Training

Welcome to A10 Networks Training Program. We believe that education is essential for maximizing the benefits of our products. Our training program is designed to enable users by increasing their productivity, creating a happier and more engaged community.

To achieve this, we provide a combination of instructor-led lectures and hands on activities. Each student receives an independent training lab environment. These courses are focused on configuration and management of key features of our products.

Topics

Training Courses

Sys Admin Training CourseThe SysAdmin 2.7 Course instructs Network Operators and System Administrators for deploying A10 ACOS devices in data center environments in preparation for additional application-oriented implementation. Provides the necessary foundation for teams continuing onto ACOS application courses.

A10 Networks load balancer product training

ADC Training CourseThe ADC 2.7 Course instructs Application Engineers, Development Operations, and Architects on implementing common Application Delivery Control scenarios for A10 ACOS deployments in data center environments.

CGN Training CourseThe CGN 2.8 Course instructs Network Operations, Development Operations, Application Engineers, Network Security, and Architects on implementing IPv6 migration and Carrier Grade NAT scenarios for A10 ACOS deployments in service provider and data center environments.

Threat Protection Training CourseThe TPS 3.1 Course instructs Network Operations, Development Operations, Network Security, and Architects on implementing an effective threat protection system for A10 ACOS deployments in data center environment.

After each course, there is a content specific accreditation exam.

A10 Training Catalog & Prices

Training Credits

A10 Networks’ Course Catalog displays Public classes, Private classes, and supporting training items available for purchase in Training Credits. Training Credits are listed at: $100/training credit and are valid for 6 months upon invoice date.

Public Courses

A10 public technical courses are a combination of discussion and hands on labs. Each student will receive their own training lab environment to perform hands on lab exercises.

A10 offers public courses Online (via WebEx) and Live at A10 Headquarters (San Jose, CA), both options are the same price (see chart below).

Visit the Course Schedule tab to see the upcoming classes.

Course Course Topics Length Student Limit PRICE
SysAdmin + ADC Bootcamp

SysAdmin Training Course ADC Training Course

Combines both SysAdmin and ADC classes. See topics per course below.

4 days

15

40

SysAdmin 2.7 Course (Recommended Prerequisite)

SysAdmin Training Course
  • Initial ACOS Configuration
  • A10 Virtual Chassis System (aVCS)
  • High Availability with VRRP-A
  • Application Delivery Partitions
  • Role Based Administration
  • Implementing AAA
  • Control-plane logging
  • Introduction to SNMP on ACOS
  • Management with aXAPI

2 days

15

20

ADC 2.7 Course

ADC Training Course
  • Load balancing concepts
  • HTTP Virtual Server
  • HTTPS Virtual Server w/ SSL Offload
  • Acceleration
  • Policy Based Server Load Balancing
  • Global Server Load Balancing
  • Introduction to aFleX scripts
  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting

2 days

15

20

CGN 2.8 Course

CGN Training Course
  • CGN/LSN & IPv6 Overview
  • NAT64/DNS64 & DS-Lite Overview
  • Traffic Logging
  • High Availability
  • L 2 & 3 Configuration, Network Routing, & Stateful Firewall Features
  • Troubleshooting & Monitoring

1 day

10

10

TPS 3.1 Course

Threat Protection System Training Course
  • TPS Deployment
  • DDoS Mitigation
  • Traffic Rate Limiting
  • Mitigation Volumetric Attacks
  • Mitigation Protocol Attacks
  • Mitigation Resource Attacks
  • Monitoring and Debugging

1 day

15

10

Private Courses

Private Courses are recommended for:

  • Training larger groups of people (best for 8 or more students).
  • Clients that want a private and exclusive training environment.
Course Course Topics Length Student Limit PRICE
Online (WebEx) Customer Onsite
Private
SysAdmin + ADC 2.7 Bootcamp


SysAdmin Training Course  ADC Training Course

SysAdmin & ADC bootcamp combines both SysAdmin and ADC classes. See descriptions listed below.

4 days

15

280

350

Private
SysAdmin 2.7 Course


SysAdmin Training Course
  • Initial ACOS Configuration
  • A10 Virtual Chassis System (aVCS)
  • High Availability with VRRP-A
  • Application Delivery Partitions
  • Role Based Administration
  • Implementing AAA
  • Control-plane logging
  • Introduction to SNMP on ACOS
  • Management with aXAPI

2 days

15

150

250

Private
ADC 2.7 Course


ADC Training Course
  • Load balancing concepts
  • HTTP Virtual Server
  • HTTPS Virtual Server w/ SSL Offload
  • Acceleration
  • Policy Based Server Load Balancing
  • Global Server Load Balancing
  • Introduction to aFleX scripts
  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting

2 days

15

150

250

Private
CGN 2.8 Course


CGN Training Course
  • CGN/LSN & IPv6 Overview
  • NAT64/DNS64 & DS-Lite Overview
  • Traffic Logging
  • High Availability
  • L 2 & 3 Configuration, Network Routing, & Stateful Firewall Features
  • Troubleshooting & Monitoring

1 day

10

75

200

Private
TPS 3.1 Course


TPS Training Course
  • TPS Deployment
  • DDoS Mitigation
  • Traffic Rate Limiting
  • Mitigation Volumetric Attacks
  • Mitigation Protocol Attacks
  • Mitigation Resource Attacks
  • Monitoring and Debugging

1 day

15

75

200

Private Custom Course

Customers can select the from our full topics list to create a customized training agenda.
Once we scope the project, we will provide the cost.
Contact training@a10networks.com to start the process.

Cost vary due to course duration, travel, and if additional delivery is needed.

Supporting Training Items

Training Item Description PRICE

Exam Code

The user gets 2 attempts to pass a technical Accreditation Exam. Only valid for 1 user.

1

A10 Networks delivers instructor led training classes globally.
Select the links below to see classes per region.

North America Schedule

Europe, Middle East, Africa Schedule

Japan Schedule

For questions and for registration, please contact training@a10networks.com.

A10 Accredited Specialist

Accreditation Program

In 2016, A10 Networks will retire the Certification Program and release a new Accreditation Program.

Each technical course has a supporting Accreditation exam. Successful candidates will receive Achieve Accredited Specialist Status for each exam:

A10 Accreditation logos

  • SysAdmin 2.7 Accredited Specialist
  • ADC 2.7 Accredited Specialist
  • TPS 3.1 Accredited Specialist
  • CGN 2.8 Accredited Specialist

Some New features of the Accreditation Program:

  • These online exams can be taken from any computer with internet connectivity.
  • 3 year expiration from completion date.
  • New certificate personalized & automatically generated for successful candidates.

To Attempt the Accreditation Exams:

  • Candidates that have purchased & completed the technical training course will get 2 complimentary attempts.
  • Candidates will also be able to purchase exam attempts independent of the training courses.

Upgrading from Certification program to the Accreditation program:

  • Starting 2016 we will offer A10 Certified Engineers (CE/CADE) six month to upgrade to the Accreditation program. Current Certified Engineers will receive 2 free attempts for both the SysAdmin and ADC Accreditation exams.
  • Successful candidates will be upgraded to the Accreditation program. Unsuccessful candidates can attempt the Accreditation by purchasing attempts or attending the training classes.

Training Policies

Updated: 1/21/2016

For questions about the policies, please email training@a10networks.com

Scheduling and Registering
Scheduling and registration can only be confirmed after receipt of Purchase Order or prepayment.

Training Credit Expiration
Training credits and individual training SKUs automatically expire if not used within six months of the PO or payment date. All previously paid funds associated with expired training credits are forfeited.

Student Cancelling and Rescheduling Instructor-led Training (ILT) and Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT) Enrollment
A10 Networks must receive cancellation or rescheduling requests for an ILT or VILT class at least seven days before the class start date. Training credits (and the associated funds) are forfeited for classes cancelled without the required prior notification.

Corporate Cancelling and Rescheduling Private Onsite Courses
A10 Networks must receive cancellation or rescheduling requests for private onsite courses at least 14 days before the class start date. Training credits (and the associated funds) are forfeited for onsite classes cancelled without the required prior notification.

A10 Networks Cancelling and Rescheduling Courses
A10 Networks is occasionally required to cancel or reschedule a course. A10 Networks will notify all affected parties at least seven calendar days before the scheduled start date when a course is cancelled or rescheduled and consult with students to arrange a mutually beneficial replacement.

Training Materials Copyright
Student training materials are copyrighted A10 Networks property and may not be duplicated or distributed. A10 Networks does not permit audio or video recording of course delivery.

Customized Private Class
A10 Networks offer customized courses to present material not available in standard courses or to satisfy a client requirement for non-standard content or logistics (location outside of North America). Customized training is available only through a private engagement as defined by a statement of work between A10 Networks and the contracting organization.

Accreditation Exam Attempt Expiration
Students are allotted three months to pass Accreditation Exams. Unused examination attempts expire three months after the Accreditation Exam registration date.

Active LMS user account policy
Students that register for A10 training are assigned a user account that accesses the A10 Learning Management System (LMS). Each account remains active for three months after the course completion date. Deactivating an account only prevents the user from accessing the LMS; user data persists after an account is deactivated.

A user account is re-activated when the student registers for additional A10 training. A student can also reactivate an LMS user account by contacting training@a10networks.com.

Training Lab Usage Policy
Each student is assigned a training pod for performing the course session lab exercises. Pods are available each day of the session, from 30 minutes before the scheduled start time until one hour after class ends.