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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP APM v12 or v13 Access Policy Manager

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Overview

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is a flexible, high-performance access and security solution that provides unified global access to your business-critical applications and networks. In this class you will learn skills to install, configure, and manage the F5 BIG-IP APM system

Target Audience

This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP APM System.​

Prerequisites

Administering BIG-IP; basic familiarity with authentication mechanisms (e.g. LDAP, Active Directory) and webserver technologies (e.g. HTTP, HTML)

Course Objectives

  • Configure remote access methods Network Access, Portal Access and Application Access and understand the differences and use cases for each
  • Configure APM and LTM to work together for advanced application delivery as well as understand the APM + LTM use case versus the remote access use case
  • Configure advanced policies using the Visual Policy Editor with all of its features such as macros, branches and multiple endings
  • Understand the role of iRules and how they work together with BIG-IP in general and APM in specific
  • Understand the role of Federated Single Sign-On using SAML and deploy a basic configuration
  • Configure multiple authentication methods and understand how they can work together in a single access policy
  • Set up, license, and provision the BIG-IP system out-of-the-box
  • Create, restore from, and manage BIG-IP archives
  • Use profiles to manipulate the way the BIG-IP system processes traffic through a virtual server

Full Course Outline

Lesson 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System
Lesson 2: Web Application Access
Lesson 3: Access Policy
Lesson 4: Managing BIG-IP APM
Lesson 5: Authentication
Lesson 6: Assignment Agents
Lesson 7: Portal Access
Lesson 8: Network Access
Lesson 9: Macros and Logon
Lesson 10: Client-Side Checks
Lesson 11: Server-Side Checks
Lesson 12: Authorization
Lesson 13: Application Access
Lesson 14: Access Control Lists
Lesson 15: Single Sign-On
Lesson 16: iRules and Advanced Access Policy Rules
Lesson 17: Customization
Lesson 18: SAML
Lesson 19: Webtop and Wizards
Lesson 20: BIG-IP Edge Client and Components
Lesson 21: Configuration Project
Lesson 22: Additional Training and Certification


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