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MCSI Certification

MRCI - Remote Cybersecurity Internship

The cybersecurity internship teaches skills that can immediately be applied in the field and help you land your first job in cyber security.

Upon completing the training programme, you will become a Certified Cybersecurity Intern, receiving an industry-recognised Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Recommendation from MCSI.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Beginner
ic-certificate Certification
ic-clock 150+ hours
cpe-points 86
ic-money US$49
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 Remote Cybersecurity Intern:

  • 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


Training Modules

  • Lab setup - 4 exercises
  • Security Tools - 10 exercises
  • Penetration Testing - 10 exercises
  • Cyber Defence - 10 exercises
  • Threat Hunting - 14 exercises
  • Secure Software Development - 10 exercises
  • Red Teaming - 10 exercises

Sample Exercises

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

Perform A Vulnerability Scan With OpenVAS (Novice)


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


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


Enrolment and 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

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

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

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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.

No prior security training is required to attend this learning programme.

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

The cybersecurity internship teaches skills that can immediately be applied in the field and help you land your first job in cyber security.

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.




Obtain CPE points by solving exercises


Achieve multiple certifications


Receive help from instructors online

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%

As an MCSI Remote Cybersecurity Intern you will be fully capable of performing the following:

  • Develop your own cyber security lab
    • Virtual Machines
    • Threat Hunting Lab
    • Cyber Defence Testing Lab
    • Offensive Security Testing Lab
  • Use popular industry security tools
    • Metasploit
    • OpenVAS
    • Nmap
    • TheHarvester.py
    • Mimikatz
  • Perform fundamental penetration tests
    • PowerShell Exploits
    • Web Shells
    • Arbitrary Command Execution
    • SQL Injection
    • Cross-Site Scripting
    • Brute Force
  • Harden Windows operating systems
    • PowerShell scripting
    • Windows Defender
    • Windows Firewall
    • Security Patches
  • Perform threat hunts to discover malicious threat actors
    • Build a “goodware” dataset and a malware dataset
    • Learn how to use YARA’s professionally and many of its pattern matching techniques
    • Use Python to hunt for indicators of compromise at scale
  • Write secure web applications
    • Write Web Applications implement secure coding best practices
    • Cookie flag implementation
    • Error Handling
    • Input Validation
    • Implement strong Password Policies
    • Defend against different cyber attack techniques
  • Develop basic tools for Red Team operations
    • Write custom malware for Red Team operations
    • Custom Reverse Shell
    • Keylogger malware
    • Host Enumeration
    • Spear Phishing

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 13,000 practical online exercises since December 2018.


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