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A: We have met with the Walt Disney Swan Resort and asked these same questions! The Walt Disney Swan has assured us that they follow the CDC guidelines, as well as State and Local regulations. For additional information, please read the Swan's Health and Safety Protocols. Additionally, we ask all attendees to review Fortinet's COVID-19 Safety Notice & Waiver.

A: Face coverings remain optional in outdoor areas for all Guests, regardless of vaccination status. All Guests ages 2 and up will be required to put on their face coverings as they enter indoor locations, enclosed transportation and attraction queues. Face coverings must remain on throughout attraction experiences.   

Cast Members and Vendors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear face coverings while outdoors. Face coverings remain optional outdoors for fully vaccinated Cast Members and Vendors.

A: Yes! Guests are permitted to remove their face coverings while seated at indoor dining locations, while actively eating and drinking.

A: Not at this time.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in all meeting rooms, food and beverage areas and water stations.
  • Chairs will be sanitized at the end of each day.
  • High touch areas such as door handles will be sanitized regularly.
  • Masks will be available at the registration desk for those selecting to wear one.

A: Partners in the United States who have earned their NSE 3 or above are welcome to register. If you have recently earned your NSE 3 (or higher) and are not able to register, please reach out to us.

A: The registration fee includes full access to the event, including meals (as noted on the Orlando agenda), the Welcome Reception, Closing Party, your choice of 1 or 2 Fast Track sessions and a Training Session of your choosing. All attendees will receive a NSE Training Voucher to be used to take a free exam after the event.

A: Fortinet is part of the (ISC)² CPE Submitter Program, a Continuing Professional Education credit program. Learners can now earn one credit for every hour of training they do with Fortinet. The credits go towards maintaining the individual’s CISSP credentials.

A: Orlando attendees should arrive on Monday, August 16. Be sure to arrive in time for the Welcome Reception, which will begin at 7:00 PM.

The conference will end by 2:00 PM on Friday, so plan your departures accordingly. Orlando attendees will find many convenient flights on Friday, August 20.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop device. Internet access will be required for participation in the hands-on labs and the Ultimate Fabric Challenge and will be provided at the event through WIFI access.

Hardware Requirements

Memory: 8GB minimum; 16 GB preferred
Network: WIFI connectivity required

A: The Fortinet Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC) is a skills-based competition that consists of small teams competing against the clock and against other teams to complete several technical challenges presented to them in a “capture-the-flag" style competition.

The Fortinet Ultimate Fabric Challenge is the perfect opportunity for individuals who have invested time and effort to become skilled with Fortinet products to demonstrate their expertise to a wider audience.

The 3-hour competition will start with a discussion of rules and basic instructions. Participants are strongly encouraged to review the tutorial and preparation material that will be sent out to all XPERTS Summit registrants prior to arriving on-site. During the event, once the clock is started, teams will be presented with a realistic network scenario and a list of tasks they must complete and objectives to be met before the designated time expires. This is an “open world” gaming environment where teams are free to choose the order in which they complete tasks and the approach they use to meet the objectives.

Each team will be scored based on completing a series of tasks and objectives by answering questions completing configurations etc. These tasks and objectives will range from basic recall to more abstract problem solving. Bonus points can be awarded for the first team(s) to achieve each task or objective.

Top place teams will be acknowledged at each session with one of the prizes listed below. Top regional teams (NSE 4+) will be offered a place in the annual global competition.

Are there prizes for the winners of the Ultimate Fabric Challenge?

The First, Second and Third-place teams will win a prize.

NSE 3 Winners:

1st Place: $250 gift card per player
2nd Place: $150 gift card per player
3rd Place: $50 gift card per player

NSE 4+ Winners:

1st Place: $500 gift card per player
2nd Place: $300 gift card per player
3rd Place: $100 gift card per player

How do I register for the Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC)?

When you register for XPERTS Summit you will be automatically registered for the Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC). No additional registration is required.

How do I get a team mate for the Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC)?

Upon registration for the XPERTS Summit, you will be asked if you would like to team up with a specific individual for the Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC). If you do not have someone to team with, summit organizers will pair you with a team mate before the event.

Are NSE 4+ and NSE 3s playing against each other in the Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC)?

No, NSE 4+ and NSE 3s are not playing against each other in the Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC). These two groups will be separated on two separate leaderboards to ensure a level playing field.

Please access this site to prepare for the game: https://fndn.fortinet.net/index.php?/vte/workshop/xperts

  • Download the game client – Note that the version is 410
  • Make sure to read the “Getting Started Page”
  • Download and review the Game Guide especially if you have never played the game before, this will give you some guidance what to expect when joining the event
  • NEW: Now you can register your team name at Reception Kiosk 2 HOURS before the Leaderboard timer starts.

Event will be in the following format:

  • Short introduction about the game
  • A short video with countdown
  • Leaderboard starts right after the count down
  • We will have two separate games running simultaneously in the room. NSE 3 level participants will access one leaderboard and NSE 4 level and above will access another.
  • You will have 3 hours to complete the challenge

A: More and more people are vaccinated and anxious to visit their favorite cities. Believe it or not, hotel rooms are at a premium. If you plan to arrive early, or extend your stay, please contact registration@garnishevent.com for assistance. While we cannot control room rates outside of the dates of the conferences, we can assist you in making the reservations process simple and convenient for you.

If you plan to bring your family to Orlando to visit the parks at Walt Disney World, be advised that you should arrange for your Disney Tickets now. For more information, visit Walt Disney World's experience update. Disney has created a microportal especially for XPERT Summit attendees. See below for details.


If you are interested in purchasing a pass for your adult guest to attend the Welcome Reception and Closing Party, please contact us at registration@garnishevent.com.

A: Disney World has offered XPERT Summit Orlando attendees special rates. We recommend that you take a moment to review the Know Before You Go at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/

If you plan to visit one of the Theme Parks, you will need to check availability and make your Theme Park reservations in Disney Park Pass.

Health acknowledgement prior to arrival

How to purchase tickets

Disney has created a portal for XPERTS Summit attendees. Please visit https://www.mydisneygroup.com/fa2021/ for information. To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE.  Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates.  Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is August 18, 2021.