Course Outline


Overview of Fortinet Security Solutions and FortiGate Firewalls

  • Preparing the system environment for FortiGate NGFW

Setting up and Configuring FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

  • Choosing the right FortiGate NGFW hardware and software model
  • System requirements for installing FortiGate NGFW
  • Downloading core FortiGate VM deployment packages
  • Configuring FortiGate VM

Overview of Fortinet Security Fabric in Alignment with FortiGate NGFW

Overview of FortiGate Firewall Policies and Parameters

Running FortiGate NGFW in Network Address Translation (NAT) Mode

  • The difference between NAT/Route mode and transparent mode
  • Executing FortiExplorer, GUI, and CLI configuration options

Getting Started with Fundamental FortiGate Administration Tasks and Features

  • Registering security devices to Fortinet
  • Authenticating users and administrators
  • Configuring FortiGate backups using GUI and CLI
  • Upgrading or downgrading FortiGate firmware versions

Working with FortiOS for Easy FortiGate Firewall System Monitoring

Activating FortiGuard Solutions and Integrating with FortiGate NGFW

  • Introduction to relevant FortiGuard services
  • Enabling options for Internet Protocols and antivirus

Overview of Fortinet Security Fabric in FortiGate Firewall

  • Physical topology v.s. logical topology
  • Managing dynamic security updates with Fortinet Fabric connectors

Operating FortiGate Firewall Network Settings

  • Working with SD-WAN in FortiGate NGFW

Managing and Maintaining FortiGate Firewall in FortiCloud

  • Logging and monitoring FortiGate through FortiCloud activation
  • Activating the FortiGate NGFW cloud sandbox

Centralizing FortiGate Firewall Management with FortiManager

Implementing New-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Concepts and Principles with FortiGate

  • Introduction to FortiGate Firewall objects and policies

Configuring FortiGate Security Features and Administering Security Profiles

Initializing Devices with FortiGate NGFW as High Availability System

  • Configuring IP connectivity on the end-user
  • Verifying connectivity between network roles and components
  • Working with HTTP and HTTP traffic in FortiGate Firewall

Filtering Web and Application Control with FortiGate

Integrating Antivirus Systems with FortiGate Firewall

Overview of NAT Policy Implementations in FortiGate Firewall

  • Simulating system failures and checking results

Deploying Site-to-Site VPNs with FortiGate NGFW and Fortinet Tools

  • Site-to-site VPN between two FortiGate Firewalls
  • Site-to-site VPN between FortiGate Firewall and Cisco ASA Firewall

Initializing and Configuring Remote Access VPN on HQ FortiGate NGFW

Operating and Maintaining SSL VPN in FortiGate Firewall

Troubleshooting Scenarios and Methodologies for FortiGate NGFW

Summary and Conclusion


  • Knowledge of IP and other essential transport protocols
  • Understanding of security concepts across various platforms
  • Basic experience with hardware and software firewall systems


  • Security Engineers
  • System Administrators
 21 Hours

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