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F5 Configuring BIGIP APM: Access Policy Manager v15.1 - EGW-APM


F5 Networks


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This three-day 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.


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.

Prerequisites & Audience

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

Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course or 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.

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


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 Benefits

Students should be able to:

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

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 SAML

304 APM Specialist

F5 Networks courses

F5 Configuring BIGIP Viprion v15.1 - VIPRION
F5 Developing iRules for BIGIP v15.1 - IRULE-CFG
F5 Configuring BIGIP DNS formerly GTM V15.1 - GTM
F5 Configuring BIGIP APM: Access Policy Manager v15.1 - EGW-APM
F5 Troubleshooting Big IP LTM v15.1 - BIG-TRBL-INT2
F5 Administering BIGIP v15.1 - BIG-OP-ADMIN
F5 Configuring BIGIP LTM v15.1 : Local Traffic Manager - BIG-LTM-CFG-3
Configuring F5 Advanced WAF previously licensed as ASM - BIG-ASM-ESS
F5 Configuring BIGIP AFM: Advanced Firewall Manager - BIG-AFM-CFG
Configuring BIGIQ - BIG-IQ-CFG
Configure a secure password policy for the BIG-IP system
CODE: Youtube-67082
Adding a device to an existing device group
CODE: Youtube-67083
Adding a remote syslog server
CODE: Youtube-67084
Assigning a License from the RegKey Pool to a BIG-IP VE Device using BIG-IQ License Manager
CODE: Youtube-67085
Automatically Install ELA Licenses for BIG-IP VEs using BIG-IQ
CODE: Youtube-67086
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