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IDA Pro Concepts and Basic Functionality

by Josh Stroschein

The ability to reverse engineer binary code is accomplished through the use of complex tools which translate machine code. This course will teach you everything you need to know about IDA Pro to get started using this indispensable tool.

What you'll learn

When reverse engineering, a significant amount of time is spent analyzing disassembled or decompiled code, and no other tool is as widely known for this task as IDA Pro. In this course, IDA Pro Concepts and Basic Functionality, you’ll learn the basics of IDA Pro. First, you’ll explore IDA’s core functionality and common use cases for cyber security professionals. Next, you’ll discover how IDA handles a variety of executable file formats and processor architectures. Finally, you’ll get hands-on with IDA Pro to explore key user interface components and see the decompiler in action. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of IDA Pro needed to start learning this powerful tool.

About the author

Josh is an experienced malware analyst and reverse engineer and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others. He is a reverse engineer with the FLARE team at Google, where he focuses on tackling the latest threats. Josh is an accomplished trainer, providing training at places such as Ring Zero, BlackHat, Defcon, Toorcon, Hack-In-The-Box, Suricon, and other public and private venues. Josh is also an author on Pluralsight, where he publishes content around malware analysis, reverse engineer... more

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