How to become MCSI Certified

How to become MCSI Certified

MCSI certifications provide a practical cybersecurity experience unparalleled by other training providers. Learn to solve real-world problems by researching and developing solutions on your own. Every practical exercise available simulates an exact real-world cybersecurity scenario.

Gain the experience required to advance your career from MCSI's practical training method. Progress from your position from a learner to a world-class expert in your chosen domain.

Become MCSI Certified and receive your certification at Level 5. MCSI certification programmes have no exams.

ASD 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 of an MCSI Certification Mean?

Level 1 - Learner

Achieving your Level 1 Learner Milestone proves your dedication to advancing your career. At Level 1, you will gain fundamental practical experience in this domain.

You will receive an MCSI Certification Letter of Enrolment.

Level 2 - Novice

Achieving your Level 2 Novice Milestone proves you have gained some practical experience. You can now start providing support to senior consultants and teams in this domain. The practical experience you have obtained in this domain is now at an entry-level.

You will receive an MCSI Level 2 Certificate of Completion. This certificate validates the cybersecurity capabilities you have developed are at this level.

Level 3 - Practitioner

Achieving your Level 3 Practitioner Milestone proves you have gained practical experience. You now have enough practical experience to lead small engagements for clients. The practical experience you have obtained in this domain is now at a Junior level position.

You will receive an MCSI Level 3 Certificate of Completion. This certificate validates the cybersecurity capabilities you have developed are at this level.

Level 4 - Senior Practitioner

Achieving your Level 4 Senior Practitioner Milestone proves you have gained hundreds of hours of practical experience. You now have enough practical experience to lead complex engagements for large clients. The practical experience you have obtained in this domain now at a Senior level position.

You will receive an MCSI Level 4 Certificate of Completion. This certificate validates the cybersecurity capabilities you have developed are at this level.

Level 5 - MCSI Certified Expert

Earn your official MCSI Certification at Level 5. Congratulations!

MCSI certification holders have the knowledge to be a world-class Subject Matter Expert. This certification validates you are an industry leader in the domain.

Level 6 - Principal Practitioner

Achieving your Level 6 Principal Practitioner Milestone proves you have developed sophisticated capabilities. You have the practical experience to be recognised as an industry leader. You now have the skillset of a world-class Principal Consultant in the domain.

You will receive an MCSI Level 6 Certificate of Completion. This certificate validates the cybersecurity capabilities you have developed are at this level.

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