Fortinet NSE7 SD-WAN

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Created by Ahmad Ali
Last updated Wed, 25-Jan-2023
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Course overview

In this course, you will learn about common SD-WAN deployment scenarios using the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution. You will explore different situations, from a single enterprise site to multiple data center environments, that will help you to enhance and troubleshoot SD-WAN deployments.

NSE 7 SD-WAN Certification:

Anyone responsible for the day-to-day management of a Fortinet SD-WAN deployment and network operation. This course is intended to help you prepare for the NSE 7 SD-WAN certification exam.

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn about common SD-WAN deployment scenarios using the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution. Deploy FortiOS SD-WAN solutions with FortiManager. Configure basic and advanced SD-WAN features. Deploy SD-WAN using basic and advanced IPsec and routing configuration and Troubleshoot SD-WAN.


After completing this course, you should be able to:

o Describe the capabilities of the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution o Introduction to Fortinet SD-WAN Components & Terminologies o Introduction to ECMP and ECMP Load Balancing Methods
o Introduction to Policy Routing and Policy Routing Configuration o Introduction to Firewall Sessions, Dirty and May Dirty Sessions

o Introduction to performance SLAs, Link Health Monitor o Deploy FortiOS SD-WAN solutions with FortiManager. o Configure basic SD-WAN features
o Configure advanced SD-WAN features

o Understand the SD-WAN route and rule lookup process
o Understand the different rule criteria and strategies
o How SD-WAN responds to changing link conditions
o Deploy SD-WAN using basic IPsec and routing configuration
o Deploy SD-WAN using advanced IPsec and routing configuration o Troubleshoot SD-WAN routing and rule matching issues

What will i learn?

  • Study of different use cases for SD-WAN
  • Creation of zones and configuration of interfaces
  • SD-WAN Rules
  • Command line settings (CLI)
  • Traffic monitoring under SD-WAN interfaces
  • Advanced configurations in IPsec
  • ADVPN configuration
  • Firewall Rules (Policy Management)


  • Advanced knowledge of networking
  • extensive hands-on experience working with FortiGate and FortiManager
  • that you have an understanding of the topics covered in the NSE4 courses,


65 Lessons 17:13:17 Hours
Fortinet NSE7 Part 1
36 Lessons 10:59:40 Hours
  • Introduction to SD-WAN Software-Defined WAN
  • SD-WAN Software-Defined WAN Components Theory
  • SD-WAN Design Principles & SD-WAN Architectures
  • SD-WAN Software-Defined WAN Basic Terminologies
  • Fortinet SD-WAN architecture Underlay Vs Overlay
  • Upload Required Switches & Other Images to EVE-NG
  • SD-WAN Software-Defined WAN Lab Setup in EVE-NG
  • Export, Import & Reset the Lab Topology in EV-NG
  • FortiGate Firewalls Initial Configuration Via CLI
  • HQ, DC and BR Clients IP Addresses Configuration
  • Introduction & Theory of Equal Cost Multipath ECMP
  • Configure and Verify Equal Cost Multipath ECMP Lab
  • Configure and Verify ECMP Load Balancing Methods Lab
  • Introduction to Policy Routing, Route Cache & Kernel
  • Configure and Verify Policy Routing HQ-PC1 & HQ-PC2
  • Configure and Verify Basic Software-Defined WAN Lab
  • Introduction & Theory of SD-WAN Rules and Strategy
  • Introduction & Theory of SD-WAN Load Balancing Methods
  • Configure and Verify SD-WAN Load Balancing Methods Labs
  • Configure and Verify SD-WAN Manual Strategy Rule Lab
  • Configure and Verify SD-WAN Best Quality Strategy Lab
  • Configure and Verify SD-WAN Lowest Cost Strategy Lab
  • Configure & Verify SD-WAN Maximize Bandwidth Strategy
  • Performance SLAs, Link Health Monitor & SLA Targets
  • Configure and Verify SD-WAN Performance SLA Lab
  • Performance SLA Mode Passive and Prefer Passive Lab
  • Verify FortiGate SD-WAN Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Command Line Interface CLI and Different Methods
  • Configure and Verify SD-WAN Through CLI Commands
  • Configure and Verify Migrating Interface To SD-WAN
  • Introduction and Theory of Fortinet FortiManager
  • Fortinet FortiManager First Time Configuration Setup
  • Add Fortinet FortiGate Firewall to FortiManager Lab
  • Enable Important Options in Fortinet FortiManager
  • Configure and Verify SD-WAN Through FortiManager
  • Verify SD-WAN Monitor from Fortinet FortiManager
  • Verify May Dirty, Dirty and Auxiliary Sessions
  • Introduction to Cryptography and Terminologies
  • Introduction to Symmetric & Asymmetric Encryption
  • Introduction to Cryptography Hashing MD5 and SHA
  • Introduction and Theory of Diffie-Hellman Group
  • Introduction to Internet Protocol Security IPsec
  • Introduction to Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
  • Introduction to Virtual Private Network VPN
  • Introduction to Auto Discovery VPN (ADVPN)
  • Part-01 Redundant IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Lab
  • Part-02 HQ and DC FW SD-WAN Zones and Members
  • Part-03 HQ and DC FW Static Route for LAN Subnets
  • Part-04 HQ and DC FW Policies LAN to VPN & VPN to LAN
  • Part-05 HQ and DC FW Create Loopback Interfaces
  • Part-06 HQ and DC FW Add Loopback Subnets to VPN
  • Part-07 HQ and DC FW Static Route for Loopbacks
  • Part-08 HQ and DC FW Policies for Loopback Interfaces
  • Part-09 HQ and DC FW Set Source Loopback IP Address
  • Part-10 HQ and DC FW Custom Performance SLA Testing
  • Part-11 HQ and DC FW SD-WAN Rules for VPN Tunnels
  • Configure and Verify Hub to Spokes CLI Lab
  • Configure and Verify Auto Discovery VPN CLI Lab
  • Configure and Verify Auto Discovery VPN SD-WAN Lab
  • Configure and Verify HQ-FW SD-WAN Lab
  • Configure and Verify DC-FW SD-WAN Lab
  • Configure and Verify BR-FW SD-WAN Lab
  • Virtual Private Network VPN Commands Explanation
  • Fortinet NSE7 Lab Output
  • Fortinet NSE7 SD-WAN Workbook
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Ahmad Ali

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I am Cyber Security Consultant and Cisco Certified Trainer with several years of experience. Teaching part time for more than 10 years’ providing classroom, on-site and online trai...
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