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Cortex XDR 2: Prevention, Analysis, and Response

Successful completion of this instructor-led course with hands-on lab activities should enhance the student’s understanding of how to activate a Cortex XDR instance; create agent installation packages to install the Cortex XDR agents; create security policies and profiles to protect endpoints against multi-stage, fileless attacks built using malware and exploits; respond to attacks using response actions; understand behavioral threat analysis, log stitching, agent-provided enhanced endpoint data, and causality analysis; investigate and triage attacks using the incident management page of Cortex XDR and analyze alerts using the Causality and Timeline analysis views; use API to insert alerts; create BIOC rules; and search a lead in raw data sets in Cortex Data Lake using Cortex XDR Query Builder.

Target Audience

Cybersecurity analysts and engineers, and security operations specialists.

The technical curriculum developed and authorized by Palo Alto Networks and delivered by Palo Alto Networks Authorized Training Partners helps provide the knowledge and expertise that prepare you to protect our digital way of life. Our trusted certifications validate your knowledge of the Palo Alto Networks product portfolio and your ability to help prevent successful cyberattacks and safely enable applications.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Differentiate the architecture and components of the Cortex XDR family
  • Describe Cortex, Cortex Data Lake, the Customer Support Portal, and the hub
  • Activate Cortex XDR, deploy the agents, and work with the management console
  • Work with the Cortex XDR management console, describe a typical management page, and work with the tables and filter
  • Create Cortex XDR agent installation packages, endpoint groups, policies, and profiles
  • Create and manage exploit and malware profiles, and perform response actions
  • Describe detection challenges with behavioral threats
  • Differentiate the Cortex XDR rules BIOC and IOC, and create and manage them
  • Describe the Cortex XDR causality analysis and analytics concepts
  • Triage and investigate alerts and incidents, and create alert starring and exclusion policies
  • Work with the Causality and Timeline Views and investigate threats in the Query Center

Pre-Requisites

Participants must be familiar with enterprise security concepts.

Course Content

Module 1: Cortex XDR Family Overview

Module 2: Working with the Cortex Apps

Module 3: Getting Started with Endpoint Protection

Module 4: Malware Protection

Module 5: Exploit Protection

Module 6: Exceptions and Response Actions

Module 7: Behavioral Threat Analysis

Module 8: Cortex XDR Rules

Module 9: Incident Management

Module 10: Alert Analysis Views

Module 11: Search and Investigate

Module 12:  Basic Troubleshooting

Exams & Certification

There are no exams currently aligned to this course.

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