Cisco Wide-Area Application Services v3.0 (CWAAS)

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About this Course

Cisco Wide-Area Application Services (CWAAS) v3.0 is a five-day instructor-led course. This course teaches learners how to design and deploy a solution using Cisco WAAS that improves application performance over the WAN while enabling infrastructure consolidation. The learner will also understand Cisco WAAS optimization technology, design considerations, network integration, and system troubleshooting aspects.

Audience Profile

Network Administrators, Network Engineers, Network Designers, Server and System Administrators, Channel Partners/Resellers, Customers, Employees, System Engineers

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe business value of WAN optimization and application acceleration technologies
  • Perform the basic configuration steps that are required for a Cisco WAAS deployment
  • Implement, integrate, and manage Cisco WAAS
  • Configure advanced features of Cisco WAAS
  • Design a Cisco WAAS solution
  • Implement each of the Cisco WAAS application optimizers for maximum performance
  • Troubleshoot a Cisco WAAS solution


  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking technologies
  • Fundamental knowledge of WAN optimization
  • Fundamental knowledge of VMware server virtualization technologies

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Wide-Area Application Services

  • Topic 1A: Introducing Cisco WAAS

Module 2: Cisco WAAS Quick Start

  • Topic 2A: Installing and Configuring Cisco WAAS Using Quick Start

Module 3: Implementation, Integration, and Management

  • Topic 3A: Configuring Application Traffic Policies
  • Topic 3B: Implementing Cisco WAAS Express
  • Topic 3C: Configuring Cisco WAAS Virtualization
  • Topic 3D: Introducing Cisco WAAS Mobile

Module 4: Advanced Cisco WAAS Configuration

  • Topic 4A: Introducing Cisco WAAS Traffic Interception
  • Topic 4B: Configuring Advanced Cisco WAVE Features
  • Topic 4C: Implementing Cisco vWAAS

Module 5: Cisco WAAS Design

  • Topic 5A: Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
  • Topic 5B: Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Survey

Module 6: Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers

  • Topic 6A: Configuring CIFS Optimization
  • Topic 6B: Configuring NFS Optimization
  • Topic 6C: Configuring MAPI Optimization
  • Topic 6D: Configuring HTTP Optimization
  • Topic 6E: Configuring SSL Optimization
  • Topic 6F: Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
  • Topic 6G: Configuring Streaming Video Optimization
  • Topic 6H: Installing Cisco WAAS Mobile
  • Topic 6I: Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile Options

Module 7: Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting

  • Topic 7A: Troubleshooting Introduction
  • Topic 7B: Troubleshooting Network Interception
  • Topic 7C: Troubleshooting WAN Optimization
  • Topic 7D: Troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
  • Topic 7E: Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Express
  • Topic 7F: Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Mobile

Plus Hands-On Labs