F5 Administering BIG-IP

This two-day course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP© v11.x system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. The course introduces students to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed. The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.

Course Outline

  • Getting Started with the BIG-IP System

  • Traffic Processing with LTM

  • Secure Network Address Translation (SNATs)

  • Traffic Management Shell (TMSH) and Managing the BIG-IP System

  • Monitors, Network Map, and Configuration State

  • Profile ConceptsSession Persistence

  • iApps Concepts

  • Basic BIG-IP Troubleshooting

  • BIG-IP AdministrationOverview of Other BIG-IP Products (GTM, ASM, APM)

  • Enterprise Manager (EM)

  • High Availability Concepts

  • iRules


This course is intended for network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation of a BIG-IP application delivery network. This course presents the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.

Students should understand:

TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including:
The Address Resolution Protocol
Direct and Indirect Routing
TCP Handshakes
Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
In addition, students should be proficient in:
Basic PC operation and application skills, including Linux and Windows OS
Basic Web browser operation (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are used in class)