Terminal Level 3  

Discover DN & DCI E2E 

Achieving Discover acquirer terminal E2E certification

This training program focuses on the end-to-end (E2E) terminal certification process (including Discover Network, Diners Club International and Pulse) and provides attendees with a complete overview of the Discover Financial Services (DFS) E2E process


  • Understand the DFS terminal E2E certification process

  • Understand why E2E certification is necessary and who the key stakeholders are

  • Understand each stage of the certification process

Key topics

  • What is the Discover acquirer terminal E2E certification process?

  • When to perform E2E

  • What are the key step in the E2E certification process?

Day 1 | Discover E2E overview


What is the Discover’s acquirer terminal E2E certification process?

  • How E2E testing compares to EMVCo

  • The different stages of testing (host, terminal and production)

  • What is expected during the E2E terminal testing phase

When is E2E certification required?

  • The differences between certification types (initial, recertification & expansion)

  • When E2E certification is required?

  • When E2E certification is recommended?


Overview of the acquirer terminal E2E certification process

  • E2E prerequisites

  • The E2E process - FIME and the roles of customers

  • Certification Request Form (CRF)

  • Response Form (RF) test plan

  • Acquirer, terminal and simulator set up

  • Test case execution and log capture

  • Waivers and Letter of Certification (LoC)

FIME tools to enable End-to-End acquirer terminal certification

Level of difficulty



1 day


10 max


Acquiring banks, project managers, technical managers and terminal Integration testers


Basic knowledge of payment and card systems

Training pack

Your training pack includes:

  • A binder

  • A note book

  • A pen

  • An USB key

  • Your certificate

Training pack

  • Stay in contact with your FIME trainer, following your session for continued support and insight

  • Be part of FIME's trainee community and stay up to date with the latest technological developments

  • Receive an official FIME certificate to recognize your participation

Dedicated training session (at customer premises)

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