• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This powerful, hands—on course covers all you need to know about IPv6 technology and its implementation and deployment within your network environments. The IPv6 protocol offers 128—bit IP addresses compared to IPv4’s 32—bit addresses and plays a growing role in security, VoIP, Quality of Service (QoS), and other networking technologies for medium to large enterprises.

In this course, you will gain a complete understanding of the differences between the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, critical pre— and post—deployment installation techniques to ensure successful migration, and how to deploy mixed IPv4/IPv6 networks. Through detailed hands—on labs, you will configure IPv6—over—IPv4 tunnels and explore and understand the expanded roles of the IMCPv6 protocol vs. ICMP in IPv4.

You’ll also learn about IP Security (IPSec), Access Control Lists, and DNS implementation within an IPv6 network, as well as IPv6 auto—configuration vs. stateful and stateless DHCPv6 configuration of IPv6—enabled devices. Finally, you will gain invaluable real—world experience as you configure and set up IPSec tunnels, explore DNS implementation, configure and analyze Access Control Lists, and configure routers with various IPv6 routing protocols in informative hands—on labs.

Learning Objectives

Features and benefits of IPv6
Advanced capabilities of IPv6, beyond what IPv4 offers
Deployment strategies to consider when migrating to IPv6
How to tunnel IPv6 over an IPv4 network
How to configure IP RIPng, OSPFv3, and BGP for an IPv6 network
The role and configuration of DHCP and DNS in an IPv6 network
How to ensure a smooth transition from IPv4 and coexistence with IPv4 networks
How IPv6 provides enhanced support for mobile IP and mobile computing devices
Differences between DHCPv6 and DHCP
Tunneling methods consisting of 6to4, ISATAP, manual, automatic, and Teredo

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.