IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment (IP6FD)

Course Overview

IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) v3.0 is an instructor-led course that is presented by Cisco Learning Partners to end-user customers. This five-day course provides network engineers and technicians who are working in the enterprise sector with the knowledge and skills that are needed to study and configure the IP version 6 (IPv6) features of Cisco IOS Software. The course 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 course also includes case studies that are useful for deployment scenarios and remote labs.

4 days
  • Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Describe case studies for enterprise, service provider, branch, and access networks.
    • Module 1: Intro to IPv6
    • Module 2: IPv6 Operations
    • Module 3: IPv6 Services
    • Module 4: IPv6-Enabled Routing Protocols
    • Module 5: IPv6 Multicast Services
    • Module 7: IPv6 Security
    • Module 8: Deploying IPv6
    • Module 9: IPv6 and Service Providers
    • Module 10: IPv6 Case Studies
  • The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
    • Understanding of networking and routing (on CCNP level, but no certification required).
    • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • Customer
    • Employee