How to Find NSE Certification Courses on the Fortinet Training Institute

Modified on Fri, 02 Feb 2024 at 01:47 PM

Having trouble finding an NSE certification course on the Fortinet Training Institute since the launch of the new certification program on Oct 1, 2023? Here's a handy guide.


NSE 1 + NSE2 → 

Fortinet Certified Fundamentals (FCF)

With the new certification program launch on Oct 1, 2023, NSE 1 was retired and replaced by Fortinet Certified Fundamental (FCF).


Which courses are included in FCF?


Where are FCF courses located?

From the Fortinet Training Institute Library, in the menu on the left under Certification, click FCF Cybersecurity.


Fortinet Certified Associate (FCA)

With the new certification program launch on Oct 1, 2023, NSE 2 was retired and replaced by Fortinet Certified Associate (FCA).


Which course is included in FCA?


Where is the FCA course located?

From the Fortinet Training Institute Library, in the menu on the left under Certification, click FCA Cybersecurity.


NSE 3No equivalent

NSE 3 was fully retired, but we recommend you take the new Fortinet Certified Fundamentals (FCF) and Fortinet Certified Associate (FCA) courses prior to moving into the Fortinet Certified Professional (FCP) courses.


NSE 4, 5, 6Fortinet Certified Professional (FCP)

With the new certification program launch on Oct 1, 2023, NSE 4, 5, and 6 were replaced with Fortinet Certified Professional (FCP).

There are three tracks in FCP:


Which courses are included in FCP - Network Security?


Which courses are included in FCP - Public Cloud Security?


Which courses are included in FCP - Security Operations?

Where are FCP courses located?

From the Fortinet Training Institute Library, in the menu on the left under Certification, click the FCP track: FCP - Network Security, FCP - Public Cloud Security, or FCP - Security Operations.


NSE 7Fortinet Certified Security Specialist (FCSS)

With the new certification program launch on Oct 1, 2023, NSE 7 was replaced with Fortinet Certified Security Specialist (FCSS).

There are five tracks in FCSS:


Which courses are included in FCSS - Network Security?


Which courses are included in FCSS - Zero Trust Access?


Which courses are included in FCSS - Public Cloud Security?


Which courses are included in FCSS - Secure Access Service Edge?


Which courses are included in FCSS - Security Operations?


Where are FCSS courses located?

From the Fortinet Training Institute Library, in the menu on the left under Certification, click the FCSS track: FCSS - Network Security, FCSS - OT Security, FCSS - Public Cloud Security, FCSS - Secure Access Service Edge, FCSS - Security Operations, or FCSS - Zero Trust Access.

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