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Education is at the heart of the MRC’s mission to make eCommerce better for everyone. One of the goals of the Merchant Risk Council is to serve as an educational resource for payments and fraud prevention professionals of all levels. MRC’s RAPID Edu eLearning program helps make that possible.

RAPID Edu is the MRC's proprietary on-demand educational platform designed to provide self-directed education on the fundamentals of payments and fraud. The wide selection of accredited courses allows professionals to learn at their convenience, receive certificates and earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits upon course completion. CPE credits may be applied to a variety of professional certifications, including Certified Payments and Fraud Prevention Professional (CPFPP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and others.

RAPID Edu is ideal for:

  • Professionals who wish to revisit the fundamentals of payments and fraud prevention
  • Individuals looking to enhance their professional credentials
  • Managers looking for industry-specific training materials
  • Anyone interested in exploring a career in this dynamic industry

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The MRC currently offers the following RAPID Edu courses:
CPE Credits: 1.40
Rating
Course Length 1 hours
Course Topics
  • Have a clear definition of First-Party Misuse and Compelling Evidence 3.0 Criteria
  • Know how to establish a historical footprint
  • Understand the Merchant Matching Process in depth
  • Be well-versed with Pre-Dispute and Post-Dispute process flows
  • Recognize the benefits of Compelling Evidence 3.0 for merchants, issuers, and acquirers
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.50
Rating
Course Length 1 hours
Course Topics
  • Identify methods attackers use to gain unauthorized access to accounts
  • Detect particularities of ATO relevant to your own field and industry
  • Understand the ATO process step by step
  • Recognize key malicious actions that lead to ATO
  • Spot early-warning signs of ATO
  • Identify and prevent emerging threats and abuses that come with ATO
  • Respond to different consequences of ATO attacks
  • Leverage users, network, and behavior related data to detect ATO
  • Increase your ATO prevention precision by spotting even the less intuitive signs
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.40
Rating
Course Length 2 hours
Course Topics
  • Define Chargebacks
  • Categorize Types of Chargebacks
  • Identify the Key Stakeholders in the Chargeback Process
  • Outline the Steps of the Chargeback Process
  • Compare Open Loop vs. Closed Loop Systems
  • Describe Reason Codes
  • Identify Common Reason Codes
  • Outline the Steps of the Merchant Challenge Process
  • Calculate Four Common Chargeback Metrics
  • Apply Chargeback Prevention Techniques
  • Identify Common Chargeback Solutions
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.00
Rating
Course Length minutes
Course Topics
  • Categorize types of digital currencies
  • Identify features of cryptocurrencies
  • Understand the history of cryptocurrency
  • Compare and contrast how cryptocurrency can be used for and against fraud
  • Outline how cryptocurrency works as a payment method
  • Distinguish between person-to-person (P2P) and person-to-business (P2B) crypto payments
  • Identify key benefits for merchants who accept cryptocurrency as a payment
  • Outline the general process of how merchants can accept cryptocurrency payments
  • Highlight factors to consider when selecting a solution provider to accept cryptocurrency
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.00
Rating
Course Length 2 hours
Course Topics
  • Define EMV 3D Secure
  • Identify the benefits of 3DS
  • Outline the evolution of 3DS
  • Outline the process of EMV 3DS
  • Understand Device Data Collection and Method URL
  • Describe the EMV 3DS breakdown flow
  • Recognize why authentication matters
  • Define frictionless authentication
  • Define risk-based authentication
  • Define challenge-based authentication
  • Identify the global mandates of EMV 3DS
  • Understand the government mandates in place for EMV 3DS
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/02/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.00
Rating
Course Length 1 hours
Course Topics
  • Define First-Party Misuse
  • Recognize why First-Party Misuse is an issue that needs to be addressed
  • Identify cardholder motivations for submitting First-Party Misuse disputes
  • Differentiate types of First-Party Misuse
  • Classify evidence criteria needed to measure First-Party Misuse
  • Calculate the percentage of chargebacks coded as fraud that are the result of First-Party Misuse
  • Outline best practice strategies for merchants, issuers, and card networks to prevent first-party misuse
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 3.60
Rating
Course Length 4 hours
Course Topics
  • Define online fraud
  • Identify types of fraudsters
  • Categorize types of online fraud attacks
  • Understand the nuances of marketplace fraud
  • Analyze how fraudsters use address manipulation techniques
  • Define social engineering attacks and victim assisted fraud
  • Categorize types of customer fraud
  • Identify the role of a fraud analyst and the techniques used to evaluate fraud
Pricing

$450 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.50
Rating
Course Length 1 hours
Course Topics
  • Identify what is typically stolen from customers
  • Identify where fraudsters can steal customer information
  • Describe how fraudsters utilize online ads to attack companies
  • Identify the techniques fraudsters use to steal from others
  • Describe how fraudsters utilize websites and apps to steal data
  • Identify and describe how fraudsters attack online accounts to steal information
  • Explain the digital attack process utilized by fraudsters
  • Describe the purpose of each step in the attack process
  • Describe the digital attack lifecycle during an account takeover, scraping, and supply chain attack
  • Explain how fraud attacks negatively impact merchants
  • Understand the steps to prevent online fraud
  • Explain the techniques organizations use to fight against online fraud
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.00
Rating
Course Length 90 minutes
Course Topics
  • Define payments orchestration
  • List key challenges that payments orchestration aims to solve
  • Outline how payments orchestration works
  • Identify and describe the components of payments orchestration
  • Identify the key benefits of payments orchestration for merchants
  • Describe payment and fraud management costs
  • Identify initiatives that drive more efficient cost ownership
  • Outline key considerations for merchants looking to partner with a payments orchestration provider.
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

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This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 2.50
Rating
Course Length 3 hours
Course Topics
  • Define machine learning
  • Distinguish types of models and their applications in fraud management
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages between the traditional approach to fraud fighting and machine learning
  • Convert data into features that a model can use
  • List methods to label transactions as fraudulent or not
  • Deconstruct the components of a model
  • Identify key metrics for evaluating machine learning models
  • Examine common types of drift that can impact a model's performance
  • Define model scores
  • Differentiate between raw scores and calibrated scores
  • Explain decision thresholds
  • Summarize how thresholds can be combined with rules and manual review to make decisions
Pricing

$300 USD (taxes not included)

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This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.20
Rating
Course Length 1 hours
Course Topics
  • Define open banking
  • Understand use cases of open banking
  • Identify types of data access methods
  • Understand the key differences between data access methods, including security considerations
  • Understand the regulatory vs market-driven approach
  • Define the key markets globally and the different market approaches
  • Explain the unique position of the US in the open banking ecosystem.
  • Define open banking key terms
  • Understand the general open banking payments flow
  • Understand the benefits of open banking for both consumers and merchants
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

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This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 3.50
Rating
Course Length 4 hours
Course Topics
  • Recognize Payment Concepts
  • Identify Key Payments Stakeholders
  • Outline the Key Payments Processes and Ecosystem
  • Compare Payment Methods
  • Recognize Chargebacks and Interchange Fees
  • Differentiate between Payment Laws, Regulations, and Standards
  • Select Payments Best Practices
  • Identify Payment Trends
Pricing

$450 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.80
Rating
Course Length 2 hours
Course Topics
  • Identify the diverse stakeholders within the payment security landscape
  • Recognize the payment security standards and the payment regulations and compliance directives
  • Understand the role of compliance in eCommerce
  • Identify the technologies, solutions, and potential threats to the digital payment ecosystem
  • Understand the basics of card issuing and the security features
  • Explain the EMV chip process and security features
  • Explain the tokenization process and security features
  • State the elements of Strong Customer Authentication
  • Recognize the implications of SCA stakeholders
  • Identify the pros and cons of SCA and how to implement it
  • Define PCI requirements for eCommerce merchants
  • Explain how to implement, maintain, and ensure compliance
  • Define general data protection regulation and its consequences
  • Define the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Identify best practices for GDPR compliance
  • Explain the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
  • Recognize the consequences of CCPA non-compliance
  • Identify CCPA compliance strategies
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 2.50
Rating
Course Length minutes
Course Topics
  • Define the four main impacts that chargebacks have on merchants
  • Identify risk factors that can increase a merchant's chargeback rate
  • Examine how these risk factors contribute to chargebacks in high-risk industries
  • Distinguish common tools used by merchants to prevent chargebacks
  • Categorize types of chargebacks
  • Determine which factors to consider when deciding whether to fight or accept a chargeback
  • Examine types of evidence that can be included in a chargeback representment
  • Outline how to prevent and fight the following types of chargebacks:
    • Fraud
    • Cancelled Recurring
    • Cancelled Merchandise/Services
    • Declined Authorization
    • Merchandise/Service Not Provided
Pricing

$300 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.
CPE Credits: 1.40
Rating
Course Length minutes
Course Topics
  • 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
Pricing

$150 USD (taxes not included)

Members receive a special discount - find your course coupon in your Member Portal

This course was developed on 09/01/2024.

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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: nasbaregistry.org

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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 programs@merchantriskcouncil.org. 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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