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MCSI Certification

MRT - Certified Red Teamer

An MCSI qualified professional Red Teamer is capable of delivering the full gamut of Red Team operations. This course focuses heavily on custom malware development to bypass and evade enterprise security solutions.

Individuals who hold the MRT Certification from MCSI can apply for Red Teamer jobs worldwide with the confidence that they have the competencies that the industry is seeking.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Advanced
ic-certificate Certification
ic-clock 600+ hours
cpe-points 284
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 Red Teamer:

  • Deep knowledge of Windows internals
  • Perform security research and come up with new attack techniques and tactics
  • Write and maintain their own attack toolkits
  • Think outside the box and come up with new attack vectors and approaches
  • Design, propose, and safely execute multifaceted Red Team operations that amaze customers


Training Modules

  • Concepts - 3 exercises
  • Lab Setup - 3 exercises
  • Initial Access - 8 exercises
  • Execution - 13 exercises
  • Persistence - 10 exercises
  • Privilege Escalation - 11 exercises
  • Anti Behavioral Analysis - 3 exercises
  • Anti Static Analysis - 4 exercises
  • Defence Evasion - 13 exercises
  • Credential Access - 8 exercises
  • Discovery - 7 exercises
  • Lateral Movement - 4 exercises
  • Collection - 5 exercises
  • Command and Control - 9 exercises
  • Documentation / Process - 3 exercises


  • Operation Artic Winter - 3 exercises
  • Operation Desert Sandworm - 10 exercises

Sample Exercises

Below are three (3) exercises from the 100+ exercises available in MRT - Certified Red Teamer:

Write a TCP Reverse-Shell As A Windows Executable (Novice)


Write Malware That Disables Windows Defender, Bitlocker, Error Reporting, And The Local Firewall (Advanced Beginner)


Write A Port Redirection Tool (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 MRT - Certified Red Teamer, select `Buy` and proceed through the checkout process. You can purchase using a Credit Card or PayPal
  4. Once you have enrolled in the MRT - Certified Red Teamer, the curriculum unlocks immediately
  5. In the left-side menu of the platform, select `Training & Education` then `MCSI Curriculums`, and you will see the MRT - Certified Red Teamer 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.

Read the full details here.


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.

Programming Skills

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, PowerShell, C and Golang.

Here's a list of things for you to confirm whether you're at the right level:

  • Write basic scripts in Python and/or PowerShell, or something equivalent
  • Write Windows programs using a compiled programming language such as, but not limited to, C/C++ or Golang
  • 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 roles:

  • Offensive Security Consultant
  • Red Teamer
  • Senior 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.




Obtain CPE points by solving exercises


Achieve multiple certifications


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

As an MCSI Certified Red Teamer you will be fully capable of performing the following:

  • Write custom malware for unconventional Red Teaming operations against Windows environments. For example:
    • Ransomware
    • Espionage toolkits
    • Wipers
    • Kernel Rootkits
    • Multi-staged infections
    • File-less malware
  • Use unconventional Red Team tactics and strategies:
    • Blackmail simulations
    • Living-off-the-land
    • Camouflage
    • Deterrence
    • Diversions
  • Have a wide arsenal of known techniques for every stage of the attack chain:
    • Initial Access
    • Execution
    • Persistence
    • Privilege Escalation
    • Defence Evasion
    • Credential Access
    • Discovery
    • Lateral Movement
    • Collection
    • Exfiltration
    • Command and Control
  • Write custom attack tools in some of the following programming languages:
    • C/++
    • Golang
    • Python
  • Write Red Teaming proposals and reports that delight customers


Why MCSI’s Red Teamer Certification is World Class

why MCSI certifications

Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

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

why MCSI certifications

Internals Focused

Students who have obtained this Certification have demonstrated that they have a full understanding of the internals of Windows as applied to Red Teaming. This Certification focuses on the operating system vulnerabilities that are inherent to software architecture and design decisions made in the 90s and 2000s that continue to exist to this day.

why MCSI certifications

Programming Oriented

The challenges that students have had to overcome successfully in order to obtain this Certification have required them to write software in C/C++, Golang, and Python. This guarantees that Red Teamers certified by MCSI can write custom tools capable of defeating enterprise security products.


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