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PCI DSS Foundation Training Course

Provides an Introduction to the Payment Card Industry Security Standard


Our one day PCI DSS Foundation training course provides an introduction to the Payment Card Industry Security Standard (PCI DSS) and delivers practical guidance on how it applies to your organisation.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Not Included
1 Day
£550Excl. VAT

Course Outline

  • The purpose of the PCI DSS and the requirement for protection of cardholder data.
  • PCI DSS objectives and intent. Related PCI standards and programmes.
  • Understand how PCI DSS compliance is enforced by the payment brands.
  • Compliance needs for merchants and service providers.
  • Explanation of the different levels.
  • Understand how compliance to the standard must be reported by merchants and service providers.
  • Overview of the 12 standard requirements.


Every organisation that stores or transmits or processes card holder data must comply with PCI DSS standard. Compliance to the standard is regulated and enforced by payment card brands, such as VISA, MasterCard and American Express, directly or through their partner relationships with ‘acquirer’ banks.

About the Course

Developed by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Our one day PCI DSS Foundation training course builds a clear understanding of the PCI DSS and enables you to plan a cost-effective, time-efficient compliance project.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in a PCI DSS compliance project who would like to develop a background on the standard and its requirements.

Materials Provided

Full courseware and refreshments are provided.

Organisational Benefits

The benefits that you can expect from being PCI Compliant are:

  • Increased Trust Among Potential and Current Customers
  • Protection from Fines
  • Increased Conversion Rates
  • Increased Consumer Confidence
  • Increased Google Ranking
  • Increased Security

Individual Benefits

  • Control costs and gain tangible, real-world insights on best practices
  • Understand PCI compliance before you go through an assessment
  • Apply PCI DSS security principles across your business


This introductory course has no formal entry requirements.


You may benefit from advance reading of the following introductory guide: PCI DSS - A Pocket Guide.

Exam Overview

There is no examination associated with this course.

Exam Type

No Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits for this course.


A certificate of attendance is awarded.

Next Steps

If you need a more comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of the implementation and continued maintenance of PCI DSS, please see our 3 day PCI DSS Implementation Training Course.


Contact one of our friendly account managers on 01539 736 828 or email

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