How to become MCSI Certified

Achieve MCSI Certifications

Advance your career using the MCSI Method™ !

Our curriculums deliver multiple certifications aligned to the Australian Signals Directorate's Cyber Skills Framework.

Example

The table table showcases an MCSI certification that covers all six levels of the Australian Signals Directorate's Cyber Skills Framework. This example is taken from the MPT - Certified Penetration Tester Certification.

ASD Skills Proficiency Level Curriculum Completion Requirement Scenarios Completion Requirement
MCSI Penetration Testing Learner Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice Penetration Tester Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI Penetration Testing Practitioner Level 3 50% 10%
MCSI Senior Penetration Testing Practitioner Level 4 70% 25%
MCSI Certified Penetration Tester (Expert) Level 5 80% 50%
MCSI Certified Principal Penetration Testing Practitioner Level 6 95% 75%
Table - Example of MCSI's alignment to the ASD Cyber Skills Framework


What does each level mean?

Level 1 - Learner

At Level 1, you are commencing to learn. MCSI is teaching you fundamental practical skills.

MCSI gives you a Letter of Enrolment.

Level 2 - Novice

You have now learnt and demonstrated basic practical skills! An industry professional can now give you simple tasks that you can deliver independently.

MCSI gives you a Certificate of Completion.

Level 3 - Practitioner

You have now mastered entry-level skills! Employers can allocate you to lead and deliver small projects. You have the skills to act as a junior employee.

MCSI gives you a Certificate of Completion.

Level 4 - Senior Practitioner

You have now solved hundreds of hours worth of cyber problems. You can lead moderately complex engagements. At this level, you should consider applying for intermediate roles.

MCSI gives you a Certificate of Completion.

Level 5 - MCSI Certified Expert

Earn your official MCSI Certification at Level 5. Congratulations!

Congratulations! You are now a Subject Matter Expert (SME). At this level, you can solve the vast majority of cyber problems in a domain. You can lead teams and deliver complex engagements.

MCSI gives you an Industry Certification.

Level 6 - Principal Practitioner

You have gone above and beyond. At this level, you have solved all the practical challenges that MCSI offers. Nothing stands in your way to achieve greatness!

MCSI gives you an Industry Certification.

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