Fortinet Inc. announced an eight-level technical certification program designed to enable the company’s partners, customers and security professionals to gain and demonstrate expertise in the full range of Fortinet’s network security products.
Called the Fortinet Network Security Expert certification includes a wide range of self-paced and instructor led courses, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts.
Topics range from survey-level courses at the lower levels to advanced architectural level subject matter at the high levels. The time commitment varies depending upon course level, with the highest levels requiring extensive experience and study. All of Fortinet’s online courses are free to channel partners.
For channel partners, the new program offers additional courses and higher levels of certifications that are designed to help them sell more products and provide higher levels of support.
Among other things, an NSE certification is designed to help enable Fortinet partners to:
• Leverage Fortinet’s full range of network security products while consolidating solutions and reducing risk
• Validate network security skills and experience
• Accelerate sales and the ability to offer new services
• Demonstrate value and a desire to stay up to date with technical skills to current and future employers
The NSE program also offers a number benefits for partners specific to their level, which include enhanced escalation, invitations to NSE-only events and public recognition.
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“We have designed the new certification program to help enable participants to greatly expand upon their knowledge and expertise of Fortinet’s expansive network security portfolio, and to better prepare them to enter untapped markets,” said Joe Sykora, vice president of Americas sales operations and channels at Fortinet.