Barnes International announces 2015 EMV Training Schedule

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Petersfield, UK, January 14th, 2015 – Barnes International, a global smart card test tool leader, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2015 EMV training programme, which is designed for organisations approaching the transition from magnetic stripe to chip and PIN credit and debit cards for the very first time.

The 3-day training course combines theory, industry examples and demonstrations to provide an in-depth education on how to use and ensure the integrity of chip card technology to secure financial transactions. At the end of the course, participants will be armed with a wealth of knowledge to make a confident contribution to the EMV card issuance process within their organisation.

Topics covered include:

  • Module 1:  EMV Overview
  • Module 2: EMV Transaction Flow
  • Module 3: EMV Card Applications (contact & contactless)
  • Module 4: Chip Card Structure
  • Module 5: EMV Fraud Prevention
  • Module 6: EMV Cryptography & Key Management
  • Module 7: EMV Card Personalisation
  • Module 8: Card Personalisation Testing

Dates and locations are:

  • San Francisco, 26 – 28 January 2015
  • Bangalore, 2 – 4 February 2015
  • Mexico City, 23 – 25 February 2015
  • Singapore, 23 – 25 March 2015
  • Dallas, 30 March – 1 April 2015
  • Miami, 13 – 15 April 2015

Brian Summerhayes, Managing Director, Barnes International comments: “We launched our EMV public course schedule late last year and our chip card experts trained over 100 people in just a few months.  We expect the demand to be greater in 2015, since this is such a significant year for EMV-rollout.  The support, education and guidance we offer to card issuers, card manufacturers and personalisation bureau is invaluable at such a critical time in their product development.”

Full details of the training course can be found at For more information, or to register your place, please contact

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