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Regarding 101 Exam Certification

Hi Experts,

Hope you are guys are really doing great!!

I will be writing 101 in coming days, May i have any help regarding practice exam, Study material and also would like to know the price of exam. I have been reading Philip Johnson First edition study guide and almost i have finished reading it. do i need to read any another material or it is sufficient for 101?

I really wanted expert advice on the same as i am have been following this forum quite long and believe this is the right place to move further.

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USER ACCEPTED ANSWER & F5 ACCEPTED ANSWER

Johnson's book is a good study guide, but don't neglect the official docs from F5. Also, consider joining the LinkedIn F5 Certified group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/85832).

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Comment made 13-Sep-2018 by Dimple_F5 1

Thanks very much sir!!

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Comment made 13-Sep-2018 by Dimple_F5 1

Thanks very much for your suggestion, Do you have practice exams just to test myself before writing the exam.

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USER ACCEPTED ANSWER & F5 ACCEPTED ANSWER

Hi,

So for that you have study guide:

https://www.f5.com/pdf/certification/exams/Certification_Study_Guide_101.pdf

And you can check blueprint that reference all you need to know for your certification:

https://www.f5.com/pdf/certification/exams/blueprint-app-delivery-fundamentals-exam.pdf

it's the 2 elements you need to revise. si tu as des doutes sur certains points spécifiés dans le blueprint, check on F5 site..

Hope it's clear. let me know if you need more details.

regards,

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Comment made 13-Sep-2018 by Dimple_F5 1

Thanks very much sir!!

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Comment made 13-Sep-2018 by Dimple_F5 1

Thanks very much for your suggestion, Do you have practice exams just to test myself before writing the exam.

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Comment made 17-Sep-2018 by youssef 3647

you have no practice exams online, but when I had passed the 101 I revised only through the study guide and it's gone very well.

when do you have to pass the certif?

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USER ACCEPTED ANSWER & F5 ACCEPTED ANSWER

Thank you guys supporting mine and Steven Iveson's book. Just for clarification, my last name is actually spelled Jönsson in Swedish but I remove the dots to help non-Swedish people pronounce my name. :p

Either way, like previous answers suggest, even though you have already purchased our book, using F5's study guide which is free is a good way of making sure you are not missing anything.

However, both material are quite old and are in need of a refresh. I first released the original version of the F5 Study guide back in 2013 and later that year it got converted into an F5 study guide. And our own written book was released in December 2014.

The exam has changed a lot since then. I suggest you to purchase an official F5 101 practice exam in order to identify which blueprint objectives you need to focus on. They are available here:

Exam Studio Online

Other than that I would read the following sources:

That should cover the missing pieces.

Most of these are already covered in the 201 book in great detail.

We are actually in the process of updating the 101 book and creating our Second Edition in order to comply with the newer and updated exam.

Good luck on your upcoming exam! :)

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Comment made 13-Sep-2018 by Dimple_F5 1

Thanks very much sir!!

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Comment made 13-Sep-2018 by Dimple_F5 1

Thanks very much for your suggestion, Do you have practice exams just to test myself before writing the exam.

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Comment made 13-Sep-2018 by Philip Jonsson 1094

The practice exams are used to give you an assessment of how well you would pass the real exam. Therefore, F5 strongly recommends you to just take the practice exams twice tops. Otherwise it will loose it's meaning.

The practice exams are created and maintained by F5 themselves and cost $25 for one, $40 for two. I took the practice exam for GTM and it was really nice. The exam time does not consider the non-native English bonus so you only have 90 minutes. But if you manage to pass the practice exam with good results within 90 minutes you have a really good chance of passing if you also have 30 minutes extra.

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Comment made 5 months ago by Dimple_F5 1

Hi Philip,

Thank very much for your help, May i know the procedure to get online exam? and would that will give me the result whether i cleared the practice exam or failed?

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Comment made 5 months ago by Philip Jonsson 1094

Hey Dimple

First off, you will need to create a Candidate Login which you can find here:

F5 Candidate Portal - Begin Registration

Once you have created an account you can login here using the same credentials:

Exam Studio Online

When you are finished with the exam you will get an exam report but not like the original exam. You will receive an assessment of all the different blueprint topics and how well you did on each topic. So it will give you a probability of how well you will do on the real exam.

This should be clear already, but this is no Exam dump and there will be different questions on the real exam. But they will be similar to the ones you see in the practice exam.

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USER ACCEPTED ANSWER & F5 ACCEPTED ANSWER

Hi Everyone,

I am newbie to F5 and planning to become F5 CA certified. I have gone through the 101 study guide and looking for practice exams for 101 Also it would be of immense help if anyone could guide me further with 201 prep as well. There are too many different logins and different places of resources in F5.. website structure is not very user friendly (F5 University/ Dev Central and the exam studio). Exam studio is not letting me login despite changing the password successfully multiple times

Regards, Ananth Mocherla

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Comment made 5 months ago by Philip Jonsson 1094

Hey Ananth

Have you created an Candidate Login first? You can do this here:

F5 Candidate Portal - Begin Registration

Once you have created an account you can login here using the same credentials:

Exam Studio Online

If you still have problems with login in to the Exam Studio Site send an email to f5cert@f5.com

For study material you have the following options:

101 Application Delivery Fundamentals

F5 Official 101 Study Guide: https://www.f5.com/pdf/certification/exams/Certification_Study_Guide_101.pdf

F5 Books 101 Study Guide (written by me and Steven Iveson): https://www.f5books.eu/

201 TMOS Administration

F5 Official 201 Study Guide: https://support.f5.com/content/dam/f5/kb/global/solutions/K29900360.html/Certification_Study_Guide_201_v2.pdf

F5 Books 201 Study Guide (written by me and Steven Iveson):https://www.f5books.eu/

I hope this helps! :)

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Comment made 5 months ago by ananth84 1

Thank you very much Phillip for the prompt reply. I was wondering if there is any free downloadable version of the books that you have written. Please suggest.

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Comment made 5 months ago by Philip Jonsson 1094

Hello Ananth

I'm sorry but we do not offer any free material other than the Setting up Your Own Lab Guide that I have posted here on DevCentral:

Lab Guide: How To Build Your Own F5 Lab Environment

Me and Steven have spent aprox. 4 hours per day Monday-Friday and 8 hours per day Saturday and Sunday the last 4 years when creating our books which in total are over 1000 pages. In order to motivate the time we are spending on our projects we are charging a something for the time spent. :)

The only free study material is the official F5 study guides which I posted previously. :)

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Comment made 5 months ago by ananth84 1

I understand Philip. Thank you for all the information.

Much Appreciated.

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Comment made 5 months ago by Philip Jonsson 1094

My pleasure :)

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Comment made 5 months ago by Dimple_F5 1

Hi Philip,

I have scheduled 101 exam and i do have one confusion and few questions which i would expect to get from you.

  1. In Appointment infor- it is showing Test location: F5 Employees Only: Seattle HQ United States and there is an information on that which says for security reasons the test center is only for F5 employee only. Since i am not an employee of F5 organization, still i am eligible to write the exam?

  2. what would be the approx cost of the paper and when i have to pay the fees?

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USER ACCEPTED ANSWER & F5 ACCEPTED ANSWER

i dont understand, what is the actual study material F5 gives?? the study guide Certification_Study_Guide_101.pdf can help you but is not the actual material you can use to answer all questions!!! i did the exam and there what question asking what are 2 protocols used to retrieve email, the guide talks about SMTP and POP3 and not IMAP, but the options were those 3 and 2 more and you have to choose only 2!!! and i think imap is one option.... or there was another question, when all https resposenses are sent from the server, the client sends a FIN packet, with what will the server responds, really??? the guide does not even talks about FIN packets!!!

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