Overview - Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard
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.
- 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.
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
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
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.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
How it Works
This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.
Four easy steps to e-learning
Step 1: Find a course
You can buy one or more courses online for yourself or others and, whether you know what you’d like to study or would simply like to browse, finding a course is easy.
Here are some ways you can quickly find the information you need:
- Search for a course using search box
- Click "courses" on the top navigation. This page will show a complete list of courses, ordered by our best sellers and new releases
- Browse courses by category, for example Safeguarding
Step 2: Buy the course
When you've found the course you want simply click on “Add to basket”. You can then continue shopping or check out and make a secure payment via the PayPal payment screen. This allows you to pay with most popular credit or debit cards or your PayPal account, and receive your receipt by email.
All our payments are dealt with by PayPal; one of the world’s most well-known payment providers – Great Britain’s no 1 preferred online and mobile payment method, so you can be sure that your payment will be safe and secure. Here at Virtual College we never even get to see your credit card details!
Once your purchase has gone through you will be able to continue to a login screen. Enter your name and create a password if prompted. This will log you into our Learning Management System (LMS) where you will be able to take the course or allocate it to other people.
You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.
Step 3: Take the course
For the best possible internet browser experience we recommend you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox.
You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.
The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.
You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.
When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.
Step 4: Your certificate
You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.
Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.
Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.
If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.