This is the first of two exams in the F5 Certified! Technology Specialist, BIG-IP TM certification and serves as a prerequisite to exam 301B. Candidates who pass this exam possess an understanding of 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 load balancing (LB) method based upon the application requirements and server capabilities
- Determine when to use secure network address translation (SNAT) and when not to use SNAT
Prerequisite:Prerequisite: Valid F5-CA, BIG-IP Certification