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MCSI Certification

MASE - Certified Application Security Engineer

Organizations and individuals rely on applications to protect their data and livelihood. These applications must be built with security from day one. This standard must then be upheld throughout the code's lifetime.

The MASE Certification teaches you best practices for secure coding. Upon completion, you will be capable of developing trustworthy applications. You will use a systematic approach to secure software development. Your applications will adhere to OWASP best practices and prevent the Top 10 Risks.

The training includes modern cloud software development technologies. Automation is also taught.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Intermediate
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No Expiry, No Renewals


MCSI Certifications are world-class. The content is cutting-edge, uniquely-designed, hands-on and challenging. Our exercises teach in-demand skills that are immediately applicable in the field. MCSI's unique approach helps students around the world advance their careers.

This Certification has no expiry date. It has no renewal fees, no hidden fees, and is accessible with no time limits.

MCSI Certified Application Security Engineer:

  • Use threat modeling to identify potential risks and threats to applications
  • Develop security requirements to protect applications from day one
  • Write secure web and mobile applications
  • Use and protect modern cloud software development technologies
  • Systematically employ a secure software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Employ automation to identify vulnerabilities early and often


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Sample Exercises

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Enrolment and Fees


US$450 (+ GST if you're based in Australia).

Practical exercises must be completed online using MCSI's Online Learning Platform.

How to enrol

  1. Login/Register for MCSI's Online Learning Platform
  2. Select `Shop` from the left-side menu
  3. Find the MASE - Certified Application Security Engineer, select `Buy` and proceed through the checkout process. You can purchase using a Credit Card or PayPal
  4. Once you have enrolled in the MASE - Certified Application Security Engineer, the curriculum unlocks immediately
  5. In the left-side menu of the platform, select `Training & Education` then `MCSI Curriculums`, and you will see the MASE - Certified Application Security Engineer listed

Terms and Conditions

  • No discounts
  • No refunds
  • No transfers
  • No renewal fees
  • No hidden fees
  • No time limits

Cooling-Off Policy

Receive a full refund if you change your mind about a purchase within 24 hours. No questions asked.

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Training Laptop Requirement

This course can be completed on a standard training laptop. Below are some specifications that guarantee you can complete this course with your machine:

  • 64-bit Intel i5/i7 2.0+ GHz processor or equivalent
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Ability to run at least (1) virtual machine using Virtual Box, or an equivalent virtualization software
  • Windows 10 or later, macOS 10 or later, or Linux
  • Local administrator privileges
Do you support older operating systems?

Yes. Many of the exercises can be completed on older OS versions. Several of our students are successfully using older equipment to learn cyber security.

Proficiency in the English language

Ability to comfortably read and understand IT documentation written in English. Ideally, an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent).

Note: You can register for this course without having undertaken an English test.

Programming Skills

We recommend that you have at least one (1) year of experience in web programming, or a degree that included modules on software development.

Programming Languages

You can choose your favorite programming language to solve the majority of the exercises. Nonetheless, from time to time, an exercise aims to teach you secure coding techniques for a particular technology/language (e.g. PHP, Python, Java etc.).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MCSI Method™?

Common Questions

  • Are solutions included in certifications and bundles?
    • No. Our method of teaching cyber security consists of challenging you with real-world problem statements that you're expected to research and solve by doing your own research. This is how you'll be expected to work in the field. When you fail an exercise, we provide you with constructive feedback to improve and try again.
  • Do the videos provides the answers to exercises?
    • No. The videos teach concepts, mindset, methodologies, procedures and professional skills such as report writing, interviewing and preparing proposals.
  • Do bundles, training content, or certificates ever expire? Am I expected to buy again in the future?
    • Once purchased, bundles and certificates are unlocked forever. They are no recurring or ongoing fees.
  • Do I need to buy the training and the certification separately?
    • No. The price provided covers both. You only pay once.
  • Do you offer any special offers and discounts?
    • No.
  • If I can't solve the exercise where do I go for help?
  • Who reviews and marks exercises?
    • Trained cyber security instructors that work for Mossé Cyber Security Institute.
  • We can't pay via credit card. Can you raise an invoice for international wire payment instead?
    • Yes. Send us the list of bundles and certifications you want to purchase at [email protected]
  • Can I access a trial/demo the certification programmes prior to enrolling?
    • We provide a free curriculum with 82 practical exercises you can try.
    • The Free Curriculum teaches Security Tools, Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Threat Hunting, Cyber Defence, GRC and Windows Internals.
    • Try the Free Curriculum
  • What is an `Unofficial Curriculum`?
    • An `Unofficial Curriculum` contains MCSI's practical exercises aligned to a non-MCSI Industry Certification syllabus.
    • We offer unofficial curriculums for the OSCP, ISACA CISA, ISACA CISM, ISACA CRISC, CCT ICE, CCSAS, CCT ACE.
  • Do you provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits?
    • Yes. Every single exercise offers CPE credits. The number of credits earned depends on the difficulty of the exercise completed. Below are the CPE Credits achieve for an exercise in each difficulty:
    • Novice exercises = 1 CPE credits
    • Advanced Beginner exercises = 2 CPE credits
    • Competent exercises = 5 CPE credits
    • Proficient exercises= 8 CPE credits
    • Beyond Proficient exercises = 16 CPE credits
  • Are MCSI courses/certifications recognized and have value outside of Australia?
    • Yes. MCSI certifications have value worldwide and are recognized by employers looking for individuals with practical cyber security skills.
    • MCSI's training is 100% practical with real cybersecurity problems designed to teach immediately applicable skills in the field. To solve our practical exercises, students must do their own research and develop their own solutions.
    • While completing exercises, students also develop their own comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio of skills. Individuals use this portfolio to demonstrate their cybersecurity competencies to solve real industry problems to future employers or hiring managers.
  • Do I need to complete an exam to receive MCSI Certification?
    • No. MCSI Certifications are completed by solving practical cybersecurity exercises.

Career Outcomes

This certification successfully prepares you for the following role:

  • Application Security Engineer
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Training Curriculum and Certifications

Students unlock Certificates of Completion for every exercise they complete. Industry Certifications are unlocked upon achieving Skills Proficiency Milestones.




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MCSI's MASE certification covers all six levels of the Australian Signals Directorate's Cyber Skills Framework. You will achieve a certificate upon reaching each level. You will earn an industry certification at Level 5. Click here to learn more.

ASD Skills Proficiency Level Curriculum Completion Requirement Scenarios Completion Requirement
MCSI Application Security Engineer Learner Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice Application Security Engineer Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI Application Security practitioner Level 3 50% 10%
MCSI Senior Application Security Practitioner Level 4 70% 50%
MCSI Certified Principal Application Security Practitioner Level 5 80% 100%
MCSI Certified Expert Application Security Engineer Practitioner Level 6 95% 100%

As an MCSI Certified Application Security Engineer you will be fully capable of performing the following:

  • Use threat modeling to identify risks to applications
  • Create security requirements to protect applications from critical vulnerabilities
  • Implement web application security controls
    • Detect and stop automated attacks
    • Encode and escape data
    • Enforce access controls
    • Handle errors and exceptions
    • Implement logging and monitoring
    • Leverage security frameworks and libraries
    • Protect sensitive data at rest and in transit
    • Sanitize dangerous user content
    • Secure database credentials
    • Securely configure code interpreters
    • Validate all user inputs
    • Use and protect digital identities
  • Implement mobile application security controls
    • Increase the difficulty required to reverse engineer your applications
    • Protect credentials and sensitive data stored on devices
    • Provide secure authentication mechanisms
    • Secure network communications and prevent Person-in-the-Middle
    • Use cryptography to protect sensitive information
  • Identify vulnerabilities early and often using automation
  • Apply secure coding techniques and tools to all the web and mobile programming languages
  • Protect modern applications that leverage cloud software development technologies
  • Demonstrate compliance with the OWASP best practices and prevent the Top 10 Risks

Why MCSI’s Application Security Engineer Certification is World Class

why MCSI

Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

Holders of the MASE Certification have completed 100 practical exercises. They can showcase artefacts of their skill in secure coding. The types of secure software they wrote includes: mobile and web applications, APIs and microservices. The curriculum includes classical and cloud-based software development technologies.

why MCSI

Internals Focused

Graduates have demonstrated a full understanding of the internal implementation of security controls. They've not relied on pre-made libraries, but instead engineered entire solutions. This level of depth guarantees a proper understanding of the secure coding process.

why MCSI

Programming Oriented

This Certification requires students to write secure code from the ground-up. They begin with the planning phase before moving onto the implementation. Finally, they must validate their solution against penetration testing tools and approaches.

MCSI students have submitted over 13,000 practical online exercises since December 2018.

Information Security Professionals made a median salary of $103,590 in 2020. Cybersecurity roles are regularly ranked #1 jobs in the United States.

Invest $450, and in 5 weeks, you will be ready to apply for jobs with a salary of $75,000 to $150,000 per year.
Why spend between $10,000 to $45,000 on tuition to only get theoretical courses and wait for 2 to 4 years for piece of paper?
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