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CWAAS - Cisco Wide Area Application Services v3.0


Cisco Wide-Area Application Services (CWAAS) v3.0 is 5-day instructor-led course. This course will teach 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.


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


Module 1: Cisco Wide-Area Application Services

  • Lesson 1-1: Introducing Cisco WAAS

Module 2: Cisco WAAS Quick Start

  • Lesson 2-1: Installing and Configuring Cisco WAAS Using Quick Start

Module 3: Implementation, Integration, and Management

  • Lesson 3-1: Implementing Cisco WAAS Central Management
  • Lesson 3-2: Configuring Application Traffic Policies
  • Lesson 3-3: Implementing Cisco WAAS Express
  • Lesson 3-4: Configuring Cisco WAAS Virtualization
  • Lesson 3-5: Introducing Cisco WAAS Mobile

Module 4: Advanced Cisco WAAS Configuration

  • Lesson 4-1: Introducing Cisco WAAS Traffic Interception
  • Lesson 4-2: Configuring Advanced Cisco WAVE Features
  • Lesson 4-3: Implementing Cisco vWAAS

Module 5: Cisco WAAS Design

  • Lesson 5-1: Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
  • Lesson 5-2: Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Survey

Module 6: Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers

  • Lesson 6-1: Configuring CIFS Optimization
  • Lesson 6-2: Configuring NFS Optimization
  • Lesson 6-3: Configuring MAPI Optimization
  • Lesson 6-4: Configuring HTTP Optimization
  • Lesson 6-5: Configuring SSL Optimization
  • Lesson 6-6: Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
  • Lesson 6-7: Configuring Streaming Video Optimization
  • Lesson 6-8: Installing Cisco WAAS Mobile
  • Lesson 6-9: Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile Options

Module 7: Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting

  • Lesson 7-1: Troubleshooting Introduction
  • Lesson 7-2: Troubleshooting Network Interception
  • Lesson 7-3: Troubleshooting WAN Optimization
  • Lesson 7-4: Troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
  • Lesson 7-5: Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Express
  • Lesson 7-6: Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Mobile

Lab Details:

  • Lab 2-1: Cisco WAAS Quick Start (Inline)
  • Lab 3-1: Configure Custom Application Traffic Policies
  • Lab 3-2: Configure Cisco WAAS Express
  • Lab 3-3: Configure the Branch Office Cisco WAE-674 for Virtualization
  • Lab 4-1: Configure the Cisco SM-SRE and WCCP
  • Lab 4-2: Configure Cisco vWAAS and the Cisco Nexus 1000v
  • Lab 4-3: Configure and Monitor vPath Interception

- Case Study 5-1: Design Cisco WAAS Solutions

  • Lab 6-1: Configure Cisco WAAS NFS Acceleration
  • Lab 6-2: Configure Cisco WAAS MAPI Acceleration
  • Lab 6-3: Configure Cisco WAAS SSL Acceleration
  • Lab 6-4: Configure Cisco WAAS Mobile Client




The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • 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


This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Routing & Switching


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