Training: Accelerated Mac OS X Core Dump Analysis

Learn how to analyze app crashes and freezes, navigate through process core memory dump space and diagnose corruption, memory leaks, CPU spikes, blocked threads, deadlocks, wait chains, and much more. We use a unique and innovative pattern-driven analysis approach to speed up the learning curve. The training consists of practical step-by-step exercises using Xcode and GDB environments highlighting more than 30 patterns diagnosed in 64-bit process core memory dumps. The training also includes an overview of relevant similarities and differences between Windows and Mac OS X user space memory dump analysis useful for engineers with Wintel background.

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Software Diagnostics Services ( organizes a training course:

If you are registered you are allowed to optionally submit your app core dumps before the training. This will allow us in addition to the carefully constructed problems tailor additional examples to the needs of the attendees.

The training consists of 2 two-hour sessions. When you finish the training you additionally get:

  1. A full transcript in PDF format (retail price $300)
  2. 6 volumes of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology in PDF format (retail price $120)
  3. A personalized attendance certificate with unique CID (PDF format)
  4. Free Software Diagnostics Library membership

Prerequisites: Basic Mac OS X troubleshooting and debugging

Audience: Software technical support and escalation engineers, system administrators, software developers and quality assurance engineers.

At this time available only in PDF book format with $200 discount.

If you are mainly interested in Windows memory dump analysis there is another course available:

Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis