The Advanced Practical Social Engineering training is a highly-interactive 4-day course. This course combines practical lectures together with discussions. Additionally, it provides multiple hands-on exercises, demonstrations as well as, especially creative homework assignments. The skills you develop and learn as a result of taking the course, will equip you to pass the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) certification test.

The Advanced Practical Social Engineering training is a highly-interactive course that combines practical lectures together with discussions. Additionally, it provides multiple hands-on exercises, demonstrations, as well as especially creative homework assignments.

The Advanced Practical Social Engineering training course designed and written by Christopher Hadnagy, together with contributions by Robin Dreeke (former Chief, FBI Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program), is the only performance-based social engineering course available to the public.

A particular benefit to this course is that you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you learn. In addition, you will receive feedback from successful professional pentesters and social engineers with over twenty years of experience.

40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Another key feature of the Advanced Practical Social Engineering training course is that it qualifies for 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. The certificate is available upon successful completion of the course. In addition to our public offerings, Social-Engineer offers closed (private) and hosted classes upon request.

Who should take this training?

Pentesters and Red Teams

Security professionals who want to learn the skills, mindset as well as tools to become a certified Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP), should take this course. The Advanced Practical Social Engineering training course offers:

  • Guidance in how to include social engineering in your pentests
  • Proven methods of Research, Information Gathering, and Analysis
  • Insight into the value of everyday online data others take for granted
  • Social and psychological tools and skills of the trade
  • Instruction in the use of Influence, Rapport, and Elicitation tactics
  • Daily instructor-led homework assignments in the field
  • Debriefing and feedback from professional pentesters with over twenty years’ experience
  • An overview of documentation and reporting of findings

Another key feature of the course is that you are given the chance to practice these skills. In addition, you will receive valuable feedback from successful professional pentesters and social engineers with over twenty years of experience.

Earn the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) Certification

After the course, you will have the opportunity to complete a multi-day, hands-on exam with live practical tests. These tests will determine if you have mastered the skills to earn your Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) certification. The certification exam does not require travel. However, you must schedule it within 60 days of completing the course.

40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Additionally, the Advanced Practical Social Engineering training course* qualifies for 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. The certificate is available upon successful completion of the course. Social-Engineer also offers closed (private) and hosted classes upon request, in addition to our public offerings.

Early registration saves you up to $500!

Psychologists

This course also has much to offer Psychologists and other Social Science professionals. Notably, Social-Engineer Inc. worked with Dr. Paul Ekman for over two and a half years to update, enhance, and ensure this course is consistent with current professional standards. This course offers:

  • Self-analysis through DISC assessment
  • Research-based learning in a real-world lab setting
  • Proven methods of Research, Information Gathering, and Analysis
  • Social and psychological tools and skills of the trade
  • Instruction in the psychology and use of Influence, Rapport, and Elicitation tactics
  • Insight into the human decision-making process
  • Guidance on the value of every-day data that people often take for granted
  • Instruction on documentation and reporting of findings

Another key feature of this course is that you will be given the chance to practice these skills. In addition, you will receive feedback from successful professional Social Engineers with over twenty years of experience.

Additionally, students will also leave the training with several of the most important digital tools necessary for the job. These digital tools will be in the form of software and individual licenses including visual study aids from Dr. Paul Ekman.

Earn the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) Certification

After the course, you also have the opportunity to complete a multi-day, hands-on exam with live practical tests. These tests will determine if you have mastered the skills to earn your Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) certification. The certification exam does not require travel. However,  you must schedule it within 60 days of completing the course.

40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Additionally, this course qualifies for 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. The certificate is available upon successful completion of the course. Social-Engineer Inc. also offers closed (private) and hosted classes upon request, in addition to our public offerings.

Early registration saves you up to $500!

Sales Professionals

This course is also helpful for Sales and Business Development professionals. You will certainly benefit from the communication modeling, opportunities for self-analysis, as well as the practical real-world exercises. In addition, you will receive valuable feedback from professional Social Engineers. This course offers:

  • How to quickly profile anyone’s communication style
  • Instruction in social engineering skills to collect competitive intelligence or to generate leads within your market niche
  • Guidance on using ethical Influence tactics
  • Practical lessons on creating strong bonds of Rapport with anyone
  • Coaching on reading as well as using nonverbal behavior to create a selling environment
  • Direction in what nonverbals you might be broadcasting that rob you of customers

Another key feature of this course is that you will be given the chance to practice these skills with feedback from successful professional Social Engineers with over twenty years of experience.

Students will also leave the training with several of the most important digital tools necessary for the job in the form of software and individual licenses including visual study aids from Dr. Paul Ekman in addition to a copy of Maltego.

Earn the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) Certification

After the course, you have the opportunity to complete a multi-day, hands-on exam with live practical tests. These tests will determine if you have mastered the skills to earn your Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) certification. The certification exam does not require travel. However,  you must schedule it within 60 days of completing the course.

40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Additionally, this course qualifies for 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. The certificate is available upon successful completion of the course. Social-Engineer Inc., also offers closed (private) and hosted classes upon request, in addition to our public offerings.

Early registration saves you up to $500!

Christopher Hadnagy is the author of Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking 2nd Edition, Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking and Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Side of Security.

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