Students who have successfully achieved their MGRC Certification from MCSI can apply for information security governance, risk and compliance jobs worldwide with the confidence that they have the competencies the industry is seeking.
This Certification training curriculum by MCSI teaches you how to master every domain of information security governance, risk and compliance.
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.
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.
No prior security training is required to attend this learning programme.
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
Cybersecurity Consultant (GRC)
Information Security Manager
Security Advisor (GRC/Cyber)
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 MGRC 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 GRC Learner
MCSI Novice GRC Practitioner
MCSI GRC Practitioner
MCSI Senior GRC Practitioner
MCSI Certified Principal GRC Practitioner
MCSI Certified Expert GRC Practitioner
As an MCSI Certified GRC Expert you will be fully capable of performing the following:
Apply fundamental Governance, Risk and Compliance techniques in the enterprise:
Information security reviews
Write policies and procedures
Develop cyber security baselines
Manage information security risks:
Identify areas of concern with applications, utilities, networks and operating systems
Develop risk management processes
Identify, rate and document risk scenarios
Develop and maintain risk registers
Perform information security audits:
Write an audit charter
Develop an engagement letter
Create audit checklists
Audit databases, networks, applications and operating systems
Develop policies, procedures, and other GRC documents:
The full gamut of information security policies
Clauses for contracts and third-party SLAs
Incident management templates
Gap assessment workbooks
Operating system baselines
Database security baselines
IT security standards
Why MCSI’s GRC Expert Curriculum is World Class
Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards
Holders of the MGRC Certification have completed 100 practical online exercises demonstrating that they have the skills and knowledge required to work in any information security governance, risk and compliance role. Students take an average of 6 months to complete these exercises.
Lifetime of Education
MCSI's certification takes students from the most fundamental learner level, all the way to becoming principal practitioners. Students that obtain our certificates develop comprehensive skills that can be independently assessed and audited by prospective employers.
We exclusively take a hands-on approach to teaching information security governance, risk and compliance. Our students can write policies, procedures, guides, contract clauses, develop risk registers, perform audits and assist enterprises meet their compliance and regulatory requirements.
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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