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 - Technical Cybersecurity Fundamentals:
Perform infrastructure and application vulnerability scans
Manually exploit web application vulnerabilities
Protect and harden Windows machines
Write malware for penetration testing purposes
Discover malware code and exploits in documents and files
Hunt for threats across numerous digital forensics artefacts
Technical Concepts - 8 exercises
Software Development Concepts - 5 exercises
Governance, Risk and Compliance - 5 exercises
Screen Recording - 1 exercises
Lab Setup - 5 exercises
Network and Application Reconnaissance - 3 exercises
Vulnerability Scanning - 2 exercises
Web Application Testing Tools - 4 exercises
YARA Fundamentals - 7 exercises
Digital Investigations - 4 exercises
Web Application Vulnerabilities - 5 exercises
Windows Vulnerabilities - 1 exercises
Windows Hardening - 8 exercises
Windows Programming - 5 exercises
Web Application Vulnerabilities - 2 exercises
Windows Programming - 4 exercises
Malware Development - 5 exercises
Malware Development - 5 exercises
Threat Hunting Challenges - 3 exercises
Windows Network Defence - 3 exercises
Below are three (3) exercises from the 100+ exercises available in MTCF - Technical Cybersecurity Fundamentals:
Perform a Vulnerability Scan With Openvas (Novice)
Use dumpzilla to extract forensics browser logs (Novice)
Write Malware that automatically bypasses uac (Advanced Beginner)
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.
This course requires you to write scripts and simple web applications.
We recommend that you have at least one (1) year of experience in web programming, or a degree that included modules on software development.
System Administration Skills
This course requires you to:
Deploy, configure and manage virtual machines
Write scripts in PowerShell and Python
Install and configure software on Windows and Linux
Run programs and utilities using command line interfaces
If you are completely new to Cybersecurity then complete MICS first.
If you have little to no technical IT skills then consider start with MSAF.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MCSI Method™?
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?
If I can't solve the exercise where do I go for help?
We have an online forum where you can ask questions and our team of professional instructors will help you out.
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.
This curriculum teaches you fundamental technical skills. Gaining these skills will prepare you for an internship position in cybersecurity.
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
With this Certification training you will be fully capable of performing the following:
Install, configure and execute basic usage of cybersecurity tools
Develop simple malware for penetration-testing purposes
HTTP/S reverse shells
TCP reverse shells
Programs that capture clipboard data
Programs that capture screenshots of the desktop
Write simple detection rules for threat hunting purposes
Use YARA to identify malicious files, documents and exploits
Use Pandas to search forensics logs for Indicators of Compromise
Harden Windows machines using PowerShell
Windows Script Host
Understand at a code-level how some web vulnerabilities are created and exploited
Arbitrary Command Execution
Why MCSI’s MTCF Curriculum is World Class
Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards
Holders of the MTCF Certificate of Completion have completed 80 practical exercises. This approach ensured that they have entry-level skills across several cyber domains. Such as: web application vulnerabilities, OS vulnerabilities, YARA, Windows programming, PowerShell and malware development.
Students must complete hands-on tasks inspired from real-life engagements. They must write code and deploy security tools in virtual machines. With each exercise, we ask them to develop functional proof-of-concept solutions.
To get this Certificate of Completion, students must write software in PHP, Python, PowerShell and YARA. This teaches them how to properly think about cybersecurity and solve real-world problems.