IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) v4.0

Access Duration: 180 days

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IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) v4.0

Continuing Education Credits: 40

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Self-Paced Training

Access Duration: 180 days



The IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) training provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and configure the IP version 6 (IPv6) features of Cisco IOS Software.

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The training also provides an overview of IPv6 technologies; covers IPv6 design and implementation; describes IPv6 operations, addressing, routing, services, and transition; and describes deployment of IPv6 in enterprise networks as well as in service provider networks. The training also includes case studies that are useful for deployment scenarios and remote labs.

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Course Objectives

  • Describe the factors that led to the development of IPv6, and the possible uses of this new IP structure
  • Describe the structure of the IPv6 address format, how IPv6 interacts with data link layer technologies, and how IPv6 is supported in Cisco IOS Software
  • Describe the nature of changes to Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to support IPv6, and how networks can be renumbered using both services
  • Understand the updates to IPv4 routing protocols needed to support IPv6 topologies
  • Understand multicast concepts and IPv6 multicast specifics
  • Describe IPv6 transition mechanisms and which methods will be most effective in your network
  • Describe security issues, how security for IPv6 is different than for IPv4, and emerging practices for IPv6-enabled networks
  • Describe the standards bodies that define IPv6 address allocation, as well as one of the leading IPv6 deployment issues, multihoming
  • Describe the deployment strategies that service providers are facing when deploying IPv6

Target Audience

  • Network Engineers

Course Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills you are expected to have before attending this course are:

  • Cisco CCNA certification, including either the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 (ICND1) certification or the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 2 (ICND2) certification
  • Understanding of networking and routing (on Cisco CCNP level, but no formal certification is required)
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system


Associated Certification: None

Associated Exam: None

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