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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:

An introduction to PCI DSS

  • An introduction to PCI DSS
  • The purpose of PCI DSS
  • Protecting stored data
  • PCI DSS objectives and intent

PCI standards and compliance

  • Related PCI standards and programmes
  • How compliance with PCI DSS is enforced by payment brands  
  • Compliance requirements for merchants and service providers
  • Understand how compliance to the standard must be reported by merchants and service providers

Standard Requirements and Emerging Technology

  • Overview of the 12 standard requirements
  • New Standards and Emerging Technologies

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Who should attend this PCI DSS Training Course?

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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites needed for this course.

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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What’s Included in this PCI DSS Training Course?

We provide the following:

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

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.

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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

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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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Maximise your training budget

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

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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.

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Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

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.
The price for PCI DSS Foundation certification in the United States starts from $695
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for PCI DSS Foundation.

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You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.

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High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"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

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"...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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