MRT - Certified Red Teamer


MCSI Certification Programs are truly worldclass with cutting-edge content that offers you uniquely-designed, hands-on practical and challenging exercises that teach skills immediately applicable in the field towards benefiting career advancement.

This Certification has no expiry date, 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

Career Outcomes

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

Training Curriculum and Online Assessment

Students must successfully complete 100 practical exercises in MCSI's Online Learning Platform (OLP) prior to undertaking the Final Online Assessment to obtain this Certification.

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

  1. 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
  2. Use unconventional Red Team tactics and strategies:
    • Blackmail simulations
    • Living-off-the-land
    • Camouflage
    • Deterrence
    • Diversions
  3. 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
  4. Write custom attack tools in some of the following programming languages:
    • C/++
    • Golang
    • Python
  5. Write Red Teaming proposals and reports that delight customers


"We have a Red Team with 12 people and needed a method that was cost-effective to ensure everyone was receiving the same practical training. We purchased the MRT for each team member and received resounding feedback internally and observed positive, measurable results immediately. One of the biggest positives is the MRT also saves the company a significant amount from our training budget."

Red Team Lead, Financial Services

"I have been working in offensive security for 15+ years and enrolled in the MRT so I can continue learning Red Teaming online. I was amazed at the content from the beginning. The training is completely hands-on and includes incredibly advanced Red Teaming skills which are just what I was looking for."

Senior Red Teamer, Financial Services

"Fantastic! I manage a Red Team of 8 people, and our attack campaigns have become more successful since we started working through the MRT. The practical, yet relevantly challenging training prepares and sharpens the team’s skills, measuring up for exactly what they will be doing as part of the next project."

Red Team Manager, Consulting Services

Why MCSI's Red Teamer Certification is World Class

  • World-Class Requirements Met Are Above Standard: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Course Overview