For anyone attending my malware analysis workshop, No Disassembly Required, next week at BSides NoVA here is the very brief list of what to bring and prerequisites.
Enough available memory and storage to run a Windows 10 VM
Hypervisor of your choice installed (Hyper-V, VirtualBox, VMware, whatever)
*Wired Ethernet adapter if needed (example, Thunderbolt to Ethernet) just in case
Configured with NATed or Bridged network access
Willingness to learn and a basic familiarity with a Hypervisor software and VMs. The course is designed to let students work at their own pace on the labs, with progressively more difficult challenges to complete.