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TypeOnsite Course
5 Days
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Price$3495.00 / 35 CLCs
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The IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) v3.0 course is an instructor-led course presented by Cisco training partners to their end-user customers. This five-day course aims at enabling learners to study and configure Cisco IOS Software IP version 6 (IPv6) features. The course is a technology course covering IPv6 design and implementation topics. It provides an overview of IPv6 technologies, briefly covers history of IPv6, describes IPv6 operations, addressing, routing, services, transition, and deployment of IPv6 in enterprise networks. The course also includes case studies useful for deployment scenarios.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the factors that led to the development of IPv6, and the possible usages of this new IP structure
  • Explore the structure of the IPv6 address format, how IPv6 interacts with link-layer technologies, and how IPv6 is supported in Cisco IOS software
  • Describe the nature of changes to DNS and 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
  • Examine 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 service providers are facing when deploying IPv6
  • Explore case studies for enterprise, service provider, branch, and access networks

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Candidates for Cisco CCNP, CCDP and CCIE Routing and Switching and CCIE Communications and Services certifications
  • Network administrators and technicians responsible for implementing and troubleshooting complex routed network environments
  • Senior network support staff performing a help-desk role in a medium or enterprise-sized company that has internal network support escalation staff
  • Network support staff who design, implement, and troubleshoot Layer 3 connectivity issues

The following lists the skills and knowledge that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course, including recommended Cisco learning offerings that learners should first complete

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

Module 1: Introduction to IPv6

  • Explaining the Rationale for IPv6
  • Evaluating IPv6 Features and Benefits
  • Understanding Market Drivers

Module 2: IPv6 Operations

  • Understanding the IPv6 Addressing Architecture
  • Describing the IPv6 Header Format
  • Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
  • Enabling IPv6 on Cisco Routers
  • Using ICMPv6 and Neighbor Discovery
  • Troubleshooting IPv6

Module 3: IPv6 Services

  • IPv6 Mobility
  • Describing DNS in an IPv6 Environment
  • Understanding DHCPv6 Operations
  • Understanding QoS Support in an IPv6 Environment

Module 4: IPv6-Enabled Routing Protocols

  • Routing with RIPng
  • Examining OSPFv3
  • Examining Integrated IS-IS
  • Examining EIGRP for IPv6
  • Understanding MP-BGP
  • Configuring IPv6 Policy-Based Routing
  • Configuring FHRP for IPv6
  • Configuring Route Redistribution

Module 5: IPv6 Multicast Services

  • Implementing Multicast in an IPv6 Network
  • Using IPv6 MLD

Module 6: IPv6 Transition Mechanisms

  • Implementing Dual-Stack
  • Describing IPv6 Tunneling Mechanisms

Module 7: IPv6 Security

  • Configuring IPv6 ACLs
  • Using IPsec, IKE, and VPNs
  • Discussing Security Issues in an IPv6 Transition Environment
  • Understanding IPv6 Security Practices
  • Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall for IPv6

Module 8: Deploying IPv6

  • Examining IPv6 Address Allocation
  • Understanding the IPv6 Multihoming Issue
  • Identifying IPv6 Enterprise Deployment Strategies

Module 9: IPv6 and Service Providers

  • Identifying IPv6 Service Provider Deployment
  • Understanding Support for IPv6 in MPLS
  • Understanding 6VPE
  • Understanding IPv6 Broadband Access Services

Module 10: IPv6 Case Studies

  • Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Enterprise Networks
  • Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Service Provider Networks
  • Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Branch Networks