Frequently Asked Questions


A: Fortinet XPERTS Summit is a tailored training event for highly-skilled engineering partners. This is a unique opportunity to connect on the latest Fortinet technology and technical training. We take our partner training very seriously at Fortinet, but we also like to have a little fun along the way.

A: The Ultimate Fabric Challenge (UFC) is a skills-based competition based on a series of cybersecurity challenges. The competition will consist of two rounds of a "capture-the-flag” style competition. The top 10 finishers in the Qualifier round will be offered a place in the annual Global Ultimate Fabric Challenge competition to be held at Accelerate 2023, April 3 - 6 in Orlando, FL where they will compete against 40 of the world’s best for a chance to win some serious prize money.

A: The registration fee is $700.00, and includes meals and activities per the agenda. Attendees have the option to select one (1) Training Track. The registration fee does not include transportation (Air, Taxis/Uber/Lyft, etc.) to/from the Gaylord Opryland Resort or hotel accommodations.

A: You can cancel your registration without penalty until October 15 at 5:00 PM PT. Your registration fee will be refunded to the same credit card used to pay for the registration fee within 5 - 7 business days. After October 15, no refunds will be given.

If you made a reservation with the Gaylord Opryland, you must cancel directly with them. Cancelation penalties, if any, are based on the reservation you made.

A: Registration is open to current US-based Fortinet partners with a current NSE 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 certification. If you have recently earned (or renewed) your certification, and you still cannot register, please contact for assistance.

A: Yes! All attendees will receive one (1) FREE NSE Exam Voucher (value up to $400.00) to use at an Authorized Training Center.

Grand Ole Opry

A: We have a great afternoon planned for Tuesday, November 1! Through special arrangements with the Grand Ole Opry, our group will enjoy lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour. Due to the size of our group, we will offer two (2) options for lunch and tour times.

Later that evening, all attendees will have the opportunity to experience a night at the Grand Ole Opry. 

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center

A: The event will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center in Nashville, TN.

A: Yes! We have a special $239/night (plus taxes and fees) rate for XPERTS Summit attendees. Upon completion of your registration, you will have access to a special link to book your hotel. Rates are good for 3 days pre- and post-XPERTS Summit. The deadline to make your hotel registration is September 28.

A: XPERTS Summit begins on October 30 with registration and a welcome event and dinner. You should plan on checking out on November 4.

A: It's a short 8.8 miles to the hotel from Nashville International Airport (BNA). 

A: There is a shuttle that departs BNA at the bottom of the hour. To learn more, and buy tickets, click here.

If you prefer to take an Uber, Lyft or Taxi, plan on about $15 - $25 each way.

Guest Policy

A: There are two (2) guest pass options available for purchase. 

Option 1 ($250.00)
Grand Ole Opry Day
Your guest can join you for the Tour and Lunch and the Grand Ole Opry performance on Tuesday, November 1.

Option 2 ($700.00)
Grand Ole Opry Day + Evening Events
In addition to the Grand Old Opry Day, your guest can join you at the Welcome Dinner on Sunday, October 30. We're planning something special for that evening - you won't want to miss it (and neither will your guest).

Your guest can also join you at our closing party on Thursday, November 4th. There'll be loads of music, tons of fun, and some of the best southern food around (by the way, if you booked your flight home on Thursday, you're gonna be mad at yourself for missing the closing party...just sayin')

A: If your guest cannot come, we are happy to refund the guest price up to two weeks before the event starts (October 16, 2022).

A: Your guest must be aged 21 or older. No exceptions.

Still have questions? Email us here.