Cisco Wide Area Application Services (CWAAS)

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.


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


  • 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


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
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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