How to Become Mile2 Certified
It’s a great time to become a cyber security professional, as the UK is facing a serious skills shortage in this area. Interested? Then we recommend becoming Mile2 certified. Mile2 is a cyber security certifications company that provides top–notch specialist training in penetration testing, disaster recovery, incident handling and network forensics.
The advantage of Mile2 training is that it’s incredibly flexible. You can complete most of the company’s certification courses via online self-study, live virtual training or classroom-based training. Exams take place online and there are four levels of certification available including Fundamental, Foundational, Specialized and Advanced.
Keen to know more? Here’s all the information you’ll need to get started.
Specialisation: Penetration Testing and Hacking
Vulnerability Assessor – Fundamental
If you become a vulnerability assessor you’ll be scanning applications and systems to pinpoint IT security vulnerabilities. Once you find a flaw you’ll produce a vulnerability assessment aimed at helping your clients to improve their security.
Mile2’s fundamental certification will help you to understand the importance of vulnerability assessments. It will also teach you about malware, viruses and other tools that cyber criminals use.
Certified Professional Ethical Hacker – Foundational
This training program will teach you how to think like a hacker and provide you with knowledge of the tools and techniques they use. You’ll learn how malware and viruses work and how to implement counter responses. The course also includes in-depth labs that enable you to practise your skills in realistic hacking scenarios.
Entry recommendations: 12 months of IT security and networking experience.
Certified Penetration Testing Engineer – Specialised
This certification was developed for IT security professionals and IT network administrators who want to learn about particular penetration tests and techniques. You’ll be introduced to a range of pen testing tools including Saint, Metasploit and Microsoft PowerShell, as well as learning about ethical hacking methodologies and advanced persistent threat techniques.
Entry recommendations: 12 months experience in networking technologies, an understanding of Linux, Microsoft packages and TCP/IP (Transmission control protocol/internet protocol).
Certified Penetration Testing Consultant – Advanced
This certification will teach you to plan, manage and carry out penetration tests. Aimed at cyber security professionals and network administrators, it includes commercial and open source tools, such as GUI and Command Line, Windows and Linux.
The course also covers:
Entry recommendations: 24 months experience in networking technologies, computer hardware knowledge and some knowledge of TCP/IP. (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol.
Specialisation: Incident Handling
Certified Security Awareness Principles – Fundamental
Students doing this course will gain an in depth knowledge of systems security, access control, assessment audits, network infrastructure, organisational security and cryptography. They’ll also learn to put their technical knowledge of security concepts into practice.
Entry recommendations: a year’s experience with server or network administration.
Certified Information Systems Security Officer – Foundational
Information systems security officers develop measures to protect sensitive information held by a company’s computer network. Complete the C)ISSO and you’ll learn the theories behind core security concepts. You’ll also learn how to implement and maintain cost effective security controls.
Entry recommendations: 1 month’s experience of systems management.
Certified Incident Handling Engineers – Specialised
Featuring hands-on lab exercises that cover topics like vulnerability, malware and reconnaissance, this certification teaches incident handlers, system administrators and general security engineers to prevent, detect and respond to attacks.
If you complete the course you’ll learn about the latest attack vectors and how to safeguard against them. You’ll also learn about incident handling procedures and how to recover from attacks.
Entry recommendations: 12 months experience in networking technologies, sound knowledge of TCP/IP and Microsoft packages, basic knowledge of Linux.
Certified Digital Forensics Examiner – Foundational
This cyber security training course teaches aspiring cyber crime and fraud investigators to use a range of electronic discovery and investigation techniques. It’s an essential qualification if your job requires you to carry out investigations that involve digital evidence.
The course covers how to conduct computer forensic examinations using various investigative techniques. You’ll learn how to evaluate a scene, how to collect and document information, how to report your findings and much more.
Entry recommendations: One year’s experience of working with computers.
Certified Virtualisation Forensics Examiner – Specialised
This course focuses on how to gather evidence relating to an incident that has taken place in a virtual environment. Using case scenarios, it looks at the contrast between virtual and physical infrastructures and covers how to identify evidence, how to identify sources and how to authenticate documents.
Entry recommendations: A digital or computer forensics certificate or equivalent knowledge.
Certified Network Forensics Engineer – Advanced
Originally developed for a US classified government agency, this certification provides practical experience through lab exercises that simulate real world scenarios. The scenarios cover that cover network data recovery, physical interception and traffic acquisition, analysing wireless attacks and SNORT.
Once you’ve completed this course you’ll be able to perform network forensic examinations and report on their findings.
Entry recommendations: 2 years of networking experience, 2 years of IT security experience and working knowledge of TCP/IP.
Specialisation: Disaster Recovery
Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer – Specialised
Disaster recovery engineers are first on the scene if a businesses’ network infrastructure is affected by a natural disaster or cybercrime. This course combines disaster recovery with business and continuity planning, which involves working with business to produce processes, policies and procedures to follow in the event of a disaster.
Entry recommendations: 12 months work experience with Information systems or IS management experience.
With demand growing and job openings increasing, there’s never been a better time to start your cyber security career. So why not take a look at our excellent range of Mile2 courses today?