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Cisco Wide-Area Application Services v3.0 - CWAAS

Cisco Wide-Area Application Services v3.0 - CWAAS Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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Cisco Wide-Area Application Services (CWAAS) v3.0 is an instructor-led course presented by Cisco training partners. 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.

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Intended Audience for this Cisco Wide-Area Application Services v3.0 - CWAAS Course

  • » Network Designer
  • » Network Administrator
  • » Network Engineer
  • » Server/System Administrator
  • » Systems Engineer

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Cisco Wide-Area Application Services v3.0 - CWAAS Course 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

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Cisco Wide-Area Application Services v3.0 - CWAAS Course Outline

      1. Module 1: Cisco Wide-Area Application Services
      2. Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco WAAS
      3. Describe the infrastructure and application challenges faced by IT organizations today
      4. Identify the performance barriers created by the WAN
      5. Define how Cisco WAAS technologies help enable application delivery and infrastructure consolidation
      6. Describe the centralized management features of Cisco WAAS including the new GUI interface
      7. Describe the optimization technologies provided by Cisco WAAS
      8. Identify the need for application-specific acceleration
      9. Describe inline configuration and off-path configuration deployment options for Cisco WAVE devices and describe when to use each option
      10. Describe the security features integrated into Cisco WAAS
      11. Describe the Cisco WAAS Mobile feature for the acceleration of VPNs
      12. Describe the functionality and positioning of Cisco vWAAS in the data center
      13. Describe Cisco WAAS virtual blade services, specifically, Windows on Cisco WAAS
      14. Describe Cisco WAAS Express
      15. Describe Cisco WAAS appliances, network modules, and SREs, and there appropriate positioning in a Cisco WAAS and Cisco WAAS Express solution; describe available software licensing options
      16. Describe the Cisco WAAS high availability features
      17. Module 2: Cisco WAAS Quick Start
      18. Lesson 1: Installing and Configuring Cisco WAAS Using Quick Start
      19. Describe how to physically deploy Cisco WAVEs in-path, within the network, to provide a simple method of network integration
      20. Perform the initial installation of the designated Cisco WAVE appliance providing Cisco WAAS Central Manager functionality
      21. Perform the initial installation of all Cisco WAVE appliances that are configured as accelerators
      22. Describe the purpose of the Cisco WAAS Central Manager
      23. Module 3: Implementation, Integration, and Management
      24. Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco WAAS Central Management
      25. Access Central Manager and describe its high-level purpose
      26. Describe the device-specific configuration functions of Central Manager, including how to activate devices within a Cisco WAAS topology
      27. Manage Cisco WAAS licenses
      28. Configure device groups and assign devices to device groups
      29. Use the Central Manager to monitor Cisco WAVEs
      30. Integrate Cisco WAAS with external reporting tools such as Cisco NAM, NetQoS, and XML API
      31. Distribute a Cisco WAAS software image to multiple devices and control the installation of software versions using the Central Manager
      32. Configure system settings using Central Manager
      33. Configure users and roles to control administrative privileges
      34. Configure high-availability options for Central Manager
      35. Lesson 2: Configuring Application Traffic Policies
      36. Describe the purpose and use of application traffic policies
      37. Analyze the default application traffic policy that can be used to minimize administrative configuration tasks
      38. Describe Cisco IOS features that provide prioritization and control in a Cisco WAAS network
      39. Configure an application policy
      40. Use policy maps to assign a classifier to an application
      41. Monitor Cisco WAAS optimizations and their effectiveness using the Cisco WAVE device CLI and the Central Manager
      42. Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco WAAS Express
      43. Describe the purpose and use of Cisco WAAS Express
      44. Deploy Cisco WAAS Express
      45. Configure Cisco WAAS Express
      46. Monitor the functioning of Cisco WAAS Express
      47. Lesson 4: Configuring Cisco WAAS Virtualization
      48. Describe the purpose and use of virtualization
      49. Deploy Microsoft Windows on Cisco WAAS as a virtual service
      50. Configure Cisco WAAS virtual blades
      51. Monitor the functioning of Cisco WAAS virtual blades
      52. Lesson 5: Introducing Cisco WAAS Mobile
      53. Describe the purpose and use of Cisco WAAS Mobile and differentiate its use from Cisco WAAS
      54. Analyze the deployment of Cisco WAAS Mobile
      55. Identify VPN deployment challenges with Cisco WAAS Mobile
      56. Describe the Cisco WAAS Mobile configuration options
      57. Module 4: Advanced Cisco WAAS Configuration
      58. Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco WAAS Traffic Interception
      59. Describe how Cisco WAVEs can be deployed physically in-path within the network to provide a simple method of network integration
      60. Describe how Cisco WAAS can be deployed in an off-path configuration
      61. Describe how Cisco WAAS can leverage Cisco vPath in a virtualized data center environment
      62. Lesson 2: Configuring Advanced Cisco WAVE Features
      63. Configure the inline interception card within the Cisco WAVE appliance
      64. Configure Cisco WAVE network modules as accelerators
      65. Configure WCCPv2 on the Cisco WAVE and on the network router or switch
      66. Configure WCCPv2 load distribution
      67. Verify connectivity to Cisco WAVEs and WCCPv2 communication
      68. Configure Cisco WAVE interfaces
      69. Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco vWAAS
      70. Describe the purpose and use of virtualized Cisco WAAS
      71. Deploy Cisco vWAAS
      72. Configure and verify Cisco Nexus1000V Series Switches and vPath to ensure functionality of Cisco vWAAS
      73. Configure Cisco WAAS on a virtual server
      74. Monitor the function of Cisco WAAS on a virtual server
      75. Module 5: Cisco WAAS Design
      76. Lesson 1: Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
      77. Describe the key areas of understanding that are required to adequately design a Cisco WAAS solution
      78. Describe how Cisco WAAS maintains network transparency and minimizes impact to features that rely on packet header visibility
      79. Describe the considerations you should be aware of prior to deploying Cisco WAAS.
      80. Plan the WCCPv2 configuration to achieve design requirements
      81. Describe how Cisco WAAS supports environments that encounter asymmetric routing
      82. Analyze the performance and scalability characteristics of each Cisco WAVE platform and understand the positioning of each within the network infrastructure
      83. Lesson 2: Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Survey
      84. Identify the key areas required for a Cisco WAAS site survey
      85. Analyze which available interception methods is appropriate for different customer scenarios
      86. Identify applications to be accelerated
      87. Limit the scope of testing
      88. Identify sizing information and use the sizing tool
      89. Module 6: Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers
      90. Lesson 1: Configuring CIFS Optimization
      91. Analyze the need for application-specific acceleration
      92. Describe the acceleration capabilities provided by Cisco WAAS for the CIFS protocol
      93. Configure CIFS optimization, including SMB signing
      94. Monitor CIFS optimization
      95. Configure CIFS preposition
      96. Lesson 2: Configuring NFS Optimization
      97. Analyze the need for NFS application-specific acceleration
      98. Describe the acceleration capabilities provided by Cisco WAAS for the NFS protocol
      99. Configure NFS optimization
      100. Monitor NFS optimization
      101. Lesson 3: Configuring MAPI Optimization
      102. Describe the need for MAPI acceleration
      103. Describe the acceleration capabilities provided by Cisco WAAS for the MAPI protocol
      104. Configure Cisco WAAS MAPI optimization
      105. Monitor Cisco WAAS MAPI optimization
      106. Lesson 4: Configuring HTTP Optimization
      107. Describe the need for HTTP application-specific acceleration
      108. Describe the acceleration capabilities provided by Cisco WAAS for the HTTP protocol
      109. Configure Cisco WAAS HTTP optimization
      110. Monitor Cisco WAAS HTTP optimization
      111. Lesson 5: Configuring SSL Optimization
      112. Identify the need for SSL application-specific acceleration
      113. Identify the acceleration capabilities provided by Cisco WAAS for the SSL protocol
      114. Configure Cisco WAAS SSL optimization
      115. Monitor Cisco WAAS SSL optimization
      116. Lesson 6: Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
      117. Describe the need for Windows printing acceleration
      118. Describe the acceleration capabilities provided by Cisco WAAS for Windows printing
      119. Enable Cisco WAAS Windows print optimization
      120. Verify and monitor Cisco WAAS Windows print optimization
      121. Lesson 7: Configuring Streaming Video Optimization
      122. Describe the need for streaming video application-specific acceleration
      123. Describe the acceleration capabilities provided by Cisco WAAS for streaming video
      124. Configure streaming video optimization
      125. Monitor streaming video optimization
      126. Lesson 8: Installing Cisco WAAS Mobile
      127. Describe the Cisco WAAS Mobile solution
      128. Install Cisco WAAS Mobile server
      129. Install Cisco WAAS Mobile client Monitor streaming video optimization
      130. Lesson 9: Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile Options
      131. Configure Cisco WAAS Mobile client options
      132. Configure Cisco WAAS Mobile server options
      133. Module 7: Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting
      134. Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Introduction
      135. Describe the process of troubleshooting Cisco WAAS
      136. Identify the common issues that are encountered in Cisco WAAS deployments
      137. Introduce the troubleshooting utility in the Cisco WAAS Central Manager
      138. Troubleshoot disk configuration of Cisco appliances used in a Cisco WAAS deployment
      139. Validate Cisco WAVE platform liveliness and connectivity
      140. Troubleshoot Cisco WAAS management services
      141. Describe Cisco WAVE reporting and notification capabilities
      142. Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Network Interception
      143. Describe the process of troubleshooting network interception
      144. Troubleshoot inline interception
      145. Troubleshoot WCCPv2 interception
      146. Troubleshoot egress methods
      147. Troubleshoot autodiscovery
      148. Lesson 3: Troubleshooting WAN Optimization
      149. Describe the process of troubleshooting WAN optimization
      150. Examine the policy applied to a flow, the configured policy, and the negotiated policy
      151. Examine optimized and pass through connections on the Cisco WAVE
      152. Interpret TFO transaction logs
      153. Examine compression statistics and troubleshoot compression
      154. Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
      155. Describe the process of troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
      156. Troubleshoot Cisco vWAAS
      157. Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Express
      158. Describe the process of troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Express
      159. Troubleshoot Cisco WAAS Express
      160. Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Mobile
      161. Troubleshoot the Cisco WAAS Mobile solution
      162. Monitor the Cisco WAAS Mobile server
      163. Lab Outline
      164. Lab 2-1: Cisco WAAS Quick Start (Inline)
      165. Lab 3-1: Configure Custom Application Traffic Policies
      166. Lab 3-2: Configure Cisco WAAS Express
      167. Lab 3-3: Configure the Branch Office Cisco WAE-674 for Virtualization
      168. Lab 4-1: Configure the Cisco SM-SRE and WCCP
      169. Lab 4-2: Configure Cisco vWAAS and the Cisco Nexus 1000v
      170. Lab 4-3: Configure and Monitor vPath Interception
      171. Case Study 5-1: Design Cisco WAAS Solutions
      172. Lab 6-1: Configure Cisco WAAS NFS Acceleration
      173. Lab 6-2: Configure Cisco WAAS MAPI Acceleration
      174. Lab 6-3: Configure Cisco WAAS SSL Acceleration
      175. Lab 6-4: Configure Cisco WAAS Mobile ClientConfiguration Files Summary

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David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.

Bio:

David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

Bio:

Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.

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William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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