Certification Programmes

MCSI Certification

MDSO - Certified DevSecOps Engineer

DevSecOps means implementing security throughout the development and maintenance of ICT projects. It includes automating security wherever possible to keep the workflow from slowing down.

Students who have successfully achieved their MDSO Certification from MCSI can apply for DevSecOps jobs worldwide with the confidence that they have the competencies the industry is seeking.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Advanced
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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 DevSecOps Engineer:

  • Administer CI/CD processes, pipelines and platforms
  • Design and implement of DevSecOps processes, guides and procedures
  • Deploy and manage infrastructure in AWS, GCP and Azure
  • Develop and automate software deployments using CD pipeline products
  • Write secure applications free of critical vulnerabilities
  • Continuously audit and monitor infrastructure
  • Implement, maintain and ensure compliance from day one


Training Modules

  • Introduction to DevSecOps - 5 exercises
  • Secure Design and Architecture - 4 exercises
  • Introduction to Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) - 11 exercises
  • Introduction to Infrastructure as Code (IaC) - 101 - 6 exercises
  • Web Application Security Fundamentals - Part 1 - 5 exercises
  • Web Application Security Fundamentals - Part 2 - 5 exercises
  • Web Application Security Fundamentals - Part 3 - 4 exercises
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code - Jenkins - 11 exercises
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code - Terraform - 27 exercises
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code - Ansible - 16 exercises
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code - Puppet - 12 exercises
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code - Chef - 7 exercises
  • Software Component Analysis (SCA) - 5 exercises
  • Kubernetes Deployment - 2 exercises
  • Kubernetes: Authentication, Authorisation and Admission Controls - 11 exercises
  • Kubernetes: Handling Secrets - 4 exercises
  • Kubernetes: Networking - 5 exercises
  • Kubernetes: Monitoring and Threat Detection with Falco - 15 exercises
  • Vulnerability Scanning and management - 2 exercises
  • Logging, Log Automation and Log Management - 15 exercises
  • Static and Dynamic Analysis in CD - 7 exercises
  • Advanced Web Application Security - 7 exercises


  • Secure Infrastructure as Code - Ansible - 8 exercises
  • Secure Infrastructure as Code - Terraform - 14 exercises

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 MDSO - Certified DevSecOps 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 MDSO - Certified DevSecOps 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 MDSO - Certified DevSecOps 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.

Professional Experience

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

Programming Skills

This course requires you to write scripts and secure web applications.

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

Cloud Security Skills

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

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 roles:

  • DevSecOps Engineer
  • Senior Cloud Security Engineer
Certification Detail

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

MCSI's MDSO 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 DevSecOps Learner Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice DevSecOps Engineer Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI DevSecOps Practitioner Level 3 50% 0%
MCSI Senior DevSecOps Practitioner Level 4 70% 0%
MCSI Certified Principal DevSecOps Practitioner Level 5 80% 0%
MCSI Certified Expert DevSecOps Engineer Practitioner Level 6 95% 0%

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

  • Develop and automate software deployments using continuous CI/CD pipelines products
    • Ansible
    • Chef
    • Gitlab
    • Jenkins
    • Puppet
    • Terraform
  • Write secure web applications for critical business services
    • Input validation
    • Transport layer security
    • Authorisation controls
    • Session management
    • Cryptography
    • Error and exception handling
    • Logging and monitoring
    • Anti-automation
    • Intrusion detection
    • Secure file upload
  • Implement static and dynamic code analysis within CI/CD pipelines
  • Build and maintain security across Kubernetes clusters using automation
  • Create automation using the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) offered by AWS, Azure or GCP

Why MCSI’s DevSecOps Certification is World Class

why MCSI

Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

Holders of the MDSO Certification have completed over 100 practical online exercises demonstrating that they have the skills and knowledge required to work in DevSecOps role. Students take an average of 6 months to complete these exercises.

why MCSI

Application Security

DevSecOps aims to deliver secure cloud applications in a continuous and automated manner. To that end, the MDSO Certification includes secure coding exercises. Holders of MDSO can build and maintain mission-critical applications free of vulnerabilities.

why MCSI

Full Coverage

This Certification covers the most common DevSecOps tools. For example: Jenkins, Harness, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Gitlab, Docker, Kubernetes, Git, PowerShell, Python, Cloudwatch, OWASP Dependency-Check, OWASP ZAP and many more!

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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