F5 Networks Network Support Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2015
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Network Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

Interview

Deeply Technical and a lot of customer support questions on how to deal with tough customers. Lots of Linux questions so you must know your Linux fundamentals as well as knowing the OSI model thoroughly and how to set up a basic network and how to troubleshoot it.

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Lowell, MA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I had applied online for this position and I got a call from the company recruiter the following week asking me details about my background. Once that was done, he emailed me a list of technical questions which I had to answer and email back within 30 minutes. They are pretty straight forward if you know your concepts. The following week, I was asked to come over for an in-person interview with the entire team. Every person who interviewed me was very friendly, professional and had little humour as well. I felt extremely comfortably the whole time. The first person had a technical screening worth 75 minutes or so, after which I was interviewed by two people from the team discussing mostly about my background and work experience. After that I had a brief conversation with the vice-president of the company, who was also very friendly. Overall it was an excellent experience. Every one at F5 Networks handled the whole process with great professionalism, unlike few others I had interviewed for before.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were very detailed. One part was related to networking were quite straight forward if you know your stuff. All the questions pertained to OSI model (L2 to L4), HTTP and SSL. Make sure you know these concepts thoroughly. The other part was all based on Unix and Linux CLI. They were all mostly basic questions and I was able to get through the entire interview process comfortably.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very convenient. I was happy with the offer provided to me.

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    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    Phone technical screen by HR. Interview loop consisted of being interviewed by technical, managerial and director personnel. Each was roughly 1 hour in span in a meeting room followed by a follow up with HR. Technical interview was the standard sort to prove competency with Unix and Networking. Managerial interview involved conflict resolution, work flow, time and issue management Director interview involved more intra-workplace conflict resolutions and career discussion.

    Reasons for Declining

    It wasn't a position I was in love with and they understood that. Was very happy to spend time with them and would work there if a new position that fit did arise.

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    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Lowell, MA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Phone Screen followed by in person interview. This will be a panel interview over the phone and in person. Basically you will interview with about 7 people in the span of 3 hours. The questions are detailed and grueling, but they are only probing to see if you might be better suited for a more advanced position (ENE or EAE)

    Interview Questions

    • Linux CLI questions and Extremely detailed TCP/IP stack questions, HTTP questions and SSL questions. Know these backwards and forwards.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    E-mail. Very easy.

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    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA) in October 2007.

    Interview

    First, the head hunter had a list of questions to ask me, and I knew the answers to them. Then the corporate recruiter called me and asked me the same questions. Then I was called in for an interview. I interviewed the corporate recruiter, the hiring manager, and then a team

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the process of making a TCP connection from a browser to a server through routers, switches, and a load balancer   1 Answer
    • Explain how tcpdump works and what the outputs mean.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    I was offered almost enough money. I asked for more. They came back with a counter offer which was good enough. Know the market.

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    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    It was very lengthy. A lot of questions which will not gauge your capacity. Focusing in what you know and not what you are capable of. Troubleshooting skills were not asked

    Interview Questions

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    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks in August 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and got response within a day with a 30 mins technical screening interview request via phone. Fixed the time and spent over 45 mins chatting with the HR lady over the phone. She asked series of questions related to Networks, DNS, Linux/Unix, HTTP/HTTPs and SSL.

    Interview Questions

    • I didn't prepare at all for the interview as i was not expecting that much technical questions but still i managed to pass the interview with flying colors.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    easy, via email.

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    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chertsey, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Chertsey, England (UK)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Initial interview went well. I had actually applied for a different role but the hiring manager proposed I look in to NSE as it matched better with my education background. Technical Interview went well, passed just above the bar and was invited for a face to face interview. I was confident that I would pass the final technical interview but it came as tough to me as they determined I actually lacked the hands on technical analysis requirement of the role. But they recommended that I apply for the role again as I have gained more experience since I had a good grasp on the theoretical aspects of the technology.

    Interview Questions

    • Communication between two computers using a cable and determining if packet will be received by the other machine.   1 Answer
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    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks in June 2012.

    Interview

    First stage was a technical assessment with the HR head over the phone which lasted about 30mins. This consisted of basic OSI layer questions from layers 2 to 7 involving the various protocols in each layer. Second stage was a technical phone interview with a member of the Tech team which lasted about 45 minutes. Also on the OSI layer and its protocols but more indepth.

    Interview Questions

    • In a TCP session, how many sliding windows are there? Is it one which is shared between client and server or two for client and server?   1 Answer
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at F5 Networks in November 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview 1:1 interciew

    Interview Questions

    • What is it ? Layer 2 3 4 7swithc   1 Answer
    • Private Address among IP /   1 Answer
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