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Payment Card Information Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) – Online Learning

It’s important to ensure regulatory compliance with the Payment Card Information Security Standards. With this e-learning course:

  • Display a comprehensive understanding of the Payment Card Information Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
  • Investigate the specific actions and practices that companies must implement and maintain to remain compliant with PCI DSS requirements
  • Analyse the dangers and threats associated with handling payment transactions to enhance awareness and risk management strategies
  • Examine multiple PCI DSS case studies to gain practical insights into real-world scenarios, applying learned principles and embedding them in everyday practices
  • Describe how to handle ‘card not present’ transactions

Course Introduction

Any business that wants to accept payments by payment card must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). If they don’t, they could face fines or other sanctions. This can include a complete ban on taking payment by cards.

Learners will be taken through the full requirements for taking card payments, whether ‘in person’ or when ‘card not present’ and ensure they are fully aware of the threats to security that could occur.

This Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) e-learning course aims to raise awareness of this regulatory requirement for your employees and give them clear guidance on how to ensure they meet and maintain the standards required to accept card payments.

Course Content

Module 1 – PCI DSS Requirements
  • Learn what the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) are and the high-level standards that merchants are required to achieve
  • Discover the potential consequences of failing to comply with PCI-DSS and the potential benefits of compliance​
Module 2 – Protecting Sensitive Cardholder Data
  • Learn about the various stages of the payment card process and identify who needs to be PCI-DSS compliant.
  • Find out what, in basic terms, firms need to do to be PCI-DSS compliant
Module 3 – Threats and Basic Security
  • Identify the main threats associated with payment card information
  • Review some basic do’s and don’ts of payment card security
  • Consider some simple scenarios and what action should or should not be taken to help preserve the security of payment card data in each case
Module 4 – ‘In Person’ Payments
  • Explore a number of scenarios to help remind you of simple steps you can take to help keep payment card information secure if you are responsible for collecting ‘in-person’ payments​
Module 5 – Card not present transactions
  • Identify the additional risks that exist in card not present (CNP) transactions
  • Gain a brief overview of the security measures your firm must have in place
  • Find out about common fraud indicators that should alert you to possible CNP fraud
  • Be reminded of what you need to do to minimise the risks of CNP fraud
Module 6 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.


Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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