Duration : 3 Days (17 Hours)

FortiSwitch Course Overview:

In this course, you will acquire the skills to deploy, provision, and manage a FortiSwitch in conjunction with FortiGate using FortiLink. The course covers the deployment and troubleshooting of Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, as well as various FortiSwitch stack topologies, including those employing multichassis link aggregation group (MCLAG) for redundancy and improved performance. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about FortiSwitch in standalone mode, its distinct features, and how to manage a standalone switch either directly or through FortiLAN Cloud.

Intended Audience:

  • Networking and security professionals involved in the management, configuration, administration, and monitoring of FortiSwitch devices used to provide secure network access to endpoints should attend this course.

Learning Objectives of FortiSwitch:

Upon completing this course, you will have the following capabilities:

  • Explore the FortiSwitch product portfolio and recognize the supported management modes.
  • Describe and deploy FortiSwitch in managed switch mode (FortiLink mode).
  • Understand Ethernet switching concepts, VLANs, link aggregation (LAG), Multichassis Link Aggregation Group (MCLAG), and layer 2 discovery.
  • Identify common FortiSwitch topologies for deploying FortiSwitch in managed switch mode.
  • Grasp the operation and configuration of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), and other loop protection mechanisms.
  • Configure Layer 2 security settings to filter unwanted traffic and implement antispoofing measures.
  • Configure Layer 2 authentication using 802.1X and leverage it to assign dynamic VLANs to endpoints.
  • Implement advanced features to increase port density, control network access, efficiently forward multicast traffic, and quarantine compromised devices.
  • Prioritize network traffic on FortiSwitch using QoS marking, queuing, and rate limiting features.
  • Simplify endpoint deployment by utilizing Link Layer Discovery Protocol-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED).
  • Managed Switch
  • Switch Fundamentals
  • Layer 2 Design
  • Layer 2 Security
  • Advanced Features
  • Monitoring
  • Standalone Switch
  • Troubleshooting

FortiSwitch Course Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of networking
  • An understanding of layer 2 switching

An understanding of the topics covered in the following courses:

  • NSE 4 FortiGate Security
  • NSE 4 FortiGate Infrastructure

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  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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