Social Engineering and Reconnaissance

A course that delivers a quick understanding of social engineering deceptions & how to beat hackers at their own game.

Learn techniques that one must know to gain access to any system. This course will teach you the various social engineering methods and recon techniques which can be used during penetration testing.

Benefits of choosing this course

Benefits of choosing the Social Engineering & Reconnaissance course

Learn the essential cyber skill of performing recon & social engineering.

Build a solid foundation and understanding of how hackers think & approach their target.

Master strategies of defeating deceptions by understanding how advanced criminals work.

Highlights of the Social Engineering and Reconnaissance course

Covers trending and in-demand skills of social engineering & recon.

Offers hands-on labs & practice sessions for a real-world understanding of hackers’ tactics, techniques and procedures.

Self-assessment quizzes to test your learning & evaluate your mastery of social engineering tactics.

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  • Key Learning Objectives

      After completing the Social Engineering & Reconnaissance course, you will be able to:
    • Understand and articulate what social engineering really is.
    • Gain a high degree of proficiency in the techniques most commonly used in social engineering.
    • Explain in your own words what reconnaissance is and how hackers leverage it for information gathering.
    • Articulate the concept of Footprinting and how to Footprint effectively.

    • Understand and explain how to actually do passive reconnaissance.
    • Work with Nslookup commands.
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    Templates. Worksheets & Mind-maps

    When you enrol in this course you will have access to several worksheets & templates that you can use immediately. Take a look at the course curriculum, below, to see whats included in this course.

    The image immediately below is a gallery view of some of the templates and collateral available to students.

    Continuing Professional Development

    CPD points can be claimed for this course at the rate of 1 point per hour of training for this NCSC-certified and CIISec-approved course (8 points for one-day public course and 15 points for the two-day internal workshop - for when organisations host this course internally).

    CIPR Student-Only Incident Response Plan Template

    As a student you get access to unique content including our highly acclaimed Cyber Incident Response Plan Template. If you want, you can download the FREE version of the Incident Response Plan template here.

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Understanding hackers' techniques and tactics is a time-tested way of protecting your organisation against cyber crime. Preparation is the first step in a sound protection strategy. It is also important to test the effectiveness of your IT team, Incident Response team and Incident Response plans with regular Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercises. This can help you fill gaps and further strengthen your cyber defences.