IACRB - Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA)



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26/9/2022 (Monday)


On this accelerated IACRB Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) course, you will gain the skills necessary to become an information assurance professional, widely considered as the most important piece in the information security puzzle.

In just 2 days, you’ll be able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge of information assurance, but crucially you’ll also gain valuable practical skills and gain access to a huge network of certified individuals. You’ll also learn:

  • The analysis skills needed to reverse engineer and analyse malware
  • How malware works, reversing different types of malware
  • Commonly used Malware tools

At the end of this course, you’ll sit the IACRB CREA exam, and achieve your IACRB Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst certification. Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you’ll certify at twice the speed of traditional training and get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.


This course is ideal if you are a professional in one of the following roles:

  • Malware analysts
  • Security researchers
  • Cybersecurity professionals looking to gain a technical understanding of malware
  • Anyone with a desire to get certified in reverse engineering!

Or if you’re an employer who wants to:

  • Establish a baseline skill level requirement for highly technical positions.
  • Ensure that individuals have the required hands-on skills to perform on the job. Access to a network of subject matter experts.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 2-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 125.505 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


  • Module 1: Understanding hashing functions
  • Module 2: Working with encrypted binaries
  • Module 3: Reversing UPX and other compression types
  • Module 4: Discovering stack overflows
  • Module 5: Discovering heap overflows
  • Module 6: Creating a sandbox to isolate malware
  • Module 7: Unpacking malware
  • Module 8: Monitoring registry changes
  • Module 9: Identifying malware communication channels
  • Module 10: Understanding Digital Rights Management (DRM) implementations

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

IACRB Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) exam

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Format: Multiple-choice
  • Passing score: 70%

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, IACRB recommends you have a firm understanding of the following:

  • Windows Operating System
  • Computer architecture concepts
  • TCP/IP protocols

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


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