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IPv6 Essentials

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3 Days

Ideal candidates for this course have an understanding of IPv4 and the TCP/IP protocol suite.  They operate in medium to very large computing environment and have a minimum of six months experience implementing and administering a network.

This course provides knowledge and skills to understand and implement IPv6. Attendees will learn about IPv6 Addressing and the Structure of the IPv6 Protocol. Students will learn about IPv6 address types: Unicast, Multicast, and Anycast). Students will Configure and Troubleshoot IPv6 Addresses on Cisco. Participants will be introduced to ICMPv6, DHCPv6, DNS support for IPv6, and Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6. Students will learn about general security concepts, IPsec Basics and IPv6 Security Elements. Participants will also gain an understanding of how IPv6 will work in both the LAN and WAN environments with a variety of vendors.
This course is designed for individuals who are systems administrators, network architects, or network engineers who want to understand and explore the security options that exist for companies today.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of IPv6 and the IPv6 Address Space
  • Describe Address Types, Address Notation, and Prefix Notation
  • Global routing prefixes and global unicast addresses
  • Special Addresses (Unicast, Anycast, and Multicast Addresses)
  • Implementing IPv6 Addressing and Basic Connectivity
  • Implementing Routing Protocols
  • Create and verify static routes and default routes for IPv6
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPng, EIGRP for IPv6, and OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • Understand the ICMP General Message Format, ICMP Error Messages, and ICMP Informational Messages
  • Discuss Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) and Multicast Router Discovery (MRD)
  • Understand Name Resolution, Autoconfiguration for IPv6, DHCPv6, DNS support for IPv6
  • Understand General Security Concepts and IPsec Basics and IPv6 Security Elements
  • Discuss Vendor Support for IPv6 (Linux/BSD/Sun Solaris, Macintosh, Microsoft, and Cisco)

Overview of Objectives
Participant and Instructor Introductions and Course Overview

DAY 1 - AM:
Module 1: Why IPv6?
The History of IPv6 and Why We Need IPv6?
When Is It Time for IPv6 and What's New in IPv6?
IPv6 Around the World and IPv6 Status and Vendor Support

Module 2: The Structure of the IPv6 Protocol
General Header Structure
The Fields in the IPv6 Header
Extension Headers

DAY 1 – PM:
Module 3: IPv6 Addressing
The IPv6 Address Space, Address Types, and Address Notation
Prefix Notation and Global Routing Prefixes
Unicast Address (Link-Local Address, Site-Local Address, and Global Unicast Address)
Multicast Address, Anycast Address, and Special Addresses

Module 4: Implementing IPv6 Addressing and Basic Connectivity
Configuring Loopback IPv6, Static IPv6 with Global Unicast IPv6 Addresses
Lab: Configuring IPv6 Addresses: Loopback and Static IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses

DAY 2 - AM:
Module 5: IPv5 Routing Protocols
Understanding the IP routing process
Create and verify static route and default routing
Create, verify, and troubleshoot RIPng, EIGRPv6, OSPFv3 for IPv6

DAY 1 – PM:
Module 6: ICMPv6
Understand General Message Format, ICMPv6 Error and Informational Messages
Neighbor Discovery (ND), Autoconfiguration and Path MTU Discovery
Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) and Multicast Router Discovery (MRD)

DAY 3 – AM
Module 7: Network Services
Understanding Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv6)
Understanding Domain Name System (DNSv6)
Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6

DAY 3 - PM
Module 7: Security with IPv6
General Security Concepts
IPsec Basics and IPv6 Security Elements

Module 8: Vendor Support
Linux/BSD/Sun Solaris
Macintosh and Microsoft
Cisco Routers

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