F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)


Essentials for exam 101

The MQC has a basic understanding of network fundamentals, protocols, and common traffic management concepts. The MQC also understands the basic concepts of F5 technology as applied to network fundamentals, protocols, and traffic management (for example, TMOS).

The MQC can do the following without assistance:

  • 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.
Essentials for exam 201

The MQC is capable of performing day-to-day operations of TMOS-based devices which have already been installed. The MQC is also capable of basic troubleshooting of a TMOS-based device in order to provide full, accurate, and appropriate information to senior engineers and/or F5 support.

The MQC can do the following without assistance:

  • Enable a virtual server that has already been defined.
  • Locate where iRules are facilitated within QKView.
  • Use QKView troubleshooting tools (for example, obtain a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) dump and a qkview using QKView, and upload a qkview to BIG-IP iHealth).


  • Exam 101 – Application Delivery Fundamentals (Prüfung 101 – Grundlagen der Anwendungsbereitstellung)
  • Exam 201 – TMOS Administration (Prüfung 201 – TMOS-Verwaltung)


Die Prüfungen müssen alle zwei Jahre neu abgelegt werden.