Payments Basics: a training event

I’m pleased to announce, at least via this blog, that I will be presenting an upcoming training series on commerce and software in partnership with Microsoft.  Frankly, I’m rather excited about the opportunity to engage with the ISV community in this fashion.  The sessions themselves are only 1 hour long and occur on June 10-12. 

The session is entitled:  Electronic Commerce, Integration and Security Simplified

It seems that nearly every day there is a new announcement of credit card data being stolen. These high profile cases have renewed an interest in payment security. Join us for this series of 3 web seminars that will dive into payment industry basics (terms, definitions, players), provide an overview of PCI-DSS and PA-DSS, and discuss some emergent trends in payment application security.

You can read a bit more about the event on the Commerce Lab Announcements page (which, as an aside, is a great resource for things happening the IP Commerce development community).  If you are interested in registering for the sessions themselves, you can do so here.

In an effort to cover both the technical and business impacts of commerce development, in particular security, I’ve broken up the sessions into logical learning components.  The plan is that each session can be consumed stand-alone but will also build upon the last to maximize learning opportunities.

Sessions are as follows:

Understanding Electronic Commerce

Your customers are demanding new ways to accept payments.  Do you understand the difference between credit card transactions (including debit and EBT) and ACH transactions?  What about check conversion flows and gift vs. loyalty programs?  Join us for an overview of the payments industry including a discussion of payment methods, major players, and what you need to know to develop the proper solution for your customer.

Commerce Security Fundamentals

Learn about critical new Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) compliance that impact every merchant and how software solutions that meet Payment Applications Best Practice (PABP) standards can help achieve compliance mandates.  This webinar will advise ensure you understand:

– How small businesses are impacted by security standards
– How developers can support compliance requirements and capture new revenue opportunities
– How to create clear differentiation from competitors

Solving for Commerce Complexity

With a solid understanding of payments basics and knowledge of payment security requirements, it is now time to capture this new business opportunity.  Learn how, leveraging Microsoft .Net technology, a developer can both solve for payment complexity and security with ease.  Quickly, simply, and securely meet your customer’s needs.

Please feel free to contact me, via comment or otherwise, if you have any questions about the sessions.  In addition, I’m open to recommendations for content that you would desire me to cover.

What’s your perspective? Agree? Disagree? Anything to add? Critiques?
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May 28, 2008

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