An MCSI qualified professional Threat Intelligence Analyst is capable of performing situational awareness assessments, intelligence collection, intelligence production and offensive countermeasures, as well as hacking back operations.
This certification training is aimed at senior cyber operators that need to develop Defend Forward capabilities.
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 Threat Intelligence Analyst:
Understand an organization's exposure to cyber attacks and which threat actors may target it
Baseline enterprise assets and extract tactical and technical intelligence at scale
Identify malware infrastructure and track attack campaigns
Discover new threat actors and malware samples that could target organizations you defend
Safely probe, infiltrate and monitor adversary campaigns
Use Structured Analytics Techniques to attribute cyber attacks
Produce threat intelligence products such as reports, briefings and IOCs
Lab Setup - 3 exercises
Binary Classification - 5 exercises
YARA Fundamentals - 10 exercises
Pandas Fundamentals - 10 exercises
Memory Forensics Fundamentals - 5 exercises
Malware Analysis Fundamentals - 5 exercises
Situational Awareness - 11 exercises
Enterprise Investigations - 8 exercises
Pivot Analysis - 14 exercises
Open-Source Intelligence - 11 exercises
Offensive Countermeasures and Hacking Back - 10 exercises
Cyber Attribution: Code and Campaigns - 5 exercises
Reporting, Dissemination and Integration - 2 exercises
Capability Development - 3 exercises
Challenges and Case Studies - 12 exercises
Below are three (3) exercises from the 100+ exercises available in MTIA - Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst:
Use Shodan.Io To Passively Map An Organization's External Facing Assets (Novice)
Write A Python Script To Scrape Online Content For Indicators Of Compromise (Advanced Beginner)
Perform A Code Review Of The Control Panel Of The Zeus Banking Trojan (Competent)
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.
Writing scripts in Python
Using command line utilities and tools
Operating virtual machines
Troubleshooting and resolving software errors
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 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 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 certification successfully prepares you for the following
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
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 MTIA 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 Threat Intelligence Learner
MCSI Novice Threat Intelligence Practitioner
MCSI Threat Intelligence Practitioner
MCSI Senior Threat Intelligence Practitioner
MCSI Certified Principal Threat Intelligence Practitioner
As an MCSI Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst you will be fully capable of performing the following:
Writing YARA rules
Mapping Internet-facing assets
Detecting phishing and spear-phishing campaigns
Detecting typo squatting
Detecting information leaks
Monitoring developers and system administrators
Capturing and indexing forensics artefacts
Baselining the enterprise network
Performing memory forensics at scale
Using Pandas to analyse large datasets
Identifying adversary infrastructure
Identifying malware source code
Tracking attack campaigns
Hunting for malware developers
Hunting for phishing campaigns
Identifying newly deployed malware infrastructure
Passively monitoring adversary groups
Extracting IOCs from publicly available sources
Offensive Countermeasures and Hacking Back
Safely probing adversary infrastructure
Identifying vulnerabilities in control panels
Building and using a secure operating environment
Building and deploying honeypots
Using the Cyber Attribution Model
Identifying code reuse
Writing high-fidelity YARA rules
Reporting, Dissemination and Integration
Professionally documenting IOCs
Developing a taxonomy
Preparing and drafting briefings
Employing Structured Analytics Techniques
I lead a Threat Intel team of 6, and everyone on our team thinks the MTIA is excellent! The real-world application of the curriculum is incredible; none of us has experiences training like this before.
Threat Intelligence Lead, Financial Services
I never thought I would find a training curriculum that teaches me exactly how to track real attack campaigns during the training. The MTIA offers advanced exercises, to my great benefit. After years of working in Threat Intelligence, I thought I knew pretty much. However, just the fact of doing these advanced exercises I can say that my skills have significantly improved. I’ll certainly be taking other courses with MCSI!
Senior Security Analyst, Retail Industry
I have only been working in Threat Intelligence for 1 year, but the MTIA has greatly helped expand my skills. I have learned some incredible techniques from this training that even more senior, experienced analysts in my team are not able to do. Recommend!
Cyber Threat Analyst, Consulting Services
Why MCSI’s Threat Intelligence Analyst Certification is World Class
Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards
Holders of the MTIA Certification have completed 100 practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have the skills and knowledge to disrupt and defeat ongoing malicious adversary cyber campaigns, and deter future campaigns.
Students who have obtained this Certification have demonstrated that they have a full understanding of the Windows operating system's internals for digital forensics, incident response and malware analysis purposes.
The challenges that students have had to overcome successfully in order to obtain this Certification have required them to write software in Python. This guarantees that Threat Intelligence Analyst certified by MCSI can develop capabilities to defend large-scale enterprise networks.