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Cisco Wide Area Application Services v3.0

Course Description


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.  


This course is intended primarily for:
  • Network designers, network administrators, network engineers, server or system administrators, systems engineers
  • Individuals preparing for the Cisco Routing and Switching Field Specialist certification
  • Individuals preparing for the Cisco Routing and Switching Solutions Specialist certification


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course is 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

Key topics

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
Labs 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  


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

Course Duration

5 Days
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