Fortinet NSE6 FortiSwitch Course

Intermediate English
Created by Cristian Flores Gonzalez
Last updated Mon, 19-Sep-2022
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Course overview

In this course, you will learn how to deploy, provision, and manage a FortiSwitch with FortiGate using FortiLink. This course also covers the deployment and troubleshooting of Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, as well as the most common FortiSwitch stack topologies, including those that leverage multichassis link aggregation group (MCLAG) for redundancy and higher performance. You will also learn about FortiSwitch in standalone mode, its unique features, and how to manage a standalone switch directly, or from FortiSwitch Cloud.

What will i learn?

  • Explore the FortiSwitch portfolio and identify the supported management modes.
  • Describe and deploy FortiSwitch in managed switch mode (FortiLink mode).
  • Understand Ethernet switching,VLANs,link aggregation (LAG), MCLAG, and Layer 2 discovery.
  • Identify the most common FortiSwitch topologies when deploying FortiSwitch in managed switch mode.
  • Understand Spanning Tree Protocol(STP), Rapid Spanning Tree protocol (RSTP), and Multiple Spanning Tree protocol (MSTP) operation and configuration, as well as other loop protection features.
  • Describe and configure Layer 2 security to filter unwanted traffic and perform antispoofing.
  • Configure Layer 2 authentication using 802.1.X, and leverage 802.1X to assign dynamic VLANs to endpoints.
  • Implement advanced features to increase port density, control network access, forward multicast traffic more effectively, and quarantine compromised devices.
  • Prioritize traffic on FortiSwitch by using QoS marking, queuing, and rate limiting features.
  • Simplify endpoint deployment by using Link Layer Discovery Protocol-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP- MED).
  • Share FortiSwitch ports across different VDOMs using multi-tenancy.
  • Monitor FortiSwitch using SNMP,sFlow,andflow sampling.
  • Describe the most useful troubleshooting tools available on FortiSwitch.


  • You must have an understanding of the topics covered in NSE 4 FortiGate Security and NSE 4 FortiGate Infrastructure, or have equivalent experience.
  • Basic knowledge in networking.
  • Understanding of layer 2 switching.


33 Lessons 07:35:05 Hours
NSE 6 Fortiswitch Managed Switch Introduction
1 Lessons 00:08:48 Hours
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Managed Switch_Introduction
    Preview 00:08:48
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_ Troubleshooting _FortiLink
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_ Troubleshooting _Switch Interfaces
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_ Troubleshooting _Switch Data
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_ Troubleshooting _Packet Capture
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Standalone Switch_Local Management
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Standalone Switch_FortiSwitch Cloud
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Standalone Switch_Advanced Layer 2
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Standalone Switch_Routing
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Monitoring_SNMP
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Monitoring_sFlow
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Monitoring_Flow Tracking and Exporting
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Advanced Features_Split Port
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Advanced Features_Integrated NAC
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Advanced Features_MAC Address Quarantine
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Advanced Features_IGMP Snooping
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Advanced Features_QoS
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Advanced Features_LLDP-MED
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Advanced Features_Multi-Tenancy
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Layer 2 Security_Filtering and Antispoofing
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Layer 2 Security_Port Security
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Layer 2 Design_Topologies
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Layer 2 Design_STP
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Layer 2 Design_RSTP
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Layer 2 Design_MSTP
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Layer 2 Design_Enhancements
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Switch Fundamentals_Switching
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Switch Fundamentals_Link Aggregation
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Switch Fundamentals_VLANs
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Switch Fundamentals_Layer 2 Discovery
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Managed Switch_Operation
  • NSE 6_FortiSwitch_Managed Switch_Configuration
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