The Cisco Wide-Area Application Services (CWAAS) v3.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces the learners to the design and deployment of 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.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the 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


The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: Cisco Wide-Area Application Services
    • Introducing Cisco WAAS
  • Module 2: Cisco WAAS Quick Start
    • Installing and Configuring Cisco WAAS Using Quick Start
    • Lab: Cisco WAAS Quick Start (Inline)
  • Module 3: Implementation, Integration, and Management
    • Implementing Cisco WAAS Central Management
    • Configuring Application Traffic Policies
    • Lab: Configure Custom Application Traffic Policies
    • Implementing Cisco WAAS Express
    • Lab: Configure Cisco WAAS Express
    • Configuring Cisco WAAS Virtualization
    • Lab: Configure the Branch Office Cisco WAE-674 for Virtualization
    • Introducing Cisco WAAS Mobile
  • Module 4: Advanced Cisco WAAS Configuration
    • Introducing Cisco WAAS Traffic Interception
    • Configuring Advanced Cisco WAVE Features
    • Lab: Configure the Cisco SM-SRE and WCCP
    • Implementing Cisco vWAAS
    • Lab: Configure Cisco vWAAS and the Cisco Nexus 1000v
    • Lab: Configure and Monitor vPath Interception
  • Module 5: Cisco WAAS Design
    • Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
    • Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Survey
    • Case Study: Design Cisco WAAS Solutions
  • Module 6: Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers
    • Configuring CIFS Optimization
    • Configuring NFS Optimization
    • Lab: Configure Cisco WAAS NFS Acceleration
    • Configuring MAPI Optimization
    • Lab: Configure Cisco WAAS MAPI Acceleration Lesson 3: Configuring MAPI Optimization
    • Configuring HTTP Optimization
    • Configuring SSL Optimization
    • Lab: Configure Cisco WAAS SSL Acceleration
    • Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
    • Configuring Streaming Video Optimization
    • Installing Cisco WAAS Mobile
    • Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile Options
    • Lab: Configure Cisco WAAS Mobile Client
  • Module 7: Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting Introduction
    • Troubleshooting Network Interception
    • Troubleshooting WAN Optimization
    • Troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
    • Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Express
    • Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Mobile

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • The knowledge that can be gained by attending the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1) course
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking technologies
  • Fundamental knowledge of WAN optimization
  • Fundamental knowledge of VMware server virtualization technologies