• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this course, you will learn to ensure compliance with PCI DSS Requirement 11 for Regularly Test Security Systems and Processes. Learners will understand the importance of following industry-accepted approaches for application and network-layer penetration tests. They will recognize the importance of conducting vulnerability scans to identify and address threats and vulnerabilities as well as documenting the organizations approach for assessing and addressing risks from any exploitable vulnerabilities discovered.

Learning Objectives


After successfully completing this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to meet PCI’s Secure Software Framework: including:

  • Test Planning
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Penetration Testing
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Change Detection and Wireless Networks

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.