MSE - Certified Security Engineer

Overview

MCSI Certification Programs are truly worldclass with cutting-edge content that offers you uniquely-designed, hands-on practical and challenging exercises that teach skills immediately applicable in the field towards benefiting career advancement.

This Certification has no expiry date, no renewal fees, no hidden fees, and is accessible with no time limits.

MCSI Certified Security Engineer:
  • Write high-assurance web, network and mobile applications
  • Build high-assurance Linux and Windows networks
  • Monitor, contain and recover IT assets that have been compromised
  • Create continuous security integration and development pipelines
  • Write APIs to integrate security tools into CI/CD pipelines
  • Protect enterprise cloud security accounts

Career Outcomes

Students who have successfully achieved their MSE Certification can apply for Junior and Intermediate Security Engineering jobs worldwide, with the confidence that they have the competencies the industry is seeking for these roles.

Training Curriculum and Online Assessment

Students must successfully complete 100 practical exercises in MCSI's Online Learning Platform (OLP) prior to undertaking the Final Online Assessment to obtain this Certification.

As a MCSI Certified Security Engineer you will be ready to perform the following

  1. Deploy and manage incident mitigation strategies and tools:
    • Application whitelisting
    • Patching applications and operating system
    • Hardening user applications and operating system
    • Automated analysis and content filtering
    • Restrict administrative privileges
    • Network segmentation
    • Intrusion detection and response
    • Backup and recovery
  2. Write high-security-assurance applications by implementing controls such as:
    • Authentication
    • Authorisation
    • Cryptography
    • Input Validation
    • Session Management
    • Error Handling
    • Secure Configuration
    • Anti-Automation
  3. Deploy and manage incident mitigation strategies and tools:
    • Application whitelisting
    • Patching applications and operating system
    • Hardening user applications and operating system
    • Automated analysis and content filtering
    • Restrict administrative privileges
    • Network segmentation
    • Intrusion detection and response
    • Backup and recovery
  4. Configure and manage cloud accounts securely:
    • Account Security
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Network and Instance Security
    • Encryption and Storage Security
    • Micro-Segmentation
    • Virtualisation and Containers
  5. Use automation to deliver security at scale:
    • Using the APIs provided by security tools and products
    • Writing custom APIs to integrate tools without APIs or custom tools
    • Cloud security automation using technologies like Ansible, Terraform and Boto 3
    • Integrating static and dynamic analysis tools
    • Compliance automation

Why MCSI’s Security Engineer Certification is World Class

  • World-Class Requirements Met Are Above Standard: Holders of the MSE Certification have completed 100 practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have skills and knowledge in the following areas: secure coding, application security design and architecture, network security, security monitoring, and automation.
  • Internals Focused: Students who have obtained this Certification have demonstrated that they have achieved a deep understanding of the internals of application as well as infrastructure security (Windows, Linux and Cloud). Students can also write secure code and use automation to deploy network security measures at scale.
  • Programming Orientated: The challenges that students have had to successfully overcome in order to obtain this Certification have required them to write secure software in PHP, Python, PowerShell, C/C++, and Golang. This guarantees that Security Engineers certified by MCSI can build secure applications and resolve complex security engineering problems.

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