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F5 201 – TMOS Administration Exam

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I passed the F5 101 exam a while back with fairly good marks. Given that the subject matter was so broad, I was surprised at the depth of some of the questions. I won’t give any specifics, but if you are in process of studying for the 101 exam, make sure you understand everything listed […]

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F5-CA – Application Delivery Fundamentals – Application Delivery Platforms

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Objective 5.01 Describe the purpose, advantages, use cases, and challenges associated with hardware based application delivery platforms and virtual machines Explain when a hardware based application deliver platform solution is appropriate Hardware based platforms are generally more powerful, more stable, more scaleable, and may have specialized hardware capable of accelerating common tasks.The major drawback to […]

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F5-CA – Application Delivery Fundamentals – Security

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Objective 4.01 Compare and contrast positive and negative security models  Describe the concept of a positive security model A “positive” security model (also known as “whitelist”) is one that defines what is allowed, and rejects everything else.The positive security model can be applied to a number of different application security areas. For example, when performing […]

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F5-CA – Application Delivery Fundamentals – Load Balancing Essentials

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Objective 3.01: Discuss the purpose of, use cases for, and key considerations related to load balancing Explain the purpose of distribution of load across multiple servers load balancing distributes workloads across multiple computing resources, such as computers, a computer cluster, network links, central processing units or disk drives. Load balancing aims to optimize resource use, […]

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F5-CA – Application Delivery Fundamentals – OSI

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While starting to look around for various F5 topics for study, I was directed to http://veritablenetworks.blogspot.com/2012/11/f5-application-delivery-fundamentals.html. This page has a full listing of research topics for the F5 101 exam, but is a little out of date. I decided to use this as the starting point for my studies, but needed to update several aspects of […]