QRadar Basic

The QRadar Basic track at Virtual Master Skills University is specially designed to help newer QRadar users (with less than one year of experience) accelerate their QRadar knowledge and skills. In live sessions led by QRadar subject matter experts, you'll learn about QRadar architecture and deployment types, administrative tasks, data and log sources, and more. Then, in self-paced virtual labs, you'll practice what you learned. If you're new to QRadar, don't miss this unique opportunity to jump-start your skills!

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Master Skills University 2020 - QRadar Basic

The total time required to complete this roadmap is 23h 17m.

Welcome to Virtual Master Skills University 2020! This is IBM Security's very first virtual Master Skills event, and we're thrilled that you've chosen to spend part of your week with us. Each day, you'll experience advanced-level knowledge transfer from our top subject matter experts, get hands-on with self-paced virtual labs, and have opportunities to chat live with our experts. Here on Security Learning Academy, you'll find replays of the live Master Skills University sessions, all of the hands-on virtual Master Skills University labs, a virtual Escape Room game, additional relevant courses to help you continue your learning, and more.

To join the live sessions each day, use the “Attendee Catalog” link in your event confirmation and reminder emails. When they are available, recordings of the live sessions will become available here on Security Learning Academy. You cannot access the live sessions from Security Learning Academy.


Day 1: Monday, Sept 21, 2020


Day 2: Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020


Day 3: Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020


Day 4: Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 (Cloud Pak for Security)


Additional Learning


QRadar offense prioritization

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will learn how QRadar represents offenses and what information you can get out of them.

QRadar rules and building blocks

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will learn the different types and categories of rules & building blocks. You will also learn how to build rules from scratch and verify the results.

QRadar assets

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will learn the importance of assets in QRadar and what information they provide when investigating incidents.

QRadar flows

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will learn what flows are and their importance in detecting anomaly communications.

QRadar custom log sources

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will learn how to use the DSM Editor to create custom log sources in QRadar.

QRadar event data sources and log source management

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will learn what data sources are and how they can be integrated in QRadar. You will also learn about log sources and how they are managed.

An overview to navigating QRadar

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will get a first impression, how to navigate the QRadar UI.

QRadar architecture and deployment types

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, you will learn where and how QRadar is deployed, understand the role of each appliance type, and understand how QRadar collects and processes data.