IPv6 Course: Fundamentals to Deployment

IPv6 Course Overview

Teracom's IPv6 is a comprehensive course on the new version of IP, providing a structured understanding of the IPv6 addressing scheme, the different types of addresses machines will have, how addresses are allocated and used, the impact of IPv6 on other protocols, coexistence with IPv4, plus issues, solutions and current best practices for migrating to and implementing IPv6 in operations, products and services.

Taking this course, you will gain a solid, comprehensive understanding of IPv6, its important new characteristics, how the new types of IPv6 addresses will be allocated and used, and the ripple effect on other protocols. This is essential knowledge.

Plus, you will learn about areas that must be addressed when implementing IPv6 in operations, products and services, giving you powerful insight into issues you need to be aware of – and knowledge of current solutions that can be immediately applied in your work.

This training is productivity-, efficiency- and accuracy-improving - an investment in your knowledge base and skill set sure to be repaid many times over.

You will receive high-quality, bound course materials with copies of all diagrams and detailed text notes – sure to be a valuable reference – PLUS checklists of best practices you can put to immediate use.

IPv6 course is a two-day investment in your accuracy and productivity. You will build valuable knowledge skills – essential fundamental knowledge – plus obtain practical tips, best practices and checklists you can put to immediate use.

Get a step ahead and eliminate knowledge-gap frustration on the job. Ideal for preparing for the Federal mandate for implementing IPv6.


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Course Content

IPv6 Address Types and Usage

The 128-bit IPv6 address is totally different from IPv4. There are currently fourteen different types of IPv6 address layouts, and more may be defined in the future. Each type is used for different purposes, and a single machine typically has four to six types actively employed or available at any one time!

For example, there are four types used for local communications, three used for global communications, five used to support transitioning between IPv4 and IPv6 and two special address formats for use when testing networks and for general documentation purposes.

Some of these addresses are created automatically by the machine itself, while others will be assigned with an IPv6 DHCP server.

What these addresses are, how they are used in operation, and when which kind of address is used for source and destination is fundamental IPv6 knowledge you will learn in this course.

You will also learn appropriate methods and standard practices for an organization-wide addressing plan, including defining subnets and address type considerations.

Whether you are a team leader, developer, manager or administrator, you must be at least familiar with the new address types and how they are used… and this course will give you the necessary knowledge and understanding, in plain English.

IPv6 Header Fields for QoS and Extension Headers

The basic IPv6 header has different fields than the IPv4 header with new uses. You will learn about the new fields Traffic Class and Flow Label, and how these relate to MPLS and Diff-Serv for the implementation of a Quality of Service (QoS) mechanism to guarantee service levels and transmission characteristics for different kinds of traffic.

In addition, a packet can include up to seven different types of extension headers. These extensions are used to enhance the functionality of the IP, adding new features like encryption and authentication at the network level to directly implement VPNs.

You will learn the purpose, structure and usage of the extension headers, and get up to speed on mainstream practices and implementations.

New/Updated Helper Protocols, Services and Applications

IPv4-related protocols, helper applications, basic architectures and services including ICMP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, multicast and mobile IP have all been modified and enhanced for IPv6.

Taking this course, you'll get a complete overview of the changes and updates to all of these related protocols. Of particular interest is multicast and how it is implemented in IPv6, as this will of course be the basis for broadcast television and IPTV.

Mobile IP is another area you will get up to speed on. As the number of mobile devices skyrockets – and as services become seamless across platforms and changing locations, the question of assigning, coordinating and registering a device's IP address(es) will become more and more important.

This is directly related to SIP and device- and location-independent services.

IPv6 also brings with it new protocols, new service functions and new uses of existing protocols. You'll learn about the Neighbor Discovery Protocol, Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, how multicast is now used for network operations and administration functions like replacing ARP, and Path Maximum Transmission Unit discovery to eliminate packet fragmentation… and why this is an important improvement!

Planning for Implementation of IPv6, Best Practices, Deployment, Migration and Transitioning

There are many options, procedures and planning steps required for deploying IPv6, coexistence with IPv4, and transitioning to an all-IPv6 network.

You will learn the different choices and strategies, and in-classroom discussions and networking with peers will help you understand the current best practices.

For example, there is a large and growing list of choices for converting IPv4 to IPv6 addresses that need to be understood. You will gain familiarity with tunnel brokers, ISATAP, Teredo, 6to4, 6in4, 6rd, NAT(44,444,464,66,46), SLB664, dual stack, dual stack lite, proxy servers, DNS64 and other things that go bump in the night – in plain English, and learn what others are doing.

Taking this course, you will learn methodologies for deployment, obtain planning lists for migration and transitioning to IPv6, a roundup of issues you need to be aware of, including IPv6 security, and current best practices.


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