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About the Course

Knowledge is power.

With data breaches capturing top news headlines, it is more important than ever for your organization to enhance its data security and compliance protocols. Developing security awareness for all employees who handle cardholder data is a cornerstone of the PCI Data Security Standard and helps to improve security, reduce the risk of data loss, and simplify meeting PCI requirements.

PCI Awareness Training is perfectly suited for anyone interested in learning more about PCI, with a focus on those individuals working for organizations that must meet compliance with PCI DSS. The course is offered as a one-day instructor-led training and as a four hour online eLearning course.

Who should attend:

You recognize how important payment card data security is to your business – and that payment card security is a shared responsibility. The next step is to enroll in PCI Awareness Training.

PCI Awareness Training is geared to a broad audience including executives, managers, and staff who are affected by PCI Compliance requirements. Anyone can benefit – no previous PCI knowledge is required.

Training is especially appropriate for: Audit Managers, Business Analysts, Compliance Officers, Credit Analysts, Finance Managers, IS Managers, IT Specialists, Project/Program Managers, Risk Management Analysts, Security Analysts, Senior Developers, Software Engineers, System Administrators, Web Masters.


Authoritative course content is delivered in two formats: instructor-led classes or in an online, eLearning environment.


Engaging and effective, this one day of classroom-style instruction provides:

  • Ability to focus on curriculum with fewer distractions in classroom setting
  • Learn directly from an expert PCI SSC trainer with hands-on experience assessing merchants and/or service providers
  • 6 CPE hours


A condensed version of the instructor-led course, this four-hour eLearning training is perfect for individuals who want a self-paced course, or those who don’t have a need for a more hands-on, face-to-face learning experience. The eLearning program offers:

  • Flexible scheduling 24/7/365
  • Learn from the comfort of your home or office
  • Reduce travel costs and time away from work
  • 4 CPE hours

The training provided a background in PCI and gave me better understanding of the various requirements – the highlight was the personal instruction and lively classroom dynamic with the ability to learn from others’ questions.Norma Marien, G & K Services

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The PCI Security Standards Council (the "Council") provides a variety of tools, questionnaires, guidance, FAQs, training resources and other materials and information to assist organizations seeking to achieve compliance with its standards (the "Standards"). Third party products and services are also available, but the Council does not endorse or recommend any such third party products or services, and advises all organizations seeking to achieve compliance to become familiar with the Standards and related requirements before purchasing third party products or services. Ultimately, all applicable requirements must be met in order to achieve compliance, regardless of whether or what third party products or services are used.