Students must complete one of the following F5 prerequisites before attending this course:
Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course
F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator
F5 US has brought out a BIG-IP Admin exam which can be taken before attending the LTM course. Indeed, this test should be taken by anyone wanting to attend any of the F5 specialist classes (DNS, APM, ASM, AFM etc.) if they have not attended the BIG-IP Admin or LTM class.
Although this is not mandatory, F5 would like to stress the importance of anyone attending F5 specialist classes if they have not attended an Admin class or passed the test below with 70% or greater. Obviously, a 201 BIG-IP Administrator exam certification is an instant prerequisite.
Step 1: get an account on F5 University (https://university.f5.com)
Step 2: goto: https://wbt.training.f5.com/wbt/go?id=2110
Take the test. Pass mark is 70%.
Step 3: take a screen shot as proof of your results.
Please note that if this prerequisite is not met, Arrow ECS reserves the right to refuse entry to the class without refund.
The following free web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:
Getting Started with BIG-IP web-based training
Getting Started with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) web-based training
The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:
OSI model encapsulation
Routing and switching
Ethernet and ARP
IP addressing and subnetting
NAT and private IP addressing
LAN vs. WAN
The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course:
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SSH protocols