Fortinet opens the gates on its Network Security Expert courses
Future IT talent can now take advantage of the education program, which provides both training and certification for discipline of cyber security.
Fortinet, a company specialised in cybersecurity, will now provide universal access to their Network Security Expert (NSE) training and certification program.
Effective immediately, Fortinet will offer NSE program level 1 courses to the public and is expected to make levels 2 and 3 courses available in the second quarter of 2017.
Commenting on the announcement, Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and CEO at Fortinet, said: "Facing an increasingly hostile threat landscape, businesses are expanding investments in infrastructure security but struggling to source the increasingly rare talent needed to implement and operate their solutions.
"As an industry-leader, Fortinet believes it is our responsibility to foster the development and continuing education of cybersecurity talent and close the cybersecurity skills gap. Opening Fortinet's Network Security Expert program to the public increases access to educational resources and creates new opportunities for current and future IT security professionals whose skills will be critical to ensure the continued growth of the digital economy."
The NSE program has typically been utilised by Fortinet to develop its own employees, partners and end-users. Comprising of a multi-level curriculum, the program begins from cybersecurity fundamentals and covers everything up to advanced security implementation strategies and technical concepts. To date, NSE has issued 50,000 certifications across the globe.
In terms of the courses, NSE 1 covers network security fundamentals, while also delving into the history of the cybersecurity market.
Expected to be accessible later in 2017, the second NSE course looks more closely into the various core security technologies utilised against challenges introduced in the introductory course. Lastly, NSE 3 will breakdown the benefits and capabilities of advanced security products.