F5 Networks (BIG-IP LTM) Training

F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)

F5-CA Requirements: Exam 101 and Exam 201

Exam 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals

Exam summary

This is the first exam required to achieve F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator status. All candidates must take this exam to move forward in the program.

Successful completion of the 101–Application Delivery Fundamentals exam acknowledges the skills and understanding necessary for day-to-day management of Application Delivery Networks (ADNs). This exam identifies candidates that possess the knowledge that is necessary to work with F5 products and technologies.

Summary description of the minimally qualified candidate (MQC)

The MQC has a basic understanding of network fundamentals, protocols, and common traffic management concepts. The MQC also understands the basic concepts of F5 technology as applied to network fundamentals, protocols, and traffic management (for example, TMOS).

The MQC can do the following without assistance:

  • Articulate the advantages of a full application proxy.
  • Explain the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
  • Describe valid uses/methods of HTTP.
  • Identify and define the components of TMOS.

Prerequisite for:

  • Exam 201–TMOS Administration

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Exam 201 – TMOS Administration

Exam summary

This is the second exam required to achieve Certified F5 BIG-IP Administrator status. Candidates must have passed the 101–Application Delivery Fundamentals exam in order to be eligible for the 201 exam.

Successful completion of the BIG-IP Administrator exam identifies candidates who can independently perform day-to-day operations and basic troubleshooting of TMOS-based devices in various application environments after it has been installed, configured, and implemented.

Summary description of the MQC

The MQC is capable of performing day-to-day operations of TMOS-based devices which have already been installed. The MQC is also capable of basic troubleshooting of a TMOS-based device in order to provide full, accurate, and appropriate information to senior engineers and/or F5 support.

The MQC can do the following without assistance:

  • Enable a virtual server that has already been defined.
  • Locate where iRules are facilitated within QKView.
  • Use QKView troubleshooting tools (for example, obtain a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) dump and a qkview using QKView, and upload a qkview to BIG-IP iHealth).


  • Exam 101–Application Delivery Fundamentals

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