S-DWP Certification

Comprehensive and practical introduction to the Dark Web

By passing the S-DWP certification exam and earning a SECO-DWP certificate, you demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the technology behind the dark web and the ability to apply this knowledge in practise, for example by finding hidden sites and services using Tor and I2P.

During the Dark Web Practitioner course, you will take a deep dive into the technology behind different Dark Webs. You will use dark search engines and other techniques to find sites on the Dark Web. To better understand the technology, you will learn to set up your own hidden service. You will learn to investigate sites and blockchains combined with OSINT techniques. The course will end in a Capture The Flag exercise that allow you to combine and apply all the knowledge and research techniques that you’ve learned during the training.

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
This course is for professionals that want a comprehensive and practical dive into the Dark Web technologies.

What are the benefits of this certification?
You will demonstrate a solid understanding of the dark web and the technology behind this, alongside the ability to use this knowledge in practise. This certificate proves, amongst others, your ability to navigate the dark web, to setup a hidden service and to investigate sites and blockchains.

How can I position the S-DWP certification in the market?
The S-DWP certification is an advanced-level dark web certification.

What skills will I be able to validate with my SECO-DWP (S-DWP) certificate?
Please review the objectives section on the program outline page.

How can I get certified?


Language: English
Delivered: Online via a certified proctor
Questions: 10 multiple-choice questions, 5 open questions
Time: 120 minutes
In addition to the theory exam, a practical exam will also be held on the last day of this course in the form of a “Capture the flag challenge”

Your exam voucher is included in your training. Please connect with your training provider for your exam voucher and information about the exam registration process. If they are not able to assist you, contact us directly and we will guide you through the process.

Connect with us via the program outline page and we will send you available dates in your country.

You can claim your certification badge at our Member site.

Your credentials will be valid for a year. To keep your certification title and digital badge active, you will need to pay a small annual maintenance fee (€75) and report at least 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits via our Student Portal. As a SECO-Institute certified member, you will also have opportunities to collect CPE credits by attending webinars and accessing other professional knowledge resources.


Once you are certified you will learn that SECO-Institute is more than just an examination factory. You will become a member of the (S)ECO-System. Supporting our members and lifelong learning, you will access ‘Member Only’ webinars and professional knowledge resources, obtain discounts on other trainings and events, and receive personal invitations for exclusive conferences, working groups and professional activities developed through our global partner network of other clusters and innovation projects.