Fortinet develops and sells cybersecurity solutions, such as physical firewalls, antivirus software, intrusion prevention systems, and endpoint security components. Fortinet’s product training is a mix of general cybersecurity knowledge and skills along with proprietary product-specific training. They do offer certifications but many of the courses are preparatory in nature.
What type of training does Fortinet offer?
Fortinet offers training on their own proprietary hardware products such as firewalls, secure web gateways, and WAF appliances, as well as the software solutions that are designed to manage and supplement their hardware.
- Hardware product-specific course (firewall, web gateway, switches)
- Software product-specific courses (FortiSIEM, FortiStructure, etc)
- General cybersecurity skill training
The courses are mainly paid/commercial and offered through a reseller network, so in order to enroll you will likely have to be a customer.
What do engineers who have taken Fortinet training say?
Engineers who participated in Fortinet training report that the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and paced the training well, offering Q&A breaks throughout. While not all courses are for certifications, most are prep courses meant to lead to certification curriculum.
Instructor-led online courses use Zoom, which may be a dealbreaker for some security companies.
How is Fortinet training structured?
|Training format||Fortinet has the ability to accommodate all learning styles and accessibility levels by offering both in-person classroom instruction as well as an online experience. |
– Instructor-led classroom
– Instructor-led online
– Self-paced online
Fortinet also has authorized training centers around the US where trainees can attend the in-person courses.
|Scheduling||Students have the choice of attending a live instructor-led online course, or doing an on-demand course at their convenience.|
|Cost||Paid – The majority of Fortinet training is paid, but in comparison to other training catalogs, the Fortinet pricing is very reasonable. |
Free – There are some free courses and certifications offered (NSE1 and NSE2) which are mostly cybersecurity awareness-oriented.
|Certification||Fortinet offers a broad variety of tiered certifications in their NSE offerings from “Awareness” through “Expert” levels.|
|Duration||Courses vary in length depending on the product being covered. The FortiSEIM course is 3 days, while the firewall appliance training is upwards of 1 week.|