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NICF - Fortinet FortiGate Network Security Professional (NSE 4) (SF)

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF031

SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0038500-ICT

This 5-days course is a combination of two courses, namely FortiGate Security and FortiGate Infrastructure. It will prepare you to sit for NSE 4 Network Security Professional certification exam.

The NSE 4 Network Security Professional designation recognizes the ability to install and manage the day-to-day configuration, monitoring, and operation of a FortiGate device to support specific corporate network security policies.

In the first three days, you will learn how to use basic FortiGate features, including security profiles. In interactive labs, you will explore firewall policies, security fabric, user authentication, SSL VPN, dial-up IPsec VPN, and how to protect your network using security profiles such as IPS, antivirus, web filtering, application control, and more. These administration fundamentals will provide you with a solid understanding of how to implement basic network security.

In the next two days, you will learn how to use advanced FortiGate networking and security. Topics include features commonly applied in complex or larger enterprise or MSSP networks, such as advanced routing, transparent mode, redundant infrastructure, site-to-site IPsec VPN, single sign-on (SSO), web proxy, and diagnostics.


Who Should Attend

Networking and Security professionals involved in the

  • Management, configuration, and monitoring of FortiGate devices used to secure their organizations' networks.
  • Design, implementation, and administration of a network infrastructure using FortiGate appliances.

Course Duration

5 Days / 40 Hours

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Initial Configuration
  • Security Fabric
  • Firewall Policies
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Firewall Authentication
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Certificate Operations
  • Web Filtering
  • Application Control
  • Antivirus
  • Intrusion Prevention and Denial of Service
  • SSL VPN
  • Dialup IPsec VPN
  • Routing
  • Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
  • Virtual Domains
  • Layer 2 Switching
  • Site-to-Site IPsec VPN
  • Fortinet Single Sign-On (FSSO)
  • High Availability (HA)
  • Web Proxy
  • Diagnostics

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

  • Certificate of Completion from Fortinet

Certificate of Completion from Fortinet will be issued to participants who have met at least 75% attendance and passed the prescribed assessment(s). 

  • Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standards:

  1. Security Architecture (ICT-DES-3004-1.1)
  2. Security Administration (ICT-OUS-3012-1.1)

NTUC LearningHub reserves the right not to disclose any information on the assessment process.

  • External Certification Exam

Upon passing NSE 4 certification exam, participant will receive NSE 4 certification from Fortinet.

NTUC LearningHub is an Official Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA). Participants who attend NICF - Fortinet FortiGate Network Security Professional (NSE 4) (SF) course with NTUC LearningHub will receive one free exam voucher (worth USD 400 / SGD 560) from Fortinet.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Deploy the appropriate operation mode for your network
  • Use the GUI and CLI for administration
  • Identify the characteristics of the Fortinet Security Fabric
  • Control network access to configured networks using firewall policies
  • Apply port forwarding, source NAT, and destination NAT
  • Authenticate users using firewall policies
  • Understand encryption functions and certificates
  • Inspect SSL/TLS-secured traffic to prevent encryption used to bypass security policies
  • Configure security profiles to neutralize threats and misuse, including viruses, torrents, and inappropriate websites
  • Apply application control techniques to monitor and control network applications that might use standard or non-standard protocols and ports
  • Fight hacking and denial of service (DoS)
  • Offer an SSL VPN for secure access to your private network
  • Implement a dialup IPsec VPN tunnel between FortiGate and FortiClient
  • Collect and interpret log entries
  • Analyze a FortiGate route table
  • Route packets using policy-based and static routes for multipath and load -balanced deployments
  • Configure SD-WAN to load balance traffic between multiple WAN links effectively

Pre-requisites

  • Knowledge of network protocols
  • Knowledge of OSI layers
  • Basic understanding of firewall concepts
  • Knowledge of firewall concepts in an IPv4 network

Funding Information

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.

Price

Individual Sponsored

Company Sponsored

w/o GST

w GST

Non-SME

SME

w/o GST

w GST

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

$2,000.00

$2,140.00

$2,000.00

$2,140.00

$2,000.00

$2,140.00

Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above

$1,400.00

$1,540.00

$1,400.00

$1,540.00

$200.00

$340.00

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$200.00

$340.00

$200.00

$340.00

$200.00

$340.00

Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme)

$100.00

$240.00

$100.00

$240.00

$100.00

$240.00

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
  • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).

Company Sponsored

  • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr.
  • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr.
  • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap).

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

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