x86 Basics Course

Learn the fundamentals of x86 Assembly. Explore the syntax, how data is represented, how to address memory and how to store information.

51 minutes

Course description

This course will lay the foundation for learning x86 by first looking at the syntax of writing assembly. Continuing on, you'll look at how to represent different types of data and how to interact with system memory. Lastly, we'll look at the processor registers and learn how they can be used for computations and storage.


Memory Access: How to Access Different Locations and Sizes of Memory

Video - 00:07:00

This video covers how to access different locations and sizes of memory through x86.
Registers: What Registers are Available on x86 and How are They Used

Video - 00:13:00

This video covers the x86 CPU registers, their purpose and how to interact with them.
Addressing Modes: How to Address Memory, Data and Registers

Video - 00:10:00

This video covers the different modes for addressing memory, data and registers on an x86 system.
Data Representation: How Data is Represented in x86

Video - 00:16:00

This video covers the various ways to represent data in x86 Assembly.
Assembly and Syntax: What x86 Assembly Looks Like and the Syntax Used to Write It

Video - 00:05:00

This video covers the syntax of x86, how it looks and how to write it.

Meet the author

Stephanie Domas

Stephanie Domas is the Chief Security Technology Strategist at Intel. Here, she defines and oversees execution of security technology strategies that achieve roadmap discipline, horizontal alignment and market differentiation to accelerate Intel's competitiveness in the area of Security. Partnered closely with business and industry strategists and security architects she leads a one Intel security technology vision and strategy. Prior to joining Intel Stephanie built and lead two successful cybersecurity businesses spanning professional services and Security Software in medical devices, healthcare, and embedded systems

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