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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP APM v13: Access Policy Manager Course Outline

 (3 days)

Overview:
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.

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

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.

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire

Course Outline

Lesson 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

Lesson 2 : Configuring Web Application Access
Review of BIG-IP LTM
Introduction to the Access Policy
Web Access Application Configuration Overview
Web Application Access Configuration in Detail

Lesson 3 : Exploring the Access Policy
Navigating the Access Policy

Lesson 4 : Managing BIG-IP APM
BIG-IP APM Sessions and Access Licenses
Session Variables and sessiondump
Session Cookies
Access Policy General Purpose Agents List

Lesson 5 : Using Authentication
Introduction to Access Policy Authentication
Active Directory AAA Server
RADIUS
One-Time Password
Local User Database

Lesson 6 : Understanding Assignment Agents
List of Assignment Agents

Lesson 7 : Configuring Portal Access
Introduction to Portal Access
Portal Access Configuration Overview
Portal Access Configuration
Portal Access in Action

Lesson 8 : Configuring Network Access
Concurrent User Licensing
VPN Concepts
Network Access Configuration Overview
Network Access Configuration
Network Access in Action

Lesson 9 : Deploying Macros
Access Policy Macros
Configuring Macros
An Access Policy is a Flowchart
Access Policy Logon Agents
Configuring Logon Agents

Lesson 10 : Exploring Client-Side Checks
Client-Side Endpoint Security

Lesson 11 : Exploring Server-Side Checks
Server-Side Endpoint Security Agents List
Server-Side and Client-Side Checks Differences

Lesson 12 : Using Authorization
Active Directory Query
Active Directory Nested Groups
Configuration in Detail

Lesson 13 : Configuring AppTunnels
Application Access
Remote Desktop
Network Access Optimized Tunnels
Landing Page Bookmarks

Lesson 14 : Deploying Access Control Lists
Introduction to Access Control Lists
Configuration Overview
Dynamic ACLs
Portal Access ACLs

Lesson 15 : Signing On with SSO
Remote Desktop Single Sign-On
Portal Access Single Sign-On

Lesson 16 : Using iRules
iRules Introduction
Basic TCL Syntax
iRules and Advanced Access Policy Rules

Lesson 17 : Customizing BIG-IP APM
Customization Overview
BIG-IP Edge Client
Advanced Edit Mode Customization
Landing Page Sections

Lesson 18 : Deploying SAML
SAML Conceptual Overview
SAML Configuration Overview

Lesson 19 : Exploring Webtops and Wizards
Webtops
Wizards

Lesson 20 : Using BIG-IP Edge Client
BIG-IP Edge Client for Windows Installation
BIG-IP Edge Client in Action

Lesson 21 : Configuration Project

Lesson 22 : Additional Training and Certification
Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
F5 Professional Certification Program
F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
F5 Professional Certification Program

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