Meeting Current and Future Cybersecurity Needs

The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program is set to undergo significant enhancements in the fall of 2023. These updates have been carefully crafted and researched over several years to address the rapidly evolving threat landscape and job market needs. Our primary objective with these updates is to satisfy both current and future requirements, ensuring that the NSE Certification program remains at the forefront of network security expertise.

Fortinet will continue awarding the current NSE certifications until October 1, 2023. All NSE certifications awarded until then will be honored by Fortinet until they expire.  Starting on October 1, 2023 Fortinet will begin awarding the new certifications to individuals who meet the requirements. Professionals can view what is required for each of the new certifications by visiting the associated certification page.


Main Program Updates

Effective October 1, 2023, the Fortinet NSE Certification program will undergo four major updates.

  • The program’s restructuring will result in five proficiency levels that include a total of 11 certifications.
  • Each proficiency level will have one or more certifications that align with professional career paths.
  • Obtaining a certification will require cybersecurity professionals to pass a minimum number of exams or courses.
  • Exam badges will be introduced for each core and elective exam.

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