IPv6 Design & Deployment


The IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) v3.0 course is an instructor-led course that is presented by Cisco Learning Partners to their end-user customers. This five-day course aims at providing network engineers and technicians that are working in the enterprise sector with the knowledge and skills that are needed to study and configure Cisco IOS Software IPv6 features. The course also provides an overview of IPv6 technologies, covers IPv6 design and implementation, describes IPv6 operations, addressing, routing, services, transition, and deployment of IPv6 in enterprise as well as in service provider networks, and includes case studies useful for deployment scenarios. The course also includes remote labs.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • describe the factors that led to the development of IPv6 and 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
  • implement IPv6 services and applications
  • understand the updates to IPv4 routing protocols needed to support IPv6 topologies
  • understand multicast concepts and IPv6 multicast specifics
  • evaluate the scenario and desired outcome and identify the best transition mechanism for the situation
  • 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, in addition to one of the leading IPv6 deployment issues—multihoming
  • describe the deployment strategies that service providers might consider when deploying IPv6
  • describe case studies for enterprise, service provider, and branch networks.

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • network professionals who want to correctly implement routing based solutions given a network design using Cisco IOS services and features, where implementation of routing includes planning, configuring and verification
  • the typical job roles for this type of professional are network engineers, network operations center (NOC) technical support personnel, or help desk technicians.

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • any individual involved in implementation and verification of routing protocols in the enterprise networks


Students should have the following pre-requisite skills & knowledge:

  • 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.

Course Outline

  • module 1: Introduction to IPv6
    • lesson 1: Understanding the IPv6 Addressing Architecture
    • lesson 2: Describing the IPv6 Header Format
    • lesson 3: Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
  • module 2: IPv6 Operations
    • lesson 1: Enabling IPv6 on Cisco Routers
    • lesson 2: Using ICMPv6 and Neighbor Discovery
    • lesson 3: Troubleshooting IPv6
  • module 3: IPv6 Services
    • lesson 1: IPv6 Mobility
    • lesson 2: Describing DNS in an IPv6 Environment
    • lesson 3: Understanding DHCPv6 Operations
    • lesson 4: Understanding QoS Support in an IPv6 Environment
    • lesson 5: Using Cisco IOS Software Features
  • module 4: IPv6-Enabled Routing Protocols
    • lesson 1: Routing with RIPng
    • lesson 2: Examining OSPFv3
    • lesson 3: Examining Integrated IS-IS
    • lesson 4: Examining EIGRP for IPv6
    • lesson 5: Understanding MP-BGP
    • lesson 6: Configuring IPv6 Policy-Based Routing
    • lesson 7: Configuring FHRP for IPv6
    • lesson 8: Configuring Route Redistribution
  • module 5: IPv6 Multicast Services
    • lesson 1: Implementing Multicast in an IPv6 Network
    • lesson 2: Using IPv6 MLD
  • module 6: IPv6 Transition Mechanisms
    • lesson 1: Implementing Dual-Stack
    • lesson 2: Describing IPv6 Tunneling Mechanisms
  • module 7: IPv6 Security
    • lLesson 1: Configuring IPv6 ACLs
    • lesson 2: Using IPsec, IKE, and VPNs
    • lesson 3: Discussing Security Issues in an IPv6 Transition Environment
    • lesson 4: Understanding IPv6 Security Practices
    • lesson 5: Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall for IPv6
  • module 8: Deploying IPv6
    • lesson 1: Examining IPv6 Address Allocation
    • lesson 2: Understanding the IPv6 Multihoming Issue
    • lesson 3: Identifying IPv6 Enterprise Deployment Strategies
  • module 9: IPv6 and Service Providers
    • lesson 1: Identifying IPv6 Service Provider Deployment
    • lesson 2: Understanding Support for IPv6 in MPLS
    • lesson 3: Understanding 6VPE
    • lesson 4: Understanding IPv6 Broadband Access Services
  • module 10: IPv6 Case Studies
    • lesson 1: Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Enterprise Networks
    • lesson 2: Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Service Provider Networks
    • lesson 3: Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Branch Networks

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Course Info

  • Code: IP6FD 3.0
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $7,045.45

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