CSI-HO-016-C – Hands-On Ethernet and 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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Course Description:

Knowing the fundamentals of Ethernet and 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 speeds of Ethernet and the migration to IPv6 because of the current address consumption in IPv4. This insightful and revealing course has been designed to focus on the systems approach, the engineering thinking behind Ethernet and 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 Ethernet and Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) in a swift, comprehensive, and understandable way.

  • “What is the Ethernet protocol?”
  • “What is the next generation of IP (IPv6) and why it matters?”
  • “What must I know about Ethernet and 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 Ethernet and Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) routing and networking in the following key areas:

  • What is the Ethernet Protocol
  • What is the IPv6 Protocol?
  • What does Ethernet and IPv6 packets and addressing look like and how is it used?
  • How are Ethernet VLANs configured?
  • 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 Ethernet and 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 Ethernet and IPv6 configuration and support services
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand Ethernet and 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 Ethernet and 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 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 all lab exercises are dome at the Online School. 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: Establishing The Groundwork
    • Overview and Introductions
    • Review of the Ethernet and TCP/IP Protocol Stack
  • Section 2: Ethernet Protocol Review
    • Part 1 – Definition of Ethernet Technology, History, Ethernet Versions
    • Part 2 – Defining a LAN, Topology Options, Cabling Options
    • Part 3 – Ethernet MAC Addresses, Switching and Learning
  • Section 3: Ethernet Operations
    • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    • LAB – ARP Experiment
    • Spanning Tree Protocol
    • LAB: Spanning Tree Experiment
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Section 4: Ethernet Segmentation
    • Lab: Setting up Student Lab Systems
    • Understanding VLANs
    • 802.1Q Encapsulation
    • Ethernet VLAN Trunking, Trunk Ports
    • LAB – VLAN & Trunking Experiment
    • Routing between VLANs
    • LAB – Routing between VLAN Experiment
    • Link Aggregation using Etherchannel
    • LAB – Etherchannel Experiment
    • VTP Protocol Overview – the VLAN Automator
    • Definition of VxLAN
  • Section 5: Developing the Next Generation Internet Protocol
    • IPv4 Baseline
    • The New IPv6 Address Format
    • Detailed study of the IPv6 Address format and types
    • Flow Label Usage
    • IPv6 Extension Headers
    • IPv6 Fragmentation
    • Reserved IPv6 Prefixes
    • Reserved IPv6 Addresses
  • Section 6: IPv6 Address Control
    • Network Discovery, Autoconfiguration, ICMPv6
    • Lab: IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
    • Lab: IPv6 Autoconfiguration
    • IPv6 MTU and Path MTU Discovery
    • Lab: IPv6 Anycast
    • DHCPv6 and Domain Name Service for IPv6
    • Lab: DHCPv6 and DHCPv6 Relay
  • Section 6: Routing with IPv6
    • Prerequisites to Routing IPv6 Networks
    • Address selection and assignment
    • 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
  • References and Bibliography

Course Availability:

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