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Nov 2015 - Russ Doucet recognized as Canada's highest certified Fortinet engineer

Xtreme 2015 Certified SE

On November 19th, 2015, Russ Doucet was presented with the "Xtreme Certified Engineer" award at this year's Fortinet Xtreme Team technical event for achieving the highest certification level to date in the newly developed Network Security Expert certification program.  Russ has achieved levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the new program and has passed the written exam component for level 8 -- the practical component for NSE8 which will be the final and highest certification of the program, has not yet been released.

This is in addition to the previous unprecedented three MVP awards given to Russ at previous events.  The MVP award is for the engineer who, in the opinion of the Fortinet technical team:

  • maintains and illustrates elevated Fortinet technical skills
  • champions Fortinet technologies and evangelizes the benefits of the Fortinet approach
  • thinks outside the box and leverages Fortinet technologies to resolve security related issues
  • has demonstrated a proven track record during customer engagements, POC’s/evaluations

 

Fortinet's Xtreme Team event is a technical event held every year for the top, hand-picked Fortinet Engineers across Canada, featuring four days of intense instruction, hands-on deep dives, and examination of new and existing technology with experts from within Fortinet including Product Managers and Developers.  

Update, January 12th, 2016:

nse8 logo 6As a long-time Fortinet Partner, INSA is pleased to announce that Russ Doucet has successfully completed levels 1-8 of Fortinet's new Network Security Expert certification program, and is in fact The World's First NSE8 Partner Engineer.

 

Update, January 12 2017:  As of the 2017  Fortinet Global Partner Conference, there are 41 NSE8's in the world including both Fortinet Employees and Partners.  However Russ is still the only NSE8 Partner engineer in North America.  In addition, Russ is now a 4-time Xtreme Team MVP winner as of Xtreme Team 2016.

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