Date(s) - 03/04/2019 - 03/07/2019
All Day


ADAPTURE and F5 Networks are partnering with RemoteAdmin to provide an Atlanta-based F5 certified training facility. Our first class will be ASM training.  See the description below for the class that is being offered.

Course Name: Configuring BIG-IP ASM: Application Security Manager – Atlanta, GA

Dates: 3/4/2019 – 3/7/2019

Course Objectives

  • Describe the role of the BIG-IP system as a full proxy device in an application delivery network
  • Provision the Application Security Manager
  • Define a web application firewall
  • Describe how ASM protects a web application by securing file types, URLs, and parameters
  • Deploy ASM using the Rapid Deployment template (and other templates) and define the security checks included in each
  • Define learn, alarm, and block settings as they pertain to configuring ASM
  • Define attack signatures and explain why attack signature staging is important
  • Contrast positive and negative security policy implementation and explain benefits of each
  • Configure security processing at the parameter level of a web application
  • Use an application template to protect a commercial web application
  • Deploy ASM using the Automatic Policy Builder
  • Tune a policy manually or allow automatic policy building
  • Integrate third party application vulnerability scanner output into a security policy
  • Configure login enforcement and session tracking
  • Configure protection against brute force, web scraping, and Layer 7 denial of service attacks
  • Implement iRules using specific ASM events and commands
  • Use Content Profiles to protect JSON and AJAX-based applications
  • Implement Bot Signatures
  • Implement Proactive Bot Defense

Course Topics

  • Provisioning ASM
  • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Web application concepts
  • Web application vulnerabilities
  • Security policy deployment
  • Security policy tuning
  • Attack signatures
  • Positive security building
  • Securing cookies and other headers
  • Reporting and logging
  • Policy Diff, merging, and exporting
  • Advanced parameter handling
  • Using application templates
  • Using Automatic Policy Builder
  • Integrating with web vulnerability scanners
  • Login enforcement
  • Brute force mitigation
  • Session tracking
  • Web scraping detection and mitigation
  • Geolocation Enforcement and IP Address Exceptions
  • Using Parent and Child policies
  • Layer 7 DoS protection
  • ASM and iRules
  • Using Content Profiles for AJAX and JSON applications
  • NEW — Advanced Bot Detection and Defense
  • NEW — Proactive Bot Defense
  • NEW — Simple Edit Mode for Attack Signatures

Major Course Changes since v12

The Configuring ASM v13.1 course presents much of the same content as v12.1, although all labs now reflect product changes in security policy deployment. The course progresses from securing web applications from common attacks to detecting and mitigating the latest bot attacks. Students can use a new Traffic Client to test automated attacks against an application.

Course length: 4 days


This course is intended for security and network administrators who will be responsible for the installation, deployment, tuning, and day-to-day maintenance of the Application Security Manager.


There are no required F5 technology-specific prerequisites for this course. However, completing one the following before attending would be very helpful for students unfamiliar with BIG-IP:

To reserve your spot, please register online here.