PAN-EDU-262 - Training

Cortex XDR 3: Investigation and Response (EDU-262)

The participation fee is CHF 2180.00.

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Cortex XDR Investigation and Response Training

This instructor-led course teaches you how to use the Incidents pages of the Cortex XDR management console to investigate attacks. It explains causality chains, detectors in the Analytics Engine, alerts versus logs, log stitching, and the concepts of causality and analytics.

You will learn how to analyze alerts using the Causality and Timeline Views and how to use advanced response actions, such as remediation suggestions, the EDL service, and remote script execution.

Multiple modules focus on how to leverage the collected data. You will create simple search queries in one module and XDR rules in another. The course demonstrate how to use specialized investigation views to visualize artifact-related data, such as IP and Hash Views. Additionally, it provides an introduction to XDR Query Language (XQL). The course concludes with Cortex XDR external-data-collection capabilities, including the use of Cortex XDR API to receive external alerts.

The course includes hands-on exercises in a lab environment to reinforce the learned material.


The main objectives of the course are:

  • Investigate and manage incidents
  • Describe the Cortex XDR causality and analytics concepts
  • Analyze alerts using the Causality and Timeline Views
  • Work with Cortex XDR Pro actions such as remote script execution
  • Create and manage on-demand and scheduled search queries in the Query Center
  • Create and manage the Cortex XDR rules BIOC and IOC
  • Working with Cortex XDR assets and inventories
  • Write XQL queries to search datasets and visualize the result sets
  • Work with Cortex XDR’s external-data collection

Course Modules

  • Cortex XDR Incidents
  • Causality and Analytics Concepts
  • Causality Analysis of Alerts
  • Advanced Response Actions
  • Building Search Queries
  • Building XDR Rules
  • Cortex XDR Assets
  • Introduction to XQL
  • External Data Collection

Target Audience

Cybersecurity analysts/engineers and security operations specialists.


Participants must have completed EDU-260 (Cortex XDR: Prevention and Deployment).

Course Materials

The course materials can be obtained as hardcopy (paper) or as eBook.
The eBooks are made available via the onSecure platform, which can be accessed online via the browser or offline via the Kitaboo app (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android). Within the platform or the app, you have the option of searching in the course materials, setting bookmarks, highlighting text passages, creating notes and printing out the content.

Further information

The price is exclusive VAT, including training materials. The training materials are in English.


Course description (pdf)