F5 Configuring BIG-IP APM: Access Policy Manager (v 13.1)

Vendor: F5 Networks
Course Code: WGAC-F5N-EGW-APM
Course Outline

This course covers three typical deployment scenarios for BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) and is broken into three individual lessons. In lesson one, you learn how to configure BIG-IP APM to provide Active Directory-based authentication for a load-balanced pool of web servers. Building on that, in lesson two, you learn how to create a policy that provides an SSL VPN (Network Access) resource to users, but only when they log into BIG-IP APM using a corporate-issued PC. Finally, lesson three builds on the first two lessons to create a policy that provides a dynamic landing page with both SSL VPN as well as an OWA (Portal Access) resource, but only to users with special authorization.

Prerequisites & Audience

This course is intended for network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager.


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 free web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience. These courses are available at F5 University:

- Getting Started with BIG-IP 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 Objectives
By the end of this course, the student should be able to perform an initial configuration using the Setup Utility and build many common configurations using the Graphical User Interface (browser-based). In addition, the student should be able to monitor and manage common tasks concerning traffic processed through the BIG-IP APM system.
Course Topics

v13 Course Topics

- 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 SAM

Major Course Changes since v12

Course content workflows and screenshots have changed significantly from v12 due to numerous changes to the main navigation pane for Access Policy configuration. Several labs were modified to reflect browser changes in behavior for v13.

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Classroom Dates

Start Date End Date Location Language Status Price Learning Credits
29 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Guaranteed to Run $3,626.91
12 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2018 Madrid,
es Open $2,147.51
14 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 Jukskei View,
South Africa
en Open $2,062.50
14 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 Chertsey,
United Kingdom
en Open $2,995.00
18 Nov 2018 20 Nov 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open $2,990.00
Available in classroom and online. 19 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018 Houten,
en Guaranteed to Run $2,857.38
02 Dec 2018 04 Dec 2018 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open $2,990.00
04 Dec 2018 06 Dec 2018 Agrate Brianza,
en Open $2,863.35
10 Dec 2018 12 Dec 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
17 Dec 2018 19 Dec 2018 Vilvoorde,
en Open $2,857.38
24 Dec 2018 26 Dec 2018 Lagos,
en Open $2,990.00
31 Dec 2018 02 Jan 2019 Dakar,
en Open $2,990.00
31 Dec 2018 02 Jan 2019 ,
en Open $2,990.00
20 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2019 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open $2,990.00
28 Jan 2019 30 Jan 2019 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
25 Mar 2019 27 Mar 2019 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
31 Mar 2019 02 Apr 2019 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open $2,990.00
27 May 2019 29 May 2019 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
29 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
09 Sep 2019 11 Sep 2019 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
28 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
16 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
fr Open $3,626.91
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Virtual Classroom

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Language Status Price Learning Credits
19 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018 11:00 AM
(9:00 AM CET)
19:00 PM
(5:00 PM CET)
en Open $2,857.38

On Demand Training

This course is available as an onsite, closed course and can be delivered at your premises. This may be a cost effective option where you have a group of delegates who require the same training. Additionally, it has the benefit that course content can be tailored to the needs of your organisation.

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