Ethical Hacking: Social Engineering

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Offer ends 14 July 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 Hour
No formal qualification
5 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Ethical Hacking: Social Engineering

Social engineering covers a wide range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions. Typically these malicious activities involve tricking users into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information instead of hacking into their systems. Social engineering is recognized as one of the greatest security threats facing organizations today. Social engineering can be in forms of emails from friends, emails from trusted sources or from responses to an issue you didn’t address. Social engineering is considered to be the easiest way to gain access to another computer or system than hacking. It is important to be educated and be aware of social engineering practices in order to safeguard personal and confidential information.

Hackers mostly try to gain access to a computer or system through social engineering as it is comparatively easier than hacking. With the increase in the malicious activities by hackers, the need for cyber security has also increased among organizations. There are currently over a million Cyber Security job openings globally, and the demand is greatly outpacing supply. A job position in cyber security is the ideal career path if you like your job to be challenging, progressive and to offer a higher salary. This course in social engineering will help improve your knowledge and eligibility for a job position in the cyber security field. This course is for both beginners and IT pros looking to get certified and land an entry level Cyber Security job position. You will be trained on all the techniques and defenses available in the field of cyber security, PayPal phishing and the Browser Exploitation Framework. By the time you’ve completed this course, you will know all about cyber attacks, security for both HR and personnel, and so much more.

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5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Learning outcomes

  • Introduction to social engineering.
  • Learn about the PayPal phishing and the Browser Exploitation Framework.
  • Understand about cyber attacks, security for both HR and personnel, and so much more.

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction

2: Paypal Phishing

3: Browser Exploitation Framework (Beef)

4: Rubber Ducky

5: Cyber Attacks

6: Hr And Personnel Security

Access duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of assessment

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Certification and awarding body

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded Ethical hacking: Social engineering certificate by CPD & iAP. The qualification will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Who is this course for?

  • IT students
  • Job seekers
  • IT professionals
  • Anyone interested in learning about social engineering


  • Learners must be age 16 or over and
  • Should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
  • Should have a basic understanding of social engineering

Career path

  • Head of IT and infrastructure – 57,953 per annum
  • Senior project manager, IT – 59,670 per annum
  • Information Technology (IT) operations manager – 46.070 per annum
  • Chief Technology Officer – 79,806 per annum

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