Fortinet Certification Testing
As companies around the world continue to invest in their security infrastructures, they look for ways to verify the knowledge and skills of their network security staff. In response, Fortinet offers an 8-level certification program designed for technical professionals to validate their network security skills and experience with Fortinet products and services.
NSE4 Network Security Professional designation certifies that individuals have the expertise necessary to manage day-to-day configuration, monitoring, and operation of FortiGate devices to support specific corporate network security policies.
FortiGate I and FortiGate II courses are highly recommended to prepare you for the NSE 4 exam.
The current version of the exam is Fortinet Network Security Expert 4 Written Exam – FortiOS 5.4.
NSE 5 Network Security Analyst designation certifies that individuals have the expertise necessary to use FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer to centrally manage enterprise and MSSP deployments with large numbers of Fortinet network security devices, and to provide analysis and reporting.
NEW NSE 5 certification based on FortiManager 5.4.2 training and FortiAnalyzer 5.4.2 training requires passing of two specialist exams: FortiManager 5.4 Specialist and FortiAnalyzer 5.4 Specialist.
NSE 5 certification based on FortiManager 5.2.1 training and FortiAnalyzer 5.2.1 training requires passing of a single, comprehensive exam: Fortinet Network Security Expert 5 Written Exam (500). This exam will be retired in the near future, as updated training has been released.
Ensure you select the exam that corresponds to the firmware version on which your training was based. For example, if you took the FortiAnalyzer 5.4 training, select the FortiAnalyzer 5.4 exam.
NSE 6 Network Security Specialist designation recognizes both broad and in-depth skills with advanced network security technologies beyond the firewall, such as FortiWeb and FortiMail.
Specialist designation is earned by successfully passing one of the product-specific exams. NSE 6 designation is earned by passing four or more specialist exams.
As the exams are being expanded from 15 questions to 30 questions, it was not considered feasible to maintain a single NSE 6 certification exam. Hence, the NSE 6 exam was retired in August 2017.
Ensure you select the exam that corresponds to the firmware version on which your training was based. For example, if you took the FortiAuthenticator 4.0 training, select the FortiAuthenticator 4.0 exam.
Be aware that presently there are two versions of the NSE 7 exam: the new NSE Enterprise Firewall – FortiOS 5.4 exam that corresponds to the NSE 7 Enterprise Firewall course and product version 5.4.1, and the old Fortinet Troubleshooting Professional exam that corresponds to the NSE 7 FortiGate III course and product version 5.2.
Ensure you select the exam that corresponds to the firmware version on which your training was based.
NEW NSE7 Enterprise Firewall – FortiOS 5.4
The NSE 7 Network Security Architect designation certifies that individuals have the expertise to implement, troubleshoot, and centrally manage an enterprise security infrastructure composed of multiple FortiGate devices.
The content for this exam is covered in the Enterprise Firewall 5.4.1 course. Also, to help you prepare for the exam, Fortinet offers a practice exam found here: https://training.fortinet.com/enrol/index.php?id=1400
Fortinet Troubleshooting Professional
(This exam version will be decommissioned in January 2018.)
This version of the NSE 7 designation certifies that individuals have the expertise to isolate, diagnose, and fix the most common issues in networks with FortiGate devices, and to configure more advanced features often used in large networks such as OSPF routing. NSE 7 individuals demonstrate deep knowledge of FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiManager, and sophisticated troubleshooting.
The Fortinet Troubleshooting Professional exam content was covered in the FortiGate III course, which is no longer available for enrollment.
NSE 8 Written
The NSE 8 Network Security Expert designation recognizes a candidate’s broad and in-depth expertise to manage, design, implement, and troubleshoot comprehensive network security solutions in complex enterprise networks.
The NSE 8 exams are for those who are experts in network security and Fortinet’s suite of security products. In addition to formal training, you should have experience solving complicated security problems in a variety of complex networks.
To earn the NSE 8 Network Security Expert designation, you must pass a written exam and a practical exam. This exam is the written portion of the NSE 8 designation. You must pass the written exam before you can challenge the practical exam. You can register to challenge the exam at the NSE Institute. To identify a Fortinet center that will be hosting the practical exam in your region, please contact your Fortinet Training regional administrator:
- firstname.lastname@example.org – the Americas
- email@example.com – Asia
- firstname.lastname@example.org – Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Please visit Fortinet’s Certification site for full program information.
Fortinet offers online, self-study and instructor led training. More information »
Fortinet training is available worldwide through our network of training partners. More information »
Appointments can be made any time prior to 24 hours before your desired appointment time.
You will be required to agree to the NDA Agreement (PDF, 9 KB) that will be presented at the beginning of your exam. Failure to read/accept the agreement within the allotted 5 minutes will result in your exam ending and a forfeit of your exam fees. Please take a moment to review the agreement now so that you are familiar with it when you sit for your exam.
Security Measures for Pearson VUE Exams
As part of Fortinet’s ongoing commitment to ensure the integrity and value of our certification program, Fortinet implemented advanced security measures at the Pearson VUE testing centers where their exams are administrated. The enhancement includes the taking of a digital photograph during the admissions process at the testing center. All Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers with the advanced security equipment installed will require photos at check-in.
If you have questions about these new security measures, please contact email@example.com.
Exam code: NSE4|
Exam name: Fortinet Network Security Expert 4 Written Exam – FortiOS 5.4
Comments: Corresponds to FortiGate I & II courses, product version 5.4.1.
Exam code: NSE5 |
Exam name: Fortinet Network Security Expert 5 Written Exam (500)
Comments: This is a single certification exam that corresponds to FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer courses, product version 5.2.
Status: Retiring (Last registration date: 30 Nov 2017; Last delivery date: 31 Jan 2018)
Exam code: NSE5_FAZ-5.4 |
Exam name: FortiAnalyzer 5.4 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiAnalyzer 5.4.2 course, product version 5.4.2.
Exam name: FortiManager 5.4 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiManager 5.4.2 course, product version 5.4.2.
|Exam code: FortADC |
Exam name: FortiADC 4.4.0 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiADC course, product version 4.4.0.
Exam code: FortiAuth |
Examname: FortiAuthenticator 4.0.0 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiAuthenticator course, product version 4.0.0.
|Exam code: FortiDDoS |
Exam name: FortiDDoS 4.0 Specialist Comments: Corresponds to the FortiDDoS course, product version 4.0.
|Exam code: NSE6_FML-5.3.8 |
Exam name: FortiMail 5.3.8 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiMail course, product version 5.3.8.
Exam name: FortiMail 5.3.1 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiMail course, product version 5.3.1.
Status: Retiring (Last registration date: 31 Oct 2017; Last delivery date: 31 Dec 2017)
Exam name: FortiSandbox 2.0.3 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiSandbox course, product version 2.0.3.
Exam name: FortiWLC Specialist – SD 7.x
Comments: Corresponds to the Wireless Infrastructure (Meru) Administration course.
Exam name: FortiWeb 5.3.4 Specialist
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiWeb course, product version 5.3.4.
Status: Retiring (Last registration date: 30 Nov 2017; Last delivery date: 31 Jan 2018)
Exam name: Fortinet Integrated and Cloud Wi-Fi Specialist – FortiOS 5.2.2
Comments: Corresponds to the Secure Wireless WAN course on FortiGate 5.2.2.
|Exam code: NSE7_EFW NSE7 |
Exam name: Enterprise Firewall – FortiOS 5.4
Comments: Corresponds to the Enterprise Firewall course, which is based on product version 5.4.1.
Exam name: Fortinet Troubleshooting Professional
Comments: Corresponds to the FortiGate III course, product version 5.2.
Status: This exam will be retired on 10 January 2018. (Last registration dates: 10 Nov 2017 (English version), 14 Dec 2017 (Japanese version); Last delivery dates: 10 Jan 2018 (English version), 14 Feb 2017 (Japanese version))
|Exam code: NSE8 |
Exam name: Fortinet Network Security Expert 8 Written Exam (801) Comments: There is no corresponding course.