ElearnSecurity: Malware Analysis Professional Version 1

chrisonechrisone Senior MemberMember Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
New ElearnSecurity Webinar Malware Analysis Professional (MAP). 

https://www.elearnsecurity.com/resources/webinars/mapv1_launch

Join eLearnSecurity for a webinar announcing our newest training course, Malware Analysis Professional (MAP). MAP was designed to train cyber security professionals in the intricacies of dissecting and understanding malicious software. On May 19th at 1pm EDT, our expert course creators will detail what you’ll learn from our brand new course--including various solutions for dynamic and static analysis--and demonstrate one of the many new labs available throughout the course. Help spread the word by inviting your friends and colleagues. As always, launch events come with special discounts and giveaways for attendees.


Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
2021 Goals
Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,260 Admin
    I just registered. This webinar is Tue, 19 May, 10-11AM PDT. I'll post my thoughts afterward.

    Thanks for the heads-up! :D

  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I am waiting for the PTXv2 updates :smile:

    If anyone has the time check out this video by John Hammond about eCPPT. Towards the end, he also addresses the elephant in the room (oscp vs ecppt) lol 
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,829 Mod
    I'm registered. Really interested in seeing how this compares to ARES, or if it's a complete replacement for it since ARES hasn't been updated in forever.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited May 2020
    I have ARES and never really touched it. The author of the course left elearnsecurity many years ago, so this is probably the end of that course. 
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    BUMP, looks like its starting in 40 minutes. Curious what other experienced malware analysis professionals think about the topics covered. As I am still not really sold on needing a malware analysis certification, but that may change after the webinar. 
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,829 Mod
    I'm highly interested in how well the course covers both RE in general and malware analysis. I have a huge interest in doing RE for research and fun (and profit lol). 
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I have a couple interests\reasons for RE\MA. 
    1. Fun & pick up a new skill
    2. Speaking with many AWE class attendees and OSEE cert holders, they have mentioned RE\MA was one of the keys. The students felt stuck during the class because they didn't have enough experience with RE\MA. OSEE is a 2 year goal I have. 

    30 mins....well see
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,260 Admin
    I'm in the webinar now and waiting for the commercial block to complete.
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,829 Mod
    Oh snap!!! ARES is now REP and included with MAP. Gimme that 30% existing student discount and I'm in!

    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Well now I want to know if I can get a further minor discount on MAP for already owning ARES? :smile:

    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,260 Admin
    Ugh, this is more information than I wanted to know. Someone just post a summary for me, plz   :/
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,260 Admin
    Ask if the ARES information now included in MAP has been recently updated.
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,829 Mod
    Soooo it looks like MAP is basically combining their RE course with Malware Analysis to create a new course. Which I'm here for. I've been close to pulling the trigger on ARES for about a year but it seemed so outdated so I've held out for a new course. The material doesn't necessarily needs to change, but as long as they reformatted it then that's good.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited May 2020
    ok it is confirmed, ARES(REP) content has NOT been updated.
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited May 2020
    wow! because I had ARES I got the MAP course ELITE edition for $250! Yep I bought it lol

    Speaking only from my current situation, originally I really did not have any plans on buying this course. I just didn't see the immediate need for a malware analysis course for my career. For the price at which I got the course I couldn't deny it was a great deal I could not pass up. As it stands, I do not have plans to study or pursue the course at this moment. I am looking forward to the eCPTx2 upgrade hopefully later this year. I have enough on my plate to work on this year.  
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 974 ■■■■■■■■□□
    HUmm.. you are getting me near to pull the trigger..  I know that RE/MA is not something I will need soon, but it look fun.  I dont think they will discount more than 1599$ with edition upgrade and 20% off.. However I have much on my plate.. GPEN exam in a few week.. ECJPT is not finished... 
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 974 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Ah... I will start by the Malware Analysis Learning path on Pluralsight..30h of video.. it should give me more than enough for now
  • nathandrakenathandrake Member Posts: 69 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Slightly off topic.  Did anyone that was registered for this webinar get an email yesterday stating:
    "Thank you for enrolling into our MAPv1 training course! By now you probably know that this course focuses on the hands-on training, using our industry leading virtual labs. With your enrollment you got a limited number of hours to access those labs. While those might be enough, we got many students asking for additional lab hours to prepare even better for the exam, or to simply keep on practicing and trying new things forever."

    Based on this email, I was almost certain that I was going to be one of the people that won the free course.  I was slightly disappointed when they didn't call me name, but I also need to focus on finishing the MASPT course and then enrolling in the WAPTX course before I start trying to learn another skill.  So probably for the best.  


  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Wow what a tease! I didn't get that email, must have been a glitch in the matrix. I feel the same as you, if you already have other elearn courses, you maybe better off finishing those courses. I just asked myself, is an employer for a blue team position really going to desire RE\MA skills over the others? I hate to pit one skill against the next as ALL will help a security career, but I don't think most blue team jobs are going to have you spend time reverse engineering malware, unless the position is very specific in REM. I just want REM skills to help me with exploit development which is another skill set that wont be asked of, unless again the position is a very specific red team role in exploit dev. Eventually sometime early next year I will focus my attention on this cert, for now there are more important topics to cover. 

    just my two cents, willing to always change my opinion.
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • jeremy_dfirjeremy_dfir CISSP, eCDFP, eCTHP GreeceMember Posts: 23 ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited May 2020
    Couldn't resist and bought the course (myself, no company budget this time :disappointed: ). I think the below clarifies things. MAP (the new stuff) is a fully featured course... See the attached from the forums...

    The old ARES modules are like 40-50 slides each. I wouldn't even name them modules TBH. MAP has really lengthy modules. So, MAP is the biggest part and ARES is just a supplement in this case.

  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Very cool! I am assuming the cert has nothing to do with ARES\REP? But one should probably still work on REP for supplemental knowledge.
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    EnCase Courses: DF120 (in progress), DF210, DF310
    Certs: AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User (obtained), Splunk Enterprise Sys Admin
  • jeremy_dfirjeremy_dfir CISSP, eCDFP, eCTHP GreeceMember Posts: 23 ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited May 2020
    Yeap!

    The MAP content (not the ARES part) are a whole/complete course by themselves. 

    I will go through the whole course soon since I deal a lot with malware at work and I want to see how good/applicable it is.

    I will post an update here soon. 
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,829 Mod
    Would it make sense to go through the REP first to get a better understanding of RE before diving into actual malware analysis?
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • jeremy_dfirjeremy_dfir CISSP, eCDFP, eCTHP GreeceMember Posts: 23 ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited May 2020
    I think so yes. 

    Also note that REP (the old ARES) covers x86 assembly whereas the new contents of MAP covers x64 assembly. 
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