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Configuring BIG-IP APM : Access Policy Manager V12.1

Course Details

This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager as it is commonly deployed in both application delivery network and remote access settings. The course introduces students to BIG-IP Access Policy Manager, its configuration objects, how it commonly deployed, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed. The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.

Course Prerequisites

Students must complete one of the following F5 prerequisites before attending this course:

  • Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course
  • F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator
The following web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:
  • Getting Started with BIG-IP web-based training
  • Getting Started with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) web-based training
  • Getting Started with BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) web-based training
The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:
  • OSI model encapsulation
  • Routing and switching
  • Ethernet and ARP
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • NAT and private IP addressing
  • Default gateway
  • Network firewalls
  • LAN vs. WAN
The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course:
  • Hands-on experience with BIG-IP
  • Basic web application delivery (BIG-IP LTM)
  • HTML, HTTP, HTTPS as well as some CSS and JavaScript
  • Telnet, SSH and TLS/SSL
  • VPN or tunnel encapsulation, Layer 4 NAT and Access Control Lists

Course Goals

By course completion, the student should be able to perform an initial configuration of the BIG-IP APM and Access Policies using the Visual Policy Editor Graphical User Interface. Additionally, the student should be able to monitor, administer, and perform basic troubleshooting tasks on traffic processed by the BIG-IP APM System.


Course Agenda

  • Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Web Application Access
  • Access Policy
  • Managing BIG-IP APM
  • Authentication
  • Assignment Agents
  • Portal Access
  • Network Access
  • Macros and Logon
  • Client-Side Checks
  • Server-Side Checks
  • Authorization
  • Application Access
  • Access Control Lists
  • Single Sign-On
  • iRules and Advanced Access Policy Rules
  • Customization
  • SAML
  • Webtop and Wizards
  • BIG-IP Edge Client and Components
  • Configuration Project
  • Additional Training and Certification

Please call 312-726-2473 for more information.