Welcome to the modular version of our flagship course "Fast track to EMV transaction expertise".
EMV Module 2: Intermediate
Continue your journey into the exciting world of EMV with the 2nd module of our flagship course 'Fast track to EMV transaction expertise", and learn about cryptography and the EMV transaction flow.
The complete course bridges the knowledge gap between IT and EMV .
The 4 modules together build up our "Fast track to EMV transaction expertise" course, and are equivalent to a 2-day course with a highly experienced instructor, and learning outcomes are reached with taught lessons, quizzes and 20 practical exercises with the guided analysis of 50+ transaction logs (sample available here).
EMV Module 2 is a 4-hour course that focuses on the cryptographic elements that make EMV so secure and on the sequence of steps that make up an EMV transaction.
This 2nd module is quite technical, and can be taken by anyone with basic IT knowledge who wants to start a journey towards EMV transaction expertise. We strongly advise completing Module 1 before taking this Module 2.
Upon completion of this module, an "Intermediate level" certificate is delivered to the student, which can be printed and shared on LinkedIn.
All the video lessons come with English closed captions/subtitles, which have been automatically translated into the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu.
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Unique learning approach
The learning path is one of increasing complexity, with building blocks to construct the EMV knowledge, and practical exercises and quizzes to keep students engaged. The complete course contains 20 practical exercises with the guided analysis of 50+ transaction logs.
The EMV Module 2 course starts with some technical fundamentals; this is to ensure that students have a solid IT base for EMV, and is supplemented with practical exercises.
The course next takes a deep dive into the cryptography that is relevant to EMV; it is not trying to make the student a cryptography expert, but it is important to understand the problems that EMV is looking to solve, what solutions were chosen, and their impact on payment transactions.
The course then moves to the high-level transaction flow to see how the parts fit together.
01. Technical fundamentals
- Course material
- 01-01. Binary
- 01-02. Bytes
- 01-02. Practical exercises on Bytes
- 01-03. Hexadecimal
- 01-03. Practical exercises on Hexadecimal
- 01-04. Bitmaps
- 01-04. Practical exercises on Bitmaps
- 01-05. BCD (Binary-Coded Decimal)
- 01-06. ASCII and EBCDIC
- 01-06. Practical exercises on ASCII and EBCDIC
- Chapter 1 Quiz
- 02-01. Issuer validation
- 02-02. Application cryptogram validation
- 02-03. Issuer response validation
- 02-04. Issuer scripts
- 02-05. Offline data authentication
- 02-06. Enciphered offline PIN
- Chapter 2 Quiz
03. Transaction Flow
- 03-01. Flow overview
- 03-02. Selecting an application
- 03-03. Getting the processing options
- 03-04. Reading card data
- 03-05. Authenticating the card
- 03-06 Authenticating the cardholder
- 03-07. First card decision
- 03-08. Validating the issuer decision
- 03-09 Second card decision
- 03-10. Updating the card
- Chapter 3 Quiz
Reviews of the complete course
[Senior Developer at Altech Card Solutions] Before the course, I did not know much about EMV transactions, but this course was so well put together that it w...Read More
[Senior Developer at Altech Card Solutions] Before the course, I did not know much about EMV transactions, but this course was so well put together that it was able to provide me with the essential information to work with confidence in EMV transactions. It really fast tracked my EMV knowledge and I would highly recommend it to anybody starting with EMV or would like to get a better understanding of EMV transactions.Read Less
This was an amazing course
[Test lead in Standard Bank South Africa] The course was very professional, thorough, informative and ultimately very, very useful. Its simple and easy to f...Read More
[Test lead in Standard Bank South Africa] The course was very professional, thorough, informative and ultimately very, very useful. Its simple and easy to follow. It is very clear and explains everything in detail.The material in this course set a good foundation that can be applied practically. The approach is very relaxed and highly knowledgeable. Everyone needs to go on this course. The course content was easily understandable and informative. The quality of the course was great. Brilliant course – will recommend it to anyone. Paytech -Thank you – your course was very beneficial!Read Less
A great way to learn about very complex EMV authorisations
[Consultant Project Manager] In today's dynamic payment industry where constant change is considered as a norm and challenge finding a course that can explai...Read More
[Consultant Project Manager] In today's dynamic payment industry where constant change is considered as a norm and challenge finding a course that can explain very complex EMV topics in a simple way to audience not familiar with payment terminology and infrastructure seems like almost impossible mission, this course has successfully addressed training needs that is long overdue on the market. You will be able to learn it in a very natural way without being overwhelmed with its complex EMV subject. The course also gives a great overview about manuals and the way how they should be interpreted which sometimes present a huge challenge even for professionals with many years of experience in this industry. The logs help you to understand and outline how the problems should be resolved in a more efficient way without spending hours, days and weeks to troubleshoot it. A great course that will give you a very solid foundation and can be used as a knowledge base whenever you need it.Read Less
[Payments Specialist at Fexco OpenConnect] The PayTech Academy ‘Fast Track to EMV’ online training course is very high quality. I would recommend it to anyo...Read More
[Payments Specialist at Fexco OpenConnect] The PayTech Academy ‘Fast Track to EMV’ online training course is very high quality. I would recommend it to anyone who is starting to implement EMV or anyone who has an operational touchpoint with EMV in their day to day activity regardless of where you sit in the EMV transaction flow, Merchant/POS, Acquirer host or Issuer and all in between. The course content is delivered in a method which is very easy to understand and is broken out into logical chapters, so regardless of your previous experience within the Payments or EMV sphere you will learn a lot from this course. Most of the training videos are 5-10 minutes long which are ideal as you can dip in and out of the course as time permits and work through it at your own pace. Taking this course will arm you with sufficient knowledge to take a proactive role in EMV certifications and troubleshooting issues that may arise in both the test and live environments.Read Less
[Data Analyst at First American Payment Systems] This was an excellent course. I now have a much better understanding EMV. I will use what I learned at my w...Read More
[Data Analyst at First American Payment Systems] This was an excellent course. I now have a much better understanding EMV. I will use what I learned at my workplace.Read Less
Understanding the key points to EMV transactions
[Technical Consultant at Stanchion Payment Solutions] Great course, focuses on the key points needed for understanding EMV transactions. The sort of knowledg...Read More
[Technical Consultant at Stanchion Payment Solutions] Great course, focuses on the key points needed for understanding EMV transactions. The sort of knowledge base that you need under your belt if you are part of a team working on MasterCard or Visa accreditation. Also useful if you just need to trouble shoot some chip transactions on a production environment.Read Less
[Test Analyst at Diners Club] I found the training to be extremely helpful, how the training is setup It allows you to complete the course in your own time a...Read More
[Test Analyst at Diners Club] I found the training to be extremely helpful, how the training is setup It allows you to complete the course in your own time and get a better understanding of the EMV end to end process. The course can help any one who is starting up in EMV and have a clear understanding of what is required and what the outcome is for every requirement.Read Less
Very useful and informative in understanding EMV concepts
[Technical Test Analyst at FNB] I like the fact that the course is divided into different chapters - each chapter explaining and discussing in detail a dif...Read More
[Technical Test Analyst at FNB] I like the fact that the course is divided into different chapters - each chapter explaining and discussing in detail a different element/aspect of an EMV transaction. This course also helped me a lot in understanding the transaction flow of an EMV transaction a lot more than I used to. The course also gave me endless insight into the APDU's and also helped me in understanding the breakdown of each different command in an EMV transaction.Read Less
[Test Analyst and Consultant at TymeDigital Bank] This is one of the best courses that I have had the pleasure of doing. It caters for beginners as well as r...Read More
[Test Analyst and Consultant at TymeDigital Bank] This is one of the best courses that I have had the pleasure of doing. It caters for beginners as well as refreshing the more advanced users. It is a very concise and well structured course. Thank youRead Less
[Software Engineer - Tokens & EFT, Interswitch Group ] The training was very professional, well detailed and focuses on the key points needed to understa...Read More
[Software Engineer - Tokens & EFT, Interswitch Group ] The training was very professional, well detailed and focuses on the key points needed to understand EMV transactions and its practical applications. I would highly recommend this training to anyone with zero EMV knowledge, as a good place to start and have a solid EMV foundation. Overall the quality of the course was great.Read Less
Fast Track to EMV transaction expertise
Course was well structured and gives a complete overview and in-depth knowledge of EMV Implementation. The trainer demonstrated in-depth expertise of the ma...Read More
Course was well structured and gives a complete overview and in-depth knowledge of EMV Implementation. The trainer demonstrated in-depth expertise of the material with some great examples and exercises to reinforce the learning. The problem solving videos at the end of the course also provides real life examples of solving issues with EMV and was very useful. Great course !!!!Read Less
Who is the course intended for?
I built the course with the following audience in mind: people who need strong EMV technical knowledge to be effective and efficient in their work. This includes roles in the following areas:
- Payment terminal EMV certification
- Payment terminal integration
- Payment terminal development or quality assurance
- Troubleshooting transaction failures for banks or acquirers
- Chip card issuance
- Chip card development or quality assurance
- Consulting in any of the areas above
I hope you’ll enjoy taking this course as much as I enjoyed building it.
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Testimonials by team leaders
Software Development Manager, Altech Card Solutions (ACS)
Team lead, EMV Acquirer Certifications, Standard Bank South Africa
EMV Subject Matter Expert at Standard Bank Group
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