This is the second exam candidates are required to pass in order to receive the F5 Certified! Technology Specialist, BIG-IP LTM certification. Passing this exam validates their ability to design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot advanced F5 product features to enhance the effectiveness of an application delivery network. In addition, it shows that a candidate understands underlying principles—from SSL-based VPN implementation to symmetric and asymmetric acceleration—and can draw on that insight to integrate BIG-IP LTM into existing networks as well as new implementations. Receiving the F5-CTS, BIG-IP LTM certification is a prerequisite for both the Cloud and Security Solutions Expert certification tracks.
Summary description of the minimally qualified candidate (MQC)
The MQC is able to describe and explain how the applications work through OSI Layer 7. The MQC is able to design, implement, maintain, optimize, and troubleshoot advanced BIG-IP LTM product features to enhance the effectiveness of an application delivery network. The MQC understands the underlying principles of BIG-IP LTM and can integrate specific BIG-IP LTM technologies with other platforms and products.
The MQC can do the following without assistance:
- Create a BIG-IP LTM configuration/design to deliver applications in a scalable, highly available, and redundant environment to meet customer specifications
- Create application-specific monitors
- Select and configure the most appropriate LB method based upon the application requirements and server capabilities
- Determine when to use SNAT and when not to use SNAT
Prerequisites: Valid F5-CA, BIG-IP Certification, valid passing score on Exam 301A