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IBM QRadar SIEM Foundations

  • Tuition USD $2,385
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code BQ104G
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

IBM Security QRadar enables deep visibility into network, endpoint, user, and application activity. It provides collection, normalization, correlation, and secure storage of events, flows, assets, and vulnerabilities. Suspected attacks and policy breaches are highlighted as offenses. In this course, you learn about the solution architecture, how to navigate the user interface, and how to investigate offenses. You search and analyze the information from which QRadar concluded a suspicious activity. Hands-on exercises reinforce the skills learned.

 

In this 3-day instructor-led course, you learn how to perform the following tasks:

  • Describe how QRadar collects data to detect suspicious activities- - - - - - -
  • Describe the QRadar architecture and data flows
  • Navigate the user interface
  • Define log sources, protocols, and event details
  • Discover how QRadar collects and analyzes network flow information
  • Describe the QRadar Custom Rule Engine
  • Utilize the Use Case Manager app
  • Discover and manage asset information
  • Learn about a variety of QRadar apps, content extensions, and the App Framework
  • Analyze offenses by using the QRadar UI and the Analyst Workflow app
  • Search, filter, group, and analyze security data
  • Use AQL for advanced searches
  • Use QRadar to create customized reports
  • Explore aggregated data management
  • Define sophisticated reporting using Pulse Dashboards
  • Discover QRadar administrative tasks

Extensive lab exercises are provided to allow students an insight into the routine work of an IT Security Analyst operating the IBM QRadar SIEM platform. The exercises cover the following topics:

  • Architecture exercises
  • UI - Overview exercises
  • Log Sources exercises
  • Flows and QRadar Network Insights exercises
  • Custom Rule Engine (CRE) exercises
  • Use Case Manager app exercises
  • Assets exercises
  • App Framework exercises
  • Working with Offenses exercises.
  • Search, filtering, and AQL exercises
  • Reporting and Dashboards exercises
  • QRadar - Admin tasks exercises

The lab environment for this course uses the IBM QRadar SIEM 7.4 platform.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, you should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Describe how QRadar collects data to detect suspicious activities
  • Describe the QRadar architecture and data flows
  • Navigate the user interface
  • Define log sources, protocols, and event details
  • Discover how QRadar collects and analyzes network flow information
  • Describe the QRadar Custom Rule Engine
  • Utilize the Use Case Manager app
  • Discover and manage asset information
  • Learn about a variety of QRadar apps, content extensions, and the App Framework
  • Analyze offenses by using the QRadar UI and the Analyst Workflow app
  • Search, filter, group, and analyze security data
  • Use AQL for advanced searches
  • Use QRadar to create customized reports
  • Explore aggregated data management
  • Define sophisticated reporting using Pulse Dashboards
  • Discover QRadar administrative tasks

Who Can Benefit

This course is designed for security analysts, security technical architects, offense managers, network administrators, and system administrators using QRadar SIEM.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, make sure that you have the following skills:

  • IT infrastructure
  • IT security fundamentals
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Syslog

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Unit 0: IBM Security QRadar 7.4 - Fundamentals 
  • Unit 1: QRadar Architecture
  • Unit 2: QRadar UI - Overview
  • Unit 3: QRadar - Log Source
  • Unit 4: QRadar flows and QRadar Network Insights
  • Unit 5: QRadar Custom Rule Engine (CRE)
  • Unit 6: QRadar Use Case Manager app
  • Unit 7: QRadar - Assets
  • Unit 8: QRadar extensions
  • Unit 9: Working with Offenses
  • Unit 10: QRadar - Search, filtering, and AQL
  • Unit 11: QRadar - Reporting and Dashboards
  • Unit 12: QRadar - Admin Console
     

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

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We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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Very interactive and in-depth course that really got me ready for the industry

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great class and packed with material, would have lived to spread it more into many days but overall very informative.

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