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When is the course?

Provisional dates for the next QRadar courses are:

  • 14 – 18 May 2018

  • 3 - 7 Sep 2018

If you're interested in attending one of our 2018 courses please complete our course form

The QRadar course was an excellent introduction to the concepts and deployment of SIEM systems.  The instruction was first-rate, delivered by a highly experienced QRadar consultant. Thanks to IBM, SaluteMyJob and Marco the instructor for the opportunity.
— Andrew Connor, December 2016

Where Is The Course Taking Place?

The course will take place at Hartham Park, in Corsham, Wiltshire.


What Will You Learn?

Students will learn to navigate the IBM QRadar user interface and how to investigate offences. You will search and analyse the information from which QRadar concluded as suspicious activity and conduct hands-on exercises to reinforce the skills learned. The course covers system configuration, data source configuration, and remote networks and services configuration.


Days 1 and 2: BQ102 - IBM Security QRadar SIEM Foundation

The first two days will introduce you to the IBM QRadar product. You will learn to log events and network flow data from thousands of devices, endpoints and applications distributed throughout a network. It normalises and correlates raw data to identify security offences, and uses an advanced Sense Analytics engine to baseline normal behaviour, detect anomalies, uncover advanced threats and remove false positives.

Topics covered:

  • Basic TCP/IP networking skills
  • System administration knowledge
  • Basic information security skills
  • Provides real-time visibility to the entire IT infrastructure for threat detection and prioritisation.
  • Reduces and prioritises alerts to focus security analyst investigations on an actionable list of suspected, high probability incidents.
  • Enables more effective threat management while producing detailed data access and user activity reports.
  • Offers multi-tenancy and a master console to help managed service providers provide security intelligence solutions in a cost-effective manner.


Days 3 and 4: BQ132 - IBM Security QRadar SIEM Advanced

Using the skills taught in this course, you will be able to configure processing of uncommon events, work with reference data, and develop custom rules.

Topics covered:

  • IT infrastructure
  • IT security fundamentals
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Log files and events
  • Network flows

Day 5 will include  a discussion of malware with examples, a demonstration of how QRadar handles the issue and a general discussion on security. The IBM Open Badging process will also be covered.


"The course was intense however, as it was well taught, I did not feel out of my depth at any point."

- Chris Lemin


Who Are The Courses Aimed At?

The course is aimed at former and transitioning Armed Forces personnel who are looking to work within cyber security.

This is a good foundation course for anyone looking to work in a support and operations environment. We are looking for people who have a keen interest in broadening their horizons and wish to pursue a career in cyber security.

Key Requirements

  • IT literate with windows experience
  • Desire to learn about security technologies and best practices.


What qualification will you gain?

If you pass this course you will be awarded an IBM Open Badge.


What is an IBM Open Badge?

IBM credentials are recognised, respected and valued globally in the IT industry, but communicating your credentials in today’s ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. IBM has established this opportunity so you may easily and quickly share verified proof of your achievement wherever and whenever you choose. Where applicable, your IBM credentials will be represented by a digital image that contains verified metadata describing your qualifications and the rigorous process necessary to earn them.