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Segmented online courses for network administrators: Fortinet Malaysia

AvantiKumar | July 23, 2014
The network security firm has extended its partner education programme at Fortinet's Learning Centre, said Fortinet's Michelle Ong.

FortinetMY Country Manager, Michelle Ong modified 

Photo - Michelle Ong, Fortinet's Country Manager for Malaysia.


Network security firm Fortinet Malaysia has announced new segmented online courses that prepare network administrators to implement, manage and operate Fortinet products within a network as an extension to the company's partner education programme.

Michelle Ong, Fortinet Malaysia's country manager said the courses, accessible from Fortinet's Learning Centre, would build in-depth expertise around a range of the company's network security portfolio, which includes the FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, FortiManager, FortiMail and FortiWeb platforms.

All courses have been strategically-designed for self-paced instruction, which provided for more flexible training, and were now available free to all registered Fortinet channel partners, said Ong.

"These courses have proven to be very popular because they provide both theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as cover topics that Fortinet administrators and architects need to know," she said.

Two new preparatory online courses, Unified Threat Management I and Unified Threat Management II, can be taken at any time and help prepare partners to take proctored Fortinet network security product certification exams, Ong said.

Unified Threat Management I comprised 10 online modules plus one day of proctored online lab exercises. "When completed, Unified Threat Management I prepares network administrators to implement, manage and operate Fortinet's FortiGate products. Course topics include firewall policy setting, user authentication, VPN, virus detection, email filtering, Web filtering, application control and more."

Unified Threat Management II consisted of 12 online modules as well as two days of proctored online lab exercises. The second course in the series covered routing, virtual domains, high availability, advanced IPSec VPN, intrusion prevention, diagnostics and resource utilization, among other topics. 

Previously, both UTM I and II courses were only offered in traditional classroom or live online formats, said Ong. In order to make training more accessible for partners, the content of both courses were rewritten for self-paced instruction and broken into segments, which now allow students to focus on specific topics of interest. Both courses still include an online hands-on lab session that is proctored by a Fortinet trainer.

In addition to self-paced online courses, Fortinet offers a full range of instructor led courses, in both online and traditional classroom formats, as well as custom training.


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