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F5 Expands Free Global Access to “BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Essentials” Training Course

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the availability of its popular BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager Essentials web-based training course in six languages. The no-cost, web-based training program is designed to provide easy access to online education in the fundamentals of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM®).

Now available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, and German, LTM Essentials training is accessible wherever there is Internet access. LTM Essentials is a complete course plus lab, with the same curriculum as F5’s instructor-led course, and covers installation, licensing, and basic configuration. In addition to current customers and partners, LTM Essentials also enables a wide range of audiences to explore and better understand the fundamentals of BIG-IP LTM.

“Unlike many training courses that offer just a basic overview, LTM Essentials is designed to give students a very strong foundation, taking them from an overview to successfully installing and implementing BIG-IP LTM—without additional training fees, travel time, and costs,” said Beth Naczkowski, Director of Worldwide Customer Education at F5. “Additionally, organizations have no limit to the number of staff that can access training materials, so entire teams can get up to speed on the basics very quickly at no added cost.”

Individual training times will vary, but the self-paced course is designed to be completed in 16 hours. Students can log in to the class and take as much or as little as they need. There is no limit on the number of times a student can take the training, and any portion can be taken as a refresher at any time. Student questions are answered quickly via discussion forum and email.

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“F5 is a pioneer in the field of Application Delivery Networking, and it is important that our customers get the best possible training on this subject,” said Koichi Suda, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Products Business Headquarters for NTT Advanced Technology Corporation. “With F5’s no-charge LTM Essentials web-based training, our customers can learn, in their native Japanese language, how to successfully install and configure BIG-IP LTM. They now have convenient access to training materials anytime, anywhere, and they can refer back to the training whenever they need to. With this offering, F5 has made it easier than ever for our customers to become technically proficient with BIG-IP LTM.”

“The flexibility and non-theoretical approach of the LTM Essentials web-based training course are its core attributes,” said Marek Skrobacki, UK-based Network Security Engineer at Rackspace. “The LTM Essentials course stands out in a number of areas. In particular, anytime/anywhere access means it fits in with busy work schedules, and the use of real-life problems and quizzes as learning tools keeps participants engaged.”

Additional information about the BIG-IP LTM Essentials course is available at www.f5.com/training-support/global-training/web-based-training/, or by contacting F5 at training@f5.com.

To view a SlideShare presentation related to this announcement, please visit: http://www.slideshare.net/f5dotcom/f5-bigip-webbased-customer-training

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5's flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5’s vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

F5, BIG-IP, Local Traffic Manager, and LTM are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

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