PCI DSS Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course

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  • Train with the experts and get a comprehensive introduction to the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).
  • Industry-leading course developed by our team of PCI QSAs (Qualified Security Assessors).
  • Work at your own pace with self-paced online training – a more affordable, flexible and less disruptive way to study. Find out more .
  • Learn from anywhere with our Self-Paced, Classroom and Live Online options that allow you to study your way, keeping travel and costs down to a minimum.
  • Successful completion of the course and exam awards the PCI DSS Foundation (PCI F) qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.

  • Training course outline

    This fully accredited, self-paced online course provides a comprehensive introduction to PCI DSS v3.2.1. Delivered by an experienced PCI DSS consultant, the one-day course explains the requirements of the Standard and how they can be applied to protect payment card data within your organisation.

    The course covers:

  • The basics of the PCI DSS and why it is important to secure your customers’ payment card data;
  • The 6 control objectives and 12 technical and business requirements of the Standard;
  • PCI DSS merchant level definitions and their requirements;
  • The enforcement process and the implications of non-compliance; and
  • Demonstrating compliance with SAQs (self-assessment questionnaires) or external audits.

  • PCI DSS Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course benefits:

    Bite-sized learning

    Pre-recorded online course, enabling you to learn in easy, manageable, bite-sized chunks.

    Study at your own pace

    Learn at a time, place and pace that suit you.

    Learning support

    Comes with a learner guide to be read alongside the video modules.

    Test your knowledge

    Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module to help gauge what you’ve learned.

    Designed by experts

    Designed by acknowledged leaders in the cyber and information security industry.

    Delivered by professionals

    Taught by a real-world practitioner with extensive experience of delivering effective cyber security programmes to organisations worldwide.

    Who should attend this course?

    Anybody accepting credit card payments, including merchants, third-party service providers and acquirers. The course is suitable for a broad audience, including departments such as finance, internal audits, IT and sales and business.

    This course is also suitable for executives, managers, staff, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the PCI DSS and its requirements.

    Your Learning Path

    Find out how the PCI DSS Foundation Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

    This course is an essential component of the following learning path:

  • Information Security roles

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    Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re a QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) – we’re approved by the PCI SCC (Security Standards Council), which means we regularly audit PCI compliance across a wide range of organisations.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

  • * conditions applicable

    Course details

    What does this course cover?

  • What the PCI DSS is and how it helps protect payment card data.
  • The process of paying by card and the types of transaction.
  • The PCI DSS ecosystem with its development cycle and related standards.
  • Where the Standard applies and examples of cardholder risk.
  • The six control objectives.

  • The purpose of the 12 PCI DSS requirements.
  • Non-applicability and compensating controls.
  • The enforcement process and the implications of non-compliance.
  • Comparisons of different compliance programmes and merchant level structures.
  • SAQ criteria and how to select the correct SAQ.
  • Determining the scope and applicability of the PCI DSS.
  • PCI DSS documentation and evidence requirements.

  • What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • Access to our LMS (learning management system) for one year.
  • A PCI DSS Foundation (PCI F) exam voucher (if purchased).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • A monthly security bulletin from our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example, click here .

  • Please note that this course can be purchased with or without the exam as required.

    What equipment do I need?

    You will need a computer and a webcam for the duration of this course.

    Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    No prior knowledge or qualifications are required, and the course content is suitable for non-technical and technical staff.

    Is there any recommended reading?

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

    Exams and qualifications

    PCI DSS Foundation exam

    Candidates take the PCI DSS Foundation (PCI F) exam set by IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ) at the end of the course.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

  • This course is equivalent to:


    CPD points

    What qualifications will I receive?

    PCI DSS Foundation (PCI F).


    This course is accredited by IBITGQ .

    IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) is a personnel certification body that certifies individuals in the field of IT governance.

    IBITGQ is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard ( Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons ) by IAS (International Accreditation Service). ISO 17024 is a global, industry-recognised benchmark, and qualifications accredited to this standard are recognised and highly valued by employers throughout the world.

    You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/ GASQ successful candidate register .

    How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately after completing the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are emailed directly to candidates by the relevant exam board. Please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.

  • Do I need proof of identity to take the exam?

    Candidates must have a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator may request to check it before the exam.

    Can exams be retaken?

    Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt, you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest.


    Fulfilment of your self-paced online training course

    After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email. This email will ask you to provide essential participant information and gives instructions on how to access your course. If you don’t receive this email, please check your junk folder.

    Participant information

    You must provide the requested participant information, including a valid email address. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone.

    Please check this information is correct before submitting, as you are unable to change the participant’s email address once it has been added to our system.

    Accessing the course

    If you are a new customer, you will receive an email from noreply@grcelearning.com with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If you or other participants do not receive this email, please check your junk folders.

    If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your credentials. You can access the LMS at any time from your
    My Account page .

    Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.


    Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

    All exams are delivered online using an automated proctor system managed by GASQ on behalf of IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ).

    What you need

    When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will be in touch to provide details of your exam booking procedure.

    Exam candidates are required to have:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone;
  • Google Chrome browser installed;
  • Photo ID such as a student card, ID card or driver’s licence;
  • A tablet or smartphone with a camera (optional – but required for some courses); and
  • A stable Wi-Fi Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 1.5 Mbps.

  • Please see our examination guide for exact specifications.

    Scheduling your exam

    You are required to book your exam online at least 96 hours before the exam date.

    Please be aware that you can reschedule your exam once (if needed) at least 48 hours before your booked exam date for no additional charge.


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