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Total IPv6 for engineers  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

IPv6 training course description

IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol. This hands-on course looks at the benefits and features of the new protocol along with an assessment of the likely impact of the protocol and migration strategies. Practical exercises using PCs and routers follow the major sessions in order to reinforce the theory.

What will you learn
  • Configure PCs and routers for IPv6.
  • Troubleshoot IPv6 networks.
  • Analyse IPv6 packets.
  • Plan migration strategies for IPv6.
  • Integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.
IPv6 training course details

IPv6 training course contents

  • Introduction
  • Reasons for IPv6, IPv4 weaknesses, what is IPv6? IPv4 solutions for solving address wastage, the origins of IPv6.
    hands on IPv6 on a PC, IPv6 on a router.

  • IPv6 addressing
  • IPv6 address allocation, address format, Prefixes but no masks, address categories, scope zones, aggregatable global unicast, link local, Unicast, Multicast, Anycast. Prefix delegation.
    hands on Link local addresses, manual address configuration, name resolution.

  • Plug and play
  • Plug and play addressing, ICMP neighbour discovery, router solicitation, DHCPv6, stateful autoconfiguration and stateless autoconfiguration.
    hands on Plug and play addresses and default gateways.

  • The IPv6 header
  • The IPv4 header, IPv6 header format, QoS, flow control, priority field, extension headers, hop by hop, destinations header, fragmentation header, security, IPsec, AH, ESP, TCP and UDP, ICMPv6.
    hands on IPv6 packet analysis.

  • Migrating to IPv6
  • Overview, migration, dual stack, IPv4 compatible addresses, DNS, IPv6 DNS issues, AAAA records, IPv6 reverse delegation, DNS transport, protocol translators, NAT-PT, NAPT-PT, NAT64, DNS64, tunnelling, tunnel establishment, tunnel brokers, Tunnel types.
    hands on Dual stack operation, tunnelling, IPv6 name resolution.

  • IPv6 routing
  • IPv6 routing, RIPng packet format, RIPng for IPv6, OSPF for IPv6, MBGP, multiprotocol routing, MBGP and multicasts, MBGP and IPv6.
    hands on Base router setup for IPv6, IPv6 static routes, RIPng, OSPFv3. MBGP

Learning path



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P. B. - CGG Veritas

"Very good instruction. Kept classes interesting and fun."

T. B. - BAE Systems

"The course gave the required amount of information and was very well presented."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.