Learning Path

Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA)

    Syllabus

  • Common Malware Behavior Course — 00:55:11
    • K0259, K0392, K0479, K0480, K0536, S0087, S0131

      Improve your malware-hunting skills with a course on injection types, network functions and other fundamentals of malware behavior.

  • Reversing 64-bit Malware Course — 00:14:26
    • Two videos take you through the ins and outs of reversing 64-bit malware, including functions, code samples and tools.

  • Reversing C++ Course — 00:27:18
    • Our four-video course will reintroduce you to the art of reversing C++.

  • Obfuscation, Encoding and Encryption Course — 00:40:40
    • Reintroduce yourself to three ways malware disguises itself: obfuscation, encoding and encryption.

  • Packed Malware Course — 00:16:17
    • K0479, S0093, S0270

      Sometimes, malware is just hiding. Four videos examine the issue of packed malware, including tools, tricks and popular packers.

  • Anti-Disassembly, Anti-Debugging and Anti-VM Course — 00:32:07
    • K0189, K0479, S0093

      Malware doesn’t want to be disassembled, and it’s going to fight you. Seven videos examine anti-disassembly, anti-debugging and anti-VM strategies used by malware.

  • Reversing Rootkits Course — 00:11:02
    • Look more closely at the challenge of reversing rootkits with four videos on rootkit structure and behavior.

  • Debugging Course — 00:41:37
    • K0079, K0186, S0014, S0093

      A close and personal look at debugging, with nine videos taking you through stepping, breakpoints and exceptions and more. Includes in-depth examples.

  • Windows Internals Course — 00:33:36
    • Explore the reverse-engineering of Windows with this course on Windows internals such as network APIs and services.

  • C Code in Assembly Course — 00:48:52
    • Take a closer look at C code in assembly, including loops, linked lists, stacks and heaps.

  • Reversing Tools Course — 00:32:26
    • Explore the intricacies of multiple reversing tools, beginning with a close look at Interactive Dissasembler (IDA).

  • Disassembly Course — 00:47:33
    • Examine the intricacies of assembly and disassembly in an X86 context. Includes videos on arithmetic instructions, logical instructions and operands.

  • Introduction to Reverse Engineering Course — 00:47:33
    • Take a closer look at the art and science of reverse-engineering with a course on machine code, assembly language, system-level reversing and more.

  • Introduction to Malware Analysis Course — 00:28:13
    • Explore malware analysis with a course covering static and dynamic analysis, tools, malware types and analysis methodologies.

  • CREA Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:25:00
  • CREA Practice Exam Assessment — 00:25:00

Syllabus

What you will learn

This learning path builds your reverse engineering skills and prepares you to earn your Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) certification. You’ll take a deep dive into reverse engineering, including different malware types, tools and techniques, as you progress through 14 courses tied to the primary CREA certification exam objectives. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your CREA certification and validate your knowledge around reverse engineering malware.

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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