Fortinet - Certified Expert (FCX) in Cybersecurity

Duration

Duration:

Only 2 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

30.9.2024 (Monday)

Overview

On this accelerated Fortinet Certified Expert (FCX) in Cybersecurity certification verifies your comprehensive knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks. To attempt the exam, you must have industry experience.

The FCX certification recognizes the successful candidate’s comprehensive and in-depth ability to design, configure, and troubleshoot network security using Fortinet products in complex networks. FCX is the top-level certification in the Fortinet certification program and is designed to reflect best practices using Fortinet solutions in the network security and cybersecurity industry.

To attempt both the written and practical exams, candidates must have related industry experience. It is recommended that candidates complete the appropriate Professional and Solution Specialist certification training and have extensive experience with Fortinet products in a production environment.

At the end of this course, you’ll sit the Fortinet exam, and achieve your Fortinet Certified Expert (FCX) in Cybersecurity certification. Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you’ll get certified at twice the speed of the traditional training and get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.

 

Audience

This course is ideal for:

  • Networking and security experts who use Fortinet solutions.
  • Network security and cybersecurity professionals interested in attempting the FCX certification written and practical examinations.
  • Partners, distributors, authorized training centers (ATCs), and members of the public looking for more information related to the FCX program.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 2-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Benefits

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass the first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course the first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9 am – 5 pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day of quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in the Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 135,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts

Curriculum

  • Module 1: Security Architecture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of FortiGate Network Security products
  • Chassis solutions 6000/7000 modules and architecture
  • Correct hardware production selection based on design
  • b. Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet Security Fabric Solution deployments
  • FortiMail
  • FortiSandbox
  • Traditional networks and hybrid/cloud/multi-cloud networks
  • Logging and management protocols used by Fortinet, and required network architecture for resiliency
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet high-availability solutions
  • Core products
  • Types of the HA solutions
  • HA and Cloud deployments iv. Optimization

 

  • Module 2: Infrastructure
  • Demonstrate knowledge of FortiGate operation modes
  • Transparent Mode and Layer-2 Traffic
  • VDOM and VDOM links
  • Demonstrate knowledge of FortiGate hardware technology
  • NP6/NP7/nTurbo/CP9/SoC4 acceleration and acceleration concepts
  • Hyperscale requirements, operation, limitations
  • Traffic Flows during acceleration and offloading
  • Describe and design hardware accelerated networks with FortiGate devices
  • FortiGate chassis/module architecture
  • Life of packet
  • Hardware offloading
  • Demonstrate knowledge of non-FortiGate hardware technology
  • Hardware v virtual ii. FAZ, SIEM
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet solutions for cloud security
  • Private cloud
  • Public cloud
  • SAAS iv. SASE

 

  • Module 3: Networking
  • a. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced routing and networking technologies
  • Load balancing
  • Health checks

 

  • Module 4: Secure SD-WAN
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SD-WAN advanced architecture and design
  • Design and implement a full featured SD-WAN solution with dynamic routing
  • Local traffic routing with SD-WAN
  • Understanding SD-WAN rules and failover
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SD-WAN advanced features
  • Azure vWAN
  • ADVPN design and requirements
  • Packet duplication and aggregate tunnels
  • Network overlays
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SD-WAN troubleshooting
  • Session failover with NAT
  • Session route change with max bandwidth method
  • Shortcut tunnels and BGP

 

  • Module 5: Security Solutions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet application security solutions
  • Operation and deployment modes
  • Designing resilient solutions
  • Advanced security inspection
  • FortiGuard services for enhanced Fortinet solutions
  • Troubleshooting application security issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet network security solutions
  • Inspection modes
  • Security profiles
  • Troubleshooting FortiOS security features
  • FortiGuard services for FortiOS security services
  • VoIP 1. VoIP ALG / proxy
  • SIP kernel-helper
  • Flow SIP
  • HTTP/2 1. SSL inspection with HTTP/2
  • Demonstrate knowledge of authentication mechanisms
  • Implement SAML authentication
  • Integrate external authentication using Radius / LDAP
  • Configuring Fortinet product authentication using FortiAuthenticator
  • Authentication using VSAs with Radius for automated roles / profiles
  • Two factor authentication using certificates and tokens
  • Fortinet FSSO using collectors and FortiAuthenticator
  • Integrate with AD certificate services
  • RBAC, authentication and certificate management solutions with Fortinet Management products

 

  • Module 6: Security Operations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet SOC solution
  • Integrate Fortinet solutions for advanced threat protection
  • Security incident handling
  • Security incident enrichment
  • Threat analysis and incident response
  • Automated remediation
  • Fortinet management and logging tools
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet endpoint solutions
  • Network admission control solution Device On-boarding using various methods
  • FCT Client Profile
  • VPN Profile Management
  • FortiClient EMS installation package managing
  • EMS on net / off net
  • ZTNA Policy / configuration (EMS/FCT/FG/FAC)
  • Endpoint protection (Client/Guest)
  • Quarantine functions on both LAN/WLAN
  • EDR - Playbooks / Exceptions

 

  • Module 7: Automation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet Automation tools, solutions, and integrations
  • Automation Stiches
  • Understand Fabric connectors
  • Zero Touch Configuration/Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Automated Response Systems (SOAR/Handlers)
  • FortiSIEM log automation triggers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet build-in scripting capabilities
  • FortiManager CLI/TCL Scripting
  • FMG CLI Template + Variables
  • FortiGate AutoScript
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fortinet API configuration and usage
  • FortiGate webhook triggers
  • API Integration within the Security Fabric
  • Understand principles of API usage (including required config)
  • Solutions for rollout and management of large scale FortiGate networks (Fortinet or 3rd party management tools)

 

Practical Exam Certification Topics

  • Networking
    • SD-WAN Deployments
    • Dynamic Routing
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Secure Access
    • VPN Connections
    • High Availability and clustering
    • Troubleshooting network deployments

 

  • Central Management
    • Central Management Deployments
    • Automation
    • Security Operations
    • Troubleshooting Central Management Deployments

 

  • Authentication
    • Authentication Integration
    • Troubleshooting Authentication Scenarios

 

  • Threat Protection
    • Securing EndPoints
    • Securing Applications
    • Securing the Network
    • Troubleshooting Threat Protection

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered Certification Guarantee:

Fortinet Certified Expert (FCX) in Cybersecurity exam

You must successfully pass the FCX written exam (NSE 8 - Network Security Expert 8 Written Exam) and the FCX practical exam (NSE 8 - Network Security Expert 8 Practical Exam).

 

NSE 8 - Network Security Expert 8 Written Exam series: NSE8_812

  • Duration: 120-minute
  • Format: multiple-choice
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Passing score: Answers must be 100% correct for credit.

The written exam contains questions about design scenarios with exhibits, configuration extracts, and troubleshooting scenarios that assess your security networking and Fortinet solution knowledge and experience. The exam assesses the networking, security, and Fortinet solution knowledge and experience of the test taker.

NSE 8 - Network Security Expert 8 Practical Exam Exam series: NSE8_870

  • Duration: 120-minute
  • Format: One day, two sessions (5 hours and 4 hours), proctored
  • Number of questions: 30 (15 unique tasks per session)
  • Passing score: Partial credits are available for selected tasks. There are no deductions for incorrect answers.

Type of tasks: Hands-on configuration and troubleshooting

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.

Prerequisites

  • To attempt both the written and practical exams, candidates must have related industry experience.
  • It is recommended that candidates complete the appropriate Professional and Solution Specialist certification training and have extensive experience with Fortinet products in a production environment.
  • The written exam is a prerequisite for the FCX practical exam
  • You must take the FCX written exam before you can take the FCX practical exam. The written exam is not a certification by itself.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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