**New** FCT Program Updates Jan 2024

Modified on Fri, 22 Dec 2023 at 05:35 AM

Starting January, the Fortinet Training Institute will introduce the following changes to the FCT program to facilitate our training partners' educational services business, while also ensuring the quality of technical trainings for our customers:

  • Introduce an FCT onboarding course to prepare candidates for their first deliveries.
  • Introduce an FCT provisional pass for candidates to teach for a trial period using our lab platform.
  • Introduce regular TTTs for new course releases and other FCT enablement activities.

As previously communicated, FCT candidates must have experience delivering technical training or workshops to network security and cybersecurity professionals. They must have, at a minimum, a valid FCP certification, which is typically FCP in Network Security, to apply. Also, FCT candidates must be sponsored by an ATC training partner. If they meet these requirements, they must complete an application (trainer resume) to apply and start the FCT onboarding process. FCT is a free program and candidates are accepted at the discretion of Fortinet, which is based on both the technical competencies of the candidate and the business requirements of the ATC program.

If the applicant is accepted, they are enrolled in the FCT onboarding course. The onboarding course is a series of tasks and meetings with a technical mentor that prepares an FCT candidate for a proctored assessment and/or their first deliveries. Onboarding tasks include a demo presentation, hands-on labs, and open technical questions/troubleshooting with a mentor.

On successful completion of FCT onboarding:

  • Candidates using Fortinet Training Institute labs will be granted a provisional pass and allowed to teach for a 6-month trial.
  • Candidates wanting to use their own lab platform to teach FortiGate Administrator must pass a proctored assessment.

Candidates who successfully complete the 6-month trial or pass the proctored assessment will be granted an FCT badge valid for two years.

FCT status will be extended automatically if they remain an employee of the sponsoring ATC, maintain FCP and FCSS certifications for the products and solutions they teach, deliver regular classes, and maintain good survey feedback.

FCTs can go on to take a further FCSS proctored assessment to teach at this level in the NSE certification program.

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