The IPv6 Fundamentals training course is an instructor led presentation course that provides an introduction to the latest version of the Internet Protocol. The technical skills and knowledge gained through the theory and practical training sessions can be used as a starter course before moving on to specific manufacturer courses.

Although the IPv6 Fundamentals course is generic in nature, it uses Cisco routers and various Operating Systems in a virtual environment in the practical training sessions in order to acquaint delegates with construction of routed networks and Operating Systems setup.

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  • Delegates should be familiar with MS Windows desktop and command line operations.

  • Delegates should also have an appreciation of the Internet Protocol version 4.

  • Ideally they will have attended the Introduction to Networking (www.qa.com/QAINTNET) course and the Advanced TCPIP (www.qa.com/QAADVTCP) course or have similar experience.

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Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to understand:

  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Address Configuration
  • IPv6 Implementation
  • IPv6 Internetworking
  • The IPv6 Header
  • Migrating to IPv6
  • Security in IPv6
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Module 01 - The IPv6 Protocol

  • What is IPv6?
  • Theoretical Address Space
  • IPv6 Standards
  • Text Representation of Addresses
  • Zero Suppression
  • IPv6 Address Types
  • IPv6 Unicast Addresses
  • Global Unicast Addresses
  • Interface ID EUI-64 Format
  • IPv6 Address Space
  • IPv6 Unicast Address Space
  • Link - Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
  • Site-Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
  • IPv6 Anycast
  • IANA Special Use Addresses
  • Unspecified Address
  • Loopback Address
  • IPv4-Compatible IPv6 Address
  • IPv4-Mapped Addresses
  • Multicast Addresses
  • Multicast Group ID
  • Multicast Flags Field
  • Multicast Scope Field
  • Zones and Zone Indexes
  • IPv6 Addressing Model
  • A Hosts Required Addresses
  • A Routers Required Addresses

Module 02 - IPv6 Address Configuration

  • Configuring IPv6 Addresses
  • Stateless Autoconfiguration
  • Neighbor Discovery Protocol
  • Neighbour Discovery & Solicitation
  • Neighbor Discovery Supported Link types
  • Neighbour Discovery - Addresses
  • Neighbor Discovery ICMP Packet Types
  • Router Advertisements
  • Router Solicitation
  • Neighbor Solicitation
  • Neighbor Advertisement
  • Redirect Messages
  • Duplicate Address Detection
  • Creation of Global Addresses

Module 03 - IPv6 Implementation

  • IPv6 on Windows XP
  • IPv6 on Windows Vista
  • IPv6 on Windows 7
  • Windows Server IPv6 Support
  • IPv6 in Windows Server 2003 Server
  • DHCP for IPv6 (DHCPv6)
  • DNS Support for IPv6
  • Client-server Exchanges Involving 4 Messages
  • IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 Server
  • IPv6 on Cisco Routers

Module 04 - IPv6 Internetworking

  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • RIPng
  • OSPFv3
  • EIGRP for IPv6
  • IPv6 Fragmentation and Reassembly
  • IPv6 in a MPLS Network
  • Mobile IPv6

Module 05 - IPv6 Header

  • IPv6 Header
  • Traffic Class
  • Flow Label
  • Next Header
  • Next Header - No Extensions
  • Next Header - Extension Headers
  • Extension Header Order
  • Hop Limit

Module 06 - Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6

  • Migrating Addressing Schemes
  • IPv6 & IPv4 Dual Stacks
  • Tunnelling IPv6 over IPv4
  • '6 over 4' Tunnels
  • Toredo
  • Migrating to IPv6

Module 07 - IPv6 Security

  • Encryption Services and Algorithms
  • Host Authentication
  • AH Header
  • Integrity Algorithms
  • Encapsulating Security Payload
  • Distributing and Authenticating Keys
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