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MRCI - Remote Cybersecurity Internship

When it comes to finding a job in cyber security, an internship is one of the best ways to get started. A cybersecurity internship teaches you the skills that you need to start your career in this field.

This remote internship is different than other internships you may have applied for because it is an online training designed to simulate exactly what you would do in the workplace. That means you will be working on projects and assignments that are relevant to you career interests, and you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in my field.

You will be graded by expert instructions and you will receive personalized feedback on your performance. This feedback will help you understand the mistakes you made and how to correct them. We believe that this system will help you improve your cyber security skills and land a job.

The online format of this internship is perfect for you because you can work from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Upon completing the programme, you will receive an industry-recognised Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Recommendation from MCSI.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Beginner
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No Expiry, No Renewals

Course Overview

A remote cyber internship is an internship that can be completed remotely, usually from the comfort of your own home. This type of internship is perfect for students who are unable to commute to a physical office, land a job, or for people who are looking for a more flexible work schedule.

The benefits of enrolling in this course are:

  • You'll gain experience, which will make you more marketable to employers when you're looking for a job.
  • You'll learn new skills and techniques that you can use to improve your own cyber security posture.
  • You'll have the opportunity to network with other professionals in cyber security
  • You'll be able to work on real-world projects and see how cyber security is used in the real world.

This certification will equip you with the skillset necessary to carry out the following tasks:

  • Perform network vulnerability scans
  • Exploit vulnerabilities with Metasploit
  • Identify and exploit web application vulnerabilities without tools
  • Write custom offensive security tools to aid Red Teaming operators
  • Hunt for malware using YARA
  • Hunt for threat actors on Windows networks using Python
  • Defend web applications against common vulnerabilities
Why do you call this an internship and charge money for it?

We charge a symbolic $50 training fee to make cyber training affordable to newcomers. Our instructors review your work and provide feedback to help you improve. We make no profit on this course and this is the only fee associated with the training. This is also part of our goal of training 1 million cyber professionals.

Important Message

We are excited to announce that all the students who completed in our remote internship program have secured jobs in the industry. We would also like to remind our current students that our remote internship program is still available, and we urge them to take advantage of it.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities You Will Acquire

MCSI is one of the most respected and trusted names in cyber security education and training. Our certifications teach critical skills, knowledge and abilities needed to advance a career in cyber security. Our courses are comprehensive and up-to-date, and our instructors are experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping students learn. MCSI provides the real-world skills and knowledge you need to protect any organization from cyber threats.

  • Define, deploy, configure and maintain your own cyber security lab

    A cyber security lab can assist you in gaining a better understanding of cyber attacks and how to defend against them. It can also assist you in identifying and testing new security tools and procedures, as well as identifying vulnerabilities in your systems and networks.

    A well-equipped cyber security lab can also assist you in keeping up with the most recent threats and techniques. It can also be used to test new security solutions and strategies in a safe environment.

    Many students feel that paying to use a lab is necessary, although this is not the case. You can create one that is more advanced than expensive products for free. Furthermore, by constructing it yourself, you will gain a greater grasp of cyber security by learning fundamental IT concepts and procedures.

    Virtual Machines

    A virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of a machine that executes programs like a physical computer. VMs allow multiple operating systems to run on a single computer at the same time. For example, you can install Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux on the same computer by running them in separate virtual machines. VMs are useful for testing different operating systems, for software development, and for running legacy applications that are not compatible with your current operating system.

    In this course, you will learn how to work with virtual machines. You will create and manage virtual machines, install guest operating systems, and configure virtual networks. You will also learn how to use virtual machines for cyber security.

    Threat Hunting Lab

    Threat Hunting is the proactive identification of malicious activities that could harm an organization's systems. Setting up a Threat Hunting Lab will allow you to identify and mitigate potential threats to organizations. The lab will be set up using a simulated environment, which will allow you to experiment with different methods and tools for detecting attacks and malware.

    Cyber Defence Testing Lab

    You'll discover how to create a Cyber Defense Testing Lab. This is a virtual environment where you can practice defending against attacks on machines. You'll learn how to set up operating systems in a secure way to create a secure network. You'll also learn how to recognize and respond to various types of attacks.

    Offensive Security Testing Lab

    In this course, you will be setting up a Offensive Security Testing Lab. This lab will allow you to practice your offensive security skills in a safe and controlled environment. The lab will consist of two virtual machines - a host machine and a target machine. The host machine will be used to run tools and scripts, while the target machine will be used to simulate a real-world network environment.

  • Learn and apply industry security testing tools to discover vulnerabilities

    Vulnerability scanners automate the process of detecting known flaws in software, operating systems, and devices. They then notify the organization about the vulnerabilities so that they may be addressed.

    This course will teach you how to scan for vulnerabilities and exploit them. You'll discover how to spot and exploit fundamental flaws in systems and apps.

    OpenVAS

    OpenVAS is a scanner system that is used to identify security vulnerabilities in systems. It consists of a client and server system, and can be used to scan systems for a variety of different vulnerabilities. The OpenVAS scanner is free and open source, and is commonly used by system administrators and security professionals to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in systems.

    NMAP

    NMAP is a network enumeration and security auditing tool. It's used to find hosts and services on a network, as well as security vulnerabilities. NMAP may be used to scan systems for vulnerable open ports. NMAP can be used to look for apps and operating systems that are vulnerable. NMAP can be used to map networks and identify the many devices that are connected to them.

    Metasploit

    Metasploit is a penetration testing framework that helps security professionals find and exploit security vulnerabilities. The tool is used by hackers and security researchers to identify and exploit system vulnerabilities. Metasploit can be used to launch exploits against systems and networks, and can be used to develop and deploy payloads. The Metasploit framework is open source and is available on Github.

    Mimikatz

    Mimikatz is a tool used to extract passwords and other sensitive data from memory. It is a command-line tool that can be run on Windows systems. Mimikatz can be used to extract passwords from users' memory, as well as hashes and Kerberos tickets.

    TheHarvester

    TheHarvester is a reconnaissance tool designed to uncover information about individuals and organizations. It can be used to collect emails, names, URLs, and other data from public sources. TheHarvester is available as a free online tool and can be used on any platform.

    PowerUp

    PowerUp is a PowerShell tool to help with local privilege escalation on Windows systems. It has a number of built-in functions to help obtain system privileges. PowerUp is easy to use and can be run from a command prompt or run as part of a script.

  • Understand key cyber attacks techniques and how to apply them in an engagement

    There are a variety of techniques that can be used in a cyber attack. In order to be successful, it is important to understand these techniques and how to apply them in an engagement.

    Arbitrary Command Execution

    Arbitrary Command Execution vulnerabilities are a type of vulnerability that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system. Once the attacker has gained access to the system, they can execute any command they choose, potentially allowing them to take control of the system or steal sensitive data.

    SQL Injection

    SQL injection vulnerabilities allow attackers to execute malicious SQL statements in order to access or modify data in the database. Attackers can use these vulnerabilities to steal data, delete data, or even insert new data into the database. In order to exploit a SQL injection vulnerability, the attacker needs to be able to inject valid SQL statements into the application.

    Cross-Site Scripting

    Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities are caused when an attacker injects malicious code into a web page or application. The code is executed by the browser of a victim who visits the page, allowing the attacker to steal information or take control of the victim's computer. XSS vulnerabilities can be exploited by emailing a victim a link to a malicious page, or by inserting malicious code into a comment on a website.

    Brute Force Attacks

    Brute force attacks are when an attacker tries to log in to an account by trying different username and password combinations until they find the right one. This can be done manually or with a computer program that automates the process. Brute force attacks are often used to try to gain access to accounts that are protected by weak passwords.

    Web Shells

    Web shells are a type of malicious code that hackers use to take control of web servers. They are used to steal data, launch cyber attacks, and carry out other malicious activities. They can also be used to steal passwords and other sensitive data.

  • Discover Windows security settings and apply them to secure computers

    Windows security settings are important to understand and configure in order to secure a computer. By default, many of these settings are enabled, but there are also many that are not enabled by default and need to be set in order to provide a good level of security. The most important settings to understand and configure are those related to passwords, user accounts, system protection, and network security.

    PowerShell Scripting

    Windows PowerShell scripting is a powerful tool that can help administrators deploy security at scale on Windows networks. PowerShell scripts can be used to automate common tasks, such as creating new users or assigning permissions. Scripts can also be used to audit security settings and troubleshoot problems. By automating these tasks, administrators can save time and ensure that security is consistently applied across the network. PowerShell scripts can also be run from a remote computer, making it easy to deploy security updates and other changes across a large network.

    OS Hardening Techniques

    Windows OS hardening is the practice of securing a Windows OS installation by reducing its surface of vulnerability. This can be done in a number of ways, many of which are baked into the OS itself. Hardening a Windows installation can help to mitigate many common attacks, including those that exploit software vulnerabilities.

    • Automatic Sample Submission
    • LLMNR
    • Security Patches
    • Windows Defender
    • Windows Firewall
  • Identify threat actors using threat hunting tools, techniques and procedures

    The proactive practise of finding and eliminating threats to an organization's information systems is known as threat hunting. It identifies trends and activity that could signal a threat using threat intelligence and data analysis techniques. Using threat hunting tools, tactics, and procedures, unknown threat actors can be discovered.

    Build a goodware dataset and a malware dataset

    Developing and testing detection rules necessitates the creation of a goodware dataset. A goodware dataset is a collection of known-to-be-safe files, whereas a malware dataset is a collection of known-to-be-harmful files. Applications, system files, and other benign files are examples of goodware files. Viruses, trojans, and other types of malware can be found in a malware dataset.

    A goodware dataset should be vast and diverse enough to represent the wide kinds of files that may be encountered. It also needs to be current, with new files being added on a regular basis. As new malware is identified, the malware dataset should be updated.

    Learn how to use YARA's professionally and many of its pattern matching techniques

    Pattern matching is a technique for locating a certain text or sequence of bytes in a file or data stream. It's widely utilised in malware analysis, where identifying a specific piece of malware-related code or data is frequently required. YARA is a virus detection programme that allows the user to develop and use patterns to find and track malware samples.

    Use Python to hunt for indicators of compromise at scale

    Python is a powerful programming language for searching for indicators of compromise (IoC) at a large scale. Python allows you to swiftly parse massive data sets in order to discover suspicious activities. Python can also be used to write programmes that can be used to automate the process of looking for IoC. This can assist you in swiftly identifying potential security threats.

  • Learn secure software development techniques and write safe applications

    The majority of developers are completely oblivious of the dangers that their programmes may offer to users. Insecure code can result in data theft, system damage, and even identity theft. Developers may design safe programmes that do not put their users at danger by understanding secure software development practices.

    Secure coding best practices

    Web applications are one of the most common ways to interact with the internet. They're used to give users access to data and services, as well as to take actions on their behalf. As a result, web applications must be developed and coded in a safe manner to ensure that user data is kept private and secure.

    Encrypting user data, validating user input to avoid malicious code execution, and checking the validity of webpages and other resources are all examples of secure coding best practices. Additionally, developers must ensure that their apps are up to date with the most recent security patches and releases.

    Web application developers can help protect their users from dangerous attacks and preserve the privacy and security of their data by following secure coding best practices.

    Securing application cookies

    Cookies are little pieces of data that a web browser sends and stores. A website can send cookies to a user's browser when the user visits the site. When the user returns to the site, the browser will transmit the cookies back to the site. This enables the site to keep track of the user's preferences and activity.

    Cookies can be used by attackers to exploit online applications. They can steal cookies from users' browsers and use them to get access to applications without requiring them to log in. They can also guess passwords and other critical information via cookies.

    Error/Exception Handling

    The process of responding to and managing mistakes and exceptions in a programme is known as error handling. Everything from detecting and reporting mistakes to smoothly recovering from them to showing suitable error messages to the user can be included. Error management is critical for any programme that is likely to encounter problems, as it helps to keep the programme stable and reliable. Attackers can use deficiencies in error handling to find critical flaws.

    Input Validation

    Filtering, escaping, and validation are all key approaches for preventing malicious input in web applications. Before the application processes user input, input filtering removes potentially harmful characters and data. Escaping guarantees that special characters are properly encoded, preventing harmful code from being executed. Validation ensures that user input meets the application's criteria. All of these strategies can aid in the protection of your web apps against malicious input.

    Password Policies

    A password policy is a set of rules enforced by an organization's information technology department that determines how user passwords are created and stored. Password policies are designed to protect against unauthorized access to systems and data, as well as protect the privacy of users.

  • Understand the importance of writing custom offensive tools and develop malware for Red Teaming

    Having a custom toolset is one of the most crucial parts of red teaming. This entails having a wide range of offensive tools at your disposal to exploit your target. Malware development for this purpose is a crucial talent that is sometimes disregarded. Malware can be used to break into computers, steal information, and more. You can improve your chances of success during a red team interaction by building unique malware.

    Reverse shells

    Pentesters and red teamers may desire to use a custom reverse shell for a variety of reasons. Perhaps operating systems' default shells or tools like netcat are too noisy and easily spotted. Perhaps the attacker needs greater control over the session than a basic reverse shell allows.

    Keyloggers

    For a Red Teamer, a custom keylogger is a useful tool. It's capable of capturing passwords, user names, and other sensitive data. A keylogger can be written in a variety of ways. Using the Windows API is one technique to create a keylogger. This method is extremely reliable and adaptable. On all versions of Windows, it can be used to log keystrokes. Another advantage of this method is that the keylogger can be easily hidden from the user.

    Host Enumeration Tools

    When conducting a red team assessment, host enumeration is a crucial step in gaining a better picture of the situation and identifying prospective targets. This course will teach you how to create custom host enumeration tools that can discover targets in Windows environments fast and efficiently.

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Career Outcomes

MCSI's cybersecurity internship is the perfect way to learn the skills you need to land your first job in cyber security. The internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and apply the skills you learned online. You'll have the chance to interact with experts in the field and learn how to protect networks and systems.

Certification Detail

MCSI certifications are highly respected and sought-after credentials in the industry. Earning an MCSI certification is a testament to your knowledge and skillset, and demonstrates your commitment to excellence. The content is cutting-edge, uniquely-designed, and hands-on. Our exercises teach in-demand skills that are immediately applicable in the field.

The certifications are valid indefinitely and do not require any renewal fees. The training is accessible without any time limits.

Syllabus

Training Modules

This course provides you with multiple training modules, each of which is designed to teach you practical skills that can help you solve important cyber problems. Each module offers exercises that will help you build your skills and capabilities.

  • MRCI-101: Lab setup - 4 exercises
  • MRCI-102: Security Tools - 10 exercises
  • MRCI-201: Penetration Testing - 10 exercises
  • MRCI-202: Cyber Defence - 10 exercises
  • MRCI-203: Threat Hunting - 14 exercises
  • MRCI-204: Secure Software Development - 10 exercises
  • MRCI-301: Red Teaming - 10 exercises

Certifications

MCSI Industry Certifications are important for you to earn because they signify that you have the skills required to work in a cybersecurity. Certificates of Completion are also important to earn because they signify that you have completed an exercise. Earning Certificates of Completion and Industry Certifications demonstrates that you are willing to put in the extra work to be successful.

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MCSI's MRCI certification covers two levels of the Australian Signals Directorate's Cyber Skills Framework. You will achieve a certificate upon reaching each level. Click here to learn more.

ASD Skills Proficiency Level Curriculum Completion Requirement
MCSI Cyber Security Learner Level 1 50%
MCSI Certified Remote Cybersecurity Intern Level 2 80%

Sample Exercises

Below are three (3) exercises from the 68 exercises available in MRCI - Remote Cybersecurity Internship:

Perform A Vulnerability Scan With OpenVAS (Novice)

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Write A YARA Rule That can Find Improperly Signed Executables (Novice)

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Write Malware That Detects Installed Anti-Virus Software (Advanced Beginner)

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Our Instructors

Student exercises are reviewed and graded by multiple instructors. This one-of-a-kind approach allows you to get highly personalized input from a number of successful professionals.

MCSI's teachers bring real-world experience and knowledge to the classroom, ensuring that students have the skills they need to excel in the field of information security. Due to their extensive experience in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, reverse engineering, incident response, digital forensics, and exploit development, students will understand the most up-to-date defensive and offensive cybersecurity strategies and procedures.

Our instructors are passionate about information security and are always looking to further their own knowledge. Students who attend an MCSI course can be confident that they are learning from some of the best in the business. They can adapt their teaching approaches to match the demands of any student, regardless of their degree of expertise.

The MCSI team strives to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date cybersecurity training available. Whether you are a seasoned security professional or new to the field, MCSI has a course that will meet your needs.

Received personalized feedback from cybersecurity experts:

  • Overcome challenges and hurdles preventing you from advancing your skills
  • Receive guidance on how to focus your training efforts and avoid wasting time
  • Learn how to meet the industry's quality standards and produce high-quality work
  • When you're stuck, go to a support forum or ask inquiries to the instructors right on the platform

Help and Support

Your submissions will be reviewed by MCSI instructors, who will provide you with personalized feedback. This input is critical since it can assist you in identifying the areas where you need to enhance your skills. The instructor's feedback will also tell you how well you did an exercise and what you can do to improve your performance even further.

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To read a student's testimony about MCSI's feedback, click here.

Throughout the course, MCSI provides continuing support and assistance. Students have access to an online forum where they can communicate directly with the instructors. The exercises include a question form for students to ask for clarification, allowing them to get the most out of the course.

The exercises are written in a way that makes it clear what is expected of you. There is a description, specifications, guidelines, and quality expectations for each exercise. If you need more information, you can ask for it and expect a response within a few hours.

Whenever you encounter an exercise that could be improved, please contact us so that we can update it. Our catalog is kept very up-to-date, and students who propose enhancements typically receive a patch within one business day.

Actively Maintained Course

This course is actively maintained to ensure that it is current and error-free. We want to ensure that you have the best possible experience while taking this course, which includes having access to accurate and current information. This course is also tested for flaws on a regular basis, so you can be sure you're getting a high-quality product.

This course is constantly updated with the support of trustworthy industry peers to ensure that students are acquiring the most up-to-date information and skills. This dedication to staying ahead of the curve is what distinguishes this course as one of the greatest in the market.

Prerequisites

Training Laptop Requirement

This course can be completed on a standard training laptop. To ensure you have the necessary hardware to complete the course, your machine should meet the following specifications:

  • 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. A few of our students are successfully using older equipment to learn cyber security.

Proficiency in the English language

You must have the ability to comfortably read and understand IT documentation written in English. Ideally, they have 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.

Lab Environment

This course teaches you how to setup and configure your own cybersecurity lab.

There are numerous advantages to creating your own cybersecurity lab rather than paying for one. The cost savings are perhaps the most evident benefit. When compared to the expense of licensing a pre-built lab, creating your own lab can save you thousands of dollars. You also have the option of customizing the lab environment to meet your specific requirements. You can, for example, select the hardware and software that will be used in your lab.

Another advantage of setting up your own cybersecurity lab is that it allows you to learn new skills. Building a lab from the ground up necessitates knowledge of networking, system administration, and other technical subjects. This experience is invaluable in your career as a cybersecurity professional.

We frequently see students who can complete a task in a pre-built lab but cannot complete the same task at work. This is because these labs are meant to lessen work complexity, thereby creating an illusion of personal capabilities. It's also worth noting that you'll be expected to set up your own lab to test tools and techniques in the workplace. Employers may give you the resources to set up virtual computers and networks, but it will be up to you to manage the lab environment and maintain your tools.

Finally, you should know that pre-built labs are not commonly licensed by top cybersecurity professionals. They've realized that setting up a lab is simple, efficient, adaptable, cost-effective, and that it sparks creativity. It also nullifies risk of performing unauthorized actions against systems provisioned by a third-party.

Student Testimonials

Read full student testimonials on our blog to discover how the MCSI Method ™ can accelerate your career!

Why MCSI’s MRCI Remote Cybersecurity Internship Programme is World Class

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Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

Holders of the MRCI Remote Cybersecurity Internship Certification have completed 68 practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have skills and knowledge in the following areas: security tools, penetration testing, cyber defence, threat hunting, secure software development and red teaming.

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Letter of Recommendation

Students that successfully complete MCSI's Remote Cybersecurity Internship Programme will receive a personalised Letter of Recommendation from Benjamin Mossé.

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Demonstrated Capability Portfolio Development

Develop a comprehensive cyber security portfolio of video demonstrations, source code, professional documents, and multiple completion certificates. You can use this portfolio to demonstrate your capabilities to future employers and hiring managers.

MCSI students have submitted over 14,000 practical online exercises since December 2018.

Enrolment and Fees

Fees

US$49 (+ GST if you're based in Australia).

Practical exercises must be completed online using MCSI's Online Learning Platform.

How to enrol

  • Step 1 - Login/Register for MCSI's Online Learning Platform
  • Step 2 - Click `Shop` from the left-side menu
  • Step 3 - Find the course, select `Buy` and proceed through the checkout process.

You can purchase the training using a Credit Card or PayPal. The training is immediately available.

Terms and Conditions

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

Cooling-Off Policy

Received a full refund if you changed your mind about a purchase within 24 hours. No questions asked. Read the full details here.

Don't Buy This Course

Don't buy this course if you think learning cyber security is simple, that it will only take a few hours, that remembering a few concepts from videos and books would be enough, or, that you should be provided with walkthroughs and solutions to practical problems instead of thinking critically for yourself.

Our competitors are misleading you by claiming that their video courses and open-book theoretical certificates will teach you everything you need to know about cyber security. We recommend that you stay away from our courses until you've realized that cybersecurity requires hundreds of hours of training against difficult challenges under the watchful eye of experts encouraging you to improve your weaknesses. Only then will you understand the value of this course and the benefits that the MCSI Method™ can bring to your career. We only want satisfied customers.

How does MCSI Compare?

If you are looking for a certification that will give you an edge in the job market, look no further than MCSI certifications. Thanks to our innovative approach, cybersecurity training is more affordable and effective than traditional methods.

MCSI Certifications Traditional Vendors Industry Conferences Conference Workshop Cybersecurity Bootcamps Cyber Ranges
Cost US$49 $5,000+ $900+ $4,000+ $10,000+ $3,000+
Hours of training 150+ hours 40-48 10+ 16-40 450 40-100
Certifications 2 1 0 0 1 0
Online Yes Some No No No Yes
practical 100% 50% 0% 50% 50% 100%
Maintenance Level High Low Low Low Low Low
free trial Yes No No No No No
Access to instructors Yes Some No Yes Yes Some

Our pricing is more affordable than our competitors because we have reinvented how cyber training is done online. Our innovative Online Learning Platform is highly effective at teaching cyber security. The platform provides a more engaging and interactive learning experience than traditional methods, which helps students learn and retain skills better. Try the free version and see for yourself.

Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy is a system for categorizing distinct stages of intellectual growth. It is used in education to assist students comprehend and learn material more effectively. MCSI teaches students how to apply, analyze, evaluate, and create at the highest levels of the taxonomy. The majority of our competitors are simply concerned with getting you to remember concepts.

The intellectual developments outlined in Bloom's Taxonomy are directly tied to your capacity to advance in your cyber security career. Employers look for people who can solve challenges that are worth paying for. With us, you'll learn practical skills that are in demand and applicable to a wide range of cyber occupations.

Industry Recognized Skills

MCSI credentials are well-respected around the world, and organisations searching for people with real cyber security abilities seek them out. Obtaining an MCSI certification verifies your understanding of critical cyber security topics as well as your ability to provide real-world results.

The ability of MCSI's training programme to give students with real-world, hands-on experience is unrivalled. Students must conduct their own research and develop their own answers in order to complete our practical exercises, which are meant to give them the skills they need to be successful in the field.

With MCSI, you will build a comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio of your skills as you complete exercises. This portfolio is a powerful tool for displaying your cybersecurity knowledge and abilities. A portfolio, as opposed to typical resumes and paper-based credentials, presents a more thorough summary of your skills and accomplishments.

Students Feedback

Here's what students say about the MCSI Method™ and our Online Learning Platform:

Student Testimonials

Information Security Professionals made a median salary of $103,590 in 2020. Cybersecurity roles are regularly ranked #1 jobs in the United States.

If you are looking to increase your earning potential, this course will put you on track for jobs that offer a salary of $75,000 to $150,000 per year. Why spend tens of thousands of dollars on degrees or theoretical certifications when you can develop in-demand practical skills in a shorter amount of time?

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?
    • Upon purchase, bundles and certificates are permanently unlocked with 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?
    • We understand that many of our customers may be looking for discounts, and we would love to be able to offer them. However, we do not provide discounts because we believe that our prices are fair and reasonable. We work hard to keep our prices low, and we feel that discounts would be unfair to our other customers. We hope you understand.
  • 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.
    • MCSI instructors are highly qualified and experienced professionals who are able to teach a variety of topics related to information security. They have the ability to tailor their teaching methods to meet the needs of each student, regardless of their experience level. In addition, they are always up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in information security, which enables them to provide students with the most relevant and current information.
  • 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
  • Do I need to complete an exam to receive MCSI Certification?
    • No. MCSI Certifications are completed by solving practical cybersecurity exercises.
  • Do I need to purchase cybersecurity tools or subscriptions?
    • No. Only free or trial versions are used in our exercises. You do not require making any purchases.

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