Advance Your Career with F5 Certification

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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.

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F5 Certified exams are developed to deliver consistently reproducible results that guarantee excellence in those who achieve certification. F5 Certification is a differentiator for you in your career and it's a competitive advantage for your employer.



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I think what intrigues me the most is that the exam covers so much material that is important for engineers to know in the real world, not only within the framework of F5 devices, but concepts that are applicable in many aspects of the job. I like the movement away from the class/book/cert setup. I see it being a much more effective way to learn.


Certification levels and requirements

The F5 certification program is progressive and builds on the skills and knowledge demonstrated in previous exams. Explore the exams listed below to get detailed blueprints of the information each exam will cover. To register or log in, visit the Candidate Portal.

F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA)

F5-CA Requirements
Exam 101 - Application Delivery Fundamentals
Exam 201 - TMOS Administration


 F5 Certified Technical Professional, Sales (F5-CTP, Sales)

F5-CTP, Sales Requirements
Exam 101 - Application Delivery Fundamentals
Exam 202 - Pre-Sales Fundamentals


F5 Certified Technology Specialists (F5-CTS)

F5-CTS LTM Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 301a - LTM Specialist: Architect, Setup, and Deploy
Exam 301b - LTM Specialist: Maintain and Troubleshoot

F5-CTS BIG-IP DNS Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 302 - BIG-IP DNS Specialist

F5-CTS ASM Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 303 - ASM Specialist

F5-CTS APM Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 304 - APM Specialist


F5 Certified Solution Expert (F5-CSE)

F5-CSE Security Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
– F5-CTS LTM Certification
– F5-CTS BIG-IP DNS Certification
– F5-CTS ASM Certification
– F5-CTS APM Certification
Exam 401 – Security Solutions

F5-CSE Cloud Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
– F5-CTS LTM Certification
– F5-CTS BIG-IP DNS Certification
Exam 402 –Cloud Solutions

F5 certification levels and paths


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Visit the Candidate Portal and follow the steps to get registered. If you need more specific information on the program before registering, review the Policies and Program Details.


Use the exam blueprints and study guides to prepare for your exam. These can all be found on on the appropriate exam pages. F5 training courses can also be helpful in exam prep.


F5 Certified LinkedIn community can help connect you to peers, find exam prep material, and get answers to your questions.

These new [exams] are leaps and bounds ahead of the previous ones … Overall I was very pleased with the exam, the questions were generally high quality, so the new process is obviously working!