Hands-on IPv6

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code PDN030

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol, extending network capabilities to support the strenuous demands of modern applications while creating a platform for future growth and innovation. In this course, you gain the knowledge and skills to design, implement, verify and troubleshoot IPv6 on networks used by carriers, enterprises and at home. This course will include a mix of group workshops, hands-on exercises and instructor lead training sessions. The aim will be to take set of working applications and migrate the environment to IPv6 to experience the problems created and implement the solutions hands-on.

Hands-On Training Exercises will include:

  • Installing and configuring IPv6 on hosts and routers
  • Examining headers and protocols with Wireshark 
  • Architecting an IP addressing scheme
  • Implementing and troubleshooting auto configuration
  • Exploring IPv6-enhanced applications
  • Configuring and verifying tunnels to establish internetwork communication
  • Deciphering router configurations
  • Deploying IPsec to secure business communications


You Will Learn How To:

  • Implement a successful transition to IPv6 using proven techniques
  • Simplify network management by taking advantage of auto configuration
  • Ensure the compliance of applications with IPv6
  • Build tunnels and dual stacks to achieve IPv6 and IPv4 network coexistence
  • Deploy enhanced routing protocols to simultaneously support IPv6 and IPv4
  • Secure IPv6 communication using IPsec


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Current IP-Based Networks (4 topics)

  • Uncovering the successes and shortcomings of IPv4
  • The business constraints of limited address space
  • Prolonging IPv4 lifetime with CIDR
  • Private addressing and NAT

Modernizing Networks Through IPv6 (8 topics)

  • The path to IPv6
  • Emerging from the IP Next Generation Project
  • Developing solutions through the IETF
  • Fundamentals of IPv6
  • Improvements over IPv4
  • Examining IPv6 header details
  • Increasing efficiency through extension headers
  • Provisioning Quality of Service (QoS)

Leveraging the Address Space (11 topics)

  • IPv6 addressing schemes
  • Global Unicast
  • Multicast
  • Subnetting
  • Link local
  • Temporary
  • Taking advantage of special addresses
  • Finding the nearest server with Anycast
  • Minimizing network traffic
  • Enabling communication between IPv6 and legacy nodes
  • Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 Routing Tables

Extending Functionality with ICMPv6 (9 topics)

  • Investigating ICMPv6 format and message types
  • Multicast Group Management
  • ICMP Node Information
  • Mobility, Home Agent Discovery
  • Initiating new functions in ICMPv6
  • Replacing ARP with Neighbor Discovery
  • Improving network reliability with Duplicate IP Address Detection
  • Automating router discovery and redirection
  • Easing network setup through auto configuration

Evolving Legacy Protocols and Applications (9 topics)

  • Improving core and supporting protocols
  • Updating UDP and TCP for error detection
  • Comparing DHCP with auto configuration of addresses
  • Analyzing enhancements to DNS records
  • Configuring DNS for IPv6
  • Modifying existing applications
  • Deploying updated FTP
  • Integrating IPv6 addresses with Telnet and SSH
  • Facilitating dynamic multimedia collaboration using SIP

Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 (9 topics)

  • Coexisting with IPv4
  • Adopting dual-stack techniques
  • Mixing IPv4-only and IPv6-only nodes
  • ICMP issues in hybrid environments
  • Translating addresses between IP protocols
  • Tunneling
  • Communicating across IPv4 backbones
  • Establishing links between IPv6-only islands
  • Selecting optimum techniques for successful migration

Multicasting with IPv6 (6 topics)

  • Understanding IPv4 multicasting
  • Multicast Addressing with IPv4
  • IGMP
  • PIM
  • Multicast addressing with IPv6
  • Migrating to IPv6 multicast

Optimizing Routing with IPv6 (7 topics)

  • Augmenting interior routing protocols
  • Managing small network routing with RIPng
  • Converting complex and robust network infrastructures to OSPFv3
  • Deploying ISIS for IPv6
  • Extending exterior routing protocol functionality
  • Indicating BGP enhancements
  • Connecting IPv6 and IPv4 autonomous systems

Efficiency and Quality Considerations (3 topics)

  • QoS in IPv4
  • Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 performance
  • Migrating QoS to IPv6

Securing Your Enhanced Network (11 topics)

  • Security essentials
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Authentication
  • Availability
  • Non-repudiation
  • Exploiting built-in IPsec features
  • Negotiating strong cryptographic policies with IKEv2
  • Validating the authenticity of end points
  • Protecting your data using ESP
  • Verifying data integrity with digital signatures and HMAC

Maintaining IPv6 at Your Organization (3 topics)

  • Preparing for ubiquitous networking
  • Determining ISP support for IPv6 in your organization
  • Connecting to IPv6 Web servers and other services


Technical personnel, planners, managers, network administrators and application developers. Familiarity with TCP/IP and networking concepts at the level of Course "Introduction to TCP/IP" is assumed.

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Virtual Classroom (London)
5 Days $3,895

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