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Free F5 Practice Exam: Application Delivery Fundamentals

I just happened that while I was reading whats new on F5, I discovered that they are re-structing their certification program, and as part of it they are offering a free practice exam that is one of two exams needed to achieve F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA) certification.

All candidates eligible for the 101 exam have, for the first time ever, the chance to take a practice exam for 101-Application Delivery Fundamentals. This free exam, offered until November 23, 2014 at all Pearson VUE test centers, allows a limited number of candidates to preview questions and offer feedback on the questions. This feedback not only helps us improve the individual exams, but the entire Certified program. 


Exam description

Identify candidates who possess knowledge and understanding of the concepts and technology standards that are applicable to application delivery engineers and iRules developers working with F5 products, e.g., BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM), BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM), BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), BIG-IP WebAccelerator.

The exam number is  Exam 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals and according its blueprint, it covers the following areas:

  1. Section: OSI
  2. Section: F5 Solution and Technology
  3. Section: Load balancing Fundamentals
  4. Security
  5. Application Delivery Platforms

What you need to do to be eligible to take this free practice exam at VUE is following:

  1. Register at F5’s certification tracking system you will receive an F5 ID.
  2. After login you will be presented with nondisclosure agreement, and a Certification Program agreement. Accept both.
  3. After you will be eligible F5 sends details to VUE which create an account for you. It usually takes couple of hours, you will receive mail with you new login. This is DIFFERENT from normal VUE account which you may used to sign to there exams.
  4. Only first 101 candidates are eligible to take free exam, so hurry up.
  5. You will have a change to register from 20th of October, which is by the time of writing this article, tomorrow morning.

Good luck to candidates and let the force be with us all. Hopefully I will catch my spot and be one of the lucky testers.