CWAAS – Cisco Wide Area Application Services v3.0

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.


  • 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

Target Audience

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


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

Expected Duration

5 day

Course Objectives

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