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PCI DSS Staff Awareness Online Training Course | IT Governance UK

PCI DSS Online Course, Staff Awareness Edition

SKU: 1821
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This interactive e-learning course is designed to increase employees’ awareness of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements, and to provide clear and simple explanations of its key requirements.

The course has been developed to ensure that all employees are taking the correct steps in protecting themselves, their company and their customers.

This is a one-year, easily renewable licence, encouraging staff to retake the course each year, keeping the information fresh in their minds. The course is hosted on our learning management system (LMS), which is easily customised to add your branding and contact details. It’s accessible from anywhere, at any time – all you need is a compatible device and internet connection. What’s more, using our LMS gives you access to reports about your employees interaction with the courses, including their exam results. This enables you to ensure all employees finish the course and pass the exam, and is perfect to demonstrate compliance should you have an audit.

Introducing GRC eLearning

Our e-learning courses are hosted on the LMS of our sister company, GRC e-learning Limited. GRC eLearning Ltd are experts in customisation and bespoke e-learning solutions and offer free trials enabling you to take a closer look at the courses. Find out more about these services on GRC eLearning Ltd’s website.

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Individual License
Corporate License
Price: £20.00
ex vat
per user


Course overview

The PCI DSS Staff Awareness course

The PCI DSS is administered by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to decrease payment card fraud across the Internet and increase the security of confidential payment card information.

Every organisation that stores, transmits or processes cardholder data must comply with the PCI DSS. Compliance is regulated and enforced by payment card brands (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Discover) directly or through their partner relationships with ‘acquirer’ banks.

The PCI DSS requires organisations to “implement a formal security awareness program to make all personnel aware of the cardholder data security policy and procedures” (Requirement 12.6).

Course objective

This course is designed to increase employees’ awareness of the PCI DSS requirements and provide clear and simple explanations of what organisations and individual employees must do to meet those requirements.

Target audience

This web-delivered course is targeted at all employees in any organisation that stores, transmits or processes cardholder data, and that must comply with the PCI DSS.

The benefits of e-learning

  • Provides systematic, consistent and repeatable training.
  • There are no travelling or other course attendance costs, as learners study from their desks and around their existing workload.
  • Delivered over the Internet, so there are no additional technology or integration costs or challenges.
  • Can be deployed for existing employees and as part of an induction process for new starters.
  • Cost-effective: multi-user licences and multi-year contracts are available upon request.

Course contents

The PCI DSS Staff awareness course contents:

  • An introduction to the PCI DSS - What is it? Why do I need to know about the PCI DSS?
  • PCI DSS definitions - Merchant; Payment brand; Payment card; Service provider
  • Cardholder account data
    • Cardholder data
    • Sensitive authentication data
  • PCI DSS requirements - Requirements 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12
  • Application of the PCI DSS
  • Application scenarios to test understanding of the PCI DSS

Course Features


The course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.


The course assessment will include 20 randomly selected multiple-choice questions. 


The course can be retaken as many times as needed until the pass mark has been achieved. 


A certificate will be issued to all staff that pass the test and will display their test score.

Additional Features

  • Customisation options

    As well as our off-the-shelf e-learning courses, we offer customised staff awareness e-learning courses. For more complex organisations that need an even greater level of control over course content, we also provide a fully bespoke service. Find out more 

  • Hosting options

    The course can be hosted and delivered from our LMS or from your own. Find out more

  • More than 150 users?

    For 150 or more users, please complete this short form for a tailored quote.

Additional information

Further information

For further information about our e-learning courses, or if you would like to book an online demo or get a tailored quote, please contact us on +44 (0)333 800 7000 or email us.

Customer Reviews

(4.00)stars out of 5
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1. on 04/09/2015, said:
4 stars out of 5
This is a to the point course for staff that need info on aspects related to them.
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