F5 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

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Course Description:

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

Course Outline

*Course Outline is subject to change*


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)

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.


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  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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