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Data Protection & Compliance

PCI DSS – Implementer

Available delivery methods for this course:




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Course Information

PCI DSS Implementer Course Outline

The PCI DSS Implementer course is split into 9 in-depth modules, which are covered over two days. The module outline is as follows: 

Module 1

  • Security Breaches Overview and Vulnerability Experiences
  • Structure and Relationships
  • Impact of Data Compromises and Increasing Risk to Cardholder Data

Module 2

  • Overview of the PCI-DSS and AIS
  • Industry Standards
  • Compliance and Validation

Module 3

  • Compliance Validation Process
  • What is AIS Compliance and Validation Levels?
  • New Self-Assessment Questionnaires

Module 4

  • Payment Application Scope
  • Guidelines for Payment Application Security Strategy
  • Payment Application Mandate

Module 5

  • Track Data Characteristics
  • The PCI PIN Transaction Security Program

Module 6

  • PCI – DSS Applicability and Scoping
  • Network Segmentation

Module 7

  • Compensating Controls
  • Analysing Risk

Module 8

  • New Standards and Emerging Technologies
  • PIN Transaction Security
  • Data Field/End-to-End Encryption
  • Wireless Guidelines
  • Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
  • Tokenisation

Module 9

  • PCI-DSS Requirements
  • Firewall Configuration Settings
  • Vendors Defaults and Admin Access
  • System Configuration Standards
  • Cardholder Data Retention
  • Protecting Stored Data
  • Key Management
  • Encryption Patch Management and Change Control
  • Software Development Controls
  • Web-Facing Applications
  • End-to-End Encryption
  • Unique User IDs
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Security Policies
  • Employees and Security Management
  • Incident Response Planning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Access to Cardholder Data
  • IDS and FIM
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PCI DSS Implementer Course Overview

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) has been created by the PCI SCC (Security Standards Council) 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.


This PCI DSS Implementation course is an intense and practical course that aims to give delegates an in depth understanding of PCI DSS. Furthermore it shall allow delegates to implement these changes within their organisations to ensure that they are PCI DSS compliant. If you require an introductory course, then our PCI DSS Foundation course may be suitable. 

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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 may also be beneficial to consultants who wish to provide advice on how to implement PCI DSS advice to their clients.



There are no pre-requisites needed for this course. However there is a PCI DSS Foundation course that may be a suitable introduction to this PCI DSS Implementer course. 

What’s Included

During our PCI DSS - Implementer course, we provide you with:

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

PCI DSS – Implementer 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.
This course is 2 days
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.
PCI DSS Foundation course that is a one day course providing an introduction to PCI DSS.
There is no exam for this course, however full participation and attendance are necessary requirements to obtain PCI DSS Implementer certification.

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