instructor-led training

(EDU-260) Cortex XDR: Prevention and Deployment

3 Days
Instructor-Led Training
Supported Platforms
Cortex XDR

(EDU-260) Cortex XDR - Prevention and Deployment helps you to :

This instructor-led training enables you to prevent attacks on your endpoints. After an overview of the Cortex XDR components, the training introduces the Cortex XDR management console and demonstrates how to install agents on your endpoints and how to create Security profiles and policies.

The training enables you to perform and track response actions, tune profiles, and work with Cortex XDR alerts. It concludes by discussing basic troubleshooting of the agent, the on-premises Broker VM component, and Cortex XDR deployment.


Successful completion of this instructor-led course with hands-on lab activities should enable you to:

  • Describe the architecture and components of the Cortex XDR family
    Use the Cortex XDR management console, including reporting
  • Create Cortex XDR agent installation packages, endpoint groups, and policies
  • Deploy Cortex XDR agents on endpoints
  • Create and manage Exploit and Malware Prevention profiles
  • Investigate alerts and prioritize them using starring and exclusion policies
  • Tune Security profiles using Cortex XDR exceptions
  • Perform and track response actions in the Action Center
  • Perform basic troubleshooting related to Cortex XDR agents
  • Deploy a Broker VM and activate the Local Agents Settings applet
  • Understand Cortex XDR deployment concepts and activation requirements
  • Work with the Customer Support Portal and Cortex XDR Gateway for authentication and authorization

Target Audience

Cybersecurity analysts and engineers and security operations specialists, as well as administrators and product deployers.


Participants must be familiar with enterprise product deployment, networking, and security concepts.

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Authorized Courseware

Each attendee will receive a student guide and lab exercise guide in the form of a secure PDF. Students will access these materials by creating an account with a third party platform, Kortext, hosted by our fulfilment supplier.

Training credit information

Palo Alto Networks Training Credits allow you a single point of purchase for training for use throughout the year. Training credits are redeemable by all employees within an organization for any Palo Alto Networks open enrollment, private on-site, or online course offered by our Authorized Training Partners (ATPs).

Course Modules

  1. Cortex XDR Overview
  2. Cortex XDR Main Components
  3. Cortex XDR Management Console
  4. Profiles and Policy Rules
  5. Malware Protection
  6. Exploit Protection
  7. Cortex XDR Alerts
  8. Tuning Policies Using Exceptions
  9. Response Actions
  10. Basic Agent Troubleshooting
  11. Broker VM Overview
  12. Deployment Considerations

Authorized Training Partners


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