CSI-HO-016 – Hands-On IPv6 – 2 Day

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2-Day Instructor Led Hands On Lab Class
Available in either Web Based delivery or On-Site Delivery
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 16 students

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What Students say about this course:

  • “Like how the instructor provided context and “why” behind the way things were designed.”
  • “Labs are easy to transcribe/copy/paste without actually understanding what you’re doing.”
  • “Loved going over the packet captures”


Course Description:

Knowing the fundamentals of the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is vital to anyone who is in the networking field today, whether it be Service Provider level or Enterprise level, especially considering the current address consumption in IPv4. This insightful and revealing course has been designed to focus on the systems approach, the engineering thinking behind the IPv6 design and implementation.

The course is a combination of knowledge training, systems analysis, with hands-on exercises using Cisco routers and Cisco IOS, revealing the details of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) in a swift, comprehensive, and understandable way.

  • “What is the next generation of IP (IPv6) and why it matters?”
  • “What must I know about IPv6 that will affect my network?”
  • “How does IPv6 addressing work and why would I use/not use it?”
  • “How do I integrate IPv6 with IPv4?”

Course Objectives:

To develop a “hands-on” skill set targeted at Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) routing and networking in the following key areas:

  • What is the IPv6 Protocol?
  • How does it improve IPv4?
  • What does IPv6 addressing look like and how is it used?
  • IPv6 Usage in Routing (RIPng, OSPF, BGP)
  • Multicast and Anycast IPv6 Features

These objectives are met by covering the necessary technical bases in a straight forward manner, by keep the content in context of the objectives – connecting the dots. Utilizing a short, subject specific architecture with exercises to drive home key points and Hands-On experience that reveal these points builds skills and knowledge based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The presentation is always industry current and up-to-date using a technology specialists.


The target audience for this course is anyone in Engineering, Test, Customer Support, Technical Marketing, or even Sales and Marketing that requires a solid and complete understanding of the fundamental operations of IPv6 Addressing and Routing and desires hands-on skills that can be applied to their job function.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Operations individuals that will provide IPv6 configuration and support services
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand IPv6 Addressing and Routing
  • Network Management individuals that are providing element and network management tools
  • Technical sales individuals that must be able to correlate features with functionality
  • Technical marketing individuals that want more than just a basic understanding of IPv6
  • Certification Track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies
  • Network Administrators

Student Comments:

“I now feel that I have a very firm understanding of IPv6 basics. “

“The labs setup with individualized work areas was excellent. Best hands on class I have had in my 25 years.”

“This was the most enjoyable training session I have ever been to.”

“I enjoyed every bit about the lab[s] very interactive”

“HANDS ON.. love it. “

Course Prerequisites:

This course to appeals to anyone needing the skills and knowledge of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) routing and networking. The ideal student will have some experience in IP networking and operations, however no prior knowledge is necessary.

All students must attend with a lap-top computer in order to interface to the Router Lab. If the course is held at a classroom where computers are available, the Lap-top computer will not be required.

Course Materials:

Students will be provided with a Course Student Guide and a Lab Guide. Also, a lab system for configuration and labs will be provided.

Related Content:

This course should be preceded with either the Hands ON TCP/IP Fundamentals or one of the IP Routing/Addressing 101 courses.

Course Outline:

  • Section 1: Course Introduction and Logistics
  • Section 2: Developing the Next Generation Internet Protocol
    • Why was IPv6 developed?
    • Internet v4 and v6 Address usage
    • IPv6 Address Allocation
    • IPv6 Deployment Activities
    • Lab: Preparing for IPv6 Exercises and Experiments
  • Section 3: IPv6 Introduction
    • IPv4 to IPv6 Header Comparison
    • IPv6 Flow Label
    • IPv6 Address Format and Hierarchy
    • IPv6 Address Compression
  • Section 4: IPv6 Address Types
    • Locating your IPv6 Address
    • IPv6 Address Types and Prefixes
    • The IPv6 IID
    • IPv6 Special Addresses
  • Section 5: IPv6 Multicast and Anycast
    • IPv6 Multicast Address Format
    • IPv6 to Ethernet Multicast Mapping
    • IPv6 Multicast Listener Discovery
    • Solicited Node Multicast Addressing
    • IPv6 Anycast
  • Section 6: IPv6 Extension Headers
    • IPv6 Extension Header Concept
    • Hop-By-Hop Extension Header
    • Fragmentation Extension Header
    • IPv6 Path MTU Discovery
  • Section 7: IPv6 Address Control
    • Neighbor Discovery, Autoconfiguration, ICMPv6
    • Lab: IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
    • Router Discovery and Solicitation
    • Lab: IPv6 Autoconfiguration
    • Lab: IPv6 Anycast Experiment
    • DHCPv6 and Domain Name Service for IPv6
    • Lab: DHCPv6 and DHCPv6 Relay
    • Domain Name Service in IPv6
  • Section 8: Routing with IPv6
    • Prerequisites to Routing IPv6 Networks
    • Using OSPFv3 for IPv6 Routing
    • Lab: OSPFv3 Routing in IPv6 Networks
    • Using IS-ISv6
    • Using IPv6 EGP Routing Using BGP
    • Route Redistribution in IPv6
    • Lab: Configuring MP-BGP for IPv6 Routing
  • Section 9: Security and Controlling Access to IPv6 Networks
    • Security in IPv6 Networks
    • Using IPsec in IPv6Access Control Lists in IPv6
    • Access Control Guidelines
    • Standard and Extended ACL for IPv6 Examples
    • Lab: Configuring Access Control for IPv6
  • Section 10: Making IPv4 and IPv6 Networks Interwork
    • Key IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Challenges
    • Transition of IPv4 to IPv6 options
    • Dual Stack Transition Usage
    • Lab: IPv4 and IPv6 Dual Stack Networking
    • Using Tunneling for IPv6 to IPv4 Deployment
    • Lab: 6to4 Tunnel 
    • Lab: ISATAP Tunnel
    • Address Translation Usage
    • 6PE for MPLS network Transition
  • References and Bibliography

Course Availability:

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