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MCSE - Certified Cloud Security Engineer

Cloud security is the practice of securing data and applications that are hosted on cloud platforms. Cloud providers offer a variety of security services, such as access controls, identity management, and data encryption. Cloud users are responsible for implementing these security features to protect their data.

As businesses move more and more of their operations to the cloud, the demand for qualified cloud security engineers continues to grow. These engineers are responsible for ensuring that the data and systems in the cloud are protected from cyber threats. They must have a deep understanding of both the security features of the cloud platform and the vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers.

Earning your MCSE will provide you with the in-depth knowledge you need to defend the most common cloud services. You will learn how to harden AWS, GCP and Azure, as well as Docker and Kubernetes.

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Course Overview

"The cloud is only as secure as the weakest link."

When you are talking about cloud security, you are talking about security in a world where data and applications exist outside of a company's four walls. Security for traditional networks is based on the premise that the company controls everything within its network and security is based on protecting the perimeter. However, with cloud-based applications and data, the perimeter no longer exists.

Therefore, cloud security requires a different approach.

Cloud security engineers need to have a wide range of skills in order to be successful in their role. They need to be able to understand complex security protocols, have experience with a variety of security software and systems, and be able to effectively manage and monitor cloud-based security systems. Additionally, cloud security engineers need to be able to communicate complex security concepts to non-technical staff, and be able to develop and implement security policies.

A cloud security engineer is an important role in any company that is making the move to the cloud. The cloud security engineer is responsible for the security of the company's data and systems in the cloud. This is a critical role, and the engineer must have a deep understanding of both the cloud and security.

The MCSI Cloud Security Engineer (MCSE) certification will equip you with the skillset necessary to carry out the following tasks:

  • Secure users, groups and service accounts
  • Create and configure secure virtual private clouds
  • Detect and respond to cyber attacks against cloud services
  • Perform threat modeling of systems built in the cloud
  • Audit and assess the configuration of cloud services
  • Harden Docker, Docker images, roles and permissions, and control groups
  • Protect Kubernetes, secure clusters, harden pods, safeguard secrets

Cloud security engineers are in high demand due to the enormous growth of cloud computing. With more and more businesses moving to the cloud, the need for professionals who can secure these environments has skyrocketed. As a result, salaries for cloud security engineers are very high.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities You Will Acquire

MCSI is one of the most respected and trusted names in cyber security education and training. Our certifications teach critical skills, knowledge and abilities needed to advance a career in cyber security. Our courses are comprehensive and up-to-date, and our instructors are experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping students learn. MCSI provides the real-world skills and knowledge you need to protect any organization from cyber threats.

  • Deploy and manage incident mitigation strategies and tools

    The MCSE certification teaches how to Deploy and manage incident mitigation strategies and tools. This includes learning how to identify, prevent, and respond to incidents. Students will also learn how to use various tools and technologies to help mitigate incidents.

    Isolating and hardening containers

    Container security is a hot topic in the cloud computing world. Containers offer a great way to isolate applications from each other and from the underlying operating system. This isolation can help improve security by making it more difficult for an attacker to exploit an application vulnerability.

    Container security can be improved by configuring the container host and the applications running in the containers to use minimal privileges. The applications within the containers should also be tightly configured to minimize the number of open ports and services.

    Protecting system accounts and keys

    System accounts and keys are essential for cloud security. If these accounts and keys are compromised, the entire cloud security infrastructure could be at risk. That is why it is important to protect these accounts and keys with the utmost security.

    One way to protect system accounts and keys is to use strong passwords and authentication mechanisms. In addition, it is important to keep track of who has access to these accounts and keys, and to revoke access when it is no longer needed. Finally, it is important to regularly audit the security of these accounts and keys.

    Securing pods, clusters and secrets

    Securing pods is important because they are the smallest deployable units in a Kubernetes cluster. By default, any application or service that you deploy to Kubernetes will be run in its own pod. This means that if one of your applications is compromised, the attacker will only have access to that application and its data, and not to any other applications or data in the cluster.

    Enforcing transport layer security

    TLS is a security protocol that provides a secure connection between two systems. TLS helps ensure that data is not intercepted or tampered with while in transit. TLS also helps ensure that the systems are authenticated and that the data is not corrupted.

    Creating virtual private clouds

    Cloud security is a top priority for many organizations. One way to improve cloud security is to create virtual private clouds (VPCs). VPCs are private networks that are separated from the public internet. This separation helps to improve security by preventing unauthorized access to the organization's cloud resources.

  • Configure and manage cloud accounts securely

    The MCSE certification teaches how to Configure and manage cloud accounts securely. One of the main goals of the certification is to ensure that cloud accounts are properly secured. This is done by teaching students how to create and manage passwords, configure security settings, and more. By completing the MCSE certification, students will be able to protect their cloud accounts from unauthorized access and ensure that their data is safe and secure.

    Account Security

    Cloud security is a critical factor to consider when moving to the cloud. One important aspect of cloud security is account security. Protecting your account is essential to protecting your data and preventing unauthorized access.

    Identity and Access Management

    Identity and Access Management, or IAM for short, is a critical element of cloud security. IAM is the practice of managing user identities and the access permissions associated with them. When properly implemented, IAM can help organizations securely access and use cloud resources while minimizing the risk of unauthorized access.

    One of the main benefits of IAM is that it enables organizations to control who has access to which resources. This helps to prevent accidental or unauthorized access to sensitive data, applications, and other cloud resources.

    Network and Instance Security

    Network security is one of the most important aspects of using the cloud. You need to make sure that your data is protected while it is in transit between your devices and the cloud. You also need to ensure that your data is safe while it is stored in the cloud.

    Instance security is another important consideration when using the cloud. You need to make sure that your instances are secure, and that only authorized users can access them.

    Encryption and Storage Security

    Data encryption and storage security are key concerns for many organizations when it comes to moving to the cloud. It's important to ensure that your data is encrypted before it's stored in the cloud and that the cloud provider has taken appropriate steps to secure the storage infrastructure. Many providers offer encryption services, but it's important to verify that the service is implemented correctly and that the provider holds to a high standard of security.

    Micro-Segmentation

    Micro-segmentation is a process of dividing a data center or cloud infrastructure into multiple, smaller compartments. This can be done manually, or through the use of software-defined networking (SDN) technologies. Micro-segmentation can help to improve security by isolating systems and applications from one another, making it more difficult for attackers to move laterally and compromise multiple systems. It can also help to improve performance and efficiency by routing traffic only where it is needed.

    Virtualisation and Containers

    Virtualisation and Containers are technologies that allow for the abstraction of computing resources. Virtualisation is the creation of a virtual machine that runs on a physical server. A container is a lightweight virtual machine that shares the kernel of the host operating system. Containers are created by packaging an application with its dependencies into a single unit.

    Virtualisation and containers offer a number of benefits for cloud security. Virtual machines can be isolated from one another, limiting the damage that can be done if one is compromised. Containers can also be shielded from one another, and can be spun up and down quickly, making them more resilient to attack.

    Both virtualisation and containers can be monitored and patched more easily than physical servers, making them more secure. Additionally, virtualisation and containers can be used to create separate virtual networks, which can help to isolate different parts of the organisation from one another.

  • Deliver advanced cloud security services

    Vulnerability Scanning

    As cloud security threats have become more sophisticated and targeted, vulnerability scanning has become an essential part of any organization's security posture. By identifying and addressing vulnerabilities in your cloud infrastructure and applications, you can reduce the risk of a data breach or other security incident.

    There are many different vulnerability scanning solutions available, ranging from simple port scanners to more comprehensive solutions that can detect vulnerabilities in both your public and private cloud deployments.

    The MCSE course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to identify vulnerabilities in the cloud. Students learn how to use scanning tools to identify security issues in cloud-based applications and systems. They also learn how to protect cloud-based applications and systems from attacks.

    Threat Modelling

    Threat modelling is a process for identifying potential security threats to your cloud environment and mitigating them. It starts with understanding your business and how it operates in the cloud. You then identify the assets and resources that are important to your business, as well as the potential threats to those assets. Mitigation strategies can then be put in place to reduce the risk of a security incident.

    The MCSE course teaches how to assess and mitigate threats in a cloud environment. It covers topics such as cloud security, identity and access management, and compliance.

    Risk Management

    Risk management for cloud security is key to ensuring that your data and systems are safe and secure. You need to identify the risks associated with using the cloud and take steps to mitigate them. This includes developing a plan for responding to security incidents and establishing policies and procedures for managing your data. You also need to make sure that you have the necessary tools and personnel in place to keep your data safe.

    The MCSE course covers risk management in the cloud. It teaches how to identify and assess the risks associated with cloud deployments, and how to mitigate those risks. The course also covers governance and compliance, so students learn how to ensure that their cloud deployments meet regulatory requirements.

    Incident Response

    Incident response for cloud security is the process of detecting, investigating, and responding to information security incidents that occur in cloud computing environments. In order to effectively respond to incidents in a cloud environment, organizations must have a sound incident response plan in place. The plan should include procedures for detecting and responding to incidents, as well as steps for recovering from an incident.

    The MCSE course teaches Incident Response in the cloud. Cloud computing has brought with it a new way of thinking about security, and incident response is no exception. In the cloud, the traditional perimeter-based security model no longer works. Security must be designed into the architecture of the cloud service, and incidents must be handled in a way that does not impact the service's availability or users' data.

    Digital Forensics

    Digital forensic investigators are increasingly called on to examine cloud-based systems and services in order to support investigations and incident response. While the cloud can provide a number of benefits to organizations, it also introduces a number of new challenges for forensic examiners.

    The cloud provides many benefits like elasticity and scalability, but one downside is that it can be difficult to identify the location of data and systems within the cloud. This is because the use of shared resources and multi-tenant systems can make it difficult or impossible to identify the owner of specific data or systems.

    This course teaches you how to conduct forensic investigations in the cloud. This means that you'll be able to effectively investigate digital crimes that have taken place in a cloud-based environment.

    Data Protection

    Cloud security is a critical part of protecting your data. When you store data in the cloud, you need to make sure that it is protected from unauthorized access and misuse. You also need to make sure that your data is backed up so that it can be recovered if something goes wrong. This course will teach you concrete techniques to protect data in the cloud.

Career Outcomes

This certification thoroughly prepares you for the following roles:

  • Cloud Security Architect
  • Cloud Security Engineer
  • Cloud Network Defender
Certification Detail

MCSI certifications are highly respected and sought-after credentials in the industry. Earning an MCSI certification is a testament to your knowledge and skillset, and demonstrates your commitment to excellence. The content is cutting-edge, uniquely-designed, and hands-on. Our exercises teach in-demand skills that are immediately applicable in the field.

The certifications are valid indefinitely and do not require any renewal fees. The training is accessible without any time limits.

Syllabus

Training Modules

This course provides you with multiple training modules, each of which is designed to teach you practical skills that can help you solve important cyber problems. Each module offers exercises that will help you build your skills and capabilities.

  • MCSE-101: Cloud Lab Setup - 5 exercises
  • MCSE-102: Identity Access Management (IAM and OU policies) - 10 exercises
  • MCSE-103: Network Configuration and Boundary Defense - 10 exercises
  • MCSE-201: Network Security - 8 exercises
  • MCSE-202: Virtual Private Clouds - 7 exercises
  • MCSE-203: Transport Layer Security - 4 exercises
  • MCSE-204: Cloud Network Monitoring - 3 exercises
  • MCSE-205: Cloud Snapshots and Recovery - 6 exercises
  • MCSE-301: Introduction to Containerization and Microservices Security - 13 exercises
  • MCSE-302: Securing Docker: Introduction - 4 exercises
  • MCSE-303: Securing Docker: Docker Images - 13 exercises
  • MCSE-304: Securing Docker: Container Hardening - 10 exercises
  • MCSE-305: Securing Docker: Container Isolation and Control Groups - 4 exercises
  • MCSE-306: Securing Docker: Roles and Permissions - 2 exercises
  • MCSE-401: Securing Kubernetes - 1 exercises
  • MCSE-402: Securing Kubernetes: Securing Clusters - 10 exercises
  • MCSE-403: Securing Kubernetes: Securing Pods - 6 exercises
  • MCSE-404: Securing Kubernetes: Securing Containers - 3 exercises
  • MCSE-501: Vulnerability Scanning - 7 exercises
  • MCSE-502: Cloud Security: Vulnerabilities - 7 exercises
  • MCSE-503: Cloud Security: Threat Modelling and Threat Detection - 14 exercises
  • MCSE-601: Cloud Security: Risk Management Concepts - 10 exercises
  • MCSE-602: Cloud Security: Incident Response - 11 exercises
  • MCSE-603: Cloud Security: Digital Forensics - 6 exercises
  • MCSE-604: Cloud Security: Data Storage, Protection and Encryption - 11 exercises
  • MCSE-701: Introduction to Azure Security - 20 exercises
  • MCSE-702: Introduction to GCP (Google Cloud Platform) Security - 10 exercises

Scenarios

Cyber professionals must be ready for everything. The typical security training strategy, which focuses on individual skills and tools, is insufficient. You must be able to operate as part of a team, see the big picture, and respond swiftly and effectively to unforeseen circumstances. That's why, as part of our training, we use replays of whole cyber missions. Our scenarios help you prepare for the demands of the job and give you confidence in your ability to work professionally.

  • MCSE-SC-01: Windows Server 101 - 8 exercises
  • MCSE-SC-02: Incident Response on AWS - 10 exercises

Certifications

MCSI Industry Certifications are important for you to earn because they signify that you have the skills required to work in a cybersecurity. Certificates of Completion are also important to earn because they signify that you have completed an exercise. Earning Certificates of Completion and Industry Certifications demonstrates that you are willing to put in the extra work to be successful.

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MCSI's MCSE certification covers all six levels of the Australian Signals Directorate's Cyber Skills Framework. You will achieve a certificate upon reaching each level. Click here to learn more.

ASD Skills Proficiency Level Curriculum Completion Requirement Scenarios Completion Requirement
MCSI Cloud Security Learner Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice Cloud Security Practitioner Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI Cloud Security Practitioner Level 3 50% 0%
MCSI Senior Cloud Security Practitioner Level 4 70% 25%
MCSI Certified Principal Cloud Security Practitioner Level 5 80% 90%
MCSI Certified Expert Cloud Security Engineer Practitioner Level 6 95% 100%

In a single course, MCSI offers multiple industry certifications. You will save time and money with us because you will receive several accredited levels of competencies with a single purchase rather than having to buy multiple courses. Our goal is to provide you with a course that will take you from beginner to expert.

Career Pathways

This certification aligns with the following career pathways:

Certifications are important tools to validate your skills and knowledge. They can provide you with the credentials you need to get ahead in your career.

There are many reasons why a person should select certifications that teach practical skills over an open-book theory exam. Hands-on experience is crucial in many industries, and theory exams cannot replace the real-world application of skills. Furthermore, practical skills are often more marketable than theoretical knowledge, and can help a person secure a job in their desired field. Finally, practical skills can provide a foundation for further learning, while theory exams may only teach limited information. In conclusion, selecting a certification that teaches practical skills is the best way to ensure success in today's competitive job market.

Sample Exercises

Below are three (3) exercises from the 100+ exercises available in MCSE - Certified Cloud Security Engineer:

Log API Calls From Transit Gateway Network Manager API Calls With AWS CloudTrail (Novice)

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Create A Container Image Security Best Practices Checklist (Novice)

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Acquire And Analyse Memory From An EC2 Linux Instance (Advanced Beginner)

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Our Instructors

Student exercises are reviewed and graded by multiple instructors. This one-of-a-kind approach allows you to get highly personalized input from a number of successful professionals.

MCSI's teachers bring real-world experience and knowledge to the classroom, ensuring that students have the skills they need to excel in the field of information security. Due to their extensive experience in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, reverse engineering, incident response, digital forensics, and exploit development, students will understand the most up-to-date defensive and offensive cybersecurity strategies and procedures.

Our instructors are passionate about information security and are always looking to further their own knowledge. Students who attend an MCSI course can be confident that they are learning from some of the best in the business. They can adapt their teaching approaches to match the demands of any student, regardless of their degree of expertise.

The MCSI team strives to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date cybersecurity training available. Whether you are a seasoned security professional or new to the field, MCSI has a course that will meet your needs.

Received personalized feedback from cybersecurity experts:

  • Overcome challenges and hurdles preventing you from advancing your skills
  • Receive guidance on how to focus your training efforts and avoid wasting time
  • Learn how to meet the industry's quality standards and produce high-quality work
  • When you're stuck, go to a support forum or ask inquiries to the instructors right on the platform

Help and Support

Your submissions will be reviewed by MCSI instructors, who will provide you with personalized feedback. This input is critical since it can assist you in identifying the areas where you need to enhance your skills. The instructor's feedback will also tell you how well you did an exercise and what you can do to improve your performance even further.

Click here to see an example of personalized feedback.

To read a student's testimony about MCSI's feedback, click here.

Throughout the course, MCSI provides continuing support and assistance. Students have access to an online forum where they can communicate directly with the instructors. The exercises include a question form for students to ask for clarification, allowing them to get the most out of the course.

The exercises are written in a way that makes it clear what is expected of you. There is a description, specifications, guidelines, and quality expectations for each exercise. If you need more information, you can ask for it and expect a response within a few hours.

Whenever you encounter an exercise that could be improved, please contact us so that we can update it. Our catalog is kept very up-to-date, and students who propose enhancements typically receive a patch within one business day.

Actively Maintained Course

This course is actively maintained to ensure that it is current and error-free. We want to ensure that you have the best possible experience while taking this course, which includes having access to accurate and current information. This course is also tested for flaws on a regular basis, so you can be sure you're getting a high-quality product.

This course is constantly updated with the support of trustworthy industry peers to ensure that students are acquiring the most up-to-date information and skills. This dedication to staying ahead of the curve is what distinguishes this course as one of the greatest in the market.

Prerequisites

Training Laptop Requirement

This course can be completed on a standard training laptop. To ensure you have the necessary hardware to complete the course, your machine should meet the following specifications:

  • 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. A few of our students are successfully using older equipment to learn cyber security.

Proficiency in the English language

You must have the ability to comfortably read and understand IT documentation written in English. Ideally, they have 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.

Professional Experience

At least two (2) years of experience working as a IT engineer or system administrator.

Cloud Skills

If you are new to the cloud then we strongly recommend that you complete our MCSF certification first.

Lab Environment

This course teaches you how to setup and configure your own cybersecurity lab.

There are numerous advantages to creating your own cybersecurity lab rather than paying for one. The cost savings are perhaps the most evident benefit. When compared to the expense of licensing a pre-built lab, creating your own lab can save you thousands of dollars. You also have the option of customizing the lab environment to meet your specific requirements. You can, for example, select the hardware and software that will be used in your lab.

Another advantage of setting up your own cybersecurity lab is that it allows you to learn new skills. Building a lab from the ground up necessitates knowledge of networking, system administration, and other technical subjects. This experience is invaluable in your career as a cybersecurity professional.

We frequently see students who can complete a task in a pre-built lab but cannot complete the same task at work. This is because these labs are meant to lessen work complexity, thereby creating an illusion of personal capabilities. It's also worth noting that you'll be expected to set up your own lab to test tools and techniques in the workplace. Employers may give you the resources to set up virtual computers and networks, but it will be up to you to manage the lab environment and maintain your tools.

Finally, you should know that pre-built labs are not commonly licensed by top cybersecurity professionals. They've realized that setting up a lab is simple, efficient, adaptable, cost-effective, and that it sparks creativity. It also nullifies risk of performing unauthorized actions against systems provisioned by a third-party.

Aptitude Test (Optional)

This is an intermediate course. It includes exercises for novices but assumes that they have competent IT skills and a strong understanding of cybersecurity concepts.

Aptitude Test:

If you're not sure if you'll be able to fully enjoy this course, then contact us via email to organize a free aptitude test. This test will determine whether you meet the course's basic baseline criteria. If you've never studied with us before, it will also introduce you to the MCSI Method™.

Easier Courses:

If you are convinced that this course is too difficult for you, then you should start with something easier. We recommend checking out the following courses:

You won't need to complete all of these easier courses in their entirety. Most likely, you already have adequate skills and only need to fine-tune them before taking an intermediate course like this one. Choose a route, follow it, enhance your skills, and then return to this course in a few months!

Why MCSI’s Cloud Security Engineer Certification is World Class

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Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

Holders of the MCSE Certification have completed 200+ practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have skills and knowledge in the following areas: transport layer security, cloud network monitoring, securing Docker, securing Kubernetes, incident response and digital forensics in the cloud.

why MCSI certifications

Internals Focused

Students who have obtained this Certification have demonstrated that they have achieved a deep understanding of how the most common cloud services work. They can assess the security posture of individual services and harden them to the highest level.

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Full Coverage

This Certification covers the most common cloud services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure. For example: IAM and OU policies, VPC, CloudTrail, Network Manager, Docker, Kubernetes, S3 Buckets, and SSO.

MCSI students have submitted over 14,000 practical online exercises since December 2018.

Enrolment and Fees

Fees

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

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

Cloud Services Fees

You must register free accounts with AWS, GCP and Azure to complete this training. MCSI does not provide pre-made cloud environments. The free accounts provide sufficient resources to complete all the exercises.

In the event that you do consume all the free resources, then, so long as you consistently turn-off resources after your tasks, you should incur less than $10 - $40 USD in cloud fees (per month, for the duration of the course). For more information, read the billing pages of AWS, GCP and Azure.

How to enrol

  • Step 1 - Login/Register for MCSI's Online Learning Platform
  • Step 2 - Click `Shop` from the left-side menu
  • Step 3 - Find the course, select `Buy` and proceed through the checkout process.

You can purchase the training using a Credit Card or PayPal. The training is immediately available.

Terms and Conditions

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

Cooling-Off Policy

Received a full refund if you changed your mind about a purchase within 24 hours. No questions asked. Read the full details here.

Don't Buy This Course

Don't buy this course if you think learning cyber security is simple, that it will only take a few hours, that remembering a few concepts from videos and books would be enough, or, that you should be provided with walkthroughs and solutions to practical problems instead of thinking critically for yourself.

Our competitors are misleading you by claiming that their video courses and open-book theoretical certificates will teach you everything you need to know about cyber security. We recommend that you stay away from our courses until you've realized that cybersecurity requires hundreds of hours of training against difficult challenges under the watchful eye of experts encouraging you to improve your weaknesses. Only then will you understand the value of this course and the benefits that the MCSI Method™ can bring to your career. We only want satisfied customers.

How does MCSI Compare?

If you are looking for a certification that will give you an edge in the job market, look no further than MCSI certifications. Thanks to our innovative approach, cybersecurity training is more affordable and effective than traditional methods.

MCSI Certifications Traditional Vendors Industry Conferences Conference Workshop Cybersecurity Bootcamps Cyber Ranges
Cost US$450 $5,000+ $900+ $4,000+ $10,000+ $3,000+
Hours of training 600+ hours 40-48 10+ 16-40 450 40-100
Certifications 5 1 0 0 1 0
Online Yes Some No No No Yes
practical 100% 50% 0% 50% 50% 100%
Maintenance Level High Low Low Low Low Low
free trial Yes No No No No No
Access to instructors Yes Some No Yes Yes Some

Our pricing is more affordable than our competitors because we have reinvented how cyber training is done online. Our innovative Online Learning Platform is highly effective at teaching cyber security. The platform provides a more engaging and interactive learning experience than traditional methods, which helps students learn and retain skills better. Try the free version and see for yourself.

Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy is a system for categorizing distinct stages of intellectual growth. It is used in education to assist students comprehend and learn material more effectively. MCSI teaches students how to apply, analyze, evaluate, and create at the highest levels of the taxonomy. The majority of our competitors are simply concerned with getting you to remember concepts.

The intellectual developments outlined in Bloom's Taxonomy are directly tied to your capacity to advance in your cyber security career. Employers look for people who can solve challenges that are worth paying for. With us, you'll learn practical skills that are in demand and applicable to a wide range of cyber occupations.

Industry Recognized Skills

MCSI credentials are well-respected around the world, and organisations searching for people with real cyber security abilities seek them out. Obtaining an MCSI certification verifies your understanding of critical cyber security topics as well as your ability to provide real-world results.

The ability of MCSI's training programme to give students with real-world, hands-on experience is unrivalled. Students must conduct their own research and develop their own answers in order to complete our practical exercises, which are meant to give them the skills they need to be successful in the field.

With MCSI, you will build a comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio of your skills as you complete exercises. This portfolio is a powerful tool for displaying your cybersecurity knowledge and abilities. A portfolio, as opposed to typical resumes and paper-based credentials, presents a more thorough summary of your skills and accomplishments.

Students Feedback

Here's what students say about the MCSI Method™ and our Online Learning Platform:

Student Testimonials

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

If you're interested in increasing your earning potential, investing in five-week in this course will give you the skills and confidence you need to apply for jobs that offer a salary of $75,000 to $150,000 per year. Why spend tens of thousands of dollars on degrees or theoretical certifications when you can develop in-demand practical skills in a shorter amount of time?

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?
    • Upon purchase, bundles and certificates are permanently unlocked with 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?
    • We understand that many of our customers may be looking for discounts, and we would love to be able to offer them. However, we do not provide discounts because we believe that our prices are fair and reasonable. We work hard to keep our prices low, and we feel that discounts would be unfair to our other customers. We hope you understand.
  • 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.
    • MCSI instructors are highly qualified and experienced professionals who are able to teach a variety of topics related to information security. They have the ability to tailor their teaching methods to meet the needs of each student, regardless of their experience level. In addition, they are always up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in information security, which enables them to provide students with the most relevant and current information.
  • 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
  • Do I need to complete an exam to receive MCSI Certification?
    • No. MCSI Certifications are completed by solving practical cybersecurity exercises.

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