NEW Cortex XDR Digital Learning Course Available Now!

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Read about the NEW Cortex XDR Digital Learning Course Available Now! Find detailed information about EDU-160 and links on how to sign up. Learn more about Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks in this free course. Got Questions? Get Answers on LIVE community!


Greetings to all!

Palo Alto Networks Global Enablement Education Services Team is happy to announce the newest addition to the Free Online Digital Learning Courses—Cortex XDR (EDU-160).


In case you haven't heard about Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks recently unveiled cutting-edge innovations to help deliver more autonomous security for customers. That's right! Cortex offers the industry’s only open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform, and Cortex XDR, on the other hand, integrates endpoint, cloud, and network data to stop sophisticated attacks and adapt defenses to prevent future threats.


This new digital learning course is self-paced with narrated and interactive modules, demonstrations of the product user interface, simulations and knowledge check questions.



Successful completion of EDU-160 will help you gain in-depth knowledge about how to activate, deploy, and operate the Cortex XDR solution and how analysts and specialists can perform investigation and triage.


This training also includes an online, open-book, post-class exit exam assessment designed to serve as an objective indication of your knowledge about Cortext XDR and how to activate, deploy, and operate the Cortex XDR solution, including perform triage of alerts.


The course will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Cortex XDR
  • Preparation for Cortex XDR Deployment
  • Activating the Cortex XDR Service
  • Cortex XDR - Analytics
  • Cortex XDR - Investigation and Response



This training is intended for anyone who is a Cybersecurity Analyst and/or Security Operations Specialist.


This training is about two hours long.



Before you can access this training, you must already have a Palo Alto Networks account in our Learning Center. If you don't have an existing account with Palo Alto Networks, go to the Learning Center to register for an account. Select the appropriate user type and follow the directions provided to create an account. Be sure to register with your business or academic email address that is based on your relationship with Palo Alto Networks.


If you already have an account, the course is available directly at



The best part about this training is the cost, which is FREE!


Don’t miss out on learning all about Cortex XDR!


For more information on this course, including an overview video, please see the Education announcement here:

Digital Learning Announcement: Cortex XDR (EDU-160)


Education Resources:

More information on Education can be found on the NEW Education area inside of the Live Community here:

Education Resource on Live Community


Also, if you have any education questions, please be sure to check out the Education FAQ's here:

Education FAQs


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Stay Secure,

Joe Delio

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L2 Linker - doesnt work even for registered users

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

@dbatrankov ,

What exactly are you having trouble with? That link will take you directly to the Training Details for the EDU-160 course, and the curriculum appears to be working perfectly fine. 

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What browser do you use? Did you click your link from article in Chrome?

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Chrome, Edge, Edge Beta, all work perfectly fine. 

L0 Member

Following error starting the course on


Sign On Error
No value found for SAML_SUBJECT when building the assertion from name/value pairs: {SAML_AUTHN_CTX=urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:unspecified, SAML_NAME_FORMAT=urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified}
You do not have access to this resource or an error occurred during the login process. Please see if you continue to have problems.
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I am sorry that you are having issues with logging in. 

Please reach out to the EDU group here and let them know, they should be able to help you out.

L0 Member

Hi, is there any certification / exam related with Cortex technologies ?

L0 Member

Is there a prerequisite class to this one?

I searched the site and saw no prerequisite but I want to make sure.

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