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PCI DSS v4.0 Transition Self-Paced Online Training Course

PCI DSS v4.0 Transition Self-Paced Online Training Course

SKU: 5913
Format: 1 course with exam
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Format: 2 - 4 course without exam
Format: 5 - 8 course without exam
Format: 9 - 12 course without exam
Format: 13 - 16 course without exam
Format: 17 - 20 course without exam
  • Train with the experts and gain the knowledge to ensure your organization successfully transitions from PCI DSS v3.2.1 to PCI DSS v4.0.
  • Industry-leading course developed by our team of PCI QSAs (Qualified Security Assessors).
  • Work at your own pace with self-paced online training – a more affordable, flexible, and less disruptive way to study. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of the course and exam awards the PCI DSS v4.0 Transition (PCI TN) qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.
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Training course outline

Version 4.0 of the PCI DSS was published on March 31, 2022 to meet the evolving cybersecurity needs of the payments industry, promote security as a continuous process, and enable organizations to use different methods to achieve their security objectives.

This fully accredited, self-paced online course is designed for people who have previously implemented PCI DSS v3.2.1 and who now require the knowledge to ensure their organization is fully compliant with PCI DSS v4.0.

By taking this course, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of the 12 PCI DSS v4.0 requirements
  • Understand the option of the customized approach
  • Learn how to classify cardholder and account data
  • Find out how to determine and record scope of the CDE (cardholder data environment)
  • Understand targeted risk assessment
  • Receive practical advice from an experienced PCI DSS consultant

PCI DSS v4.0 Transition Self-Paced Online Training Course benefits:

 Bite-sized learning

Pre-recorded online course enabling you to learn in easy, manageable, bite-sized chunks.

 Study at your own pace

Learn at a time, place, and pace that suit you.

 Learning support

Comes with a learner guide to read alongside the video modules.

 Test your knowledge

Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module help you gauge what you’ve learned.

 Designed by experts

Designed by PCI QSAs, with an auditor’s perspective on PCI DSS scoping, scope reduction, gap analysis, and remediation.

 Delivered by professionals

Taught by a PCI DSS consultant with extensive experience of helping organizations of all sizes achieve PCI DSS compliance.

Who should attend this course?

This course is designed for people responsible for implementing all or part of the technical and business requirements of the Standard, for example:

  • Information security managers
  • Security engineers
  • IT directors
  • PCI DSS project managers

The course is also suitable for consultants seeking to provide PCI implementation advice to their respective client organizations.

Why choose IT Governance USA for your training needs?

  • We’re a QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) – we’re approved by the PCI SSC (Security Standards Council), which means we regularly audit PCI compliance across a wide range of organizations.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 28,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

*T&Cs apply.

Course details

What does this course cover?

  • Outline of the requirements of PCI DSS v4.0
  • Classification of cardholder and account data
  • Recognizing when to use ‘in place with remediation’
  • Understanding and demonstrating the customized approach
  • Explaining and conducting a targeted risk assessment
  • Determining and recording the scope of the CDE (cardholder data environment)
  • Summarizing the changes to, and requirements of SAQs, the RoC, and the AoC

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • Access to our LMS (learning management system) for one year.
  • A PCI DSS v4.0 Transition (PCI TN) exam voucher (if purchased).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Access to a monthly security bulletin put together by our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example, click here.

Please note that this course can be purchased with or without the exam as required.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a computer and a webcam for the duration of this course.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Participants should have a good understanding of PCI DSS v3.2.1 and ideally have experience of managing the implementation of PCI DSS v3.2.1 within an organization.

Is there any recommended reading?

We recommend that all participants read the PCI DSS, available to download for free from the PCI Security Standards Council website.

Exams and qualifications

PCI DSS v4.0 Transition exam

Candidates take the PCI DSS v4.0 Transition (PCI TN) exam set by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) at the end of the course.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 20
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

PCI DSS v4.0 Transition (PCI TN).


This course holds accreditation from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications), a renowned authority in personnel certification within the field of IT governance.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard copy exam certificates are not issued.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, you can retake the exam at an extra cost if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.


Fulfillment of your self-paced online training course

After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email. This email will ask you to provide essential participant information and gives instructions on how to access your course. If you don’t receive this email, please check your junk folder.

Participant information

You must provide the requested participant information, including a valid email address. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone.

Please check this information is correct before submitting, as you are unable to change the participant’s email address once it has been added to our system.

Accessing the course

If you are a new customer, you will receive an email from with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If you or other participants do not receive this email, please check your junk folders.

If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your credentials. You can access the LMS at any time from your My Account page.

Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.


Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

All exams are delivered online using an automated proctor system managed by GASQ on behalf of IBITGQ.

What you need

When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section, and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will be in touch to provide details of your exam booking procedure.

Exam candidates are required to have:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone
  • Google Chrome browser installed
  • Photo ID such as a student card, an ID card, or a driver’s license
  • A tablet or smartphone with a camera (optional – but required for some courses)
  • A stable Wi-Fi Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 1.5 Mbps

Please see our examination guide for exact specifications.

Scheduling your exam

You are required to book your exam online at least 96 hours before the exam date.

Please be aware that you can reschedule your exam once (if needed) at least 48 hours before your booked exam date for no additional charge.

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