Learning Path

Introduction to x86 Disassembly

Explore the foundations of x86 assembly.

What you will learn

This learning path will teach you how computer processors truly execute code. You’ll learn how to read and write your own code and how to build your own pure assembly applications, all by diving into the world of assembly. Upon completion, you’ll have the knowledge to write, compile and debug pure assembly applications, or start to debug and dissect other people’s applications.

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What is x86 Assembly?

Course — 00:22:24

K0051, K0139, K0227, K0372

Learn what computer assembly is, where it originated from and how it’s used.

x86 Basics

Course — 00:51:00

K0051, K0139, K0372, S0239

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

Programming in x86

Course — 01:12:58

K0051, K0068, K0139, K0372, S0239, S0257

Learn the most common x86 instructions and how to use them. With the basics down, you’ll learn how to assemble and run an application fully written in x86 Assembly.

Calls, Strings and Codes

Course — 01:16:00

K0051, K0068, K0139, K0372, S0239, S0257

Learn how to do basic input and output, work with strings and condition codes at the x86 Assembly level. Then try your hand at your first project by building your own x86 Assembly program.


Course — 00:38:16

K0051, K0068, K0079, K0139, K0186, K0188, K0372, K0396, S0014, S0239, S0257

Learn how to debug at the assembly level and how to recover the assembly code from already-built binaries. Practice identifying common assembly fault conditions, then finish with a debugging project.

Logic Flows

Course — 01:02:22

K0051, K0068, K0139, K0372, K0396, S0239, S0257

Learn how to use logical flows in assembly to create code branches and optional code paths.

x86 Disassembly Skill Assessment

Assessment — 36 questions — 00:18:00

Meet the author

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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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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