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PCI DSS Foundation Training Course

PCI DSS Foundation Training Course

SKU: 1858
Format: Classroom
Published: 01 Jan 0001

Developed by a QSA (Qualified Security Assessor), this one-day Foundation course has been designed for people who want to learn how the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is implemented. It outlines the importance of the Standard to all organizations processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information.


This course is an introductory course with no exam. This course qualifies for 7 CPD/CPE points.


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The PCI DSS Foundation Training Course outline

The PCI DSS is administered by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SCC) with the specific objectives of decreasing payment card fraud across the internet and increasing the security of confidential payment card information.

Every organization that stores or transmits or processes card holder data must comply with PCI DSS standard. Compliance to the standard is regulated and enforced by payment card brands, such as VISA, MasterCard, and American Express, directly or through their partner relationships with ‘acquirer’ banks.

This one-day introduction course, fully updated for the PCI DSS v3.2, provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of PCI DSS compliance, and delivers practical guidance on how it applies to your organization.

By attending this course, you will gain a clear understanding of the various requirements of the PCI DSS and discover the intent behind each of its requirements. It will enable you to understand what is required for compliance before your organization undergoes an assessment. Practical guidance and real-world examples will be given, providing students with a basic understanding of what the Standard is all about.

The benefits of the PCI DSS Foundation course

It is important for any organization that accepts card payments to educate its employees involved in PCI DSS compliance.

By undertaking this training course, attendees will:

  • Learn how to understand and implement the various requirements of PCI DSS, reducing the risk of any possible data breach
  • Understand the different levels of compliance required by merchants and service providers
  • Gain an understanding of the controls necessary for your organization to be able to safely handle cardholder datz
  • Learn the process for reporting compliance (self-assessment and audit)

The PCI DSS Foundation course pass rate

The average pass rate for this course is 90%.

Who should attend this course?

Anybody accepting credit card payments, including merchants, third-party service providers and acquirers. The course is suitable for a broad audience, including departments such as finance, internal audit, IT, sales and business, professionals such as executives, managers and staff, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the PCI DSS and its requirements.

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

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

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 organization’s payment environment.

Course details

What does the PCI DSS Foundation course cover?

  • Outline of payment processes
  • PCI DSS eco-sphere
  • Why the PCI DSS?
  • Where does it apply?
  • The six control objectives
  • The 12 requirements
  • Compliance enforcement
  • Remediation and non-compliance
  • Compliance structures
  • Self-assessment or audit?

The course agenda:

  • The purpose of the PCI DSS and the requirement for protection of cardholder data
  • PCI DSS objectives and intent
  • Related PCI standards and programs
  • Understand how PCI DSS compliance is enforced by the payment brands
  • Compliance needs for merchants and service providers. Explanation of the different levels
  • Understand how compliance to the Standard must be reported by merchants and service providers
  • Overview of the 12 standard requirements

What’s included in this course?

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file)
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment should I bring?

We recommend you bring a laptop or tablet to view your digital course materials.

Course duration and times

1 Day: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent to 7 CPD/CPE points.

How much does the PCI DSS Foundation course cost?

The course costs $695 ex VAT.

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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