Unlike cisco certifications exams, the exam challenges you with both technical questions and know how. They don't have silly question such as;
- what's cisco stance is.....
- what's the methodology of.......
The question ( 45 total ) are dealing with the FortiMAIL unit to include; the operation, function and diagnostics capabilities.
I glad it's over, and after my 1st miserable fail, I'm just glad I passed it & almost 2 years later.
( FCESP attempts )
The funny thing about this exam;
1: A FortiMail class is not going to help you at all ( so don't think you can pass, just by taking a class )
2: you will need actually time deploying and managing these units
3: a lot of transparent-mode questions ( so get prepared )
4: same with almost all other parameters including ldap,acl, recipient +ip based policies
5: no simple SMTP questions ( no give-me )
6: my exam was filled with a lot of things I 've never done or even knew about ( :) )
7: it's challenging
8: I thought I did much better, but the results showed otherwise
Good luck if you ever attempt to take this exam.
fwiw: The exam I took will be replaced in the near future per my email dialog with Fortinet Certifications
e.g ( snapshot of a response from Fortinet )
So if I want to get certified for 5.0, I will have to take another exam. I don't know how much harder it would be but ..... Boy I can't wait!
Freelance Network/Security Engineer
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