Published On: Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014

Fortinet Swells Partner Education Program courtesy; Online Network Security Courses


Fortinet, source for high-performance network security ― has announced the availability of fresh online courses that prepare network administrators to be able to implement, manage as well as operate Fortinet products within a network.

The Courses at the offing, available from Fortinet’s Learning Center, encompass Fortinet’s extensive network security portfolio, in the process building comprehensive knowhow around a wide array of products that takes account of viz:- FortiGate, followed by FortiAnalyzer, FortiManager, and FortiMail in addition to FortiWeb platforms. It is noteworthy that – all the courses stand as self-paced instruction and are offered for free to all channel partners who are registered.

Details zeroed in, two new preparatory online courses viz, Unified Threat Management I coupled with Unified Threat Management II, can be booked at any time that assist partners to be able to take up proctored Fortinet network security product certification exams.

Unified Threat Management I entails 10 online modules plus one day of proctored online lab exercises. Once completed, Unified Threat Management I makes ready network administrators to implement, manage as well as operate Fortinet’s FortiGate products. The course themes at hand embraces firewall policy setting, followed by user authentication, VPN, virus detection, Web filtering, email filtering application control and so and so forth.

Unified Threat Management II involves two days of proctored online lab exercises coupled with 12 online segments. The second course in the series encompasses routing, virtual domains, advanced IPSec VPN, high availability, intrusion prevention, diagnostics and resource utilization, besides other subject matter.

“Education is a key enabler, allowing us to expand our businesses and differentiate in the market,” alleged John Gapinski, president of Secured Retail Networks.  Supplementing that – “Today, Fortinet has found a way to make this fundamental training more flexible and accessible, and at no cost to partners.”

“These courses have proven to be very popular because they provide both theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as cover topics that Fortinet administrators and architects need to know,” held Matt Phillips, director of training services at Fortinet.

Fortinet from its barrio is carrying out these online courses in order to make training more flexible and broadly available to a greater number of channel partners which in turn, empowers the company’s channel sales teams to make available award-winning network security solutions and a wide array of supplementary services to patrons.

“We believe strongly that a trained channel is a more effective channel,” informed Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India & SAARC at Fortinet. Furthering that – “Not only does technical training reduce sales cycles, it enables our partners to deliver additional professional services and support offerings.”

Hitherto, equally both UTM I plus UTM II courses were only presented in conventional classroom or for that matter live online formats. Braced with the intention to make training more handy for partners, the content involving both the courses were rewritten for self-paced instruction and divided into segments, which now allows students to focus on specific themes of interest. Both courses still takes account of an online hands-on lab session that is proctored by a Fortinet trainer.

“Someone with a question about IPSec VPN, for example, can just take the module that covers IPSec VPN and not have to take the whole course series,” Phillips added.

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Fortinet Swells Partner Education Program courtesy; Online Network Security Courses