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IBM Security QRadar SIEM Administration

Course Description


IBM Security QRadar SIEM enables you to minimize the time gap between when suspicious activity occurs and when you detect it. There are a variety of administrative tools you can use to manage a QRadar SIEM deployment. This course covers system configuration, data source configuration, and remote networks and services configuration.


This course is designed for QRadar SIEM administrators and professional services personnel managing QRadar SIEM deployments.


Before taking this course, make sure that you have the following skills:
  • Basic knowledge of the purpose and use of a security intelligence platform
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line interface and PuTTY
  • Familiarity with custom rules
  • Familiarity with the Ariel database and its purpose in QRadar SIEM
  • Students should attend BQ102G, IBM Security QRadar Foundations or be able to navigate and use the QRadar SIEM Console

Key topics

Unit 1: Auto Update Unit 2: Backup and Recovery Unit 3: Index and Aggregated Data Management Unit 4: Network Hierarchy Unit 5: System Management Unit 6: License Management Unit 7: Deployment Actions Unit 8: High Availability management Unit 9: System Health and Master Console Unit 10: System Settings and Asset Profiler Configuration Unit 11: Custom Offense Close Reasons Unit 12: Store and Forward Unit 13: Reference Set Management Unit 14: Centralized Credentials Unit 15: Forwarding Destinations Unit 16: Routing Rules Unit 17: Domain Management Unit 18: Users, User Roles, and Security Profiles Unit 19: Authentication Unit 20: Authorized Services Unit 21: Backup and Recovery Unit 22: Custom Asset Properties Unit 23: Log Sources Unit 24: Log Soruce Groups Unit 25: Log Source Extensions Unit 26: Log Source Parsing Ordering Unit 27: Custom Properties Unit 28: Event and Flow Retention Unit 29: Flow Sources Unit 30: Flow Sources Aliases Unit 31: VA Scanners Unit 32: Remote Networks and Services


Learning objectives
  • Install and manage automatic updates to QRadar SIEM assets
  • Configure QRadar backup and restore policies
  • Leverage QRadar administration tools to aggregate, review, and interpret metrics
  • Use network hierarchy objects to manage QRadar SIEM objects and groups
  • Manage QRadar hosts and licenses and deploy assets
  • Monitor the health of assets in a QRadar deployment
  • Configure system settings and asset profiles
  • Configure reasons that QRadar administrators use to close offenses
  • Create and manage reference sets
  • Create the credentials used to perform authenticated scans
  • Manage, route, and store event and flow data
  • Use domains in QRadar SIEM to act as a filter for events, flows, scanners, assets, rules, offenses, and retention policies
  • Configure user accounts including user profiles, authentication, and authorizations
  • Manage custom properties for assets, events, and flows
  • Manage QRadar log sources
  • Manage QRadar flow sources
  • Integrate Vulnerability Assessment Scanner results in QRadar SIEM
  • Manage groups that monitor Internet networks and services

Course Duration

2 Days
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