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
  • Gain background knowledge as to 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
    • FIME Test cards
    • Savvi test tool & Savvi Test Host

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

Includes a binder, notebook, pen, USB key and your official certificate

FIME "Plus"

  • 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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