InsightIDR Certified Specialist

Course Description

Interested in eliminating false alerts and reducing your workload in your incident detection and response program? Whether you’re just getting started in information security or are migrating from another security solution, this two-day interactive, lab-driven course is designed to jumpstart your mastery of InsightIDR, giving you the tips and tricks you need to successfully adapt to evolving threats and expose attackers.

For flexible and accessible learning, this course is offered both virtually and on-site at your facility. The virtual class is hosted remotely on a Rapid7 lab and features simulated exercises against multiple scenario-driven target environments. Customers who participate in on-site trainings will apply their learned skills in hands-on scenarios in their own environment.

All participants will have access to the InsightIDR Certified Specialist Exam as part of their training program; go from being the student to the master and leverage the knowledge gained from class to become certified.


Upcoming Courses


What You'll Learn

Introduction to InsightIDR

  • What it is and how it works
  • How InsightIDR helps disrupt the attack chain


  • Installing collectors and endpoints
  • Installing intruder traps

Operation of InsightIDR

  • Searching event logs
  • Creating dashboards
  • Generating and scheduling reports
  • Starting investigations


  • Configuring threats and alerts
  • Managing users, roles, and permissions

Day 1

Your first day will include an overview of InsightIDR, its components, and how they can work within your existing security environment. You will also have access to a test environment where you can familiarize yourself with the components, and a demo environment where you will work with sample data.

  • Introduction
  • The Attack Chain
  • InsightIDR Architecture
  • Navigating the User Interface
  • Installing Collectors
  • Configuring Event Sources
  • Installing Honeypots
  • Managing Users

Day 2

Day 2 will focus on the day to day operation of InsightIDR and cover basic troubleshooting concepts. Still wondering how InsightIDR will address aspects of your particular environment? Our experts are available to advise in the latter half of the session.

  • Log Search
  • Dashboards
  • Threats
  • Alerts
  • Investigations & Forensics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Course Review & Practice Exam


Ideally, attendees should have the following:

  • Experience with Windows® and Linux Operating Systems
  • Basic knowledge of information security concepts and terminology


Open-enrollment class - $2,000 per student

On-site class - $7,000 per course plus travel & expenses, up to 5 attendees

Applicable CPEs: 16


Training Registration
InsightIDR Certified Specialist

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