F5 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals


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F5 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals

This online instructor led training course provides the foundational knowledge required to work with F5 products and technologies.

In this course students will be learn key topics including OSI layers, data link, network, and transport layers, high availability, iRules, iApps, and more. 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.

Exam: 101


Ryan Lindfield, CCNA, CCNP

Course Information

Skills Learned

  • Getting started with the BIG-IP system
  • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Monitoring application health and managing object status
  • User roles and administrative partitions
  • Deployment applications with iApps
  • Customizing application delivery with iRules

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Individuals seeking the F5-CA certification
  • Network operators, network administrators, and network engineers


None, but we recommend that students have a basic understanding of network fundamentals, protocols, and common traffic management concepts.

Course Outline

*Course Outline is subject to change*

  • Introduction
  • The role of F5 products
  • Discuss the purpose of, use cases for, and key considerations related to load balancing
  • Differentiate between a client and server
  • Purpose of and use cases for full proxy and packet forwarding/packet based architectures
  • Explain, compare, and contrast the OSI layers
  • Protocols and technologies specific to the data link layer
  • Protocols and apply technologies specific to the network layer
  • Features and functionality of protocols and technologies specific to the transport layer
  • Features and functionality of protocols and technologies specific to the application layer
  • Advantages and configurations of high availability (HA)
  • Purpose, use, and advantages of iRules
  • Purpose, use, and advantages of iApps
  • Purpose of the various types of advanced acceleration techniques
  • Positive and negative security models
  • Cryptographic services
  • Advantages of authentication
  • IPsec and SSL VPN
  • Hardware based application delivery platforms and virtual machines
  • Additional Material (F5 Resources and Support)
  • Additional Material (Test Strategies)
  • Additional Material (Drills)


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