An MCSI professional Security Engineer is capable of building and maintaining high security assurance applications for networks deployed on-premise, as well as in data centers, and in the cloud.
Individuals who have successfully achieved their MESE Certification from MCSI can apply for Security Engineering jobs worldwide with the confidence that they have the competencies the industry is seeking.
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 Security Engineer:
Write high-assurance web, network and mobile applications
Build high-assurance Linux and Windows networks
Monitor, contain and recover IT assets that have been compromised
Create continuous security integration and development pipelines
Write APIs to integrate security tools into CI/CD pipelines
Protect enterprise cloud security accounts
Windows Operating System Hardening Fundamentals - 16 exercises
Microsoft Office Hardening Fundamentals - 2 exercises
Microsoft Windows Networks Security Fundamentals - 11 exercises
Vulnerability Scanning - 1 exercises
Engineering Checklists - 6 exercises
Information Security Policies and Procedures - 7 exercises
Baselines - 5 exercises
Real-Time Threat Detection - 3 exercises
Digital Forensics Data Collection - 6 exercises
Advanced Network and Endpoint Security - 3 exercises
Below are three (3) exercises from the 100+ exercises available in MESE - Certified Enterprise Security Engineer:
Deploy a GPO To Harden The Account Lockout Policy Of The Windows Domain (Novice)
Write A PS Script That Runs PowerUp At Scale And Stores The Results In A CSV File (Advanced Beginner)
Write a Web Application That Detects And Reports Fuzzing Attempts (Competent)
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Terms and Conditions
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 some experience in software programming prior to registering for this course.
The preferred programming languages for this course include: Python, PHP, and SQL.
Here's a list of things for you to confirm whether you're at the right level:
Write basic web applications in PHP or something equivalent
Have used and configured a database such as MySQL
Have written authentication pages and code to manage user sessions
Have written basic programs that offer and use web services
Be comfortable with command line utilities and tools
Be capable of installing Windows and Linux virtual machines in something like VirtualBox
Have some experience troubleshooting and resolving software errors
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
Senior Network Security Engineer
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 MESE 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 Security Engineering Learner
MCSI Novice Security Engineering Practitioner
MCSI Security Engineering Practitioner
MCSI Senior Security Engineering Practitioner
MCSI Certified Principal Enterprise Security Engineering Practitioner
As an MCSI Certified Security Engineer you will be fully capable of performing the following:
Deploy and manage incident mitigation strategies and tools:
Patching applications and operating system
Hardening user applications and operating system
Automated analysis and content filtering
Restrict administrative privileges
Intrusion detection and response
Backup and recovery
Write high-security-assurance applications by implementing controls such as:
Use automation to deliver security at scale:
Using the APIs provided by security tools and products
Writing custom APIs to integrate tools without APIs or custom tools
Cloud security automation using technologies like Ansible, Terraform and Boto 3
Integrating static and dynamic analysis tools
Why MCSI’s Security Engineer Certification is World Class
Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards
Holders of the MESE Certification have completed 100 practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have skills and knowledge in the following areas: secure coding, application security design and architecture, network security, security monitoring, and automation.
Students who have obtained this Certification have demonstrated that they have achieved a deep understanding of the internals of application as well as infrastructure security (Windows, Linux and Cloud). Students can also write secure code and use automation to deploy network security measures at scale.
The challenges that students have had to successfully overcome in order to obtain this Certification have required them to write secure software in PHP, Python, PowerShell, C/C++, and Golang. This guarantees that Security Engineers certified by MCSI can build secure applications and resolve complex security engineering problems.