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Tokenization Essentials

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Step into the world of digital security with our Tokenization Essentials course, designed for those in the eCommerce industry. This self-paced, beginner-level program demystifies tokenization, a pivotal technology in secure online transactions. You'll learn the basics of tokenization, including its advantages over traditional encryption methods. The course covers both network tokens and PCI tokens and explores in-house and third-party tokenization approaches. Understand the various types of third-party token providers, the utility of different token formats, and the unique benefits of network tokenization. This course is crucial for anyone in eCommerce seeking to navigate the payment security landscape and select the most effective tokenization solution for their business.

Who Should Enroll?

  • eCommerce payment managers needing to ensure transaction security through technologies like tokenization.
  • Data security specialists in eCommerce looking to deepen their understanding of tokenization as a security measure.
  • Fraud prevention experts needing knowledge of advanced security measures, like tokenization.
  • Compliance officers ensuring that eCommerce operations adhere to payment security standards and regulations. 
  • This course may also benefit eCommerce business owners, financial analysts, customer experience managers, IT and technical professionals in online retail.

Learning Objectives

  • Define tokenization and its benefits
  • Compare and contrast tokenization and encryption
  • Differentiate between network and PCI tokens
  • Describe in-house and third-party tokenization
  • Categorize types of third-party token providers
  • Detail the utility of differing token formats
  • Define network tokenization and its benefits
  • Distinguish network tokens and authenticated tokens
  • Identify key qualities to look for in a token provider
  • Outline critical questions to ask a potential provider

Program Details

  • Program Level: Basic
  • Program Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Program Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
  • CPE Credits: 1.4
  • Advanced Preparation and/or Pre-requisites: Payment Essentials recommended.
  • Pricing: USD $150 (plus applicable taxes) | MRC Members receive a 50% discount on all eLearning courses.

Please allow approx. 1.5 hours to complete this course. The course culminates with a comprehensive final assessment to evaluate the user's comprehension of the material. Upon successfully completing the final assessment, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and CPE credits representing their proficiency in the subject matter.

CPE credits can be applied toward industry certifications such as the Certified Payments and Fraud Prevention Professional (CPFPP) and the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE). 

RAPID Edu Accreditation

The Merchant Risk Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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RAPID Edu Refund Policy

For the RAPID Edu program self-study courses, refunds and cancellations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be communicated in writing to Refunds will not be issued once a course is started. Additionally, courses must be completed within one year of the course enrollment date.

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