Learning Path

Introduction to x86 Disassembly

    Syllabus

  • 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.

  • x86 Disassembly 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.

  • Debugging 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What is x86 Assembly? Course — 00:22:24
    • Learn what computer assembly is, where it originated from and how it’s used.

  • x86 Disassembly Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:18:00

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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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Meet the author

Stephanie Domas is Executive Vice President at MedSec. In this role, she leads the development of cybersecurity products and services to support medical device manufacturers on design, architecture, security risk management, regulatory filings, penetration testing and execution of security best practices in the development of medical devices, as well as vulnerability and asset management of connected medical devices in hospitals.

Mrs. Domas has spent 10+ years doing security research at the x86 level. She is emphatic that whether your goal is to be a better developer, security researcher, or reverse engineer, knowledge of assembly is crucial. She is passionate about spreading the joy of x86 and routinely teaches training and speaks on x86 assembly at security events such as Blackhat, Defcon and Derbycon.

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How to claim CPEs

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