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 Cybersecurity Leader:
Discover the type of CISO you want to be and how you will lead yourself
Obtain budgets to support crucial cybersecurity activities
Measure and report the success of your investments
Recruit top cybersecurity talent and manage their performance
Manage key stakeholders and demonstrate leadership is all the areas of your portfolio
Act as a leader when facing major cyber incidents
Plan and execute IT security transformation programmes
Fundational Knowledge and Concepts - 4 exercises
Governance Concepts - 3 exercises
Professional Ethics and Morals - 6 exercises
Measuring Cyber Security Investments and Performance using Metrics - 9 exercises
Budgeting for Cyber Security Investments - 12 exercises
Recruiting and Managing Talent - 18 exercises
Stakeholder Management - 10 exercises
Third Party Management - Under construction
Personal Brand Management - 13 exercises
Professional Writing - 1 exercises
Managing Major Incidents - 10 exercises
Business Negotiations - 10 exercises
Addressing Cultural Issues - Under construction
Product Evangelism - Under construction
Security Transformation - Under construction
Mentoring and Stewardship - Under construction
Case Studies - 3 exercises
Your First 30 Days As a New CISO - 8 exercises
Dark Risk Management - 7 exercises
Challenges with Metrics and Performance Management - 4 exercises
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No renewal fees
No hidden fees
No time limits
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.
We recommend that you have at least two (2) years of experience working in a large organization.
Note: 2 years of field experience is not sufficient to work as a CISO. However, it should have given you sufficient exposure to how organizations operate to commence aligning your career development goals with the CISO role.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MCSI Method™?
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?
If I can't solve the exercise where do I go for help?
We have an online forum where you can ask questions and our team of professional instructors will help you out.
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.
This certification successfully prepares you for the following
Chief Information Security Officer
Head of Information Security
Training Curriculum and Certifications
Students unlock Certificates of Completion for every exercise they complete. Industry Certifications are unlocked upon achieving Skills Proficiency Milestones.
Obtain CPE points by solving exercises
Achieve multiple certifications
Receive help from instructors online
After completing the MCSI Certified Cybersecurity Leader course you will be fully capable of:
Budgeting for cybersecurity investments
Calculating the Return on Security Investments (ROSI)
Identifying the key factors that inform cybersecurity budgets
Writing business cases
Measuring the effectiveness of cybersecurity investments
Quantitative and qualitative metric
Reporting to the Board of Directors
Properly articulating what metrics means
Recruiting and managing talent
Fostering a team culture
Developing interview questions
Creating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Drafting Position Descriptions
Constructing a doctrine that meet your recruitment goals
Mentoring teams members
Delegate responsibilities and tasks
Addressing and resolving cultural issues
Managing key stakeholders and third-party vendors
Four Ways of Seeing Analysis
Supervise Acquisition Programmes
Managing major cyber incidents
Technical Cause Analysis (TCA)
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Developing Incident Statements
Reporting to the Board of Directors
Reporting to customers and the public
Developing and executing IT security transformation programmes
Why MCSI’s Cybersecurity Leadership Certification is World Class
Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards
Students must completed 100 practical exercises relevant to the CISO role. Upon completion, they have demonstrated skills and knowledge required act as a CISO. This includes budgeting, measuring the effectiveness of investments, recruiting talent, and managing stakeholders. All of which are crucial to success in the field.
Real Life Case Studies
Real-world case studies drive all the materials included in this course. Upon graduation, students have faced the best and worst case scenarios. They are ready for breaches, parliamentary inquiries, discovering fraud, and dark risk management. They are also prepared to manage toxic relationships.
This course develops your leadership skills. It will get you to think critically about how you behave and handle difficult situations. You will create mental models, personal doctrines, ways of working, and a leadership style best suited to your personality.