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NAMER live/virtual F5 2023 Public Sector Symposium
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Tuesday, Mar 21 2023 07:30 AM PDT

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This live and virtual symposium is for users located in North America. 

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In partnership with Carahsoft, the annual F5 Public Sector Symposium is back! Join us in-person at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA, on March 21-23, or virtually on March 21. You’ll discover new strategies to ensure your mission-critical apps are always secure, available, and fast—wherever they are.

This year’s event will feature:

  • Keynote speeches featuring F5 executives
  • Four in-depth, user-focused engineering breakout tracks 
  • A full-day interactive pavilion for optimal networking with the F5 partner community and F5 experts
  • The opportunity to take an F5 Certified! exam on-site
  • Access to technical experts to answer your questions in real-time


  • Keynotes: Francois Locoh-Donou (President and CEO), Kara Sprague (Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer)
  • Breakouts: F5 Solutions Engineering team

Track Descriptions and Requirements

Need help in determining which track is the best fit for you? Please email f5symposium@carahsoft.com for more information.

Track 1 - Boot Camp 101 - (2 Day Session, In-Person)
This track is designed for customers who are relatively new to the F5 product portfolio and are looking to take the first step on the path to F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator. This training will encompass networking basics, discuss where application calls are made in the TCP/IP stack, and help the end user prepare for the F5 Certified Professional 101 exam on Application Delivery Fundamentals.

Track 2 - Boot Camp 201 - (2 Day Session, In-Person)
The 200-level education track is for F5 administrators who have had some hands-on experience with the BIG-IP Platform and who wish to finish getting their Certified BIG-IP Administrator certification by taking the 201 exam. This track will focus on TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System) Administration and LTM (Local Traffic Manager) Fundamentals. As a prerequisite, attendees should have either successfully passed the 101 exam, and/or have a minimum of 6 months of hands-on experience with the Big IP Platform.
Track 3 - Boot Camp 301 - (2 Day Session, In-Person)
The 300-level education track will focus on an understanding of underlying principles – from SSL-based VPN implementation to symmetric and asymmetric acceleration and custom monitors. As a prerequisite, attendees should have their F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA) certification.
Track 4 - NGINX Accreditation - (2 Day Session, In-Person)
As government and education organizations continue to embrace modern application development processes, we are seeing an increased demand for NGINX expertise and experience in new job openings. As a result, we are offering a new NGINX 100 and 200 level accreditation series. 

Sessions Include: 

  • NGINX Plus 
  • NGINX App Protect 
  • NGINX Kubernetes Ingress Controller 
  • OpenShift + CIS and BIG-IP Ingress-Link with Ingress Controller
  • NGINX App Protect Advanced Topics

Track 5 - Solution Sessions - (Day 1 Only, In-Person & Virtual Option)
To allow as many Symposium attendees as possible access to Track 5 content, it will be made available in both virtual and in-person formats. The sessions included in this track are specially curated content meant for senior IT leaders, project managers, C-level executives, cybersecurity professionals, and engineers that aren't interested in certification boot camps. This quick hitting, diverse content will touch on relevant topics ranging from securing applications across all your cloud environments with one WAF, overcoming challenges that result from deploying apps across distributed locations, cloud providers and environments, how to streamline your BIG-IP upgrades and migrations with Journey, an overview of F5's next gen platforms, and finally a look at automating and accelerating your app services.

Sessions Include: 

  • F5 One WAF
  • Deliver SaaS with Distributed Cloud 
  • Upgrade to the Future with Journey 
  • BIG-IP Next Generation Overview
  • Automate and Accelerate App Services 

Track 6 - Partner Engagement - (Day 1 Only, In-Person)
This track will be primarily geared for F5 partners and any government employees that are interested in taking a deeper dive into some of the common use cases that our customers are demanding of technology professionals. We will cover multiple Public Sector use cases throughout the day, with time to network with your F5 Account team to discuss how this applies to Public Sector agencies. This will be a 1-day session. 


Click HERE to register and attend in person to earn a maximum of 10.8 CPEs

Click HERE to register and attend virtually to earn a maximum of 7.2 CPEs

Updated Feb 14, 2023
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The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA, USA
Date and Time
Mar 21, 2023 7:30 AM - Mar 23, 2023 5:00 PM PDT