The Mikrotik Certified Security Engineer (MTCSE) course was designed to tackle new and old security threats. Students will learn cybersecurity terminology, how to effectively secure your Mikrotik router, and how to securely manage your internal network.

The course includes 2 days of hands-on training and intense lab workshops. Those students who take the course and pass the examination at the end of the course will receive full certification from MikroTik. Upon passing the certification test students will keep their training guide. Space is limited so sign-up today for this highly in-demand training course.

Good For

Anybody who wants to improve knowledge about standard practice MikroTik security standards and lock down their network.


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Completed MTCNA course

Course Outline

• Attacks, mechanisms and services
• The most common threats
• RouterOS security deployment

• Packet flow, firewall chains
• Stateful firewall
• RAW table
• SYN flood mitigation using RAW table
• RouterOS default configuration
• Best practices for management access
• Detecting an attack to critical infrastructure services
• Bridge filter
• Advanced options in firewall filter
• ICMP filtering

OSI Layer Attacks
• MNDP attacks and prevention
• DHCP: rogue servers, starvation attacks and prevention
• TCP SYN attacks and prevention
• UDP attacks and prevention
• ICMP Smurf attacks and prevention
• FTP, telnet and SSH brute-force attacks and prevention
• Port scan detection and prevention

• Introduction to cryptography and terminology
• Encryption methods
• Algorithms – symmetric, asymmetric
• Public key infrastructure (PKI)
• Certificates
• Self-signed certificates
• Free of charge valid certificates
• Using the certificates in RouterOS

Securing the Router
• Port knocking
• Secure connections (HTTPS, SSH, WinBox)
• Default ports for the services
• Tunneling through SSH

Secure Tunnels
• Introduction to IPsec
• L2TP + IPsec
• SSTP with certificates

Day 1
8:30-9:00am Coffee
9:00am-12:00pm Training & Labs
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-5:00pm Training & Labs
Day 2
8:30-9:00am Coffee
9:00am-12:00pm Training & Labs
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-3:00pm Training & Labs
3:00-5:00pm Certification Exam

At the end of the course there will be time for review and questions before the test is administered.