CSI-HO-016-B – Hands-On IPv6 – 3 Day

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3-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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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

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 preferrably running Windows 7 or later 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
    • Lab 1 – Enabling & Exploring IPv6 on a Windows PC
    • IPv6 Deployment Activities
    • The New IPv6 Address Format
    • Detailed study of the IPv6 Address format and types
    • IPv6 Extension Headers
    • IPv6 Fragmentation
    • Network Discovery, Autoconfiguration, ICMPv6
    • Lab 2: ICMPv6
    • IPv6 MTU and Path MTU Discovery
    • Lab 3: Path MTU Discovery
    • DHCPv6 and Domain Name Service for IPv6
    • Lab 4: DHCPv6
  • Section 3: Routing with IPv6
    • Lab 5: Accessing the CellStream IPv6 Lab System
    • Prerequisites to Routing IPv6 Networks
    • Address selection and assignment
    • Lab 6: Preparing Systems for IPv6 and IPv6 Addressing Assignment
    • Using OSPFv3 for IPv6 Routing
    • Lab 7: Configuring OSPFv3 for IPv6 Routing
    • Using IS-ISv6
    • Using IPv6 EGP Routing Using BGP
    • Route Redistribution in IPv6
    • Lab 8: Configuring MP-BGP for IPv6 Routing
  • Section 4: Security and Controlling Access to IPv6 Networks
    • Security in IPv6 Networks
    • Key Areas of Weakness in IPv6
    • IPv6 Security Threats
    • Using IPsec in IPv6Access Control Lists in IPv6
    • Access Control Guidelines
    • Standard and Extended ACL for IPv6 Examples
    • Lab 9: Configuring Access Control for IPv6
  • Section 5: Making IPv4 and IPv6 Networks Interwork
    • Key IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Challenges
    • Transition of IPv4 to IPv6 options
    • Dual Stack Transition Usage
    • Dual Stack Configuration
    • Lab 10: IPv4 and Ipv6 Dual Stack Networking
    • Using Tunneling for IPv6 to IPv4 Deployment
      • Manually Configured Tunnels
      • Teredo Tunnels
      • Lab 11: Configuring a Teredo Tunnel in Windows
      • 6to4 Tunneling
      • 6to4 Relay
      • ISATAP Tunneling
    • Network Address Translation Usage
  • Conclusions, References and Bibliography

Course Availability:

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