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Configuring BIG-IP AAM: Application Acceleration Manager v.13.0


Price £895 before tax
Length: 1 Day
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
Course code: F5N_BIG-AAM-IL
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This training is also available as onsite training. Feel free to contact us for more information.


This one day course introduces students to the BIG-IP Application Acceleration Manager (AAM) interface and its various functional areas. Concepts relating to AAM functions of optimizing web application traffic are explained in this course using a mix of lectures and hands on exercises. The product Reporting and Logging functionalities are also explained in relationship to acceleration policies created in working example labs during the class.


This course is intended for network operators, network administrators, network engineers, network architects, and application developers, responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and BIG-IP Application Acceleration Manager System for web application optimization.


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

•    Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course
•    F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator


F5 US has brought out a BIG-IP Admin exam which can be taken before attending the LTM course.  Indeed, this test should be taken by anyone wanting to attend any of the F5 specialist classes (DNS, APM, ASM, AFM etc.) if they have not attended the BIG-IP Admin or LTM class.

Although this is not mandatory, F5 would like to stress the importance of anyone attending F5 specialist classes if they have not attended an Admin class or passed the test below with 70% or greater.  Obviously, a 201 BIG-IP Administrator exam certification is an instant prerequisite.

Step 1: get an account on F5 University (

Step 2: goto:

Take the test.  Pass mark is 70%.

Step 3: take a screen shot as proof of your results.

Please note that if this prerequisite is not met, Arrow ECS reserves the right to refuse entry to the class without refund.

The following 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 Application Acceleration Manager (AAM) 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
•    LAN vs. WAN

The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course:

•    HTTP protocol


Chapter 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

Chapter 2: AAM, HTTP and Web Optimization

•    Introducing Application Acceleration Manager
•    Exploring Web Page Components
•    HTTP Protocol Overview
•    HTTP Headers
•    Analyzing Traffic with Fiddler

Chapter 3: Web Optimization Applications

•    Introducing Applications
•    Application Configuration Parameters
•    Introducing Acceleration Profiles
•    Content Invalidation
•    Understanding X-WA-Info Headers
•    BIG-IP Deployment Options
•    Accelerating Connections with MultiConnect

Chapter 4: Web Optimization Policies

•    Introducing Acceleration Policies
•    User-Defined Policies
•    The Policy Tree
•    Using Policy Matching Rules
•    Resolution Rules when Multiple Nodes Match
•    Configuring Policy Acceleration Rules
•    Configuring Variation Options
•    Configuring Assembly Options
•    Configuring Proxying Options
•    Configuring Lifetime
•    Understanding Content Invalidation
•    Identifying Responses Cached Options
•    Configuring Video Options
•    Configuring Additional Options

Chapter 5: Reports and Logs

•    Understanding Reporting Facilities
•    Viewing Report Graphs
•    Configuring Hit Logs
•    Introducing MIB Files
•    F5 Application Speed Tester

Chapter 6: Web Optimization Dashboard

•    Navigating the Dashboard
•    Dashboard Windows
•    Views
•    Create Custom View
•    History
•    Dashboard Default Reporting Windows

Chapter 7: Additional Training and Certification

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

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