First of all, we hope you and your family are safe and healthy.
Our apologies for the delayed response. These have been hectic days. The demand for training and content is enormous.
As an NSE8, you understand more than anyone that the principal value of the certification is not on its benefits to the partner organization, but rather the NSE8 individuals; the real value is on its exclusiveness and the knowledge you need to get there. NSE8 certification is one of the most challenging and rewarding certifications in the industry.
You also know that becoming NSE8 certified it's not easy, and the main reason behind this is because of its complexity, the real experience (hands-on) than the candidate must have, the Fortinet's broad product and solution knowledge plus some other advanced technical components. This is not another simple and basic certification; this is a high-level new approach to define who is a real Network and Security Expert.
We know that there are still some things to accomplish and some formal benefits to communicate, but believe me, we are working on it, it will be formally communicated once they are ready. If you have had the opportunity to join any of our special events (Accelerate, Xperts Academies, or similar), you should have experienced the special attention that we provide to the NSE8s attending. One of the reasons behind this is because you are special; we understand all the efforts behind getting our top technical certification.
About the partner program, if you are NSE8 certified, you automatically get the Data Center Specialization with all the related benefits.
Thank you for sharing your concerns, we appreciate that. We will keep our evolution to make the Training Program more and more competitive, with more and more tools and experiences for you to learn and enjoy the ride with us.