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These classes are all focused on computer/information security. If you're looking for online courses to learn material other than the mentioned, check out "", Standford's online classes or MIT's online courses.

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General Classes

  • Learning How to Learn
    • Free Coursera Course
    • About this course: This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.
  • ENISA CERT Exercises and Training
    • ENISA CERT Exercises and training material was introduced in 2008, in 2012 and 2013 it was complemented with new exercise scenarios containing essential material for success in the CERT community and in the field of information security. In this page you will find the ENISA CERT Exercise material, containing Handbook for teachers, Toolset for students and Virtual Image to support hands on training sessions.
  • SEEDLabs
    • People learn from mistakes. In security education, we study mistakes that lead to software vulnerabilities. Studying mistakes from the past not only help students understand why systems are vulnerable, why a "seemly-benign" mistake can turn into a disaster, and why many security mechanisms are needed. More importantly, it also helps students learn the common patterns of vulnerabilities, so they can avoid making similar mistakes in the future. Moreover, using vulnerabilities as case studies, students can learn the principles of secure design, secure programming, and security testing.
  • Teach Yourself Computer Science
  • Technical Development Guide - Google
  • OSS University - Computer Science
    • Path to a free self-taught education in Computer Science!
  • cs-video-courses
    • List of Computer Science courses with video lectures.

Incident Response/Forensics/NSM Training

Mobile Application Security

Penetration Testing

Programming Classes/Courses

  • asm - 0xAX
    • Learning assembly for linux-x64
  • Introductory Intel x86: Architecture, Assembly, Applications, & Alliteration
    • This class serves as a foundation for the follow on Intermediate level x86 class. It teaches the basic concepts and describes the hardware that assembly code deals with. It also goes over many of the most common assembly instructions. Although x86 has hundreds of special purpose instructions, students will be shown it is possible to read most programs by knowing only around 20-30 instructions and their variations.
  • Win32 ASM tutorials - Iczelion
  • Network Examples - knorrie
    • Linux networking examples and tutorials
  • Low-Level Programming University
    • This page is for beginners who want to be low-level programmers. I'm inspired by google-interview-university. I'd like to share my experience and show a roadmap to becoming a low-level programmer because I have found that these skills are not as common as they once were. In addition, many students and beginners ask me how they could become low-level programmers and Linux kernel engineers.

Regular Expressions

Reverse Engineering

* Topics include but are not limited to: 
*	Scanning and tokenizing source code. 
*	Parsing a grammar.  
*	Different targets for x86 assembly object files generation. (E.g. relocatable vs. position independent code).  
*	Linking object files together to create a well-formed binary.  
*	Detailed descriptions of the high level similarities and low level differences between the Windows PE and Linux ELF binary formats. (NOTE: we didn't get to this in the class where the video was recorded, but the materials are in the slides)
	* How an OS loads a binary into memory and links it on the fly before executing it.   
	* Along the way we discuss the relevance of security at different stages of a binary’s life, from the tricks that can be played by a malicious compiler, to how viruses really work, to the way which malware “packers” duplicate OS process execution functionality, to the benefit of a security-enhanced OS loader which implements address space layout randomization (ASLR).

Exploit Development Training

  • exrs - Binary Exploitation/Reverse Engineering Challenge training
    • Exercises for learning Reverse Engineering and Exploitation. All binaries for these challenges are ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64.
  • BFH Exploiting & Defense Course - Dobin Rutishauser
  • Modern Binary Exploitation - CSCI 4968 - Spring '15
    • The course will start off by covering basic x86 reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, and classical forms of Linux based userland binary exploitation. It will then transitionin to protections found on modern systems(Canaries, DEP, ASLR, RELRO, FortifySource, etc) and the techniques used to defeat them.Time permitting, the course will also cover other subjects in exploitation including kernel land and Windows based exploitation.
  • armpwn
    • Repository to train/learn memory corruption exploitation on the ARM platform. This is the material of a workshop I prepared for my CTF Team.
  • BinTut
    • Dynamic or live demonstration of classical exploitation techniques of typical memory corruption vulnerabilities, from debugging to payload generation and exploitation, for educational purposes

Machine Learning

UEFI/BIOS Training

Web Security Focused Training


Data Science

Resources for Instructors and Trainers