Cisco Data Center & Storage Training: CWAAS - Wide Area Application Services v2.0 course equips trainees with the basic skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco's Wide Area Application Services. It also serves as preparation for several IT certification exams such as the:
- Wide Area Application Services for Account Managers Certification Exam
- Wide Area Application Services for System Engineers Certification Exam
- Wide Area Application Services for Field Engineers Certification Exam
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The Value of WAN Optimization
In recent years, technology has proven to be an invaluable asset to any business endeavor. Businesses are now far more effective and efficient thanks to the integration of technology into the process. The use of Wide Area Networks (WAN) is a perfect example of how technology allows almost instant communication and connection, virtually eliminating any downtime. As opposed to a Local Area Network (LAN) that is limited to a specific area like a school or a mall, a WAN allows users to access a server over much a much wider range of distances. However, despite their usefulness, not all wide area networks are running at full efficiency. This course will teach you the value of optimizing your WAN so that you get the most out of it. You will learn exactly how ensuring your WAN performance will directly influence your profit margins.
Discovering Cisco's Wide Area Application Services
You will also learn about Cisco's Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), and how to use it. Due to the nature and structure of WAN, applications tend to suffer a delay in performance as they operate over a wide range of distances. Most network managers tend to immediately turn to more bandwidth as the answer, but that isn't necessarily the only solution. WAN optimization works just as well, sometimes even better. The course will teach you how to use Cisco's WAAS to optimize your WAN without necessarily packing on the added cost of more bandwidth.
Network security is also a major concern when speaking of WANs. Cisco's WAAS not only improves the performance of TCP-based applications on the WAN, but it also protects data integrity and security. The beauty of it is that all the optimization and security processes are kept within the network router itself. This eliminates any need to deploy and install other application optimization devices into the network infrastructure.
Throughout the duration of the course, you will design WAAS applications and learn to troubleshoot them. The course will walk you through the entire process. It covers everything from the fundamental basics of Cisco's WAAS and WAN optimization, to the design, implementation, and troubleshooting phases.
Design Your Own WAAS Network
You will learn how to design a Cisco WAAS network. This means that you can have a WAAS network tailor-made for your specific needs. The course will also equip you with the skills to install, configure, and optimize that network. Among other things, this course will teach you to:
• Configure Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
• Configure HTTP Optimization
• Configure MAPI Optimization
• Configure CIFS Optimization
• Configure SSL Optimization
• Configure NFS Optimization
• Configure Streaming Video Optimization
As with all technologies, it is inevitable that somewhere down the line, there may be some kinks that will have to be ironed out. The course will teach you the basics of network maintenance. You will be given an introduction to the fundamentals of network troubleshooting and you will learn how to troubleshoot the little problems that hinder your WAN from reaching optimal performance. The course will also prepare you on how to deal with network and traffic interceptions.
The Mobile Client Solution
Cisco also has a WAAS Mobile Client Solution for the employee working outside the branch WAN. This service improves application speed by almost 1000%, making it an invaluable boon to the mobile employee. Cisco WAAS Mobile Client Solution leads the industry when it comes to file download performance. It is truly a dynamic tool to take advantage of. The course will teach you the basics of installing and configuring Cisco's WAAS Mobile many options. You will also learn how to troubleshoot the program if any problems should arise.
At the end of the Cisco Data Center & Storage Training: CWAAS - Wide Area Application Services v2.0 course, you will have learned the business value of optimizing wide area networks. You will also have acquired the necessary skills to operate the CWAAS to achieve that optimal level of performance. You will also be able to deploy CWAAS solutions for problems you may encounter when optimizing the performance of your WAN, as well as troubleshoot the problems that may arise from the CWAAS as well.
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Booz Allen Hamilton
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National Institutes of Health
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Sandra Speck Company
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- Tijan Drammeh
University of Maryland University College
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Georgia Tech Research Institute
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- Craig Calder
The course is meant to be taken by pre-sales and post-sales engineers, and server, storage, and network IT managers.
All who enroll in the class are required to have a basic understanding of how to interconnect Cisco Network devices, as well as Microsoft Networking Technologies. This will be essential for understanding the course.