Cisco Wide Area Application Service

3 days


This instructor led course is designed to teach delegates how to design and deploy a solution that improves application performance over the WAN while enabling infrastructure consolidation. Delegates will learn to fully appreciate the optimization and application acceleration features of Cisco WAAS enabling them to incorporate these capabilities into their design. The correct configuration and installation of the Cisco WAE is critcal if maximum performance is to be achieved and this along with the Cisco WAAS's central management capability is covered both theoretically and through hands-on labs.


Those individuals involved in the design and deployment of a WAAS solution, or system and field engineers who need to attain the Advanced Routing and Switching Certification.

Skills Gained

  • Explain the business value of WAN optimization and application acceleration technologies.
  • Understand the technologies employed by Cisco WAAS to enable consolidation while improving application performance over the WAN
  • Describe the basic configuration steps required for Cisco WAAS deployment and provide a high-level overview of Cisco WAAS deployment options
  • Describe Cisco WAAS implementation, integration, and management
  • Implement each of the Cisco WAAS application Optimizers for maximum performance
  • Describe how to design and troubleshoot Cisco WAAS installations, including considerations and issues associated with platform and network connectivity,network interception, and WAN optimization.
  • Describe and deploy the Cisco WAAS Mobile Client solution


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking technologies
  • Fundamental knowledge of WAN optimization
  • Fundamental knowledge of VMware server virtualization technologies
  • CCNA is Recommended. ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC

Course Outline

Cisco Wide-Area Application Services

  • Introducing Cisco WAAS
  • Cisco WAAS Quick Start
  • Installing and Configuring Cisco WAAS Using Quick Start

Implementation, Integration, and Management

  • Implementing Cisco WAAS Central Management
  • Configuring Application Traffic Policies
  • Implementing Cisco WAAS Express
  • Configuring Cisco WAAS Virtualization
  • Introducing Cisco WAAS Mobile

Advanced Cisco WAAS Configuration

  • Introducing Cisco WAAS Traffic Interception
  • Configuring Advanced Cisco WAVE Features
  • Implementing Cisco vWAAS

Cisco WAAS Design

  • Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
  • Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Surve
  • Case Study 5-1: Design Cisco WAAS Solutions

Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers

  • Configuring CIFS Optimization
  • Configuring NFS Optimization
  • Configuring MAPI Optimization
  • Configuring HTTP Optimization
  • Configuring SSL Optimization
  • Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
  • Configuring Streaming Video Optimization
  • Installing Cisco WAAS Mobile
  • Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile Options

Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Introduction
  • Troubleshooting Network Interception
  • Troubleshooting WAN Optimization
  • Troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
  • Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Express
  • Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Mobile


  • 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 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

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite3 2100 2100 2019-07-20
Prague5 2500 £2500 2019-09-16
Wokingham5 2500 £2500 2019-09-16
Manchester3 1500 £1500 2019-09-18
Glasgow3 1500 £1500 2019-09-18
London5 2678 £2678 2019-09-23
Wokingham5 2500 £2500 2019-10-14
Wokingham5 2500 £2500 2019-11-11
Wokingham5 2495 £2495 2019-12-09