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Fortigate Security

The NSE 4 Network Security Professional designation identifies your ability to configure, install, and manage the day-to-day configuration, monitoring, and operation of a FortiGate device to support specific corporate network security policies. Both Fortigate Infrastructure and Fortigate Security courses are required to pass the Fortigate NSE4 certification.

In this 45 hour course under the Fortinet Network Security Academy, you will learn how to use basic FortiGate features, including security profiles, you will explore firewall policies, security fabric, user authentication, SSL VPN, dial-up IPsec VPN, and how to protect your network using security profiles such as IPS, antivirus, web filtering, application control, and more. These administration fundamentals will provide you with a solid understanding of how to implement basic network security.

The topics which will be covered are:

  • Introduction and Initial Configuration

  • Security Fabric

  • Firewall Policies

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • Firewall Authentication

  • Logging and Monitoring

  • Certificate Operations

  • Web Filtering

  • Application Control

  • Antivirus

  • Intrusion Prevention and Denial of Service


  • Dialup IPsec VPN

Curriculum Objectives

  • Deploy the appropriate operation mode for your network

  • Use the GUI and CLI for administration

  • Identify the characteristics of the Fortinet Security Fabric

  • Control network access to configured networks using firewall policies

  • Apply port forwarding, source NAT, and destination NAT

  • Authenticate users using firewall policies

  • Understand encryption functions and certificates

  • Inspect SSL/TLS-secured traffic to prevent encryption used to bypass security policies

  • Configure security profiles to neutralize threats and misuse, including viruses, torrents, and inappropriate websites

  • Apply application control techniques to monitor and control network applications that might use standard or non-standard protocols and ports

  • Fight hacking and denial of service (DoS)

  • Offer an SSL VPN for secure access to your private network

  • Implement a dialup IPsec VPN tunnel between FortiGate and FortiClient

  • Collect and interpret log entries

< Classes: 2 x 3 hrs per week (6PM-9.15PM)
Total duration: 45 hrs over 7 weeks
Level: Intermediate
Learning Type: Instructor-led
Languages: Greek, English
Cost: 80% Subsidised By HRDA for companies. Discounted pricing for individuals