Code: 3967

3 days

List Tuition : $2,995.00 USD

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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. In this course, you will learn about 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.

Network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

  • 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
  • 1. Setting Up the BIG-IP System

    • Introducing the BIG-IP System
    • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
    • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
    • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools

    2. Web Application Access

    • Review of BIG-IP LTM
    • Introduction to the Access Policy
    • Web Access Application Configuration Overview
    • Web Application Access Configuration in Detail

    3. Access Policy

    • Navigating the Access Policy

    4. Managing BIG-IP APM

    • BIG-IP APM Sessions and Access Licenses
    • Session Variables and sessiondump
    • Session Cookies
    • Access Policy General Purpose Agents Lists

    5. Authentication

    • Introduction to Access Policy Authentication
    • Active Directory AAA Server
    • RADIUS
    • One-Time Password Local User Database

    6. Assignment Agents

    • List of Assignment Agents

    7. Portal Access

    • Introduction to Portal Access
    • Portal Access Configuration Overview
    • Portal Access Configuration
    • Portal Access in Action

    8. Network Access

    • Concurrent User Licensing
    • VPN Concepts
    • Network Access Configuration Overview
    • Network Access Configuration
    • Network Access in Action

    9. Macros and Logon

    • Access Policy Macros
    • Configuring Macros
    • An Access Policy is a Flowchart
    • Access Policy Logon Agents
    • Configuring Logon Agents

    10. Client-Side Checks

    • Client-Side Endpoint Security

    11. Server-Side Checks

    • Server-Side Endpoint Security Agents List
    • Server-Side and Client-Side Checks Differences

    12. Authorization

    • Active Directory Query
    • Active Directory Nested Groups
    • Configuration in Detail

    13. Application Access

    • Application Access
    • Remote Desktop
    • Network Access Optimized Tunnels
    • Landing Page Bookmarks
    • Remote Desktop
    • Network Access Optimized Tunnels
    • Landing Page Bookmarks

    14. Access Control Lists

    • Introduction to Access Control Lists
    • Configuration Overview
    • Dynamic ACLs
    • Portal Access ACLs

    15. Single Sign-On

    • Remote Desktop Single Sign-On
    • Portal Access Single Sign-On

    16. iRules and Advanced Access Policy Rules

    • iRules Introduction
    • Basic TCL Syntax
    • iRules and Advanced Access Policy Rules

    17. Customization

    • Customization Overview
    • BIG-IP Edge Client
    • Advanced Edit Mode Customization
    • Landing Page Sections

    18. SAML

    • SAML Conceptual Overview
    • SAML Configuration Overview

    19. Webtop and Wizards

    • Webtops
    • Wizards

    20. BIG-IP Edge Client and Components

    • BIG-IP Edge Client for Windows Installation
    • BIG-IP Edge Client in Action

    21. Configuration Project

    22. Additional Training and Certification

    • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
    • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
    • F5 Professional Certification Program

    An understanding of:

    • Common Security and Network terminology
    • TCP/IP addressing, routing, and internetworking concepts
    • Security authorization and authentication concepts
    • Common elements of WAN and LAN environments

    Proficient in:

    • Basic PC operation and application skills, including Windows OS
    • Basic Web browser operation (Internet Explorer is used in class)

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