Consulting Training Blog Careers About Us Contact Us
All Classes Will Be Held Virtually – Live Online Intertech's Training Division has been successfully instructing professionals through virtual live online training since the advent of the smartboard. It is a proven form and offers the convenience of live questions, group interaction, and labs with an instructor looking over your shoulder. Because of this, we will continue all classes live but virtually, including Agile and Scrum instruction, so businesses and individual’s seeking professional development can keep moving forward during these unexpected times.

F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP v13 Training

Upcoming Classes

Click the Get Notified button for priority notification when a class is next scheduled.

Get Notified

On Site/Private

Can't find a class that fits right for you? Contact us to inquire about scheduling your own private class

Contact Us


This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP 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.

Bring This Course To You

For groups of 5 or more, let Intertech bring this course to your location. Customized versions tailored towards your objectives are also available.

Learn More


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


OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts

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 : Traffic Processing Building Blocks

Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects 
Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools 
Load Balancing Traffic 
Viewing Module Statistics and Logs 
Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH) 
Managing BIG-IP Configuration State and Files 
Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)

Lesson 3 : Using NATs and SNATs

Address Translation on the BIG-IP System 
Mapping IP Addresses with NAT 
Solving Routing Issues with SNATs 
Configuring SNAT Auto Map on a Virtual Server 
Monitoring for and Mitigating Port Exhaustion

Lesson 4 : Monitoring Application Health

Introducing Monitors 
Types of Monitors 
Monitor Interval and Timeout Settings 
Configuring Monitors 
Assigning Monitors to Resources 
Managing Pool, Pool Member, and Node Status 
Using the Network Map

Lesson 5 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

Introducing Profiles 
Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies 
Configuring and Assigning Profiles 
Understanding the Need for Persistence 
Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence 
Introducing Cookie Persistence 
Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption 
Managing Object State

Lesson 6 : Administering the BIG-IP System

Configuring Logging 
Using TCPDUMP on the BIG-IP System 
Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System 
Viewing BIG-IP System Statistics 
Defining User Roles and Administrative Partitions 
Leveraging vCMP

Lesson 7 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

Identifying iRules Components 
Triggering iRules with Events 
Leveraging the iRules Ecosystem on DevCentral

Free Resources from Intertech

Free On-Demand Video Bundle: IoT, Agile/Scrum, and Leadership

Free WhitePaper: Complete Guide to a Developer Job Search

Free eBook: Mastering The Daily Agile Stand-Up