F5 301B - BIG-IP LTM Specialist: Maintain and Troubleshoot Exam Study Guide - Created 11/01/19

You can find the current exam blueprint published here: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K29900360

Overview 301B - LTM Specialist: Maintain and Troubleshoot

Welcome to the 301b - LTM Specialist compiled Study Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help you prepare for the F5 301b - LTM Specialist exam. The contents of this document are based on the 301b - 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 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 reference the linked information easier without having to search through a formal appendix. This guide may also reference the same books as the exam Resource Guide for each topic when applicable for consistency.

F5 provides the 301b - LTM Specialist Resource Guide as a study guide. The Resource Guide is a list of reading material that will help any student build a broad base of general knowledge that can assist in not only their exam success but in becoming a well rounded systems engineer. The Resource Guide will be available to the candidate once they are qualified for the 301b - LTM Specialist 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 301b - LTM Specialist exam.

The F5 301a - Local Traffic Manager Specialist: Architect, Setup and Deploy, stand as a pre-requisite to this 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

Printed References

These reference 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.