Course Details
$1,750 16 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Dec 07, 8:00am - Dec 08, 4:00pm Mountain Time (2 sessions)

Real-ILT (Live Virtual Classroom)
Purchase Options
Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
System Requirements:

You will need an Internet connection and administrator access on your computer or laptop.

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.

Class Delivery:

Additional information on how to log into the online environment will be provided after purchasing the class.

What you'll learn in this more network class:

Course Overview

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 Audience

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

Course Objectives

After completing this course, 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 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.

Is a certificate of completion available to students after completing their class? 


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

There is no charge for rescheduling or canceling your class 10 business days before the class start date. A charge of $75.00 or 10% of the retail class price (whichever is greater) will be assessed for rescheduling your class if done less than 10 days before the class start date.

There is no charge for cancelling your class 10 business days before the class start date. If you cancel with less than 10 business days prior to your class, you are not entitled to a refund. A charge of $75.00 or 10% of the retail class price (whichever is greater) will also be assessed for rescheduling your class if done less than 10 business days before the class start date.

If there is a possibility that you may miss your training class, please contact the school.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:00am - 4:00pm Mountain Time TBD 2 $1,750
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Dec 08 8:00am - 4:00pm Mountain Time TBD

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