MTIA - Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst

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 Threat Intelligence Analyst:
  • Understand an organisation'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 organisations 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

Career Outcomes

Students who have successfully achieved their MTIA Certification can apply for Cyber Threat Intelligence jobs worldwide, fully confident that they have the competencies that 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 Threat Intelligence Analyst you will be ready to perform the following

  1. Fundamental Skills
    • Binary classification
    • Writing YARA rules
    • Using Pandas
    • Memory forensics
    • Malware analysis
  2. Situational Awareness
    • Mapping Internet-facing assets
    • Detecting phishing and spear-phishing campaigns
    • Detecting typo squatting
    • Detecting information leaks
    • Monitoring developers and system administrators
  3. Enterprise Investigations
    • Capturing and indexing forensics artefacts
    • Baselining the enterprise network
    • Performing memory forensics at scale
    • Using Pandas to analyse large datasets
  4. Pivot Analysis
    • Identifying adversary infrastructure
    • Identifying malware source code
    • Tracking attack campaigns
    • Hunting for malware developers
  5. Open-Source Intelligence
    • Hunting for phishing campaigns
    • Identifying newly deployed malware infrastructure
    • Passively monitoring adversary groups
    • Extracting IOCs from opened sources
  6. 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
  7. Cyber Attribution
    • Using the Cyber Attribution Model
    • Identifying code reuse
    • Writing high-fidelity YARA rules
  8. Reporting, Dissemination and Integration
    • Professionally documenting IOCs
    • Developing a taxonomy
    • Preparing and drafting briefings
    • Employing Structured Analytics Techniques

Testimonials

“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 MSCI!”

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 Certification is World Class

  • World-Class Requirements Met Are Above Standard: Holders of the MTIA Certification have completed 100 practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have the skills and knowledge in the following areas: file analysis, disk and filesystem forensics, executable analysis, Windows forensics, memory forensics, threat intelligence and enterprise investigations.
  • 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.
  • Programming Orientated: 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.

Course Overview