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Free Cybersecurity Training

Advanced training for security professionals.
Technical training for IT professionals.
Awareness training for teleworkers.

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Building a Cybersecurity Workforce for Free



*Since the beginning of 2020

Cybersecurity professionals, IT professionals and teleworkers can take advantage of Fortinet’s complete self-paced curriculum of cybersecurity training courses at no cost. Courses cover everything from basic cybersecurity awareness training to advanced training on security-driven networking, adaptive cloud security, AI-driven security operations and zero-trust network access.   

Free Advanced Training for Security Professionals

Provide unparalleled protection and visibility to every segment, device, and appliance on your network, whether virtual, in the cloud, or on-premise.

Free Technical Training for IT Professionals

Get ramped up quickly on the current version of the FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW).

Free Awareness Training for Teleworkers

Educate yourself on proper security protocols to keep yourself and your company’s network safe.


Free Advanced Training for Security Professionals

The no-cost curriculum includes all courses to support security-driven networking, adaptive cloud security, AI-driven security operations and zero-trust network access. Completion of these courses will help cybersecurity professionals defend their networks against the widest range of ever changing threats.

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Labs for these courses will be pre-recorded and available for on-demand viewing. Recorded lab demos will be supplemented with regularly scheduled live sessions with Fortinet Certified Trainers who will demo labs and conduct Q&A sessions.

If required, hands-on labs can be purchased for a small cost.

For those interested in training options beyond self-paced, Fortinet has a network of Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) around the world providing Fortinet training in a variety of formats, including live virtual instructor-led.

The Pathway from Cybersecurity Courses to Careers

Fortinet Education Pathways create a career map to help navigate through NSE Training Institute learning. The pathways help individuals align the training they are taking with NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Work Roles. This helps learners understand how the courses they are taking today can increase experience and seniority for a current role, plan for career advancement, or make the jump into cybersecurity.

Start planning your pathway today:

Security-Driven Networking Zero Trust Access Security Operations Adaptive Cloud Security Operational Technology
Security-Driven Networking
Explore: NSE 4 | NSE 5 |
Zero Trust Access
Explore: NSE 4 | NSE 5 |
NSE 6 | NSE 7
Security Operations
Explore: NSE 4 | NSE 5 |
Adaptive Cloud Security
Explore: NSE 4 | NSE 6 |
Operational Technology
Explore: NSE 4 | NSE 5 |
NSE 6 | NSE 7


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Free Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Everyone

Fortinet also has two no-cost non-technical courses targeted towards everyone who uses a computer or mobile device – from teleworkers to their families. We highly encourage people to take some time to educate themselves about proper security protocols to keep their home and organization networks, and personal information safe.

Start your training with NSE 1 and NSE 2.




Fortinet NSE Training Qualifies for (ISC)² Credit

Fortinet is part of the (ISC)² CPE Submitter Program, a Continuing Professional Education credit program. Learners can now earn one credit for every hour of training they do with Fortinet. The credits go towards maintaining the individual’s CISSP credentials.

Valid Fortinet training includes the above mentioned NSE free training and all other courses, fast tracks, webinars or other educational sessions.

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Domain of Information Security Qualified for CPE Credits

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Architectures and Engineering
  • Communication and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations

Information Security Awareness and Training Service

Educate your workforce about today’s cyber threats, such as phishing, social engineering, and ransomware attacks, and how to protect against them.

Organizations of all sizes can benefit from Fortinet’s turnkey information security awareness and training service. You can be up and running in days with this service, developed in alignment with NIST guidelines: NIST 800-50 and NIST 800-16.


The Cybersecurity Learning Hub

Free learning for individuals to develop their security knowledge and learn about careers in cybersecurity.

A collaboration between Fortinet, the World Economic Forum, Salesforce and the Global Cyber Alliance.

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