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F5 Exam Fees: Everything You Need to Know About F5 Certification Exams

F5 Certified Solution skilled candidates can choose any of two F5 certification ways with separate F5 Certified Solution Professionals specializations for Cloud and Security. The last F5 certification is the (F5-CTP, Sales) F5 Certified Technical Professional, Sales. This complete paper is intended particularly for technical experts who work for F5 channel partners—solution suppliers and consulting companies. The F5-CTP, Sales certification shares the similar beginning test —Application Delivery Fundamentals (Exam 101)—as all alternative F5 certifications.
 

F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)

An F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator can conduct (ADNs) Application delivery networks and perform routine troubleshooting and management of F5 (TMOS) Traffic Management Operating System devices. Two exams are needed to gain the F5-CA certification:

  • Exam 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals

The 101-Application Delivery Fundamentals exam is the primary exam needed to gain Certified F5 BIG-IP Administrator status. Successful achieving the Application Delivery Fundamentals exam acknowledges the capability and understanding important concepts for daily management of Application Delivery Networks (ADNs).
 
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDENTIAL AWARDED: None
THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V13.1

F5 101
Examination Name F5 101: Application Delivery Fundamentals
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 

  • Exam 201 – TMOS Administration

This is the second exam needed to gain Certified F5 BIG-IP Administrator status. In order to be eligible for the 201 exam, Aspirants should have passed the F5 101–Application Delivery Fundamentals exam.
This exam identifies aspirants who can individually perform daily task operations and basic troubleshooting of TMOS, after Successful completion of the BIG-IP Administrator exam.
 
PREREQUISITE: 101-Application Delivery Fundamentals
CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)
THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V11.4.

F5 201
Examination Name F5 201 – TMOS Administration
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 

  • Exam 202 – Pre-Sales Fundamentals

The aspirants having skills and knowledge necessary for technical selling of F5 solutions are identified by The Pre-Sales Fundamentals. Sales engineer with typically have two years of sales experience and with a proven track record of successfully selling F5 solutions.
 
PREREQUISITE: 101-Application Delivery Fundamentals
CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified Technical Professional, Sales (F5-CTP, Sales).
THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V11.4.

F5 202
Examination Name F5 202 – Pre-Sales Fundamentals
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 

F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS)

The F5 Certified Technology Specialist credentials are available in four flavors, specializing in, DNS, traffic management, security and access policies. To gain the F5-CTS, aspirants should qualify one or two exams depending on the choice specialty track:
 
Local Traffic Manager (LTM):
Two exams are needed:

  • Exam 301a – BIG-IP LTM Specialist

PREREQUISITE: F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)

CREDENTIAL AWARDED: None

THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V11.5

  • Exam 301b – BIG-IP LTM Specialist

PREREQUISITE: 301a-LTM Specialist: Architect, Set-up & Deploy

CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified! Technology Specialist, Local Traffic Manager (F5-CTS, LTM)

THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V11.5.

F5 301
Examination Name F5 301a – BIG-IP LTM Specialist
F5 301b – BIG-IP LTM Specialist
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

This is one among two exams needed to gain F5 Certified Technology Specialist, LTM status. Candidates who qualify this exam gain an understanding of underlying principles and will draw on that insight to integrate BIG-IP LTM into recently networks likewise as new implementations.
 

Domain Name Server (DNS):

  • Exam 302 – BIG-IP DNS Specialist

Successful finishing of this exam suggests that the aspirant possesses the information, and understands the ideas and technology standards that are relevant to application delivery engineers and application delivery architects operating with BIG-IP DNS.

PREREQUISITE: Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)

CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified Technology Specialist, BIG-IP DNS.

THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V12.1.

F5 302
Examination Name F5 302 – BIG-IP DNS Specialist
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 

Application Security Manager (ASM):

  • Exam 303 – BIG-IP ASM Specialist

This exam is needed to gain the F5 Certified Technology Specialist, Application Security Manager Certification. F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator certification is the basis of this certification. These certifications assure prospective employers that the aspirants is totally qualified to design, implement, and maintain BIG-IP ASM, as well as advanced characteristics.

PREREQUISITE: F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)

CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified Technology Specialist, BIG-IP ASM.

THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V12.1

F5 303
Examination Name F5 303 – BIG-IP ASM Specialist
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 

Access Policy Manager (APM):

  • Exam 304 – BIG-IP APM Specialist

This Successful completion of the exam focus on characteristics and show the importance for managing the application delivery networks daily that incorporate technologies based on TMOS operating system. This examination is required to earn the Access Policy Manager Status, F5 Certified Technology Specialist.

PREREQUISITE: F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)

CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified Technology Specialist, APM

THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V12.1

F5 304
Examination Name F5 304 – BIG-IP APM Specialist
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 

F5 Certified Solution Expert (F5-CSE)

The F5 Certified Solution Expert works with customers to spot security and technical business needs, and then interprets those needs into solutions. Aspirants should have solution design experience that surrounds all applicable aspects of LTM, DNS, ASM and APM, similarly as alternative F5 technologies like Mobile Safe, Web Safe, BIG-IQ modules, and IP Intelligence (IPI).

To pass as an F5-CSE, aspirant should gain all of the previously mentioned F5 certifications, together with the F5-CA, F5-CTS LTM, F5-CTS BIG-IP DNS, F5-CTS ASM and F5-CTS APM. Once these prerequisites are fulfilled, aspirant ought to pass another exam:

  • Exam 401 – F5 Certified Security Solution Expert101

The examination F5 Certified Security Solution indentifies the skills and knowledge to discover articulate technical requirements driven by the business and business requirements regarding security. It uses F5 technology to solve security problems and acknowledges the skills and knowledge of troubleshooting, designing, and maintaining.

PREREQUISITES: F5-CTS, BIG-IP LTM; F5-CTS, BIG-IP ASM; F5-CTS, BIG-IP APM

CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified Solution Expert, Security (F5-CSE, Security)

THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V13.1

F5 401
Examination Name F5 401 – F5 Certified Security Solution Expert 101
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 

  •  Exam 402 – F5 Certified Cloud Solution

The examination F5 Certified Security Solution indentifies the skills and knowledge to discover articulate technical requirements driven by the business and business requirements regarding security. It uses F5 technology to solve security problems and acknowledges the skills and knowledge of troubleshooting, designing, and maintaining (BIG-IP 12.1).

PREREQUISITES:

  • F5 Certified! Administrator,
  • BIG-IP F5 Certified! Technology Specialist,
  • BIG-IP LTM F5 Certified! Technology Specialist,
  • BIG-IP DNS

CREDENTIAL AWARDED: F5 Certified! Solution Expert, Cloud (F5-CSE, Cloud)

THIS EXAM IS BASED ON V12.1

F5 402
Examination Name F5 402 – F5 Certified Cloud Solution
Passing Score 245 or higher
Length of Exam 90 min
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 80 Questions
Examination Fees $180 USD

 
Job profiles after F5 Load Balancer Training Course?

Job profile which you can get after successfully completing your F5 Load Balancer Training Course is

  • Network Specialist
  • Network Services Specialist
  • Technical Lead,
  • Technical Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator

Overview of the BIG-IP F5 LTM Basic Setup Utility – Initial Configuration

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Lab Name: F5 LTM

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This post will give you detailed overview of how to setup “Initial Configuration of BIG-IP F5 LTM”

 

Task

  • Undemanding the basic architecture of f5 Accessing the f5 through ssh
  • Configure BIGIP-1 with hostname as “BIGIP-1”, and Configure BIGIP-1 with IP address on interface Eth0 as 172.16.10.1/24 and default gateway as 172.16.10.11 and also verify it.

Explanation

 

Big ip 11050 platform

Big ip 11050 platform

Front view

  1. Management port :
  2. USB ports
  3. Console port
  4. Serial (hard-wired) failover port
  5. SFP+ ports
  6. LCD display
  7. LCD control buttons
  8. Indicator LEDs

Big ip F5 is an network device that mainly manages and load balances the traffic for networking equipment such as servers, routers and firewalls. We generally deploy it to increase the reliability in our network. The BIG-IP system uses the following two network connection entry points:

  • TMM switch interfaces
  • Management interface (MGMT)

Either the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) switch interfaces or the MGMT interface can provide administrative access to the BIG-IP system. However, F5 recommends that you use the management port.The TMM switch ports are the interfaces that the BIG-IP system uses to send and receive load-balanced traffic.

The system uses the MGMT interface to perform system management functions. The MGMT interface is intended for administrative traffic and cannot be used for load-balanced traffic.By default eth0 is is the management port of f5 device having and pre-configured ip address of 192.168.1.245/24

Configuration

Login to BGIP-1 (ip- 192.168.1.245) via ssh Open software putty. Select ssh as shown below:

Login to BIG IP 1

In the hostname or ip address field type the ip address of bigip-1 192.168.1.245 And click on open.

Putty Configuration

Use credentials login as “ROOT” and password “DEFAULT”

Login with user id and password

login as: root

Using keyboard-interactive authentication.

Password:default

Last login: Mon Mar 27 05:06:32 2017 from 192.168.1.29

[root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config #

Change the hostname of bigip1 from default to BIGIP-1

Change the Host Name
[root@localhost:NOLICENSE:Standalone] config #tmsh modify /sys global-settings hostname

BIGIP-1.NET

[root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config #

Verify and Change the default ip address of management port eth0 of bigip1 By default the eth0 has the preconfigured management ip address of 192.168.1.245/24. we can verify and change it by two method

bigip-1:

Verify and Change the Default IP-Address
[root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config # tmsh /list /sys management-ip

sys management-ip 192.168.1.245/24 {

description static-fallback

}

[root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config # ifconfig eth0

eth0 Link encap:EthernetHWaddr 00:50:12:00:02:00

inet addr:192.168.1.245 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

inet6 addr: fe80::250:12ff:fe00:200/64 Scope:Link

UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

———————————–

RX packets:14656 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:435 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0

carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:1618408 (1.5 MiB) TX bytes:24787 (24.2 KiB)

Changing the management ip address;

Change the Management IP-Address

Give the command config we can add the ip address assign a mask and default

route [root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config # config

Following window will appear and take the cursor to ok it will turn green and the press enter

Configuration utility1

After pressing enter the following window will occur: take the cursor to ok by using arrow key and press enter when the ok turns green Now following window will appear:

Configuration utility 2

Now change the ip address from 192.168.1.245 to 172.16.10.1 and take the cursor to ok and press enter as shown

Configuration utility 3

Now window will occur that will ask to configure netmask or subnet mask if want to change You can change but in this example we want to keep the mask same so just press enter on ok

Configuration utility 4

Now it will ask create the default route or you can say the default gateway: Press enter on yes

Configuration utility 5

now another window will open that will ask you to give the ip address of default-gateway

Configuration utility 6

take the cursor to the ip and change it to 172.16.10.11 and press enter on ok.

Configuration utility 7

another window will occur that will ask to save the setting or the changes you have made. Press enter on yes.

Configuration utility 8

Note: Now you have successfully change the default management ip address, subnet mask and default-gateway of bigip-1.At this time you will lose the connectivity because you have change the management ip address through which you are accessing. And again, we have to take the ssh via new management ip address of the big-ip 1 that is 172.16.10.1

Putty Configuration

Again, it will ask for the username and password use the same values as earlier username –root and password as default

Verification:

Verification
[root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config # ifconfig eth0

eth0 Link encap:EthernetHWaddr 00:50:12:00:02:00

inet addr:172.16.10.1 Bcast:172.16.10.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

—————————————————————————

inet6 addr: fe80::250:12ff:fe00:200/64 Scope:Link

UP BROADCAST RUNNING ALLMULTI MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:1340 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:349 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0

carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:113397 (110.7 KiB) TX bytes:133187 (130.0 KiB) [root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone]

config # tmsh /list /sys management-ip sys management-ip

sys management-ip 172.16.10.1/24 {

{ description configured-statically }

Changing the ip address using tmsh-Go into the tmshell by typing tmsh-

Changing the Ip Address using tmsh-GO
[root@BIGIP-1:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config # tmsh root@(BIGIP-1)

(cfg-sync Standalone)(NO LICENSE)(/Common)(tmos)#

create sys management-ip 172.16.10.1/24

Note: while changing the management-ip via tmsh as above a following error message willcome and that is because dhcp is enable and it will ask you to disable the dhcp first.

 

ERROR:

01071635:3: /Common/management-ip: Conflicting configuration. Management-ip can’t be deleted manually while DHCP is enabled. Within tmsh run ‘modify sys global-settings mgmt-dhcp disabled’ before manually changing the management-ip.

Disabling the dhcp service on bigip-2 via following command

Disabling the dhcp service on bigip-2

root@(BIGIP-2)(cfg-sync Standalone)(NO LICENSE)(/Common)(tmos)#modify sys global-settings mgmt-dhcp disabled

now it will accept the ip address without any error message

Final Output

root@(BIGIP-2)(cfg-sync Standalone)(NO LICENSE)(/Common)(tmos)# create sys management-ip172.16.10.1/24