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Advance Your Career with F5 Certification

F5 Professional Certification validates your expertise in manipulating the entire application stack - from traditional network knowledge all the way to advanced application-layer understanding, with the ability to integrate those two worlds.


Students should have a basic understanding of network fundamentals, protocols, and common traffic management concepts. The student should also understand the basic concepts of F5 technology as applied to network fundamentals, protocols, and traffic management.

Students should have the following knowledge/capabilities:

  • Articulate the advantages of a full application proxy.
  • Explain the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
  • Describe valid uses/methods of HTTP.
  • Identify and define the components of TMOS (F5 Traffic Management Operating System).

Required Exams

Exam 101 - Application Delivery Fundamentals
Successful completion of the 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals exam acknowledges the skills and understanding necessary for day-to-day management of Application Delivery Networks (ADNs). This exam identifies candidates that possess the knowledge that is necessary to work with F5 products and technologies.

Exam 201 - TMOS Administration
Successful completion of the TIMOS Administrator exam identifies candidates who can independently perform day-to-day operations and basic troubleshooting of TMOS-based devices in various application environments after it has been installed, configured, and implemented.

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F5 Certifications are valid for two years. Three months before your certification expires, you will receive an email alerting you to your upcoming certification expiration and encouraging you to register for your recertification exam.

The inactive date is exactly two years from the active date, which is the date you achieved certification. If you pass the inactive date without recertifying, you are no longer certified; however, you have a 30 day grace period beyond your inactive date to reactivate your certification. The expired date for your certification is at the end of the 30 day grace period.

Visit the F5 website for more information.