Course Outline

Introduction to FortiGate

  • Overview of FortiGate devices and their capabilities
  • Key features and updates in version 7.4
  • Understanding the FortiGate architecture and operating systems (FortiOS)

Basic Configuration

  • Initial setup and management interfaces
  • Configuring interfaces and zones
  • Policy and object management basics
  • Routing and packet forwarding
  • Introduction to VPNs

Firewall Policies

  • Understanding firewall policies
  • Creating and managing access policies
  • NAT (Source and Destination NAT) configurations
  • Policy-based and route-based VPN configuration


  • User authentication methods
  • Integrating external authentication servers (LDAP, RADIUS)
  • Firewall policies with user identity


  • Setting up SSL VPN for secure remote access
  • Configuring portal layouts and authentication rules
  • SSL VPN troubleshooting

Advanced Security Features

  • Antivirus, IPS, and web filtering configurations
  • Email filtering and DLP settings
  • Threat analysis and mitigation

High Availability

  • Configurations for High Availability (HA)
  • Failover strategies and load balancing
  • HA troubleshooting

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Monitoring tools and logging
  • Configuring and analyzing logs
  • Creating custom reports and dashboards


  • Common troubleshooting tools and methodologies
  • Network problem diagnosis and resolution
  • VPN troubleshooting and recovery

Summary and Next Steps


  • Basic understanding of networking concepts
  • Familiarity with general firewall concepts and security protocols


  • Network administrators
  • IT professonals
 21 Hours

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