PCI DSS Implementer Overview

PCI DSS Implementer Course Outline

Module 1: Scoping and Assessment

  • Professionals to Assist with PCI DSS Assessments
  • Reporting Results of PCI DSS Assessments
  • Choosing an Approved Scanning Vendor
  • PCI DSS Assessment Process

Module 2: Attestation of Compliance for Report – Merchants and Service Provider

  • Assessment Information
  • Report on Compliance          
  • Validation and Attestation Details

Module 3: Encryption Key Management Essentials

  • What is Encryption Key Management?
  • Encryption Key Management and PCI Compliance
  • Project Planning and Estimation Tools
  • NIST Recommendation for Key Management
  • Types of Encryption Keys
  • How Encryption Key Systems Work?
  • Full Lifecycle of Keys
  • Segregated Roles in Key Management

Module 4: Patch Management and Software Development

  • What are Security Patches? 
  • Update the Software
  • Tips for Patch Management and PCI Requirement
  • Create Processes for Software Development
  • Use Web Application Firewalls
  • Compensating Controls for Patches and Vulnerabilities

Module 5: Tokenization PCI DSS Requirements

  • What is PCI DSS Tokenization?
  • Considerations for Implementing PCI DSS Tokenization
  • What are the PCI DSS Tokenization Requirements?
  • Tokenization PCI DSS System Design
  • PCI DSS Token Mapping Requirements
  • PCI DSS Card Data Vault Requirements
  • Optimize PCI Data Encryption and Tokenization

Module 6: PCI Penetration Testing

  • What is PCI DSS Penetration Testing?
  • How is a Penetration Test Different from a Vulnerability Scan?
  • PCI Penetration Testing Requirements
  • PCI Penetration Testing Methodology
  • PCI Penetration Test Components
  • Methods of Penetration Tests
  • Penetration Testing Reporting Guidelines
  • Penetration Test Report Evaluation Tool

Module 7: Managing Third-Party Risks

  • List of Service Providers
  • Agreements with Service Providers
  • Perform Due Diligence on the Service Providers
  • Evaluate Your Service Providers
  • Determine the Requirements

Module 8: Document Changes

  • Introduction
  • Change Types
  • Changes to PCI DSS Introductory Sections
  • General Changes to PCI DSS Requirements
  • Additional Changes per Requirement
  • New Requirements

Module 9: Best Practices for Implementing PCI DSS

  • Monitoring of Security Controls
  • Ensuring All Failures
  • Review Changes to the Environment
  • Changes to Organizational

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Who should attend this PCI DSS Implementer Training Course?

The PCI DSS Implementer Course in the United States is designed for professionals who are responsible for implementing and maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance within their organizations. Here are the professionals who can greatly benefit from attending this course:

  • IT Security Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Information Security Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Network Administrators
  • Security Analysts

Prerequisites of the PCI DSS Implementer Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this PCI DSS Implementer Course. However, it is recommended to complete the PCI DSS Foundation Course, before attending the Implementer Training.

PCI DSS Implementer Course Overview

The PCI DSS Implementer Course in the United States is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This course is essential for professionals in the payment card industry, aiming to ensure secure card transactions and protect cardholder data. Understanding PCI DSS is crucial in today's digital era, where data security and compliance are paramount.

Proficiency in this Compliance Training in the United States is vital for IT professionals, security consultants, and managers responsible for cardholder data security. The course particularly benefits those aiming to implement or manage PCI DSS compliance in their organizations. Mastery of PCI DSS ensures adherence to industry standards, enhances security measures, and minimizes the risk of data breaches, making it a critical skill for professionals in the payment card industry.

This 2-day intensive Compliance Training in the United States equips delegates with the skills and knowledge to implement PCI DSS standards effectively. Participants will learn the best practices for securing cardholder data, understanding compliance requirements, and avoiding common pitfalls. The course is structured to provide practical insights and hands-on experience, ensuring that delegates can apply their learning immediately in their professional roles.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide a thorough understanding of PCI DSS requirements
  • To equip delegates with the skills to implement PCI DSS in their organizations
  • To enhance knowledge of data security and compliance
  • To demonstrate effective strategies for securing cardholder data
  • To offer insights into the latest PCI DSS trends and updates
  • To prepare delegates for the challenges of maintaining PCI DSS compliance
  • To ensure an understanding of the consequences of non-compliance
  • To foster a culture of continuous improvement in data security

After completing this Compliance Training Course in the United States, delegates will receive a PCI DSS Implementer certification, signifying their expertise in the field. This certification will enhance their professional credibility and open up new career opportunities.

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

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • PCI DSS Implementer 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 Implementer. 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 Implementer, 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 Implementer FAQs

PCI DSS is a set of security benchmarks established to guarantee that all companies receive, process, store, or transmit credit card information to sustain a secure environment. Compliance with PCI DSS helps prevent data breaches and safeguard sensitive cardholder information.
The duration of this course spans across 2 days.
This course caters to IT Security Professionals, Compliance Officers, Risk Management Professionals, System Administrators, Network Engineers, PCI Compliance Auditors, and individuals involved in handling, processing, or storage of payment card data.
No, delegates do not need to take an exam to complete this course.
In this training course, delegates will learn the fundamentals of PCI DSS, how to implement security controls, conduct risk assessments, apply best practices, manage compliance, and develop incident response plans to protect cardholder data effectively.
This course may not be suitable for beginners without prior knowledge or experience in IT security, compliance, or payment card industry standards. However, individuals with a basic understanding of these concepts can benefit from the course with dedicated study and effort.
Upon completing this training, delegates can pursue careers as PCI Compliance Specialists, Information Security Analysts, IT Security Consultants, Compliance Officers, Risk Management Analysts, Security Engineers, Network Security Administrators, PCI Auditors, Compliance Managers, or Cybersecurity Analysts.
This course benefits professionals in the industry by providing them with the knowledge and skills required to implement and maintain PCI DSS compliance within their organisations.
The Knowledge Academy in the United States is 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 PCI DSS Implementer Certification.
The training fees for PCI DSS Implementer certification in the United States starts from $2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for PCI DSS Implementer.
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