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Classroom Training

At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-house Training

Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

In-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
Data Protection & Compliance

PCI DSS Foundation

  • Includes course materials, a completion certificate & an expert instructor
  • Attendance and participation confirms certification

Available delivery methods for this course:




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Course Information

PCI DSS Foundation Course Outline

This is a one day course that shall introduce delegates to PCI DSS. The following outlines the structure of the day:


Course Introduction

  • An introduction to PCI DSS

  • Why do we have PCI DSS

  • Why protection of cardholder data is essential

Break 1

  • PCI DSS objectives and intent according to the PCI SCC

  • Related PCI standards and programmes

  • How compliance with PCI DSS is enforced by payment brands  

Break 2

  • Compliance requirements for merchants and service providers

  • Understand how compliance to the standard must be reported by merchants and service providers

  • Overview of the 12 standard requirements

  • Questions and review of the day

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PCI DSS Foundation Course Overview

This one day PCI DSS Foundation course serves to provide an introduction to the basic terminology and theoretical application of PCI DSS principles, whilst ensuring that projects run smoothly, to schedule, and are economical.


The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) has been created by the PCI SCC (Security Standards Council) purposefully to enhance the security of cardholder data, whilst enabling a consistent global standard of data security.


PCI DSS is applicable to every entity involved in processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data such as merchants, acquirers, issuers, processors, and service providers. Therefore any organisation/enterprise involved in the processing, storing, or transmitting of cardholder data are required to be PCI DSS compliant. Adherence to the PCI DSS standards is enforced and regulated by payment brands.

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Who should attend?

As PCI DSS is applicable to all those involved in processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data, it is essential that the appropriate personnel, who ensure that their organisation is fully compliant to the business and technical aspects of the PCI DSS, are well trained and fully aware.

Furthermore, this course is beneficial to anybody who requires an introduction to PCI DSS and would like to expand their knowledge of the basic terminology.



There are no pre-requisites needed for this course. However, there is a PCI DSS Implementer course that may be a suitable to those wishing to introduce PCI DSS into their organisation and require a more comprehensive course. 

What’s Included

We provide:

  • The Knowledge Academy PCI DSS Foundation Courseware
  • Experienced PCI DSS Training Instructor
  • Completion Certificate
  • Refreshments

PCI DSS Foundation FAQs

PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) is a body concerned with creating, maintaining, and bettering security standards for payment accounts. This security body was formed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCS International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc.
The PCI DSS has been created by the PCI SCC purposefully to enhance security of cardholder data, whilst enabling a consistent global standard of data security.
PCI DSS is applicable to every entity involved in processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data such as merchants, acquires, issuers, processors, and service providers. Therefore any organisation/enterprise involved in the processing, storing, or transmitting of cardholder data are required to be PCI DSS compliant. Adherence to the PCI DSS standards is enforced and regulated by payment brands.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
The PCI DSS Implementer course that is a two day course providing in depth knowledge of how to remain compliant with the PCI DSS. This Implementation course is more practical and applies the principles of PCI DSS whilst covering topics in more detail.
There is no exam for this course, however full participation and attendance are necessary requirements to obtain PCI DSS Foundation certification.

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We can offer exceptional deals on in-house/on-site training at a location of your choosing for a number of your staff. Enquire to learn about our offers.

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Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell

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