Certification Programmes

MCSI Certification

MESE - Certified Enterprise Security Engineer

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.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Intermediate
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ic-money US$450
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 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


Training Modules

  • 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

Sample 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)


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 MESE - Certified Enterprise 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 MESE - Certified Enterprise 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 MESE - Certified Enterprise 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.

Prerequisite Knowledge

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™?

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:

  • Senior Network 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.




Obtain CPE points by solving exercises


Achieve multiple certifications


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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 Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice Security Engineering Practitioner Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI Security Engineering Practitioner Level 3 50% 0%
MCSI Senior Security Engineering Practitioner Level 4 70% 0%
MCSI Certified Principal Enterprise Security Engineering Practitioner Level 5 80% 0%
MCSI Certified Expert Enterprise Security Engineering Practitioner Level 6 95% 0%

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

  • Deploy and manage incident mitigation strategies and tools:
    • Application whitelisting
    • Patching applications and operating system
    • Hardening user applications and operating system
    • Automated analysis and content filtering
    • Restrict administrative privileges
    • Network segmentation
    • Intrusion detection and response
    • Backup and recovery
  • Write high-security-assurance applications by implementing controls such as:
    • Authentication
    • Authorisation
    • Cryptography
    • Input Validation
    • Session Management
    • Error Handling
    • Secure Configuration
    • Anti-Automation
  • 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
    • Compliance automation

Why MCSI’s Security Engineer Certification is World Class

why MCSI certifications

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.

why MCSI certifications

Internals Focused

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.

why MCSI certifications

Programming Oriented

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.

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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