Cortex XDR: Investigation and Response (EDU-262)

Master attack investigation and response in the Cortex XDR: Investigation and Response (EDU-262) course, learning to navigate the Incidents pages of the Cortex XDR console, understand causality and analytics, and utilize advanced tools like the EDL service and remote script execution, alongside crafting XDR rules and queries with XQL.

Cortex XDR: Investigation and Response (EDU-262)



The Cortex XDR course provides hands-on training on activating a Cortex XDR instance and creating agent-installation packages and security policies to shield endpoints from sophisticated, fileless attacks.

This course covers incident management, Cortex XDR causality and analytics, alert analysis using Causality and Timeline Views, and advanced Cortex XDR Pro actions like remote script execution. It also teaches management of search queries and Cortex XDR rules, working with assets and inventories, and utilizing XQL for data search and visualization, along with external data collection capabilities.


Participants are required to have completed the EDU-260 (Cortex XDR: Prevention and Deployment) course prior to enrolling.


Level: Intermediate

Duration: 2 Days

Format: Instructor-Led Training

Supported Platforms: Cortex XDR

Target Audience

The course is ideal for Cybersecurity analysts, engineers, and security operations specialists.

Best Practices

As an Authorized Training Partner, Datacipher is celebrated for its outstanding educational programs and commitment to training excellence. Our distinction lies in the depth of expertise and passion of our trainers, who are not only seasoned professionals but also active security consultants with substantial real-world experience.




Can the EDU-262 course be taken online?

Yes. Our online Cortex XDR: Investigation and Response (EDU-262) course is delivered by expert instructors using web conferencing, with live demos and access to personal labs.

Is in-person classroom training available?

Yes, in-person sessions are available at our facilities or as customized on-site training. Check our “Price and Dates” section or contact us for details.

Will I receive official course materials?

Participants receive course materials in both electronic and printed forms, including detailed slides and recordings. Ensure bookings are confirmed at least ten days ahead for printed materials.

Can the electronic coursebook be printed?

Yes, the electronic coursebook is printable for flexible study options.

Do participants receive a certificate of completion?

Upon completion, participants receive an official Palo Alto Networks certificate of completion.

Exam Resources



Study guide

Sample Questions

Course Outline

Module 1: Cortex XDR Incidents
Module 2: Causality and Analytics Concepts
Module 3: Causality Analysis of Alerts
Module 4: Advanced Response Actions
Module5: Building Search Queries
Module 6: Building XDR Rules
Module 7: Investigation Views
Module 8: Introduction to XQL
Module 9: External Data Collection
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Training Credits/Participant: 20

Payment Methods

We accept all common payment methods in both the Euro and US Dollar as well as Palo Alto Networks training credits and vouchers for this Firewall: Troubleshooting (EDU-330) training course.

  • Training Credits and Vouchers from Palo Alto Networks – We accept both training credits and training vouchers issued by Palo Alto Networks. To sign-up for a course and pay using training credits or vouchers, please use the Register button above. You can select training credits at the end of the registration form.
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Guaranteed to Run – Consigas guarantees to run this Firewall Configuration and Management (EDU-210) class, exempt in unexpected circumstances of force majeure, like an accident or illness of the instructor, which prevents the course from being conducted.

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Half and Full-Day Training
We are offering training courses both in the classical full-day as well as in a half-day format. The half-day classes are specially tailored for IT professionals who cannot afford to leave the office for several days in a row. This format allows students to attend and fully focus on the course for a couple of hours and then catch up with their day-to-day job.The training content of both schedule formats is exactly the same. The only difference is that half-day classes distribute the course over a longer period of time. Consigas is running training courses in a half-day format for many years, and we have received very positive feedback from customers. Students tell us that besides being more flexible, it also enables them to learn more effectively as it gives them more time to process all information resulting in a better understanding.

Upon completing this instructor-led course with hands-on labs, participants will be proficient in managing and investigating incidents using Cortex XDR. They will gain expertise in analyzing alerts, utilizing advanced Cortex XDR Pro actions like remote script execution, and managing search queries and rules. Additionally, they will learn to handle assets, write XQL queries, and work with Cortex XDR’s external data collection capabilities.



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