Course Summary :
This course is approximately 4 hours in length and will cover IPv6 protocol in detail. I will compare the differences between the IPv4 to IPv6, and the benefits that IPv6 brings to the future of networking.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that the simulators/emulators used in this course are not part of the course. It is the students responsibility to have these to practice with. The Cisco Packet Tracer and/or VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) are Cisco proprietary software and can only be obtained through Cisco. It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course.
Students will get a thorough understanding of IPv6 and how we would implement it in a real world environment.
We will discuss the format of an IPv6 address, and breakdown the different components, like the Network Prefix, Interface ID, what each 16 bit section does and specifically the subnetting section of IPv6. We will learn about the new types of addresses that comes with IPv6, its configurations using RIPng, EIGRP for IPv6, OSPFv3 using both static assigned addresses and the EUI-64 format. We will also learn about the transition methods such as ISATAP, 6to4, and NAT-PT.
This is a lecture based course using the Touch-IT Technology Smart board, which will make learning very interactive and engaging. Hands on labs will be used to drill down the concepts learned in each lecture using Cisco’s Packet Tracer.
My method will make you feel like you are sitting in a classroom environment and give the most needed hands on experience!
Handouts will be available to facilitate learning and practice.
This course will help the student become familiar with the use of IPv6, recognizing IPv6 addresses and how to implement them in your environment…but it will also help in preparing for any networking certification or Computer Science Degree; not to mention the fact that for those already in the field, it will further improve routing decisions in their particular networks.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Once you finish my course, you will have a strong grasp on the concepts of IPv6 and methods to use in different networking environments. You will be able to configure any of the routing protocols discussed using IPv6. You will learn how to dual stack your router using both IPv4 and IPv6 to help in the transition to a fully implemented IPv6 environment.
- The understanding of IPv6 is an essential element for any Networking and/or IT Professional. This course will prepare the student for any networking certification such as N+, CCNA, MCSE to include any Computer Science Degree.
Students should have an understanding of the IPv4 Protocol and hexadecimal numbers.
Target Audience :
This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for a network certification or Computer Science Degree. However, it does go beyond that, it is also intended for those Networking and/or IT Professionals that are already in the field and need a better understanding of IPv6.
Section 1 - Review of IPv4
Introduction to the ABC's of IPv6
How is the address formatted?
The Classes of Addresses
Subnetting in IPv4
Section 2 - Understanding IPv6
The need for IPv6
The format of an IPv6 address
Types of Addresses
Section 3 - IPv6 configuration
Configuring a router with IPv6 addresses dynamically
DOWNLOAD SECTION 3 Labs
Section 4 - IPv6 Routing Protocols
Configuring a router with IPv6 addresses statically
Configuring RIPng on our Routers
Configuring EIGRP for IPv6
Configuring OSPFv3 on our Routers
Section 5 - Transition Mechanism
Transitioning to the IPv6 World
Section 6 - Subnetting in IPv6
Do we need to subnet in IPv6?
How to subnet in IPv6
DOWNLOAD SECTION 6 Handouts
Summarizing the ABC's of IPv6