IPv6 Basics Overview

IPv6 Basics Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • IPv6
  • What is New with IPv6?
  • IPv6 Header
  • IPv6 Extension Headers

Module 2: Addresses

  • IPv6 Address
  • Address Formats
  • Unicast Addresses
  • Interface ID
  • Special Addresses
  • Multicast Addresses
  • Anycast Address Format
  • Stateless Address Autoconfiguration

Module 3: Messages

  • ICMPv6
  • ICMPv6 Message Types
  • Types of Messages
  • ICMPv6 Packet Format

Module 4: Neighbour Discovery Protocol

  • Introduction
  • Neighbour Discovery 
  • IPv6 Neighbour Discovery
  • Neighbour Discovery Process
  • Neighbour Unreachability Detection

Module 5: Supported Platforms

  • IPv6 on Hosts in MAC OS
  • IPv6 on Hosts in Windows
  • IPv6 on Hosts in Linux
  • IPv6 on Cisco Routers
  • Cisco IOS Modes of Operation
  • Configuration Commands

Module 6: Security

  • To Protect, Deny, or Permit from The IPv6 Header
  • Threats on Neighbour Discovery Protocol
  • Secured Neighbor Discovery Protocol (SEND)
  • Protect the Default Router with X.509 Certificates
  • Secure DNS: Introduction to DNSSEC
  • Secure the Router Access
  • Secure the Internet Connection
  • IPv6 Firewalls
  • IPv6 Firewalls: CISCO IOS Firewall and Zone-based Firewalls
  • Firewall Protection
  • IPSec Authentication and Encryption
  • Configuration of IPSec Encryption Between Routers
  • Troubleshooting Commands

Module 7: Routing Strategies

  • Configure IPv6 Static Routes
  • Verifying Static IPv6 Route Configuration
  • Take a Capture of Ping
  • Take a Capture of a Traceroute
  • First Hop Routing Protocols
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
  • GLBP Benefits and Configuration
  • IPv6 Domain Name System
  • VRRP
  • VRRP Benefits

Module 8: Applications

  • IPv6 Applications
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DHCP Message Exchanges
  • Terminology Mobile IPv6
  • Network Management
  • MANET Algorithm and Protocol
  • MANET Routing and Benefits

Module 9: Multicast

  • ASM Versus PIM-SSM
  • MLD: Differences Between Mldv1 And Mldv2
  • Strategies for RP

Module 10: Transition to IPv6

  • History of Transition to IPv6
  • Dual Stack
  • Translation: NAT, NAT-PT, NAT64, NAT46, NAT444, NAT464
  • Tunnels: 6in4, 6to4, 6RD, GRE, DVMRP, DS-Lite
  • IPv6 Over MPLS For IPv4: 6PE, PVPE
  • Configure 6VPE and 6PE
  • MP-BGP: Explain Open Messages
  • Capture Some MPLS Traffic and Explain the Labels

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Who should attend this IPv6 Basics Course?

The IPv6 Basics Training Course is designed to enhance your knowledge of IPv6 addressing, routing, and implementation. Here are the professionals who can benefit from attending this Cisco Training:

  • IoT Developers
  • Network Administrators
  • Software Developers
  • Network Security Engineers
  • System Engineers
  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Network Administrators

Prerequisites of the IPv6 Basics Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this IPv6 Basics Training Course. However, familiarity with networking will be beneficial.

IPv6 Basics Course Overview

The IPv6 Basics Course is a comprehensive educational course designed to introduce learners to the fundamentals of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP). This Cisco Certification is structured to provide a thorough understanding of IPv6, covering topics such as its architecture, address formats, configuration, and transition mechanisms from IPv4.

The benefits of the IPv6 Basics Course are manifold. For IT professionals, this training is a stepping stone towards mastering next-generation IP networking. IPv6 offers a vastly expanded address space, addressing the limitations of IPv4 and ensuring the long-term scalability of the Internet. By understanding IPv6, delegates can better prepare for the inevitable transition to this newer protocol in their respective organisations.

The Knowledge Academy's 2-day IPv6 Basics Course brings several long-term advantages. Firstly, delegates gain a competitive edge in the IT job market as IPv6 expertise becomes increasingly sought after. The knowledge acquired can lead to better job opportunities and career advancement, especially in roles focused on network design, implementation, and management.

Course Objectives

  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the IPv6 architecture
  • To learn the structure and types of IPv6 addresses
  • To acquire skills in configuring and deploying IPv6 on network devices
  • To understand various strategies for transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
  • To explore the security implications of IPv6

The IPv6 Basics Course is designed to provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of IPv6, preparing them for the technical challenges of modern networking. Through this Cisco Training, learners will develop practical skills for IPv6 deployment and management.

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What’s included in this IPv6 Basics Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • IPv6 Basics Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led IPv6 Basics. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's IPv6 Basics, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's IPv6 Basics. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led IPv6 Basics sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite IPv6 Basics at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


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Our IPv6 Basics offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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IPv6 Basics FAQs

Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am
Individuals attending this course should have a strong network fundamentals background, preferably with hands-on experience building, managing and/or troubleshooting IPv4 networks.
Managers, Engineers, Architects or Designers. This course is recommended for anyone with a strong technical background who will need all the details to develop the IPv6 knowledge required to sell related products or understanding of a network design/ implementation issue.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises Manual Certificate Experienced Instructor Refreshments
IPv6 Basics is a 2 day immersion into IPv6 Fundamentals; giving individuals a look at all the major concerns as Enterprises move inevitably towards an IPv6 world. This course is ideally to convert IPv4 understanding into IPv6 expertise.
The training fees for IPv6 Basics certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for IPv6 Basics.
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