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Free Self-Paced 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.

On-demand Labs within Self-Paced Courses

We've now made it easier for you to purchase on-demand labs by credit card at a nominal fee to support your free self-paced training experience. See below for courses with lab availability. Click here for detailed instructions.
On-demand labs within self-paced courses can also be purchased through one of our Fortinet Resellers or an Authorized Training Center (ATC).

NSE Certification Program Update

The NSE Certification program will be expanding in October 2023. All current courses, exams, and certifications will remain valid and are transferable to the updated program. For more information, please visit


                       Labs Available to Purchase Through
NSE Level Course Title Reseller or ATC Credit Card
Technical Training
NSE 4 FortiGate Security
FortiGate Infrastructure
NSE 5 FortiAnalyzer Analyst
FortiClient EMS  
NSE 6 FortiADC
FortiAnalyzer Administrator
FortiSOAR Administrator  
Secure Wireless LAN Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
Securing Azure with FortiCloud Security Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
Securing AWS with FortiCloud Security Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
FortiSwitch Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
Advanced Training
NSE 7 Enterprise Firewall
Advanced Analytics  
Advanced Threat Protection  
OT Security  
FortiSOAR Design & Development  
LAN Edge (formerly Secure Access) Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
Public Cloud Security Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
NSE 8 NSE 8 Immersion Lab only through Instructor-led Training  

Other Training

FortiGate Essentials
FortiSIEM Parser  
FortiGate 7000 Series Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
Private Cloud Security Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
FortiPortal Lab only through Instructor-led Training  
FortiDDoS Coming Soon
FortiInsight Recording Only  
FortiMonitor Recording Only  
FortiWLC Recording Only  
Go-Cloud Recording Only  
FortiGuard Labs Web Application Security  
Security Operations Lab only through Instructor-led Training  


For those interested in training options beyond self-paced, Fortinet has a network of Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) and Fortinet Resellers 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 the 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.



ISC2 CPE Submitter

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.

Additional benefits are provided to Fortinet-certified individuals wanting to advance their cybersecurity skills. Learn about the Training Institute’s inclusion in the (ISC)² CPE Submitter Program.

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Fortinet Certifications Now Count Towards CompTIA Renewals

You can now use your Fortinet NSE certifications to get Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards renewing the below CompTIA certifications:

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Fortinet Security and Awareness Training

The Fortinet Security Awareness and Training service helps IT, Security and Compliance leaders build a cyber-aware culture where employees recognize and avoid falling victim to cyberattacks.

The SaaS-based service is and aligned to NIST 800-50 and NIST 800-16 guidelines to provide training that is both engaging and relevant on topics such as information security awareness, data privacy, physical security, password protection and internet security.


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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