Certification Programmes

MCSI Certification

MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the ability to locate and collect personal and target specific information sourced wholly through free and open online, digital, and internet resources. The goal of the Certified OSINT Expert program is to produce students who are prepared to provide leadership and execution in obtaining data from those resources.

Graduates will be prepared to take on a leadership role in the planning and executing of targeted OSINT investigations and vulnerability assessments and will analyse collected data for use in both vulnerability testing and in the classification of risk for the business from OSINT activities.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Beginner
ic-certificate Certification
ic-clock 600+ hours
cpe-points 149
ic-money US$450
No Expiry, No Renewals

Overview

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 OSINT Expert:

  • Create an anonymous presence to be used to conduct online investigative research and data collection
  • Explain, collect, and analyse data collected from social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn
  • Demonstrate and differentiate tools utilized in OSINT work such as, but not limited to, Shodan, Maltego, Censys
  • Show how to manipulate and structure data collected and analysed from OSINT research
  • Identify risks to users from OSINT data collection and explain countermeasures to be utilised in providing anonymity for users
  • Create reporting to deliver collected and analysed research and conclude on OSINT risk and vulnerabilities

Curriculum

Training Modules

  • Key Concepts - 7 exercises
  • IT Environment Setup - 3 exercises
  • Search Engines - 13 exercises
  • Facebook - 6 exercises
  • Twitter - 5 exercises
  • LinkedIn - 4 exercises
  • Instagram - 3 exercises
  • Usernames - 3 exercises
  • Github - 10 exercises
  • Email Addresses - 6 exercises
  • Online Communities - 4 exercises
  • Documents - 7 exercises
  • Online Maps - 5 exercises
  • Images - 4 exercises
  • Videos - 3 exercises
  • Domain Names - 8 exercises
  • IP Addresses - 2 exercises
  • Tor - 4 exercises
  • Data Breaches - 2 exercises
  • Documentation, Reports and Procedures - 5 exercises
  • Capability Development - 2 exercises

Scenarios

  • Operation Blue Sun - 6 exercises

Sample Exercises

Below are three (3) exercises from the 100+ exercises available in MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert:

Use Shodan.io To Passively Map An Organization's External Facing Assets (Novice)

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Develop A Program That Utilizes Flicky API To Investigate A Target Person (Advanced Beginner)

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Evaluate Key Information Commonly Revealed In Domain Names And Develop A Workflow Diagram To Analyse Domain Names In OSINT Engagements (Competent)

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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.

How to enrol

  1. Login/Register for MCSI's Online Learning Platform
  2. Select `Shop` from the left-side menu
  3. Find the MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert, select `Buy` and proceed through the checkout process. You can purchase using a Credit Card or PayPal
  4. Once you have enrolled in the MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert, the curriculum unlocks immediately
  5. In the left-side menu of the platform, select `Training & Education` then `MCSI Curriculums`, and you will see the MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert listed

Terms and Conditions

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

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

No formal professional experience in IT required.

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:

  • OSINT Investigator
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • Penetration Tester
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.

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MCSI's MOIS 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 OSINT Learner Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice OSINT Practitioner Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI OSINT Practitioner Level 3 50% 25%
MCSI Senior OSINT Practitioner Level 4 70% 50%
MCSI Certified Principal OSINT Practitioner Level 5 80% 75%
MCSI Certified Expert OSINT Practitioner Level 6 95% 100%

As an MCSI Certified OSINT Expert you will be fully capable of performing the following:

  • Create an anonymous presence to be used to conduct online investigative research and data collection
  • Collect data from hundreds of high-value data sources
    • Search Engines
    • Social Media Platforms
    • Code Repositories
    • Email Addresses
    • IP Addresses
    • Online Communities
    • Documents
    • Maps
    • Domain Names
    • Data Breaches
    • Dark Web
  • Perform Pivot Analysis to identify all the publicly available data on a target
  • Write tools in Python to interact with APIs and automate the OSINT data collection process
  • Develop professional procedures and methodologies for delivering professional OSINT engagements in the field

Why MCSI’s OSINT Certification is World Class

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Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

Holders of the MOIS Certification have completed 100 practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have the skills and knowledge required to deliver OSINT engagement and write custom OSINT tools. Students take an average of 6 months to complete these exercises.

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Process and Outcome Focused

Students who have obtained this Certification have demonstrated that they have a full understanding of the OSINT process. This Certification does not only teach a collection of techniques. Instead, it encourages students to develop reusable procedures that achieve real-life outcomes.

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Full Coverage

Covers data sources and tools such as Google, Bing, theHarvester, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Usernames, Github, Email Addresses, Discord, Reddit, Cloud Buckets, Pastebin, Google Maps, Barcodes, Youtube, Censys, Fierce, Tor and much more!

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