Jesse Homa Check
Cole Goebel 04/09/2024
2 Minutes

Cyber Advisors has big news, if you haven't already seen it.  It's about Jesse Homa, one of our superstar cybersecurity gurus, and trust me, it’s the kind of news that makes you want to do a little victory dance.

NSE 8 Certification

First off, Jesse’s brain is now officially NSE 8/FCX certified by Fortinet. Yep, you read that right. He’s aced one of the toughest exams out there, proving he’s got what it takes to navigate the wild world of network security like a pro. This isn’t just any certification; it’s a big deal in the cyber realm, showing off Jesse’s top-notch skills in tackling cyber threats head-on and keeping digital fortresses safe and sound.

For those unfamiliar with it, the NSE8 is the highest level of achievement one can receive from Fortinet and is now called the Fortinet Certified Expert (FCX) Cybersecurity certification. The FCX certification is designed to recognize the knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks and is broken up into two separate exams. The written exam (Jesse finished late last year) contains questions about design scenarios with exhibits, configuration extracts, and troubleshooting scenarios. Jesse recently passed the practical exam, which is a 9-hour firestorm of task oriented scenarios that required him to configure and validate a complete network topology involving multiple Fortinet products. 

The number of people who are certified in the world currently in the low 300s and that puts Jesse as the only Minnesota based Fortinet Partner engineer that holds this certification.

Jesse Check 2

Jesse Homa Wins the Ultimate Fabric Challenge

Cyber Advisors Sr. Project Engineer

But wait, there’s more!

Jesse didn’t just stop at certification.  Jesse's the kind of guy who accomplishes a goal, then immediately says "Hold my beer" and leapfrogs right over it.  

At Fortinet’s Accelerate24 convention, he decided to take on the Ultimate Fabric Challenge. Jesse already won 2nd place at the National Fabric Challenge a few months ago.. But why stop there?  Let's head over to the UFC World Championship....

Imagine this: a battlefield of the brainiest in cybersecurity, all duking it out to solve wickedly complex security puzzles using Fortinet’s Security Fabric. Sounds intense, right?

Well, our very own Jesse didn’t just participate; he totally rocked it and brought home the gold! It’s like the cybersecurity Olympics, and Jesse stood on the top podium. This win isn’t just about bragging rights (though, let’s be honest, it’s pretty cool); it’s proof of his incredible talent, hard work, and the kind of forward-thinking that leads to victory.

Jesse’s double win is a massive shoutout to everyone here at Cyber Advisors. It’s about how we roll: nurturing talent, pushing the envelope, and staying ahead in the cybersecurity game. Jesse’s achievements are a beacon of inspiration, showing us what’s possible when we’re committed to being the best in the biz.

So, let’s all give Jesse a massive round of applause. His hard work, dedication, and sheer brilliance are what make us proud to have him on our team. It’s people like Jesse who make Cyber Advisors not just a workplace, but a community of top-tier talent dedicated to making the digital world a safer place.

To Jesse: a huge congratulations from all of us! We can’t wait to see what you’ll tackle next and how you’ll continue to raise the bar. Here’s to your success and to many more victories for our team.

And to our clients and partners: Yep, this is the level of expertise and commitment you can expect from us at Cyber Advisors. Together, we’re not just aiming for gold; we’re making the cyber world a better, safer place for everyone.  If you need a network security expert, and you have sensitive data, can you think of a better company to work with than one with Jesse watching over your information?

Rock on, Jesse, and here’s to the next challenge!

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