pfSense Plus Training and Certification

Netgate® offers in-depth courses and certifications that help you maintain or improve the knowledge of our products and services.

As the primary developer, sponsor, and official host of the pfSense® project, Netgate offers the only authorized training and certification on pfSense software. When you need to maintain or improve the security skills of your staff or offer highly specialized support to improve your customer satisfaction, Netgate is your best choice.

pfSense Plus Fundamentals and Practical Application


The pfSense Plus Fundamentals and Practical Application certification course is a multiple-part exercise designed to help you manage and maintain your network using pfSense Plus as one of the core elements. This course will allow you to take part in a self-paced, online study of relevant materials followed by a multiple-choice exam and proctored, real-world scenarios using virtual interactive lab environments if you elect to get certified.

The training curriculum covers all the most widely used portions of the base system. We talk about common usage scenarios, deployment considerations, step-by-step configuration guidance, and best practices for the deployment of your pfSense Plus firewall. Further, the videos also cover the advanced topics of Multi-WAN, VLAN's, High Availability (HA), and other essentials. When it's over, you walk away with practical skills applicable to the real world.

Click the “Curriculum” tab above to get started with the free coursework. Once you feel ready to get certified, you can either begin the self-paced certification for flexible learning, or utilize our instructor-led option.

 Prerequisites: Attendees should have a basic understanding of networking and firewalls. A basic level of familiarity with pfSense software is strongly suggested.