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6 Tips To Encourage PCI Training Completion [with examples]

6 Tips To Encourage PCI Training Completion [with examples]

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As a program administrator, you have a lot on your plate - including how to get your employees to complete their assigned training. However, with a few small updates, you can help keep your employees engaged in their training programs. 

Visit our Business Guide to PCI-DSS Compliance Training for more information

At Security Journey, we help organizations train their developers, and entire SDLC, on essential topics such as PCI compliance through our AppSec Education Platform. 

In this article, we'll share some tips that can help encourage your employees to stay engaged with their compliance training, along with examples you can use today! 


6 Tips To Encourage PCI Training Completion 

The Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standard, ensures that credit card data is secured uniformly. While meeting PCI requirements can seem time-consuming and sometimes daunting, not being PCI compliant can devastate your organization. 

An ongoing secure coding training program with integrated standard DevSecOps tools and easy-to-use administrative tools makes life easier for everyone involved in the training process. 

Here are 6 tips to encourage your employees to stay on top of their PCI training: 


Offer Recognition 

Recognize employees who complete the training on time or score well on assessments. This recognition could be in the form of a certificate, public acknowledgment, or a reward program. 

Try This: Set up a Slack Channel and send a public congratulations message when an employee completes a training. 


Provide Incentives 

Provide incentives for employees who complete the training, such as additional vacation days, bonuses, or a day off. 

Try This: Design a custom sticker and send it to employees when they accomplish specific lessons. 


Gamify Training 

Add gamification elements to the training to make it more engaging, such as leaderboards, badges, and rewards for completing specific milestones. 

Try This: Use a training program that allows learners to collect points for leaderboards and work with and against each other in tournaments. 


Make Training Interactive 

Make the training interactive and engaging by incorporating scenarios, case studies, and simulations that allow employees to practice the skills they have learned. 

Try This: Give your learners hands-on activities throughout their training program to practice what they learn. 


Tailor Training to Employees 

Tailor the training to the employees' job roles and responsibilities, making it more relevant and exciting. 

Try This: Utilize custom training paths within your training program to ensure employees get the training they need for their roles. 


Provide Frequent Feedback 

Provide regular feedback to employees on their progress, including suggestions for improvement, to keep them motivated and engaged. 

Try This: Add training as a talking point in your 1:1 with employees to keep the topic in mind. 


Partnering With Security Journey For PCI Training Success 

If your organization accepts credit card payments, you must follow PCI compliance standards. These standards are designed to protect the data shared with you by your customers and training developers is just part of that requirement. 

With Security Journey's AppSec Education Platform, your developers will learn to be PCI DSS compliant through comprehensive lessons and hands-on activities. 

Security Journey's training content is highly customizable and interactive, with engaging exercises, real-world scenarios, and practical simulations, allowing organizations to tailor the training content to their specific needs and their employees' roles.  

By leveraging Security Journey's training platform, organizations can drive PCI training success by providing highly effective, engaging, and customizable training programs that enable employees to learn and apply the best practices for securing payment card information.