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Social Engineering Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Social Engineering

  • Introduction
  • How Social Engineering Works?

Module 2: Social Engineering Types

  • Email
  • Telephone
  • Baiting
  • Fax
  • Pretexting

Module 3: Influencing Techniques

  • Reciprocation
  • Obligation
  • Concession
  • Scarcity
  • Authority
  • Commitment and Consistency
  • Liking
  • Consensus or Social Proof

Module 4: Overview of Elicitation

  • Flattery
  • False Statements
  • Artificial Ignorance
  • Sounding Board
  • Bracketing

Module 5: Basics of Pretexting

  • Overview
  • Research and Planning
  • Body Language

Module 6: Information Gathering

  • Introduction
  • How to Gather Information?
  • Dradis Framework
  • Sources of Information

Module 7: Computer-Based and Physical Tools

  • Kali Linux
  • Social Engineering Toolkit (SET)
  • Metasploit Framework
  • Maltego
  • Cameras
  • GPS Trackers
  • Lock Picking
  • Phone

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Who should attend this Social Engineering Training Course?

The Social Engineering Training Course is designed for individuals from various professional backgrounds who are interested in understanding and mitigating the risks associated with social engineering attacks. This course can benefit a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Information Security Professionals
  • IT Managers
  • Security Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Network Administrators
  • Compliance Officers

Prerequisites of the Social Engineering Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites required for the Social Engineering Training Course.


Social Engineering Training Course Overview

Social Engineering Training, a vital component of Cyber Security Courses, delves into the art of manipulating people to gain access to confidential data for fraudulent purposes. This course explores the wide range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions. In an era where cyber threats are pervasive, understanding Social Engineering is crucial for safeguarding sensitive information.

Mastering this course is essential for professionals in various fields, including IT security experts, business executives, and employees who handle confidential data. Knowledge of Social Engineering is vital in today's digital landscape, as it equips individuals to recognise and thwart deceptive tactics aimed at compromising security. Every professional dealing with data protection should aim to master this subject.

The 1-day Social Engineering Training empowers delegates with the knowledge and skills to defend against social engineering tricks. Delegates will gain insights into influencing techniques such as reciprocity, scarcity, and likability, and common elicitation techniques and pretexting. This training also covers computer-based and physical tools used in social engineering, including the Social Engineering Toolkit (SET).

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamentals of Social Engineering and its relevance in the context of cybersecurity
  • To identify various Social Engineering techniques and their real-world applications
  • To discover strategies for mitigating Social Engineering threats in both physical and digital domains
  • To learn about the principles of influence, including reciprocity, scarcity, and likability
  • To analyse real-world case studies and examples of Social Engineering incidents

Upon completion of this course, delegates will benefit by acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to protect their organisations from Social Engineering threats, bolstering their cybersecurity defences and contributing to a safer digital environment.

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What’s included in this Social Engineering Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Social Engineering Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Social Engineering Training FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course.
Anyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge of social engineering can attend this course. Professionals who wish to learn how to secure systems from social engineering attacks can also attend this course.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Social Engineering Training certification in Belgium starts from €1495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Social Engineering Training.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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