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F5 Networks Online Test

The F5 Networks Online test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their knowledge of F5 products and solutions, including their proficiency in configuring, deploying, and managing BIG-IP systems, their understanding of load balancing, DNS, and SSL/TLS, and their ability to troubleshoot and solve network and application delivery problems.

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Test duration:  ~ 40 mins
Difficulty level:  Moderate
Availability:  Available as custom test
Questions:
  • 10 F5 Networks MCQs
  • 5 Computer Networks MCQs
Covered skills:
BIG-IP LTM
iRule - BIG-IP LTM
Layer 2 Switches - CISCO
IOS Device - CISCO
Routers and Switches - CISCO
DNS Express - BIG-IP GTM
DNS Latency - BIG-IP GTM
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The F5 Networks Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to configure and manage BIG-IP LTM
  • Proficiency in developing iRules for BIG-IP LTM
  • Knowledge of Layer 2 Switches in CISCO networking
  • Experience in configuring and managing IOS devices in CISCO networking
  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot Routers and Switches in CISCO networking
  • Understanding of DNS Express in BIG-IP GTM
  • Knowledge of DNS Latency in BIG-IP GTM
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🧐 Question

Medium

Mac address and IP on router hop
Routers
Switches
Solve
Refer to the following exhibit:
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Host A is sending a packet to Host B. 

1. What is the source and destination MAC address at point PA?
2. What is the source and destination IP address at point PB?
// Option A
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-B
PB: source IP - 192.168.1.1
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

// Option B
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-RA
PB: source IP - 192.168.3.3
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

// Option C
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-B
PB: source IP - 192.168.3.3
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

// Option D
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-RA
PB: source IP - 192.168.1.1
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

Easy

MX Record, DMARC and Email Authentication
DNS
MX Records
DMARC
SPF
DKIM
Solve
You work as a network administrator for a company, "example.com", that recently started experiencing issues with email spoofing. To mitigate the problem, you decide to implement DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) in addition to existing SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) records.

Your current DNS records for example.com include the following:

- MX 10 mail.example.com (IP address 203.0.113.10)
- TXT "v=spf1 ip4:203.0.113.10 -all"
- TXT "v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=public-key-here"

You add the following DMARC record:

- TXT "_dmarc.example.com" "v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; pct=100; rua=mailto:report@example.com"

After implementing the DMARC record, an external mail server sends an email to your domain. The email passes the SPF and DKIM checks but fails the DMARC check.

What will likely happen to the email?
A: The email will be accepted and delivered to the recipient's inbox.
B: The email will be rejected and returned to the sender as undeliverable.
C: The email might be delivered to the recipient's spam or junk folder.
D: The email will be accepted, but a report will be sent to the sender.
E: The email will be silently discarded, and the sender will not be notified.

Medium

Remote network resources
Gateway
Routing protocols
Solve
Review the following exhibit:
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Angelina noticed that the computers on 192.168.10.0/24 network can ping their default gateway. But they found that these computers cannot connect to any remote network resources. Which of the following is the most likely reason for this?

Medium

SSL Certificate Expiry
SSL/TLS
Network Security
Solve
You are a network administrator for an e-commerce company. The company's online store allows customers to browse products and make purchases securely over the internet. The online store uses SSL/TLS for secure communication. You receive reports that some customers are seeing a security warning in their web browsers when trying to access the online store. Upon investigation, you discover the following information:

- The SSL certificate used by the online store's web server is valid for one year and is due to expire in two days.
- The web server is configured to automatically redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS.
- The SSL certificate was issued by a trusted certificate authority (CA), and all major web browsers have the CA's root certificate in their trusted certificate stores.
- The SSL certificate includes the correct domain name for the online store.

Given the above information, which of the following steps should be taken to resolve the issue and prevent customers from seeing the security warning?
A: Extend the validity of the current SSL certificate by one year.
B: Obtain a new SSL certificate from the same CA and install it on the web server before the current certificate expires.
C: Remove the automatic redirect from HTTP to HTTPS on the web server.
D: Ask customers to ignore the security warning and proceed to the online store.
E: Replace the SSL certificate with a self-signed certificate.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Mac address and IP on router hop
Routers
Switches

2 mins

Computer Networks
Solve

Easy

MX Record, DMARC and Email Authentication
DNS
MX Records
DMARC
SPF
DKIM

2 mins

Computer Networks
Solve

Medium

Remote network resources
Gateway
Routing protocols

3 mins

Computer Networks
Solve

Medium

SSL Certificate Expiry
SSL/TLS
Network Security

2 mins

Computer Networks
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Mac address and IP on router hop
Routers
Switches
Computer Networks
Medium2 mins
Solve
MX Record, DMARC and Email Authentication
DNS
MX Records
DMARC
SPF
DKIM
Computer Networks
Easy2 mins
Solve
Remote network resources
Gateway
Routing protocols
Computer Networks
Medium3 mins
Solve
SSL Certificate Expiry
SSL/TLS
Network Security
Computer Networks
Medium2 mins
Solve

Test candidates on core F5 Networks Hiring Test topics

BIG-IP LTM: BIG-IP LTM stands for Big-IP Local Traffic Manager. It is a load balancing solution by F5 Networks that distributes network traffic across multiple servers to improve reliability and efficiency. This skill is measured in the test to assess candidates' ability to configure and manage load balancers, which is essential for optimizing network performance and ensuring high availability of applications.

iRule - BIG-IP LTM: iRule is a scripting language used in F5 Networks' BIG-IP LTM. It allows users to customize traffic management and control the behavior of the load balancer. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate candidates' proficiency in writing and implementing iRules, which is crucial for tailoring load balancing rules according to specific business requirements.

Layer 2 Switches - CISCO: Layer 2 switches are network devices that operate at the data link layer (Layer 2) of the OSI model. They facilitate the communication between devices within a local area network (LAN) by forwarding data frames based on the MAC (Media Access Control) addresses. This skill is measured in the test to gauge candidates' knowledge of configuring and troubleshooting Layer 2 switches, which is fundamental for building and maintaining efficient LAN environments.

IOS Device - CISCO: An IOS device refers to a network device that runs Cisco's Internetwork Operating System (IOS). Cisco IOS is a network operating system that powers Cisco routers and switches, providing features for routing, switching, and other networking functionalities. This skill is measured in the test to assess candidates' familiarity with managing and configuring Cisco IOS devices, which is essential for maintaining network infrastructure and ensuring secure and efficient data transmission.

Routers and Switches - CISCO: Routers and switches are fundamental network devices used for connecting and directing network traffic. Routers are responsible for forwarding data packets between different networks, while switches provide connectivity within a network. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate candidates' proficiencies in configuring and troubleshooting Cisco routers and switches, which are crucial for establishing and maintaining reliable and efficient network infrastructures.

DNS Express - BIG-IP GTM: DNS Express is a feature of F5 Networks' BIG-IP GTM (Global Traffic Manager), which optimizes and load balances Domain Name System (DNS) requests. It enhances DNS performance and availability by utilizing intelligent DNS resolution and caching techniques. This skill is measured in the test to assess candidates' understanding of configuring and managing DNS Express in BIG-IP GTM, which is vital for optimizing the performance and reliability of DNS services.

DNS Latency - BIG-IP GTM: DNS Latency refers to the delay or delay variation in DNS query resolution. F5 Networks' BIG-IP GTM enables organizations to measure and monitor DNS latency to ensure optimal DNS performance. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate candidates' knowledge of configuring and troubleshooting DNS latency measurement in BIG-IP GTM, which is crucial for optimizing DNS query response times and improving overall network performance.

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  • F5 Network Consultant
  • F5 Network Engineer
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