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PCI DSS Foundation Training Course

PCI DSS Foundation Training Course

  • Train with the experts and get a comprehensive introduction to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) v4.0.
  • Industry-leading course developed by our team of PCI QSAs (Qualified Security Assessors).
  • Successful completion of this one-day course and included exam awards the PCI DSS Foundation (PCI F) qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.
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PCI DSS Foundation Training Course outline

The PCI DSS Foundation Training Course provides a comprehensive introduction to PCI DSS v4.0. Delivered by an experienced PCI DSS consultant, this one-day course explains the requirements of the Standard and how they can be applied to protect payment card data

You will get an understanding of:

  • The basics of the PCI DSS and why it is important to secure your customers’ payment card data;
  • The 6 control objectives and 12 technical and business requirements;
  • PCI DSS merchant level definitions and their requirements;
  • The enforcement process and the implications of non-compliance; and
  • Demonstrating compliance with SAQs (self-assessment questionnaires) or external audits.

PCI DSS Foundation training course benefits

  Full coverage of the PCI DSS

Learn how to understand and implement the various requirements of the PCI DSS.

  Keep your organisation safe

Understanding of the PCI DSS requirements can help reduce the risk of data breaches.

  Understand best practice

Gain an understanding of the controls necessary to safely handle cardholder data.

  Develop your processes

Learn about the process for reporting compliance (self-assessment and audit).

  Meet compliance requirements

Understand the different levels of compliance required by merchants and service providers.

  Learn from anywhere

Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues.

Who should attend this course?

Anybody accepting card payments, including: merchants, third party service providers and acquirers.

The course can be taken by a broad audience, including people in finance, internal audit, IT, sales and business professionals, including executives, managers and staff, who are interested in learning more about the PCI DSS and its requirements.

Your learning path

Find out how the PCI DSS Foundation Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning path:

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Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

IT Governance Ltd is a QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) approved by the PCI SSC (Security Standards Council), which means we regularly audit PCI compliance across a wide range of organisations.

By choosing us for PCI training you benefit from our wealth of practical experience gained as a QSA. Our course provides a practical, hands-on approach, allowing attendees to gain a clear understanding of the PCI DSS and the tools needed to apply that knowledge in their organisation’s payment environment.

Course details

What does this course cover?

  • What the PCI DSS is and how it helps protect payment card data.
  • The process of paying by card and the types of transaction.
  • The PCI DSS ecosystem, with its development cycle and related standards.
  • Where the Standard applies and examples of cardholder risk.
  • The six control objectives of the PCI DSS.
  • The purpose of the 12 PCI DSS requirements.
  • Non-applicability and compensating controls.
  • The enforcement process and the implications of non-compliance.
  • Comparisons of different compliance programmes and merchant level structures.
  • SAQ criteria and how to select the correct SAQ.
  • Determining the scope and applicability of the PCI DSS.
  • PCI DSS documentation and evidence requirements.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • The PCI DSS Foundation exam.
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop and webcam for the duration of your course and exam.

Course duration and times

One day: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

No prior knowledge or qualifications are required, and the course content is suitable for technical and non-technical staff.

Is there any recommended reading?

You may benefit from advance reading of the following introductory guide: PCI DSS – A Pocket Guide.

Exams and qualifications

PCI DSS Foundation exam

This course is an introductory course with no exam.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for sitting this course. This course is suitable for non-technical staff and no prior knowledge is required.

Is there any recommended reading?

There is no recommended reading for this course.

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