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Lead Story

Elavon versus Cisero's dispute could have major repercussions


Industry Update

Will PayPal hit critical mass with recent deals? hit with breach, lawsuit

Visa says PIN unnecessary for EMV in U.S.

A European perspective on U.S. EMV

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

N.J. unclaimed property ruling favors prepaid, sort of

nFinanSe, InComm wrangle over reload network


The CPP exam - before, during and after

Steve Norell
US Merchant Services Inc.

Big changes ahead

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
Putting the right tools into your tool kit

Bill Pirtle
C3ET Credit Card Consortia for Education & Training Inc.

Strategic planning nuts and bolts

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Give your goals some oomph!

Adam Moss and Jeffrey Shavitz
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Turn no into knowledge

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Are your marketing materials compliant?

Peggy Bekavac Olson
Strategic Marketing

Company Profile

CSR - Compliance Solutions and Resources

New Products

A mobile app for Windows

Aircharge Windows Mobile
Cynergy Data LLC


You, too, can become a CPP


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Resource Guide



2012 Calendar of events

A Bigger Thing

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February 13, 2012  •  Issue 12:02:01

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You, too, can become a CPP

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

The inaugural round of testing for the Electronic Transactions Association's Certified Payments Professional (CPP) program is complete, and 180 of the 220 individuals who took the test scored high enough to earn the CPP designation. If you'd like to be on the CPP list, now is the time to begin preparing for the test.

First, determine when you want to take the exam, which is offered twice a year. The next test windows are May 1 through 31 and Nov. 1 through 30, 2012. Their respective deadlines are April 1 and Oct. 1. Be sure to get your application in on time - given the pace of the payments industry, it's easy for important, but not urgent, items to slip through the cracks.

If you're like most working adults, it's probably been a while since you've taken a test. And the skills required to succeed in sales are different in many respects than those needed to score well on multiple choice exams. Following are several tips to help you prepare so you can be confident when you walk into your nearest testing center that you've done your best to master the material on the exam.

Study well, study often

It is also important that you eat well, exercise and get plenty of rest throughout your test preparation period, especially in the days before your exam. And on your appointed day, focus on enjoying how well your mind works as you, a well-prepared professional, breeze through the test.

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