Advanced Practical Social Engineering Training is our 4-day, highly-interactive course. This course balances practical lectures and discussion with multiple hands-on exercises, demonstrations, and some very creative homework assignments. As you move through the course, you will learn the skills needed to pass the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) certification test.

This highly-interactive course balances practical lectures and discussion with multiple hands-on exercises, demonstrations, and some very creative homework assignments.

Designed and written by Christopher Hadnagy, with contributions by Robin Dreeke (former Chief, FBI Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program), this five-day training is the only performance-based social engineering course offered to the public.

Most importantly, you will be given the chance to practice these skills with individualized feedback from successful professional pentesters and social engineers with over twenty years of experience.

This course qualifies for 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits; certificate 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

This specialized training is for security professionals interested in learning the skills, mindset and tools to become a certified Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP). This 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

Most importantly, you will be given the chance to practice these skills with individualized feedback from successful professional pentesters and social engineers with over twenty years of experience.

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

This course* qualifies for 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits; certificate available upon successful completion of the course. In addition to our public offerings, Social-Engineer offers closed (private) and hosted classes upon request.

Early registration saves you up to $500!

Psychologists

Psychologists and other Social Science professionals might be surprised to find that this training, with its roots in Information Security, has so much to offer to the non-IT related professional. Social-Engineer Inc. has worked with Dr. Paul Ekman 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

Most importantly, you will be given the chance to practice these skills with individualized 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.

If you are interested, you will be provided the opportunity to complete a multi-day, hands-on exam with live practical tests to prove you have mastered the skills to earn your Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) certification. The certification exam does not require travel, but must be scheduled within 60 days of completing the course.

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

Early registration saves you up to $500!

Sales Professionals

Sales and Business Development professionals will love the communication modeling, opportunities for self-analysis, and practical real-world exercises with feedback from professional Social Engineers. This course will offer:

  • 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 and using nonverbal behavior to create a selling environment
  • Direction in what nonverbals you might be broadcasting that rob you of customers

Most importantly, you will be given the chance to practice these skills with individualized 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.

If you are interested, you will be provided the opportunity to complete a multi-day, hands-on exam with live practical tests to prove you have mastered the skills to earn your Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) certification. The certification exam does not require travel, but must be scheduled within 60 days of completing the course.

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

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.

Ready to register for your seat?