How to get the F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals Exam


The F5 101-Application Delivery Fundamentals exam is the first exam required to achieve Certified F5 BIG-IP Administrator .

Since there are no dumps , i want to share my notes below after passing the exam and I recommed to follow the (blueprint ) here, the f5’s questions are very tricky:

To start the F5 1O1 exam, the book written by Philip Jönsson and Steven Iveson “F5 Networks Application Delivery Fundamentals Study Guide” is a good resource to begin your preparation, it’s not enough, but I recommended it to have an overview about the content and definitions about some concepts.

For further deep preparation, the F5 website s’doc, supportF5 and devcentral are awesome you will find the best explanation like the SRND of Cisco.

https://www.f5.com/…/blueprint-app-delivery-fundamentals-ex…

THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY POINT TO SUCCESS IN THE EXAM IS TO PRACTICE MORE AND MORE THE LAB GUIDE of Admin course.

Here a quick notes to get the first exam mandatory to continue with other exams.

quick overview of F5 terminology

• BIG-IP

• Member

• Node

• Pool

• TMOS

• VIPRION

• Virtual Server (VS)

Section 1: OSI model

  1. – Explain, compare, and contrast the OSI layers

1.2 – Explain Protocols and Technologies Specific to the Data Link Layer

Switch Forwarding Database

ARP                                                                 

MAC/Ethernet addresses

Broadcast domain

VLANs

Link Aggregation

  1. – Explain protocols and apply technologies specific to the network layer

Subnetting

Routing Protocols

Fragmentation

TTL

Show source/dest IP/MAC at each hop

  1. – Explain the features and functionality of protocols and technologies specific to the transport layer

MTU vs. MSS

TCP checksums syn, syn-ack and ack

Three-way handshake: SYN,SYN-ACK,ACK.

UDP

Ports

TCP Reset (RST)

Delayed Binding

tcpdump tool

  1. – Explain the features and functionality of protocols and technologies specific to the application layer

HTTP versions, methods, codes keep-alive

DNS Hierarchical distributed DNS query

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)

Active vs Passive FTP

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)

Cookies and why it there are used

The Name Resolution Process for DNS query

URLs URI

SNMP

Section 2: F5 Solutions and Technology

2.1 – the role of F5 products

Application Acceleration Manager (AAM)

Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Access Policy Manager (APM)

Application Security Manager (ASM)

Global Traffic Manager (GTM)

Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

2.2 – Explain the purpose, use, and advantages of iRules

2.3 – Explain the purpose, use, and advantages of iApps and iControl

2.4 – Explain the purpose of and use cases for full proxy and packet forwarding/packet based architectures

Proxies

Forward Proxies

Reverse Proxies

Half Proxies

Full Proxies for example BIG IP

2.5 – Explain the advantages and configurations of high availability (HA)

Active/Active

Active/Standby

Section 3: Load Balancing methods

3.1 – Discuss the purpose of, use cases for, and key considerations related to load balancing

LTM Load Balancing Methods

Round Robin (default)

Ratio (member/node)

Dynamic Ratio (member/node)

Fastest (node/application)

Least connections (member/node)

Weighted least connections (member/node)

Observed (member/node).

Predictive (member/node)

Least sessions

Ratio least sessions

Priority Group

Persistent vs Persistence

Persistence (cookies and source address affinity)

3.2 – Differentiate between a client and server

Section 4: Security

4.1 – Compare and contrast positive and negative security models

4.2 – Explain the purpose of cryptographic services

Signing

Encryption

Certificates/certificate chains

Private/Public keys

Symmetric/Asymmetric encryption

4.3 – Describe the purpose and advantages of authentication

Single Sign On (SSO)

Multifactor authentication (MFA)

AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting)

4.4 – Describe the purpose, advantages, and use cases of IPsec and SSL VPN

IPsec

SSL VPN

Section 5: Application Delivery Platforms

5.1 Describe the purpose, advantages, use cases, and challenges associated with hardware based application delivery platforms and virtual machines

Virtual

Hardware

5.2 – Describe the purpose of the various types of advanced acceleration techniques

TCP Optimization and OneConnect

HTTP Caching

Compression

Pipelining

Categories: F5 BIG-IP

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