F5 TMOS Administration (BIG-IP) Exam Syllabus

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The F5 TMOS Administration certification is mainly targeted to those candidates who want to build their career in Administration domain. The F5 Certified Administrator - BIG IP (F5-CA) exam verifies that the candidate possesses the fundamental knowledge and proven skills in the area of F5 BIG-IP.

F5 TMOS Administration Exam Summary:

Exam Name F5 Certified Administrator - BIG IP (F5-CA)
Exam Code 201
Exam Price $180 (USD)
Duration 90 mins
Number of Questions 80
Passing Score 245 / 350
Books / Training F5 Training Programs
Schedule Exam Pearson VUE
Sample Questions F5 TMOS Administration Sample Questions
Practice Exam F5 201 Certification Practice Exam

F5 201 Exam Syllabus Topics:

Topic Details


Explain the relationship between interfaces, trunks, VLANs, self-IPs, routes and their status/statistics - Illustrate the use of a trunk in a BIG-IP solution
- Demonstrate ability to assign VLAN to interface and/or trunk
- Identify, based on traffic, which VLAN/route/egress IP would be used
- Distinguish between tagged vs untagged VLAN
- Compare interface status (Up/Down)
- Explain the dependencies of interfaces/trunks, VLANs, self-IPs
Determine expected traffic behavior based on configuration - Identify traffic diverted due to persistence
- Consider the packet and/or virtual server processing order (wildcard vips)
- Identify traffic diverted due to status of traffic objects (vs, pool, pool member)
- Determine the egress source IP based on configuration
- Identify when connection/rate limits are reached
Identify the reason a virtual server is not working as expected - Identify the current configured state of the virtual server
- Identify the current availability status of the virtual server
- Identify conflicting/misconfigured profiles
- Identify misconfigured IP address and/or port
Identify the reason a pool is not working as expected - Identify the reason a pool member has been marked down by health monitors
- Identify a pool member not in the active priority group
- Identify the current configured state of the pool/pool member
- Identify the current availability status of the pool/pool member


Determine resource utilization - Distinguish between control plane and data plane resources
- Identify CPU statistics per virtual server
- Interpret Statistics for interfaces
- Determine Disk utilization and Memory utilization
Identify the different virtual server types - Standard, Forwarding, Stateless, Reject
- Performance (Layer 4) and Performance (HTTP)
Identify network level performance issues - Identify when a packet capture is needed within the context of a performance issue
- Interpret availability status of interfaces
- Identify when drops are occurring
- Identify Speed and Duplex
- Distinguish TCP profiles (Optimized profiles)
Identify the reason load balancing is not working as expected - Consider persistence, priority group activation, rate/connection limits
- Identify misconfigurations (incorrect health checks, action on service down, etc.)
- Identify current availability status


Identify and report current device status - Interpret the LCD panel warning messages
- Use the dashboard to gauge the current running status of the system
- Review the Network Map in order to determine the status of objects
- Interpret current systems status via GUI or TMSH
- Interpret high availability and device trust status
Apply procedural concepts required to manage the state of a high availability pair - Execute force to standby procedure
- Report current active/standby failover state
- Execute force to offline procedure
- Show device trust status
Identify management connectivity configurations - Identify the configured management-IP address
- Interpret port lockdown settings to Self-IP
- Show remote connectivity to the BIG-IP Management interface
- Explain management IP connectivity issue
- Identify HTTP/SSH access list to management-IP address
List which log files could be used to find events and/or hardware issues - Identify use of /var/log/Itm, var/log/secure, /var/log/audit
- Identify severity log level of an event
- Identify event from a log message
Apply procedural concepts required to create, manage, and restore a UCS archive - Execute UCS backup procedure
- Execute UCS restore procedure
- Summarize the use case of a UCS backup
- Explain proper long-term storage of UCS Backup file
- Explain the contents of the UCS file (private keys)
Apply procedural concepts required to manage software images - Given an HA pair, describe the appropriate strategy for deploying a new software image
- Perform procedure to upload new software image
- Show currently configured boot location
- Demonstrate creating new volume for software images
Identify which modules are licensed and/or provisioned - Show provisioned modules
- Report modules which are licensed
- Show resource utilization of provisioned modules
- Report Modules which are provisioned but not licensed
Explain authentication methods - Explain how to create a user
- Explain how to modify user properties
- Explain options for remote authentication provider
- Explain use of groups using remote authentication provider
Identify configured system services - Show proper configuration for: DNS, NTP, SNMP, syslog
Explain config sync - Demonstrate config sync procedure
- Report errors which occur during config sync
- Explain when a config sync is necessary
- Show config sync status
- Compare configuration timestamp


Apply procedural concepts required to modify and manage virtual servers - Apply appropriate persistence profile
- Apply appropriate HTTPS encryption profile
- Apply appropriate protocol specific profile
- Identify iApp configured objects
- Report use of iRules
- Show default pool configuration
Apply procedural concepts required to modify and manage pools - Determine configured health monitor
- Determine the load balancing method for a pool
- Determine the active nodes in a priority group configuration
- Determine pool member service port configuration
- Apply appropriate health monitor
- Apply load balancing method for a pool
- Apply pool member service port configuration


Define characteristics of a support ticket with F5 - List ways to open support ticket with F5
- List where to open a support ticket with F5
- List severity levels of a support ticket with F5
- List what to include in a support ticket with F5
Explain the processes of licensing, license reactivation, and license modification - Show where to license (activate.F5.com)
- Identify license issues
- Identify Service Check Date (upgrade)
Apply procedural concepts required to perform - Understand impact of running EUD
- Understand requirements of EUD
- Understand how to collect EUD output (console/log)
- Identify methods of booting the EUD
Apply procedural concepts required to generate a qkview and collect results from iHealth - Identify methods of running qkview
- Identify method of retrieving qkview
- Understand information contained in qkview
- Identify when appropriate to run qkview
- Understand where to upload qkview (iHealth)
Identify which online support resource/tool to use - DevCentral
- AskF5.com
- iHealth
- Support Portal

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