PCI DSS Foundation Overview

PCI DSS Foundation Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to PCI DSS

  • What is the PCI DSS?
  • Who has to Comply with the PCI DSS?
  • Benefits of PCI DSS Compliance
  • Penalties for Non-Compliance with the PCI DSS

Module 2: Building and Maintaining Secure Network

  • Install and Maintain Firewall Configuration
  • System Passwords and Other Security Parameters

Module 3:  Protecting Data

  • Protect Cardholder Data
  • Protect Stored Cardholder Data
  • Encrypt Transmission of Cardholder Data

Module 4: PCI DSS Compliance Requirements

  • PCI DSS Compliance
  • 12 PCI DSS Requirements
  • PCI DSS Compliance Checklist
  • Additional PCI DSS Requirements
  • Future of PCI Compliance

Module 5: Understanding PCI DSS v4.0

  • Approaches for Implementing and Validating PCI DSS
  • PCI DSS Validation Approaches
  • Understanding the Layout and Content in PCI DSS

Module 6:  Prioritise Approach to Pursue PCI DSS Compliance

  • What is the Prioritised Approach?
  • Objectives of the Prioritised Approach
  • Milestones for Prioritising PCI DSS Compliance Efforts
  • Mapping the Prioritised Approach Milestones to PCI DSS v4.0 Requirement

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Who should attend this PCI DSS Foundation Course?

The PCI DSS Foundation Course is designed for individuals who are new to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance and want to gain a foundational understanding of its principles. The following professionals will benefit from this course:

  • IT Managers
  • Security Analysts
  • Compliance Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Network Administrators
  • Auditors and Assessors
  • Retail Managers and E-commerce Professionals

Prerequisites of the PCI DSS Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this PCI DSS Foundation Course. However, a basic understanding of Information Security can be beneficial for the delegates.

PCI DSS Foundation Course Overview

Compliance Courses introduces professionals to the essential world of PCI DSS, focusing on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance. With data breaches and cyber threats on the rise, mastering PCI DSS is paramount in safeguarding sensitive financial information and maintaining trust in the digital era. This course aims to provide delegates with a foundational understanding of PCI DSS.

Understanding PCI DSS is crucial for a wide range of professionals, including IT Security Specialists, Compliance Officers, and Business Owners. Mastery of this subject ensures they can protect their organisations from security breaches, avoid hefty penalties, and demonstrate their commitment to data security.

This 1-day training by the Knowledge Academy equips delegates with a solid foundation in PCI DSS. They will learn the key principles, requirements, and best practices for compliance, enabling them to navigate the complex world of data security with confidence and expertise. They will also learn about the the importance of compliance, the risks of non-adherence, and the fundamental requirements that underpin this security standard.

Course Objectives

  • To grasp the fundamentals of PCI DSS and its significance in data protection
  • To comprehend the compliance requirements and how they apply to various industries
  • To identify potential risks and vulnerabilities in payment card data handling
  • To develop strategies for implementing PCI DSS best practices within an organisation
  • To learn how to prepare for PCI DSS assessments and audits
  • To enhance the skills necessary to maintain ongoing PCI DSS compliance

Upon completion of this course, delegates will gain the knowledge and skills to protect sensitive financial data effectively, ensuring their organisations adhere to PCI DSS standards and avoid costly security breaches.

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What’s included in this PCI DSS Foundation Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • PCI DSS Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led PCI DSS Foundation. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's PCI DSS Foundation, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's PCI DSS Foundation. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led PCI DSS Foundation sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite PCI DSS Foundation at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


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Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

Our PCI DSS Foundation offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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PCI DSS Foundation FAQs

PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this PCI DSS Foundation Training Course.
A PCI DSS course is ideal for IT professionals, security consultants, managers involved in card processing, and compliance officers who need to understand and implement PCI DSS standards.
In case you encounter any difficulties accessing the PCI DSS Foundation Certification course materials, our customer support team is available to assist and promptly resolve any issues you may encounter.
The duration of this course is 1 day.
Completing this PCI DSS Foundation Training Course can open up career opportunities in cybersecurity, compliance, and risk management, particularly in roles that focus on securing payment card data.
This course benefits professionals by providing them with the knowledge and skills to ensure their organisations comply with PCI DSS, thereby reducing the risk of data breaches and enhancing their career credentials in information security.
The Knowledge Academy in Australia stands out as a prestigious training provider known for its extensive course offerings, expert instructors, adaptable learning formats, and industry recognition. It's a dependable option for those seeking the PCI DSS Foundation Certification.
The price for PCI DSS Foundation certification in Australia starts from AUD2895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for PCI DSS Foundation.
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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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