101: Application Delivery Fundamental Course

101: Application Delivery Fundamental Training

The F5 101 – Application Delivery Fundamental certification training course is the first level of training on F5 required to achieve the F5 Certified! Administrator, BIG-IP status. All certification courses and paths in F5 begin with the  F5 101 – Application Delivery Fundamental certification training course.

The Application Delivery Fundamental certification course covers basic knowledge of IT networks e,g, VLANs, configuring routers, switches, network connections, ARP basics and more. 

101 – Application Delivery Fundamental certification training course covers the management of ADNs, basic F5 products and technologies, client-server networking, network issues, components of TMOS, Logs, HTTP error codes and service port.

Basic understanding of networking, OSI and TCP/IP.

Candidates can achieve this certification by passing the following exam.

  • Exam 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals

Logitrain F5 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals course material

  • Given a set of requirements, configure VLANs
  • Determine switch, router, and application
  • Connectivity requirements
  • Given a set of requirements, assign IP addresses
  • State the service that ARP provides
  • Establish required routing
  • Define ADC application objects
  • Identify application and network errors
  • Verify Layer 2 mapping (ARP)
  • Verify traffic is arriving at a destination
  • Verify Layer 1 connectivity
  • Determine device upgrade eligibility
  • Review basic stats to confirm functionality
  • Interpret traffic flow
  • Interpret service status
  • Interpret system health
  • Common uses for ICMP
  • Map functionality to OSI model
  • Use of TLS/SSL
  • The function of a VPN
  • High availability (HA) concepts
  • Reasons for support services (DNS, NTP, Syslog, SNMP)


This course is likely to add to the employment-related skills of the participants. The skills developed are likely to be used in the course of being an employee or working in a business.

  • Network Engineers
  • Cybersecurity Engineers
  • F5 Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • IT professionals interested in F5 certifications
  • Assign a numeric tag to the VLAN if required
  • Determine appropriate layer three addressing for VLAN Specify if VLAN is tagged or untagged
  • Explain the function and purpose of a router, of a firewall and of a switch Interpret network diagrams
  • Interpret address and subnet relationships
  • Understand public/private, multicast addressing, and broadcast
  • Explain the function and purpose of NAT and of DHCP
  • Determine valid address IPv6
  • Identify a valid MAC address
  • Define ARP and explain what it does
  • State the purpose of a default gateway
  • Explain why a route is needed
  • Explain network hops
  • Given a destination IP address and current routing table, identify a route to be used
  • Define load balancing including intelligent load balancing and server selection
  • Explain the features of an application delivery controller
  • Explain the benefits of an application delivery controller
  • Identify general meanings of HTTP error codes
  • Identify possible reasons and methods for a connection termination
  • Identify possible causes for failure to establish a connection
  • Explain one-to-one mapping of MAC to IP
  • Given a network diagram or ARP command output, determine if ARP resolution was successful
  • Given the ARP command output, determine if ARP resolution was successful
  • Explain the purpose of MAC masquerading
  • Explain how to acquire packet captures
  • View a packet capture and identify source and destination
  • Interpret statistics to show traffic flow
  • Given an exhibit of the front ethernet panel, explain why there is an imbalance in the link use
  • Interpret if config output (interface bandwidth)
  • Explain potential L1 failure modes (duplex settings, cable out of specification)
  • Interpret traffic object statistics
  • Interpret network configuration statistics
  • Determine when to upgrade software
  • Determine when to upgrade platform
  • Determine steps to minimize upgrade downtime
  • Explain application client-server communication
  • Interpret traffic graphs (Interpret SNMP results)
  • Compare active vs inactive ADC elements
  • Infer services for given netstat output
  • Determine whether a service is listening on a given port based on netstat output
  • Generate a Qkview and upload to iHealth
  • Review logs
  • Ensure efficacy of maintenance tasks (alert endpoints, verify backups)
  • Review system vitals (disk space, CPU load, memory, bandwidth)
  • Explain the purpose of an IP TTL
  • Explain the purpose of ICMP echo request/reply
  • Explain reasons for ICMP unreachable
  • Identify the layer for a MAC address
  • Identify the layer for a UDP/TCP port
  • Identify the layer for an IP address
  • Identify the layer for applications
  • Explain the purpose of TLS/SSL certificates (self-signed vs CA-signed)
  • Explain the rationale for using TLS/SSL
  • Explain the rationale for using VPN (privacy, encryption, anonymity)
  • Identify valid uses for VPN
  • Explain methods of providing HA integrity
  • Explain methods of providing HA
  • Explain the advantages of HA
  • Explain the purpose of DNS
  • Given a list of tools, select the appropriate tool to confirm DNS resolution is successful for a hostname
  • Explain what Syslog is
  • Explain the purpose of NTP
  • Explain SNMP as it pertains to ADC element monitoring
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