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:  Prioritize Approach to Pursue PCI DSS Compliance

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

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Who should attend this PCI DSS Foundation Training Course?

The PCI DSS Foundation Course in the United States 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 Training 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

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in the United States is a global benchmark ensuring the secure handling of cardholder information. This course introduces the foundational elements of PCI DSS, emphasizing its critical role in protecting payment card data in various business environments. Understanding PCI DSS is essential for anyone involved in the payment card industry, from small merchants to large financial institutions.

Proficiency in this Compliance Training Course in the United States is crucial for professionals protecting payment card data. This includes IT security professionals, compliance officers, and risk management experts. Proficiency in PCI DSS ensures regulatory compliance and fosters trust among customers and stakeholders. This course is designed for those who aim to excel in securing cardholder data, reducing fraud, and adhering to industry best practices.

The intensive 1-day Compliance Training Course in the United States offers a concise yet comprehensive understanding of PCI DSS principles. Delegates will gain insights into the latest security standards, learn about compliance requirements, and understand how to implement security protocols effectively. This training will empower professionals to confidently manage and safeguard cardholder data, enhancing their competency in a highly specialized field.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the PCI DSS standards and their application
  • To enhance understanding of the requirements for compliance
  • To develop skills in identifying and managing risks associated with cardholder data
  • To equip delegates with knowledge of effective security controls and measures
  • To facilitate the implementation of PCI DSS in various organizational settings
  • To prepare delegates for successful audit and compliance assessments
  • To update delegates on the latest trends and developments in payment security
  • To foster a culture of continuous improvement in data security practices

After completing this Compliance Training Course in the United States, delegates will receive a PCI DSS Foundation Certification. This certification signifies a thorough understanding of PCI DSS principles and practices. It enhances professional credibility and opens doors to career advancement in payment security.

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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.

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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 the United States 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 training fees for PCI DSS Foundation certification in the United States starts from $1895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for PCI DSS Foundation.
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