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MCSI Certification

MTIA - Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst

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.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Advanced
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ic-clock 600+ hours
cpe-points 259
ic-money US$450
No Expiry, No Renewals

Overview

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

Curriculum

Training Modules

  • 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

Scenarios

  • Challenges and Case Studies - 12 exercises

Sample 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)

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Write A Python Script To Scrape Online Content For Indicators Of Compromise (Advanced Beginner)

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Perform A Code Review Of The Control Panel Of The Zeus Banking Trojan (Competent)

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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

  1. Login/Register for MCSI's Online Learning Platform
  2. Select `Shop` from the left-side menu
  3. Find the MTIA - Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst, select `Buy` and proceed through the checkout process. You can purchase using a Credit Card or PayPal
  4. Once you have enrolled in the MTIA - Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst, the curriculum unlocks immediately
  5. In the left-side menu of the platform, select `Training & Education` then `MCSI Curriculums`, and you will see the MTIA - Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst listed

Terms and Conditions

  • No discounts
  • No refunds
  • No transfers
  • No renewal fees
  • No hidden fees
  • No time limits
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Requirements

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.

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • 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™?

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 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?
    • 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 role:

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
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.

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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 Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice Threat Intelligence Practitioner Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI Threat Intelligence Practitioner Level 3 50% 0%
MCSI Senior Threat Intelligence Practitioner Level 4 70% 10%
MCSI Certified Principal Threat Intelligence Practitioner Level 5 80% 25%
MCSI Certified Expert Threat Intelligence Practitioner Level 6 95% 50%

As an MCSI Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst you will be fully capable of performing the following:

  • Fundamental Skills
    • Binary classification
    • Writing YARA rules
    • Using Pandas
    • Memory forensics
    • Malware analysis
  • Situational Awareness
    • Mapping Internet-facing assets
    • Detecting phishing and spear-phishing campaigns
    • Detecting typo squatting
    • Detecting information leaks
    • Monitoring developers and system administrators
  • Enterprise Investigations
    • Capturing and indexing forensics artefacts
    • Baselining the enterprise network
    • Performing memory forensics at scale
    • Using Pandas to analyse large datasets
  • Pivot Analysis
    • Identifying adversary infrastructure
    • Identifying malware source code
    • Tracking attack campaigns
    • Hunting for malware developers
  • Open-Source Intelligence
    • 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
  • Cyber Attribution
    • 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

Testimonials

Why MCSI’s Threat Intelligence Analyst Certification is World Class

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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.

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Internals Focused

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.

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Programming Oriented

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.

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