Configuring BIG-IP APM - Access Policy Manager (F5-TRG-BIG-EGW-APM)

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 is commonly deployed, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed. The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.

Target audience: This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. Besides that, this course prepares the student for the Level 304 exam, to become F5 Certified Technology Specialist APM (F5-CTS, APM).

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with the F5 BIG-IP Product Suite and, in particular, how to setup and configure a BIG-IP LTM system, including virtual servers, pools, profiles, VLANs and self-IPs.
There are no required F5 prerequisites for this course, but completing one of the following before attending would be very helpful for students unfamiliar with BIG-IP:

  • Administering BIG-IP V11 instructor-led course
  • F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator

  • Getting started with the BIG-IP system
  • APM Traffic Processing and APM Configuration Wizards
  • APM Access Policies, Access Profiles
  • Visual Policy Editor, Branches and Endings
  • APM Portal Access and Rewrite Profiles
  • Single Sign-On and Credential Caching
  • APM Network Access and BIG-IP Edge Client
  • Layer 4 and Layer 7 Access Control Lists
  • APM Application Access and Webtop Types
  • Remote Desktop, Optimized Tunnels and Webtop Links
  • LTM Concepts including Virtual Servers, Pools, Monitors and SNAT?ing
  • APM + LTM Use Case for Web Applications
  • Visual Policy Editor Macros
  • AAA Servers and Authentication and Authorization with Active Directory and RADIUS
  • Endpoint Security with Windows Process Checking, Protected Workspace and Firewalls
  • iRules, Customization and SAML

  • Chapter 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Chapter 2: APM Traffic Processing
  • Chapter 3: APM Access Policies and Profiles
  • Chapter 4: APM Portal Access
  • Chapter 5: APM Network Access
  • Chapter 6: APM Access Control Lists
  • Chapter 7: APM Application Access & Webtops
  • Chapter 8: BIG-IP LTM Concepts
  • Chapter 9: Web Application Access for LTM 
  • Chapter 10: APM Macros and Authentication Servers
  • Chapter 11: Client-Side Endpoint Security
  • Chapter 12: Session Variables and iRules
  • Chapter 13: APM Advanced Topics
  • Chapter 14: Customization
  • Chapter 15: SAML 
  • Chapter 16: APM Configuration Project 

Certification: This course prepares the student for the Level 304 exam, to become F5 Certified Technology Specialist APM (F5-CTS, APM).

Duration: 3 days