in network security and Fortinet’s suite of security products. The process to prepare for the exam can be costly and time consuming. In addition to formal training, you should have experience in a variety of complex networks, solving complicated security problems.

What are the pre-requisites for the NSE 8

There are no pre-requisites for the NSE 8 written exam.
The written exam is a pre-requisite for the practical exam.

How I can enroll for the NSE 8 Certification?

The written exam is available worldwide through Pearson VUE test centers. If you pass the written exam, you should check with your regional Fortinet Training administrator to schedule and coordinate the NSE 8 practical session. These sessions are available at some Fortinet NSE 8 test locations.

Certification

The NSE 8 certification is valid for two years. You can re-certify by taking the current written exam at a Pearson Vue test center.

About the NSE 8 Written Exam

The Fortinet NSE 8 written exam is a 90-minute multiple-choice exam that is offered at Pearson VUE test centers worldwide. Questions include design scenarios, exhibits, configuration extracts and troubleshooting captures that assess the networking, security, and Fortinet solution knowledge and experience of the test taker. A practice exam is available to give you a sense of the kinds of questions you'll find on the NSE 8 exam at Pearson VUE.

  • Name: NSE 8 - Fortinet Network Security Expert
  • Language: English only
  • Available at: Pearson VUE Test Centers worldwide
  • Cost: $400
  • Number of questions: 65
  • Time allowed to complete: 90 minutes total test time
  • Scoring method: Each question must be 100% correct for credit, no partial credit. No deduction for incorrect answers.
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice and multiple select with exhibits
  • Time required between attempts: 15 days
  • Time for acknowledgement/score to be reflected in the NSE Institute profile: 21 days
  • Scoring: Pass or fail
  • Test taker will receive a document with pass or fail general result including sections passed or failed. No further details or assistance will be provided.
  • Expiration: 2 years
  • Practice exam: Will be available from the NSE Institute

About the NSE 8 Practical Exam

Once a candidate has passed the prerequisite NSE 8 written exam, a voucher should be acquired to schedule the practical exam either remotely or in person at one of Fortinet’s NSE 8 test locations worldwide. The Fortinet NSE 8 practical exam is a two-day hands-on evaluation. During the practical exam, the candidate must configure and validate a complete network topology involving multiple Fortinet products.

  • Language: English only
  • Available at: On site or remotely; scheduling required
  • Cost: $ 1600.00
  • Number of tasks: 48
  • Time allowed to complete: 2 days; proctored
  • Scoring method: Each task must be 100% correct for credit. No partial credit. No deduction for incorrect answers.
  • Type of tasks: Hands-on configuration and troubleshooting
  • Time required between attempts: 15 days
  • Time for acknowledgement/score to be reflected in the NSE Institute profile: 21 days
  • Scoring: Pass or fail
  • Test taker will receive a document with pass or fail general result including sections passed or failed. No further details or assistance will be provided.

To access the NSE Institute:

Partners: https://partnerportal.fortinet.com/
Public, Eng User, Customer: https://training.fortinet.com

Partners and employees must access the NSE Institute through the portals above to receive credit towards your standing with Fortinet.

There will be a practice exam for NSE 8 that will give you a sense of the kinds of questions you'll find on the NSE 8 exam at Pearson Vue.

For additional help, contact your regional training administrator:
training@fortinet.com - America
apactraining@fortinet.com - Asia
emeatraining@fortinet.com - Europe, Middle East

For detailed information download the Fortinet Network Security Expert 8 documents: