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CWAAS - Cisco Wide Area Application Services v3.0

Learn to design, deploy, and troubleshoot a Cisco WAAS to improve application performance over a WAN.

GK# 5526

Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn how to design and deploy a solution using Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS). Cisco WAAS improves application performance over the WAN while enabling infrastructure consolidation. You will gain an understanding of Cisco WAAS optimization technology, design considerations, network integration, and system troubleshooting aspects.


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What You'll Learn

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


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1. Cisco WAAS

2. Using Cisco WAAS Quick Start

  • Installing and Configuring

3. Implementation, Integration, and Management

  • Implementing Cisco WAAS Central Management
  • Configuring Application Traffic Policies
  • Implementing Cisco WAAS Express
  • Configuring Cisco Virtual WAAS (vWAAS)
  • Cisco WAAS Mobile

4. Advanced Cisco WAAS Configuration

  • Cisco WAAS Traffic Interception
  • Configuring Advanced Cisco WAVE Features
  • Implementing Cisco vWAAS

5. Cisco WAAS Design

  • Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
  • Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Survey

6. Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers

  • Configuring Common Internet File System (CIFS)
  • Configuring Network File System (NFS)
  • Configuring Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI)
  • Configuring HTTP
  • Configuring Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
  • Configuring Streaming Video
  • Installing and Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile

7. Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting

  • Network Interception
  • WAN Optimization
  • Cisco vWAAS
  • Cisco WAAS Express
  • Cisco WAAS Mobile


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Lab 1: Cisco WAAS Quick Start (Inline)

Lab 2: Configure Custom Application Traffic Policies

Lab 3: Configure Cisco WAAS Express

Lab 4: Configure the Branch Office Cisco WAE- 674 for Virtualization

Lab 5: Configure the Cisco SM-SRE and WCCP

Lab 6: Configure Cisco vWAAS and the Cisco Nexus 1000V

Lab 7: Configure and Monitor vPath Interception

Case Study 1: Design Cisco WAAS Solutions

Lab 8: Configure Cisco WAAS NFS Acceleration

Lab 9: Configure Cisco WAAS MAPI Acceleration

Lab 10: Configure Cisco WAAS SSL Acceleration

Lab 11: Configure Cisco WAAS Mobile Client


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking technologies, VMware server virtualization technologies, and WAN optimization

Who Should Attend

  • Network designers, administrators, and engineers
  • System administrators and engineers
  • Server administrators and engineers

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Training Exclusives

Classroom and Virtual Classroom sessions of this course include access to the following benefits:

  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library (over 40,000 titles)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course
  • Course Recordings
  • IT Resource Library
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 5 day

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