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Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standard

Payment Card Industry Data Security
Payment Card Industry Data Security
Payment Card Industry Data Security
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Course Overview


  • Introductory Course
  • 1 Study Hour
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • Online Interactive Course
  • Virtual College Certified

Course description

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.

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.

The course covers the new PCI DSS V.3 Standard, which came 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.

You will learn

  • 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

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone processing, storing or transmitting payment card data, from large organisations to small, local businesses
  • Merchants
  • Acquirers
  • Customer service teams
  • Administrators
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • IT specialists
  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Third party service providers

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.