Phishing Awareness (Self-Study)

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About Course

What is Phishing? 

Phishing is a form of social engineering in which an attacker masquerades as a​ trustworthy entity and tries to persuade, scare, or threaten the recipient to take specific action or reveal personal information that leads to a security compromise.  Our course assists with an understanding of how to identify these risks. 

 Target Audience  

This short course is tailored to all individuals and organisations who would like to ensure they understand the risks associated with phishing and become familiar with the ways to identify potential phishing attempts.  

 What will I learn? 

In this 2-hour Phishing Awareness course, the following topics are covered: 

  • What is Phishing? 
  • Who is at Risk?
  • Most Valuable Information to Cyber Attackers 
  • Types of Phishing​ 
  • Phishing Examples​ 
  • Effects of Phishing​ 
  • Signs of Phishing Emails 
  • Tips to Spot a Phishing Attempt 


By the end of this course, learners will be able to: 

  • Explain what Phishing is 
  • Explain different types of phishing  
  • Identify a phishing attempt 


The following are all resources available to you for this course: 

  • A PowerPoint presentation including videos 
  • A learner workbook to which you can add notes  
  • An assessment that you will need to pass to obtain your certificate of completion 
  • You are not alone – Access to live chat/e-mail support to engage with facilitators if you need any assistance 
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Course Content

Welcome to Phishing Awareness (Self-Study Course)
Welcome, and thank you for choosing Surgo Learning Academy where together, we ignite the potential within you.​ This module will prepare you for what to expect with your during your Self Study course.

  • Orientation
    00:00
  • Phishing Awareness
    00:00
  • Learner Workbook
    00:00
  • Learner Activity Workbook
    00:00
  • Completed Activity Workbook
  • Phishing Awareness Assessment

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