Reverse Engineering: Ghidra For Beginners

Reverse Engineering: Ghidra For Beginners

Learn Reverse Engineering Using Ghidra On Linux And Windows

What you’ll learn

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Basics of Ghidra
  • Solving Linux and Windows CrackMe’s
  • Understand Windows API’s
  • Identify Entry Points, Main and WinMain functions
  • Analyzing using Function Graph and Function Call Trees
  • Doing String Search and Defined Strings
  • Windows API
  • Function Call Graphs
  • Creating Functions
  • Converting data types
  • Editing function signatures
  • Cross referencing function calls and strings
  • and more…


  • Familiar with basic Linux Commands
  • Some Basics of Assembly and C would be helpful but not strictly necessary
  • Windows PC


If you have never used Ghidra before and want to learn how get started with using Ghidra to reverse engineer and analyse programs, then this is the course for you.

Ghidra is the strong competitor to IDA Pro and is used by NSA itself for Reverse Engineering. And the best thing is that it is totally free. It is used for Reverse Engineering, Malware Analysis and Exploits analysis. In this course we will learn Ghidra by solving  Linux  and Windows CrackMe challenges.  A CrackMe is a small program designed to test a programmer’s reverse engineering skills. This course is an introduction to Reverse Engineering for anyone who wants to get started in this field. It is suitable for software developers who want to learn how software works internally and also for reverse engineers who want to understand how Linux  and Windows binaries work. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skill to use Ghidra in addition to whatever other tools you might already be familiar. It is also suitable for absolute beginners with no knowledge of reversing, as I will take you from zero to basics.

I will start off with showing you how to install Oracle Virtual Box. Then, installing Java SDK and Kali Linux in the Virtual Box. Then, we will reverse engineer Linux executable files.

Next, we will move on to installing Java SDK and Ghidra for Windows and reverse and analyze Windows programs. You will also learn how to reverse GUI CrackMe’s. You will learn how to use Function Graphs, Function Call Trees, Search String, Defined Strings and more. The course will also cover how to identify program entry point and also find the main functions for command line interface apps and WinMain for GUI based apps.

By the end of this course, you will have the basic skills to start reversing and analyzing Linux and Windows binaries.

What you will learn:

  • How to disassemble programs into assembly code
  • How to decompile programs to C code
  • Static Analysis
  • Understand Windows API’s
  • Identify entry points, main and WinMain functions
  • Use String Search and Defined Strings
  • Visualizing the Call Stack using Function Graph and Function Call Trees
  • Solving Crackmes
  • and more …

Suitable for:

Anyone interested to learn Reverse Engineering on Linux and Windows executable files.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested to learn how to get started with Ghidra on Linux and Windows
  • Those who have never used Ghidra before and want to learn the basics
  • Students with some basic experience with other disassemblers

Course content

16 sections • 25 lectures • 3h 55m total length
  • Introduction
  • Installing Kali Linux and Ghidra
  • Creating Projects and Importing Files
  • Decompiling Code and Renaming Symbols
  • Saving and Restoring Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Configuring Ghidra to Highlight All Similar Variables Based On Selection
  • ASCII Code and Hex Numbers
  • ASCII Code and Array Indexes
  • Stepping into functions and adding comments
  • Ghidra on Windows
  • Reversing Workflows
  • Reversing GUI CrackMe’s
  • Converting data types, Using Debuggers, Creating Functions and Function Graph
  • How to run windows exe programs on Linux
  • Reversing using combination of listing assembly and decompiled view
  • Resources For Further Study
Created by: Paul Chin, College lecturer
Last updated 3/2021
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