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MRT - Certified Red Teamer

Red team operations are becoming increasingly important in the modern enterprise. As security solutions become more advanced, attackers are forced to change their tactics and strategies. To stay ahead of the curve, organizations are turning to red team operations to identify and exploit weaknesses in their security posture.

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.

Malware code is one of the most important aspects of offensive security. By learning how to read, understand and write malware code, you will develop a strong technical foundation in offensive security.

The MRT Certification is the only certification in the world that focuses exclusively on cyber red team operations. It is designed for professionals who want to develop deep knowledge and expertise in offensive security. The certification is also a great way to stand out from the competition and demonstrate your commitment to cybersecurity.

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Course Overview

"There is no patch for human stupidity. The Red Team knows that."

Red team operations can be used in a variety of different ways, depending on the specific needs of the organization. Some common purposes of red team operations include:

  • Identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in an organization's security posture
  • Testing the effectiveness of security controls and countermeasures
  • Assessing the preparedness of an organization for a cyber attack
  • Training employees on how to identify and respond to cyber threats

A cyber red teamer needs to be able to think outside the box and be creative in order to identify potential vulnerabilities and exploits. They must also be proficient in a variety of programming languages and have extensive knowledge of network protocols and systems. Red teamers must also be able to communicate effectively with other members of the team, as well as with customers and management.

The MRT certification provides a comprehensive training experience that teaches the technical and leadership skills to successfully plan and execute offensive cyber operations. The course curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from network and system security vulnerabilities to tactics and techniques for conducting cyber operations. In addition, the course includes extensive hands-on training in the use of offensive cyber tools.

The MCSI Red Teaming certification will equip you with the skillset necessary to carry out the following tasks:

  • Perform security research and come up with new attack techniques and tactics
  • Write and maintain your 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

This certification will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your offensive security career.

Hackers are often stereotyped as being young, impoverished, and uneducated individuals. However, this could not be further from the truth. Many hackers are very well-educated and highly skilled in their field. In fact, there is a very large and lucrative market for their skills.

According to a recent report, the average salary for a Red Teamer with 5-10 years of experience is $116,000. Professionals with more than 10 years of experience can make up to $192,000 per year. This is a very lucrative career path and one that is in high demand.

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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.

  • Write custom malware for unconventional Red Teaming operations against Windows environments

    One of the main reasons Red Teams write their own custom malware is to evade detection by security products. By creating their own unique malware, they can stay ahead of the curve and avoid being flagged by security products. Additionally, custom malware can be used for more targeted attacks, which can be more difficult to detect.

    Ransomware

    A ransomware simulation is a type of attack that is designed to test the security of an organization's systems by simulating a real-world ransomware attack. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the victim's files and demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt them.

    Espionage Toolkits

    Red teams are often employed by organizations to help them find vulnerabilities in their systems. By simulating a cyber espionage attack, a red team can help an organization identify any potential weak points that could be exploited by an actual attacker. Additionally, by practicing responding to a cyber espionage attack, an organization can improve their chances of successfully defending against such an attack if it ever happens.

    Wipers

    A red team would want to write and use a wiper for a few reasons. One, wipers are extremely effective at destroying data and making it difficult or impossible to recover. Two, they can be used to sow chaos and confusion among an organization's ranks. And three, they can be used as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from more important activities. All of these reasons make wipers an extremely valuable tool in the arsenal of a red team.

    Multi-Staged Malware Infections

    There are a few reasons why a red team would want to use multi-staged malware infections. One reason is that a multi-stage malware infection can help to ensure that the infected system remains under the attacker's control. By using multiple stages, the attacker can install backdoors and other malware components that provide continued access to the system even if the initial infection is discovered and removed.

    Another reason to use multi-stage malware infections is to make it more difficult for security analysts and defenders to identify and mitigate.

    File-less malware

    File-less malware is a type of malware that does not use files to infect a system. Instead, it uses legitimate system tools and processes to execute malicious code. This makes it difficult for traditional security solutions to detect and protect against.

  • Use unconventional Red Team tactics and strategies

    Red Teams often use unconventional tactics and strategies to achieve their goals. Some of these tactics include using social engineering, using zero-days, and using deception.

    Blackmail Simulations

    In business, blackmail is not that uncommon. A red team would want to do a blackmail simulation against business employees in order to understand how the employees would respond to a blackmail attempt. The red team would also want to understand how the employees would communicate with one another and with outside entities.

    Living-Off-the-Land

    Living-Off-the-Land (LOL) is a technique used by Red Teaming operations in order to reduce the visibility of their presence and movements on the target networks. By using native operating system tools and utilities, as well as publicly available information, Red Team members can move around the network undetected and gather information about the environment.

    Camouflage

    Camouflage is a Red Team cyber tactic used to look and appear like a normal user on the network. By appearing as a normal user, the attacker can fly under the radar and evade detection. Additionally, camouflage can be used to gather information about the network and users on the network.

    Deterrence

    One of the most common tactics employed by Red Teams is deterrence. The goal of deterrence is to convince the target organization that stopping the Red Team will be too costly, risky, or ineffective to pursue. Red Teams can use a number of methods to create a credible deterrence posture, including demonstrating the ability to breach defenses, exposing sensitive data, or launching a simulated attack.

    Diversions

    One common tactic used by red teams is to create diversions. This can involve anything from creating a false emergency to spreading disinformation. By creating a diversion, the team can distract the target organization and buy themselves time to carry out their real mission.

    A well-executed diversion can be very effective in throwing the target off balance. It can also cause them to waste resources chasing down false leads. In some cases, the defenders may even completely lose focus on the original incident.

  • Have a wide arsenal of known techniques for every stage of the attack chain

    The MITRE matrix is a tool that helps Red Teams plan their operations. The matrix provides a breakdown of the different areas that need to be considered when planning a Red Team attack. This information can help Red Teams tailor their attacks to be more effective.

    Initial Access

    In the initial access phase, the red team is attempting to get a foothold into the target network. They will typically use a variety of techniques to get inside, such as social engineering, spear phishing, and malware. Once they have a foothold, they can begin to explore the network and look for vulnerabilities that they can exploit.

    Execution

    Red teamers will often execute malicious code on a target machine in order to gain access to sensitive information. Once the code is executed, it will give the red teamer access to the target machine and all of its data. Execution refers to the tools and techniques they use to execute code.

    Persistence

    Persistence is the ability for an attacker to maintain access to a compromised system for an extended period of time. This can be done through a number of methods, such as installing backdoors, using stolen credentials, or compromising other systems within the network. By maintaining access, the attacker can continue to gather information or launch further attacks against the organization.

    Defence Evasion

    In a red teaming operation, defence evasion are techniques used to evade, avoid and frustrate the cyber defenders. This can be done through the use of deception or by actively hindering the defender's ability to collect information. The goal is to make it more difficult for the defenders to understand the red team's activities.

    Credential Access

    Credential access is a critical step during a red team operation. The goal is to gain access to as many systems and user accounts as possible in order to increase the scope of the attack and increase the chances of achieving the mission objectives. Various methods can be used to obtain credentials, such as exploit vulnerabilities, social engineering, or brute force attacks. Once credentials are obtained, they can be used to access additional systems and user accounts, as well as to gather sensitive information.

    Asset Discovery

    Asset Discovery is a process that is used during Red Teaming Operations in order to identify and map out all of the assets that are present on the target network. This includes identifying devices, servers, applications, and any other type of asset that may be present. Asset Discovery can be performed manually or using automated tools, and is an essential part of any Red Teaming operation.

    Lateral Movement

    Lateral movement is the ability of an attacker to move through a compromised network to other systems or networks. Attackers use lateral movement to gain access to additional systems and data, and to expand their control of the network. Lateral movement can be accomplished through various means, including exploiting vulnerabilities, using stolen credentials, and using malware.

    Data Collection

    The data collection process in Red Teaming Operations is the method by which data is gathered from various compromised machines, sources and consolidated for use in further analysis. Data can be collected from a variety of sources, including both internal and external networks, systems, and data stores.

    Exfiltration

    Red Teaming Operations often requires the attacker to exfiltrate data from the target environment. Exfiltration is the process of transferring data out of a network or system, and it can be done in a number of ways.

    Command and Control

    Command and Control (C2) is the means by which a cyber operator communicates with and controls their compromised target. In a Red Teaming operation, C2 is often used to issue commands to the target system and to extract or upload data.

  • Write custom attack tools in some of the following programming languages

    As a red team operator, you need to be able to write software in order to be able to effectively execute your attacks. This includes being able to write exploits, malware, and custom scripts. By being able to write your own tools, you'll be able to customized your attacks and evade detection. Additionally, being able to write software will allow you to better understand the artifacts you leave behind and increase the chances of your attacks being successful.

    C and C++

    Malware authors write malware in C/C++ because it's a very flexible language and it has direct API access to the Windows subsystem. This enables them to create powerful and sophisticated malware that can evade detection and infect systems. Additionally, C/C++ is easy to learn, which makes it an attractive choice for malicious actors.

    Golang

    There are a few reasons why malware authors might write malware in Golang. For one, Golang is a relatively new language, and may be less likely to be detected by security tools. Additionally, Golang has features that make it well-suited for malicious purposes, such as its ability to create executables that are difficult to reverse-engineer. Finally, Golang is easy to learn, which may make it a popular choice for malware authors who are not experienced in coding.

    Python

    Python has become a popular language for malware authors for a variety of reasons. First, Python is easy to learn, making it a good choice for novice programmers. Python code is also relatively easy to read and understand. Additionally, Python provides a wide range of libraries and modules that allow malware authors to easily perform complex tasks such as network communication, file system access, and password cracking.

  • Write Red Teaming proposals and reports that delight customers

Career Outcomes

This certification thoroughly prepares you for the following roles:

  • Offensive Security Consultant
  • Red Teamer
  • Senior Penetration Tester
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.

  • MRT-QS-01: Quickstarter - 12 exercises
  • MRT-001: Key Concepts - 3 exercises
  • MRT-002: Lab Setup - 3 exercises
  • MRT-101: Initial Access - 8 exercises
  • MRT-102: Execution - 13 exercises
  • MRT-103: Persistence - 10 exercises
  • MRT-201: Privilege Escalation - 10 exercises
  • MRT-202: Anti Behavioral Analysis - 3 exercises
  • MRT-203: Anti Static Analysis - 4 exercises
  • MRT-301: Defence Evasion - 13 exercises
  • MRT-302: Credential Access - 8 exercises
  • MRT-303: Discovery - 7 exercises
  • MRT-304: Lateral Movement - 4 exercises
  • MRT-305: Collection - 5 exercises
  • MRT-401: Command and Control - 8 exercises
  • MRT-501: Documentation / Process - 3 exercises

Scenarios

Cyber professionals must be ready for everything. The typical security training strategy, which focuses on individual skills and tools, is insufficient. You must be able to operate as part of a team, see the big picture, and respond swiftly and effectively to unforeseen circumstances. That's why, as part of our training, we use replays of whole cyber missions. Our scenarios help you prepare for the demands of the job and give you confidence in your ability to work professionally.

  • MRT-SC-01: Operation Arctic Winter - 6 exercises
  • MRT-SC-02: Operation Desert Sandworm - 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 MRT certification provides you with the required skills and knowledge to achieve all six levels of the Australian Signals Directorate's Cyber Skills Framework. Upon reaching each level, you will earn a certificate of achievement. Click here to learn more about our multi-credentialed approach.

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%

In a single course, MCSI offers multiple industry certifications. You will save time and money with us because you will receive several accredited levels of competencies with a single purchase rather than having to buy multiple courses. Our goal is to provide you with a course that will take you from beginner to expert.

Career Pathways

This certification aligns with the following career pathways:

Certifications are important tools to validate your skills and knowledge. They can provide you with the credentials you need to get ahead in your career.

There are many reasons why a person should select certifications that teach practical skills over an open-book theory exam. Hands-on experience is crucial in many industries, and theory exams cannot replace the real-world application of skills. Furthermore, practical skills are often more marketable than theoretical knowledge, and can help a person secure a job in their desired field. Finally, practical skills can provide a foundation for further learning, while theory exams may only teach limited information. In conclusion, selecting a certification that teaches practical skills is the best way to ensure success in today's competitive job market.

Sample Exercises

Three exercises from the MRT - Certified Red Teamer training are listed below. These exercises are meant to help you enhance your Red Teaming abilities. This course includes over 100 practical training exercises in total.

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

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

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Write A Port Redirection Tool (Competent)

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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.

Click here to see an example of personalized feedback.

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.

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.

Confirm whether you have the following skills in order to be 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

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.

Aptitude Test (Optional)

This is an advanced course. It includes exercises for novices but assumes that they have competent IT skills and a strong understanding of cybersecurity concepts.

Aptitude Test:

If you're not sure if you'll be able to fully enjoy this course, then contact us via email to organize a free aptitude test. This test will determine whether you meet the course's basic baseline criteria. If you've never studied with us before, it will also introduce you to the MCSI Method™.

Easier Courses:

If you are convinced that this course is too difficult for you, then you should start with something easier. We recommend checking out the following courses:

You won't need to complete all of these easier courses in their entirety. Most likely, you already have adequate skills and only need to fine-tune them before taking an advanced course like this one. Choose a route, follow it, enhance your skills, and then return to this course in a few months!

Free Study Materials

Purchasing a course is a significant investment. It's critical to know what the course entails and what you intend to get out of it. If you're on the fence about whether or not to buy this course, you might want to check out our blog for more information. Concepts, terminology, and essential principles are all taught in our blog. This will give you more details about the topics that will be addressed in the course.

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We place a major emphasis on teaching practical skills. Our students learn best when they can put what they've learned into practice. In addition, we believe that many significant thoughts and ideas should be publicly accessible to anyone. We believe that knowledge that is already available in the public domain should not be subject to price.

Testimonials

Why MCSI’s Red Teamer Certification is World Class

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Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

MRT Certification holders have completed 100 practical exercises, demonstrating that they have the abilities and knowledge needed to conduct Red Team operations and develop bespoke Red Team tools. These activities take an average of 6 months for students to complete.

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Internals Focused

Students who have earned this certification have proven that they have a thorough understanding of Windows internals for Red Teaming. This certification focuses on operating system vulnerabilities that persist now as a result of insecure software architecture and design decisions made in the 1990s and 2000s.

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Programming Oriented

Students were required to write software in C/C++, Golang, and Python in order to successfully complete the tasks that led to this Certification. This ensures that MCSI-certified Red Teamers can create unique tools capable of bypassing enterprise security solutions.

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

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

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  • 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$450 $5,000+ $900+ $4,000+ $10,000+ $3,000+
Hours of training 600+ hours 40-48 10+ 16-40 450 40-100
Certifications 5 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

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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're interested in increasing your earning potential, investing in this course will give you the skills and confidence you need to apply 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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