F5 Training & Certifications

About F5 Networks

F5 helps organizations create an agile IT infrastructure through a software-defined network that aligns with their business demands. With F5 solutions in place, businesses gain strategic points of control wherever information is exchanged, from client devices and the network to application servers, data storage, and everything in between. F5 training helps you leverage the built-in genius of F5 solutions to ensure your applications are secure, fast and available in both the data center and in the cloud.

New Horizons Learning Group proudly offers F5 courses designed to help IT professionals expand their knowledge base and develop the skills needed to effectively manage F5 solutions. The instructor-led courses available from New Horizons provide hands-on learning and problem-solving activities taught by industry professionals that have real-world experience using F5 in their organizations. Those who enroll in our courses will receive direct training that will prepare them for F5 certifications so they are able to accomplish more goals for their business.

New Horizons offers a number of F5 courses in BIG-IP, including those relating to configuration, development and administration of networks. Click through course titles to the left of this page to get more information on each. You will see a course outline, current training schedule and related courses to help you build a complete training program. For any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

F5 Certifications

Receiving F5 training helps you prepare to take your certification exam so that you can show your employer – or future employer – that you have the knowledge and skills that set you apart from the rest of the field. The path to certification begins with training courses that will test your current abilities and give you valuable resources that will help you master F5 and make a difference when managing F5 systems at work.

Skills Validation

F5 Certified exams test the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful when working with today’s application delivery challenges. Our technically relevant and appropriate exams deliver consistently reproducible results that guarantee excellence in those that achieve certification. Becoming F5 Certified demonstrates you have the technical ability and understanding needed to efficiently manage your network.

The F5 certification program is progressive with four separate levels – Administrator, Specialist, Expert and Professional – building on the skills and knowledge demonstrated on previous exams. Contact us today to discuss your individual certification needs and we can help you customize a training plan to meet your goals.

The starting point for all certifications: A certified BIG-IP Administrator has basic network and application knowledge to be successful in application delivery.

Exam 101: Application Delivery Fundamentals
Exam 202: TMOS Administration


The Technology Specialist certification assures employers that the candidate is fully qualified to design, implement, and maintain that specific product and its advanced features.

F5 CTS LTM Requirements

F5-CA Certification

Certification: F5-CA Certification
Exam 301a: LTM Specialist: Architect, Set up and Deploy
Exam 31b: LTM Specialist: Maintain and Troubleshoot

F5 CTS GTM Requirements

Certification: F5-CA Certification
Exam 302: GTM Specialist

F5 CTS ASM Requirements

Certification: F5-CA Certification
Exam 303: CSM Specialist

F5 CTS APM Requirements

Certification: F5-CA Certification
Exam 304: APM Specialist

The Solution Expert focuses on how F5 technologies combine with industry technology to create real-world business solutions.

Certification: F5- CSE, Security Requirements
Exam: F5-CA Certification
  F5- CTS, LTM
  F5-CTS, GTM 
  F5- CTS, APM
  F5- CSE Security Exam 
Other F5-CSE Exams are currently under development.

Find A Location Near You

Ready to become a F5 certified professional? Looking to advance your career or start a new one? New Horizons Learning Group provides a clear learning path and training for professionals looking to master F5. New Horizons Learning Group has 10 convenient locations in major west coast and southwestern cities. Each of our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and well versed instructors. Most of our courses can be taken in person or online. We provide hosted long distance courses, online live, dedicated and onsite training for groups, instructor led courses, and even custom courses. Find one of our convenient locations near you and start learning today:


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