CISCO Training

  Cisco Wide-Area Application Services v 2.0
CWAAS_20 Course Description

Cisco Wide-Area Application Services (WAAS) V2.0 is a five-day, instructor-led, lab-intensive course that is aimed at providing network specialists with the knowledge and skills needed to Design and deploy a solution using Cisco WAAS that improves application performance over the WAN while enabling infrastructure consolidation. This includes the ability to design, implement, and configure some of the primary components of the Cisco WAAS architecture, including:

  • Cisco WAAS Wide Area Engine (WAE) as a Central Manager(CM)
  • Cisco WAAS WAE's as WAN application acceleration appliances
  • WAN TCP traffic interception and acceleration
  • Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers
  • Cisco WAAS Mobile

Course Version

This course updates Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) v4.0.13


5 days, Instructor-led classroom training


To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that you have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • Fundamental knowledge of TCP/IP and associated TCP/IP applications, equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Operational knowledge of Cisco routers, equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking technologies

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Server and system administrators
  • Systems engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network managers

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the business value of WAN optimization and application acceleration technologies and understand the technologies employed by Cisco WAAS to enable consolidation while improving application performance over the WAN
  • Perform the basic configuration steps required for Cisco WAAS deployment and provide a high level overview of Cisco WAAS deployment options
  • Perform Cisco WAAS implementation, integration, and management
  • Implement each of the Cisco WAAS Application Optimizations for maximum performance
  • Design and troubleshoot Cisco WAAS installations, including considerations and issues associated with platform and network connectivity, network interception, WAN optimization, and application acceleration
  • Deploy the Cisco WAAS Mobile Client Solution

Course Outline

  1. Module 1: Cisco Wide-Area Application Services
    • Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco WAAS
    • Lesson 2: Understanding WAN Optimization
    • Lesson 3: Understanding Application Acceleration
  2. Module 2: Cisco WAAS Quick Start
    • Lesson 1: Introducing Traffic Interception
    • Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring Cisco WAAS Using Quick Start
  3. Module 3: Implementation, Integration, and Management
    • Lesson 1: Performing an Advanced Cisco WAE Installation and Configuration
    • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco WAE Interfaces
    • Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco WAAS Central Management
    • Lesson 4: Configuring Application Traffic Policies
    • Lesson 5: Configuring Virtualization
  4. Module 4: Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers
    • Lesson 1: Configuring CIFS Optimization
    • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco WAAS Network Printing Optimization
    • Lesson 3: Configuring NFS Optimization
    • Lesson 4: Configuring HTTP Optimization
    • Lesson 5: Configuring Streaming Video Optimization
    • Lesson 6: Configuring MAPI Optimization
    • Lesson 7: Configuring SSL Optimization
  5. Module 5: Cisco WAAS Design and Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 1: Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
    • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Introduction
    • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Network Interception
    • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting WAN Optimization
  6. Module 6: Cisco WAAS Mobile Client Solution
    • Lesson 1: Installing Cisco WAAS Mobile
    • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile Options
    • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Mobile

Hands-on Lab Exercises

  • First Lab: Cisco WAAS Quick Start (In-Line)
  • Second Lab: Configure the Cisco NME-WAE and WCCP
  • Third lab: Configure Custom Application Traffic Policies
  • Fourth Lab: Configure Cisco WAAS Virtualization
  • Fifth Lab: Configure the NFS Application Optimizer
  • Sixth Lab: Configure the MAPI Application Optimizer
  • Seventh Lab: Design Cisco WAAS Solutions
  • Eighth Lab: Configure Cisco WAAS Mobile Client