The Fortinet NSE Certification Advantage
The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program is an eight-level training and certification program that is designed to provide interested technical professionals with an independent validation of their network security skills and experience. The NSE program includes a wide range of self-paced and instructor-led courses, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts.
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Exams for NSE 4 and above are proctored, both online and in person, by Pearson VUE.
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The Prestige of NSE 8 Certification
Sylvia Schlaphof Discusses the Hands-On NSE 8 Exam Environment
"Fortinet has done a great job setting up the exam. It’s really a hands-on exam with real devices, not a simulation. That’s what I loved about it. When I passed, it felt like a big achievement. And, of course, people are impressed. Especially because I was the first woman to accomplish it."Read more
Mathew Watkinson Outlines the Breadth of Knowledge Required for NSE 8 Certification
"I know a lot of people who are really good at networking... on FortiGate, on the switches, on the wireless, on the authenticator, email, the web – everything comes together in that exam. So, you need to be good at all of it – not just really good at one thing – to be able to get you through an exam."Read more
Mohammad Al-Zard Reviews the Process of Getting to NSE 8
"I strongly believe the saying “knowledge is power.” It gives me more confidence, and customers have more... At the end, the solution was delivered ahead of schedule and the client was very happy. I attribute this in part to the skills I learned studying for the certification."Read more
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|2019 and 2020 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award Winner||2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Training||2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Security Training and Educational Programs||2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Education Provider||2021 Global InfoSec Award Winner for Next-Gen in Cybersecurity Training|