Fortinet Certified Solution Specialist

CERT - Occupational Certificate

This program uses advanced Fortinet network security technologies to provide students with hands-on lab experiences, enabling them to apply their theoretical knowledge in practical settings. The curriculum covers designing, administering, monitoring, and troubleshooting Fortinet operational technology (OT) security solutions, security operations infrastructure, and Zero Trust Access (ZTA). This practical experience helps students develop expertise in network security concepts and enhances their ability to address cybersecurity challenges. It prepares students for five specialist-level credentials.

Program Purpose

The program aims to allow individuals to acquire cybersecurity skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the industry. The program focuses explicitly on Fortinet network security devices, public cloud devices, VMs, and security operations devices. The certification courses are related to the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) professional-level certification.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate use of tools, diagnostics, and debug commands to detect, isolate, and resolve problems related to the most commonly used FortiGate features, such as IPsec, routing, web filtering, HA, and IPS.
  • Manage an enterprise security infrastructure composed of multiple FortiGate devices to design, deploy, administrate, and monitor FortiGate, FortiNAC, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiSIEM devices to secure OT infrastructures.
  • Troubleshoot FortiGate deployments in Azure and how to use FortiCNP to simplify risk management for AWS workloads.
  • Use nested queries and lookup tables for advanced analytics using FortiSIEM.
  • Configure FortiGate, FortiClient EMS, FortiAuthenticator, FortiNAC, and FortiAnalyzer to secure network and application access, monitor ZTA enforcement, and automate incident response.