F5 301A - BIG-IP LTM Specialist: Architect, Set-Up & Deploy Exam Study Guide - Created 11/01/19¶
You can find the current exam blueprint published here: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K29900360
Overview 301A - BIG-IP LTM Specialist: Architect, Set-Up & Deploy
Welcome to the 301a - LTM Specialist compiled Study Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help you prepare for the F5 301a - LTM Specialist exam. The contents of this document are based on the 301a - LTM Specialist Exam Blueprint for TMOS v11.5.
This study guide provides students with some of the basic foundational knowledge required to pass the exam.
This study guide is a collection of information and therefore not a completely original work. The majority of the information is compiled from F5 sources that are located on the Internet. All of the information locations are referenced at the top of each topic instead of in an appendix of this document. This was done to help the reader access the referenced information easier without having to search through a formal appendix.
The F5 Certified Big-IP Administrator (F5-CA), which is made up of the 101 - App Delivery Fundamentals and 201 - TMOS Administration exams, stands as a pre-requisite to this exam.
Taking certified F5 LTM training, such as Administering BIG-IP v11 and Configuring BIG-IP LTM v11, will surely help with the topics of this exam but does not teach directly to the exam content. Hands on administrative experience with the Big-IP platform licensed with LTM will reinforce many of the topics contained in the 301a - LTM Specialist exam.
This guide was prepared by an F5 employee but is not an official F5 document and is not supported by F5.
Reading = Knowledge = Power
These referenced books are important and should be considered basic reading material for this exam. However these reading materials are not available for purchase. You can only gain access to the books by attending the associated F5 training class. These official F5 classes are now being offered in v12 and v13. So, if you have the newer copy of the material that is fine, be aware that the exam is based on the 11.5 version and content could have changed. It is possible that an ATC for F5 may still offer older 11.5 training but this is not guaranteed.
(Ref:1) Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager v11.5, v11.5.0 Edition. F5 Training Course Manual.
(Ref:2) Administering BIG-IP v11.5, v11.5.0 Edition. F5 Training Course Manual.
(Ref:3) Troubleshooting BIG-IP v11.5, v11.5.0 Edition. F5 Training Course Manual.
(Ref:4) Developing iRules for BIG-IP v11.5, v11.5.0 Edition. F5 Training Course Manual.