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Meridian Credit Card Processing Job Training

Meridian Credit Card Processing Industrial Careers Job Training designed for your professional growth and success! Each course will address key facts of the industry that are necessary for expanding your knowledge and expertise. Courses are designed to meet your needs whether you work for an ISO, financial institution, processor, vendor or service provider. We will cover the latest developments, issues and regulations relating to the electronic processing industry. Best of all, we’re capitalizing on the skills and expertise of those who know the industry the best our members and those actually dealing with the issues on a day-to-day basis to serve as faculty for this special job training. We want your feedback! If there is a particular area that you would like more information or training, please let us know. We are constantly striving to make our course offerings the best and most relevant for our ever-changing Industry.



Course Description:

Data breaches are on the rise and small merchants are frequently targeted, representing more than 80% of all compromise events. This course will provide business executives with an overview of PCI DSS, outlining the standard as well as card compromise trends affecting small merchants. Compliance requirements will be discussed as will tools, technologies and techniques to engage small merchants in the compliance process and to help them achieve compliance. Common PCI myths and pitfalls will be discussed. The course will present practical suggestions to mitigate risk and to protect you and your merchants from potential fines, including ideas on developing a plan to drive high-compliance rates for your Level 4 portfolios. The course will conclude with a panel discussion to provide first-hand insights from acquirers on the challenges in implementing and managing a PCI compliance program.


Participant Profile:

This course is appropriate for experienced payments professionals and is intended for individuals

responsible for compliance within their organizations. Participants should have several years’ experience in the payment arena and have some familiarity with PCI). Typical job titles for course attendees include: Operations Officers, Information Technology Officers, Risk Officers, Compliance Officers.


Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

• Discuss the Level 4 merchant and their unique risk profile

• Gain basic understanding of PCI DSS and the card brands requirements for Level 4 merchants

• Outline acquirer’s responsibility in driving compliance among Level 4 merchants

• Discuss how Level 4 merchants become compliant and the common pitfalls they face

• Understand how acquirers can develop a comprehensive PCI program for small merchant



Course Outline:


I. Card Compromise Trends

  • Card compromise trends

  • How hackers operate

  • Common vulnerabilities


II. PCI DSS, PA DSS and PCI PED– The Level 4 Basics

  • PCI DSS overview

  • PA DSS overview

  • PCI PTS overview


III. Level 4 Merchant PCI Compliance

  • Level 4 merchant characteristics

  • Validation requirements for Level 4 merchants

  • Common myths


IV. The Consequences of Non-compliance

  • Fees and fines

  • Legislation


V. The Acquirer’s Role in Level 4 PCI Compliance

  • Acquirer’s responsibility

  • Key considerations/pitfalls

  • Sample programs for Level 4 merchants


VI. Panel Discussion and Best Practices

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