Online Training: Advanced Windows Memory Dump Analysis with Data Structures

Software Diagnostics Services organizes this online training course.

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Learn how to navigate through memory dump space and Windows data structures to diagnose, troubleshoot, and debug complex software incidents. The training uses a unique and innovative pattern-oriented analysis approach to speed up the learning curve. It consists of 15 practical step-by-step exercises using WinDbg to diagnose structural and behavioral patterns in the 64-bit kernel and complete (physical) memory dumps. Additional topics include memory search, kernel linked list navigation, practical WinDbg scripting including built-in language and JavaScript, registry, system variables and objects, device drivers, I/O, file system filters, and security. The training is based on the 4th revised edition of the Advanced Windows Memory Dump Analysis with Data Structures book. It is also optionally containerized. The new version uses the latest WinDbg and includes additional scripting and memory topics.

Slides from the previous training sessions

Before the training, you get:

  • Practical Foundations of Windows Debugging, Disassembling, Reversing, Second Edition PDF book (+300 pages)
  • The current PDF book version
  • The previous training recording
  • Access to Software Diagnostics Library with more than 380 cross-referenced patterns of memory dump analysis, their classification, and more than 70 case studies

After the training, you also get:

  • The new PDF book edition
  • Personalized Certificate of Attendance with unique CID
  • Optional Personalized Certificate of Completion with unique CID (after the tests)
  • Answers to questions during training sessions
  • Current training sessions recording

Prerequisites: Basic and intermediate level Windows memory dump analysis: the ability to list processors, processes, threads, modules, apply symbols, walk through stack traces and raw stack data, diagnose patterns such as heap corruption, CPU spike, memory leaks, access violation, wait chains and deadlocks. If you don't feel comfortable with prerequisites, then Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis training or the corresponding book is recommended before attending this training.

Audience: Software technical support and escalation engineers, system administrators, security researchers, reverse engineers, malware and memory forensics analysts, software developers, and quality assurance engineers.