Fortinet - NSE 4 FortiGate Security v7 Course

Learn FortiGate Firewall NSE4 Version 7 with Step by Step Lab Workbook

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Created by Ahmad Ali
Last updated Fri, 20-Jan-2023
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Course overview

Fortinet NSE 4: Network Security Professional:

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

NSE 4 Certification:

I recommend this course for network and security professionals who are involved in the day-to-day management, implementation, and administration of a security infrastructure using FortiGate devices.

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn how to use FortiGate Firewall features, including security profiles. You will explore firewall policies, the Fortinet Security Fabric, user authentication, SSL VPN, and how to protect your network using security profiles, such as IPS, antivirus, web filtering, application control, and advanced routing, transparent mode, redundant infrastructure, site-to-site IPsec VPN, single sign-on (SSO), and diagnostics and more.

FortiGate Deployment:

- Perform initial configuration

- Implement the Fortinet Security Fabric

- Configure log settings and diagnose problems using the logs

- Describe and configure VDOMs to split a FortiGate into multiple virtual devices

- Identify and configure different operation modes for an HA cluster

- Diagnose resource and connectivity problems

Content Inspection:

- Describe and inspect encrypted traffic using certificates

- Identify FortiGate inspection modes and configure web and DNS filtering

- Configure application control to monitor and control network applications

- Explain and configure antivirus scanning modes to neutralize malware threats

- Configure IPS, DoS, and WAF to protect the network from hacking and DDoS attacks

Routing and Layer 2 Switching:

- Configure and route packets using static and policy-based routes

- Configure SD-WAN to load balance traffic between multiple WAN links effectively

- Configure FortiGate interfaces or VDOMs to operate as Layer 2 devices

Product Versions:

FortiOS 7.X

What will i learn?

  • How to setup a Lab Environment.
  • Configure and Manage FortiGate Firewall
  • Understand FortiGate Firewalls Deployment Methods.
  • Understand how to deploy FortiGate Firewalls in EVE NG.
  • Understand FortiGate Firewalls Security Policies.
  • Students will learn to administrate their Fortinet FortiGate firewall.
  • Configure and Run First Time Wizard for a new Fertigate Firewall.
  • Connect internal LAN users to Internet through NAT.
  • Configure Routing, VLAN Trunking and Static routes.
  • Learn different Scenarios for Network Address Translation (NAT).


  • Basic IP and security knowledge is nice to have
  • Students need to understand basic networking
  • Students needs to understand Networking Fundamentals


67 Lessons 18:45:06 Hours
7 Lessons 02:00:53 Hours
  • Introduction to Common Network Security Terms.
  • Introduction to Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability
  • Introduction to Malicious Software (Malware)
  • Introduction to Different Firewall Technologies.
  • Introduction to Web Application Firewall WAF.
  • Introduction to Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW).
  • Introduction to Fortinet, FortiGate and NSE4 Exam.
  • Configure and Verify Active Directory in Windows Server
  • Configure and Verify DNS in MS Windows Server 2012
  • Create Users & Groups in Active Directory Windows Server
  • Configure & Verify Network Time Protocol in Server 2012
  • Configure & Verify Certificate Authority in Server 2012
  • Introduction and Theory of FortiGate Firewall Policies
  • Configure and Verify MAC Address Based Firewall Policy
  • Configure and Verify Local User Based Firewwall Policy
  • Introduction & Theory of Network Address Translation NAT
  • Configure and Verify Policy Source Interface Overload NAT
  • Configure and Verify Policy Source Dynamic Overload NAT
  • Configure and Verify Policy Source One-to-One NAT Lab
  • Configure and Verify Policy Source Fixed Port Rang NAT
  • Configure & Verify Policy Source Port Block Allocation NAT
  • Configure and Verify Central Source NAT in Fortigate Lab
  • Configure and Verify Destination NAT and Virtual IP Lab
  • Configure and Verify VIP without Central SNAT Lab
  • Introduction & Theory of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Configure and Verify DHCP Server in Fortigate Firewall Lab
  • Configure and Verify DHCP Server in Windows Server 2012
  • Configure and Verify DHCP Relay in Fortigate Firewall Lab
  • Introduction & Theory of Static and Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Configure and Verify Static and Default Route in Fortigate
  • Introduction & Theory of Policy Routing in Fortigate Firewall
  • Configure and Verify Policy Routing in Fortigate Firewall
  • Introduction & Theory of Equal Cost Multi-Path Routing ECMP
  • Configure and Verify Equal Cost Multi-Path Routing ECMP Lab
  • Introduction and Theory of Dynamic Routing Protocol RIP
  • Configure and Verify Dynamic Routing Protocol RIP Lab
  • Introduction and Theory of Dynamic Routing Protocol OSPF
  • Configure and Verify Dynamic Routing Protocol OSPF Lab
  • Introduction and Theory of Dynamic Routing Protocol BGP
  • Introduction to Dynamic Routing Protocol BGP Flavors
  • Configure and Verify Dynamic Routing Protocol BGP Lab
  • Introduction and Verify Administrative Access in Fortigate
  • Configure & Verify DNS and DNS Server in Fortigate Firewall
  • Configure & Verify VLAN In Fortigate Firewall Lab
  • Configure & Verify Zone in Fortigate Firewall Lab
  • Configure & Verify One-Armed Sniffr in Fortigate Lab
  • Configure & Verify Redundant Interfaces in Fortigate
  • Configure & Verify Aggregate Inerfaces in Fortigate
  • Introduction to Software Switch in Fortigate Firewall
  • Configure & Verify Software Switch in Forigate Firewall.
  • Configure & Verify Virtual Wire Pair in Fortigate Firewall
  • Introduction to Fortigate Firewall Dashboard
  • Introduction to Fortigate Firewall Monitors
  • Introduction to Fortigate Different Interfaces
  • Install and Configure EVE-NG on VMWare Workstation
  • Install and Configure EVE-NG Client Pack for Windows
  • Upload FortiGate Firewall in EVE-NG Community Edition.
  • Upload Other Lab Images in EVE-NG Community Edition.
  • Create and configure Lab Main Topology in EVE-NG.
  • Configure and Verify Initial Working Lab in EVE-NG
  • Introduction and Theory of Security Profile in Firewall
  • Introduction and Theory of SSL Inspection in Firewall
  • Configure & Verify SSL Inspection in FortiGate Firewall
  • Configure and Install Certificate in Client PCs
  • Introduction and Theory of Antivirus Profile FortiGate
  • Configure & Verify Antivirus Profile in FortiGate Lab
  • Introduction and Theory of Web Filter Profile FortiGate
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