• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Social engineering involves the psychological manipulation of people and it's used to trick them into divulging information or performing certain actions. In this course, you'll learn how social engineering attacks are performed and how they can be used by attackers. You'll explore the pretext for a social engineering approach, as well as various social engineering attacks such as e-mail phishing, vishing, short message service, phishing, universal serial bus drop key, and watering hole. You'll then learn about tailgating, dumpster diving, shoulder surfing, and badge cloning physical attack methods. Lastly, you'll examine social engineering impersonation techniques, methods of influence, and tools. This course is one of a collection that helps prepare learners for the CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-002) certification exam.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.