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Configuring BIG-IP APM v11: Access Policy Manager

Course Details

This three-day course give network administrators and network engineers a function understanding of the BIG-IP version 11 APM system as it is commonly deployed in either in an application delivery configuration (LTM + APM use case) or in a remote access setting. The course reviews basic LTM configurations and adds an access policy with authentication and client-side endpoint security to that configuration. It also reviews the three remote access methods supported by APM: Network Access (SSL VPN), Portal Access (reverse proxy) and Application Access (app tunnel).

Course Prerequisites

Students should understand:

  • Common Security and Network terminology
  • TCP/IP Addressing, Routing and Internetworking concepts
  • Security Authorization and Authentication concepts
  • Common elements of WAN and LAN environments

In addition, students should be proficient in:

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

Course Goals

By course completion, the student should be able to perform an initial configuration of the BIG-IP APM and Access Policies using the Visual Policy Editor Graphical User Interface. Additionally, the student should be able to monitor, administer, and perform basic troubleshooting tasks on traffic processed by the BIG-IP APM System.

Course Agenda

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Installation and setup of the BIG-IP APM System
  • Building Access Policies using the Visual Policy Editor
  • Portal Access to both HTTP and HTTPS Web Applications
  • Network Access using an SSL VPN tunnel
  • Application Access using an AppTunnel
  • Authentication and Authorization using Active Directory and RADIUS
  • Building advanced policy checks using Session Variables and iRules
  • BIG-IP APM Administration tools
  • SAML Enterprise single sign-on
  • Lab Projects