• Duration 2 days
  • Price $1,750
  • Certifications NSE5
  • Exams NSE5

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Course Overviewremove_circle_outline

In this 2-day class, you will learn the fundamentals of using FortiManager for centralized network administration of many FortiGate devices. Example use cases include large enterprise and carrier networks. You will explore various deployment strategies which include single or multiple ADOMs, policy packages, shared objects, and provisioning FortiManager as a local FortiGuard Distribution Server for your managed firewalls.

This course is part of preparation for the NSE 5 certification exam. Both FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer are required in order to test for and achieve the NSE 5 certification.

Target Audienceadd_circle_outline

This course is intended for anyone who is responsible for day-to-day management of many FortiGate devices via the FortiManager platform.

Course Objectivesadd_circle_outline

After completing these modules, you will be able to:

  • Describe capabilities of FortiManager
  • Add FortiGate devices to Device Manager and import their running configuration
  • Use provisioning templates and scripts for device-level changes across many devices
  • Identify the synchronization states
  • Manage the revision history of managed devices
  • Offer a local FortiGuard Distribution Server to your Fortinet devices
  • Deploy administrative domains (ADOMs) to support multiple customers on a single FortiManager
  • Manage firewall policies across multiple FortiGate devices using policy packages with shared and dynamic objects
  • Deploy policies and objects from the global ADOM to multiple ADOMs
  • Explain high availability, backup, and recovery options for FortiManager
  • Compare methods for centrally managing IPsec VPNs
  • Explain the restricted "admin" profile and API high-level usage
  • Use workspaces and workflow mode
  • Identify steps to replace a managed FortiGate device
  • Manage FortiGate devices' firmware centrally
Course Outlineadd_circle_outline

Module1 - Introduction and Initial Configuration

Module2 - Administration and Management

Module3 - Device Registration

Module4 - Device Level Configuration and Installation

Module5 - Policy and Objects

Module6 - Manager Panes

Module7 - Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

Module8 - Advanced Configuration


Knowledge of firewalling concepts in an IPv4 network.

Familiarity with all topics in FortiGate I and FortiGate II.

Basic understanding of network management systems.

You must have a computer with:

  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Up-to-date web browser
  • PDF viewer
  • Speakers / headphones
  • Either: HTML 5 support or Up-to-date Java runtime environment (JRE) with Java plugin enabled in your web browser
  • Wired Ethernet connection (not Wi-Fi) recommended. Firewalls including Windows Firewall or FortiClient must allow connections with the online labs.

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