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Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standard

Course Overview

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, also known as PCI DSS, is a set of standards that all companies storing, processing and/or transmitting cardholder data must abide by.

PCI DSS compliance is a legal requirement by law and compromised card holder data can badly affect customers, organisations and financial institutions. One PCI DSS issue is enough to seriously impact an organisation and affect the trust of customers for the long term, not to mention it could result in hefty fines and possible legal action. From a customer's point of view, PCI DSS compliance gives them assurance that any details that they provide to operatives of a sensitive nature won't be compromised in any way.

This highly engaging online course is designed to simplify compliance by helping you and your staff to understand the requirements and how they apply to a workplace. It explains payment card security in simple terms that all employees will find relevant and extremely useful.

The course covers the new PCI DSS V.3 Standard, which comes into full effect on the 1st January 2015. V.3 places increased emphasis on employee training and demands all organisations provide annual employee PCI awareness training.

Interactive elements, knowledge checks and real life situations ensure learner engagement, reinforce learning and keep the training relevant.

Course features:

  • 45-60 minutes
  • Fully interactive, engaging content
  • Modern design with high quality narration
  • Knowledge checks and real life situations
  • Instant certificate on completion
  • Easy to use compliance tracking and reporting

Suitable for anyone handling payment card data, this course is an essential tool for either planning PCI DSS compliance or streamlining to the new V.3 Standard.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

This interactive online course will support you to do the following;

  • Confidently state the reasons you should follow the PCI DSS;
  • Summarise the main requirements for the PCI DSS and how these apply to your workplace;
  • Demonstrate secure card payment data handling when processing cards at the point of sale and when customer is not present;
  • Create a secure password;
  • Identify possible fraud and security breaches which could compromise your customer's card payment data

Target Audience

This online course is aimed at anyone processing, storing or transmitting payment card data, from large organisations to small, local businesses. It is particularly relevant for the following job roles: merchants, acquirers, customer service teams, administrators, executives, managers, IT specialists, developers, contractors and third party service providers.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete (depending on learning speed).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

I Liked the mobile phone and laptops that popped up to provide extra information.
08/04/2016 LH
The training was very informative and easy to navigate.
06/04/2016 JV
Gave good education on how to spot fake cards
18/02/2016 JW
This was very easy to follow and I am much more aware of Data Protection
11/01/2016 CC
Very simple & clear to understand.
06/10/2015 YS
Interesting to read through, makes it easy to understand and remember
24/09/2015 RJ
It has given me a clearer and more in depth understanding of card fraud and what to look for.
27/07/2015 MP
I recommend this course to anyone taking electronic payments - very helpful to ensure security is met
SL 22/04/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more). For more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885085.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 45-60 hours.

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