IPv6: An Introduction

2 Day Course
Code PDN018

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


With ever more IP addresses needed due to mobile communications devices, computers and other terminals connected to the Internet, the inherent limitations of IPv4 are being recognised. Issues such as security and a greater number of addresses are real issues now, and need to to be addressed. This course provides a technical overview to the aspects of IPv6 and the differences with IPv4.


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The need for a new IP (3 topics)

  • A brief history of the Internet Protocol
  • The issues
  • Is it urgent?

An overview of IPv4 (9 topics)

  • TCP/IP layers
  • IP addressing
  • The IP Protocol
  • Datagrams
  • Address resolution
  • ICMP
  • Routing
  • Transport protocols
  • Application Services

Problems with IPv4 (5 topics)

  • Addressing and routing
  • Configuration and mobility
  • Options
  • Service Type
  • Security

IPv6 (4 topics)

  • The major changes
  • Base Header format
  • Extension Headers
  • ICMPv6

Addressing and Routing (8 topics)

  • The IPv6 address
  • Address Types
  • Unicast addresses
  • Multicast addresses
  • Anycast addresses
  • Provider based addressing
  • Inter Domain Routing
  • Intra Domain Routing

Plug and Play (6 topics)

  • Stateless autoconfiguration
  • Stateful autoconfiguration
  • Address Resolution
  • Comparing Mobile IPv4 and IPv6
  • The role of 128 bit addresses in ensuring mobile access
  • Mobile IP security issues

Authentication and Privacy (2 topics)

  • IPsec
  • Encryption and Authentication under IPv6

Quality of Service (3 topics)

  • Predicting the impact of Ipv6 on higher layer protocols
  • Does IPv6 give true Quality of Service?
  • Examining the Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)

The Transition (3 topics)

  • Are IPv4 and IPv6 really interoperable?
  • Selecting the best migration strategy
  • The 6-bone


Delegates must have an solid understanding of IPv4 and data networking to fully understand the differences outlined within this course. This can be gained by attending Hands On TCP/IP and Internet Protocols. See prerequisite courses below.

Additional Learning

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Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,325

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