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Implementing Fortinet Collaboration NSE 4 FortiGate Security Core Technologies

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Course Overview

In this course, you will learn how to use the most common FortiGate features, including security profiles.

In interactive labs, you will explore firewall policies, the Fortinet Security Fabric, user authentication, 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.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Deploy the appropriate operation mode for your network
  • Use the GUI and CLI for administration
  • 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)
  • Collect and interpret log entries
  • Identify the characteristics of the Fortinet Security Fabric


  • Knowledge of network protocols
  • Basic understanding of firewall concepts

Target Audiance

  • Firewall Policies
  • Network Address Translation
  • Firewall Authentication
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Certificate Operations
  • Web Filtering
  • Application Control
  • Antivirus

Schedule Dates

Implementing Fortinet Collaboration NSE 4 FortiGate Security Core Technologies
22 July 2024 - 25 July 2024
Implementing Fortinet Collaboration NSE 4 FortiGate Security Core Technologies
22 October 2024 - 25 October 2024
Implementing Fortinet Collaboration NSE 4 FortiGate Security Core Technologies
27 January 2025 - 30 January 2025
Implementing Fortinet Collaboration NSE 4 FortiGate Security Core Technologies
28 April 2025 - 01 May 2025

Course Content

  • Providing an overview of the Fortinet ecosystem and its significance in network security.

  • Exploring the core functionalities and configurations of FortiGate devices.

  • Understanding the interconnectedness of security components within the Fortinet Security Fabric.

  • Learning to design and implement firewall policies and network address translation (NAT) for secure traffic management.

  • Delving into Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies for secure remote access and site-to-site connectivity.

  • Exploring techniques for detecting and preventing intrusions within the network.

  • Implementing policies for web filtering and controlling applications to enhance security posture.

  • Examining advanced threat protection mechanisms such as sandboxing and threat intelligence integration.


The course typically spans over several days, with an average duration of 5 to 7 days depending on the training provider and schedule.

This course is designed for network and security professionals, including administrators, engineers, and architects who work with Fortinet FortiGate appliances.

Participants should have a basic understanding of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, OSI model, and familiarity with Fortinet’s FortiGate appliances.

The course covers essential Fortinet FortiGate security technologies, including firewall policies, SSL VPN, IPsec VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, application control, and web filtering.

Yes, the course includes hands-on labs to provide practical experience in configuring and managing FortiGate security features.

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