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10 Lessons     |      Course Duration: 127 Minutes     |      6 Month License
10  |  127  |   6 Month
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Course Summary
In this course, you will learn the basics, Unicast, Multicast and Anycast operation, addresses, address types and address design, packet structure including the standard and extension headers, the auto-configuration mechanism, neighbour and router solicitation and advertisement and finally we talk about migration from IPv4 to IPv6.
What you'll learn

  • The motivation for IPv6, why and when it was initially standardized, and its operation compared to IPv4
  • IPv6 header structure, how it is used for transferring packets through the network and how it compared to IPv4
  • Extension headers, their advantages, their usages and types, and how they are used in IPv6-based network
  • IPv6 address methods, including Link-local, Unique-local and Global Unicast, Multicast and Anycast addresses
  • Address planning, and how to use IPv6 in an enterprise network, in a campus and in the building
  • Internet Control Message Protocol version 6 (ICMPv6), Multicast and Anycast operation
  • The auto-configuration mechanism, neighbour and router solicitation and advertisement, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) operation, Duplicate Address Detection (DAD), Redirect messages and more
  • Migration from IPv4 to IPv6, including dual-stack, tunneling and translation techniques, including 6to4, NAT64 and others.

Syllabus
Description IPv6 is the result of many years of research activity by the international Internet community and various vendors. IPv6 provides increased addressing space, improved QoS, mobility, and routing, along with better security and support for new applications. The implementation and migration to IPv6 is inevitable and will impact on all companies that maintain, implement use and develop IP networks and applications. In this course, you will learn the basics, addressing, packet structure and the mechanisms involved in IPv6, including the basics, Unicast, Multicast and Anycast operation, addresses, address types and address design, packet structure including the standard and extension headers, the auto-configuration mechanism, ICMPv6 and DHCPv6, neighbour and router solicitation and advertisement and finally we talk about migration from IPv4 to IPv6 including dual-stack, tunnelling and translation techniques.
Target Audience

Customer support, R&D, and information systems personnel.

Course Prerequisites

Understanding of the TCP/IP protocol stack with emphasis on IPv4 protocol and addressing.

Objectives Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the IPv6 protocol and addressing
  • Perform IPv6 address design
  • Understand the IPv6 packet structure and headers
  • Understand IPv6 mechanisms, including auto-configuration, router and neighbour solicitation and more
  • Understand IPv4 to IPv6 migration techniques and migration strategies
Course Modules
The course includes the following modules:
  • 1.  The IPv6 Protocol
    In the first lesson we introduce IPv6 advantages, concepts and basic operation
  • 2.  IPv6 Packet Structure and Headers
    In this lesson we talk about IPv6 packet structure, its relation to the IPv4 and the header fields details
  • 3.  IPv6 Packet - Extension Headers
    Here we talk about we talk about the header extension mechanism, usage, and about the main types of extensions
  • 4.  IPv6 Address Structure
    In the address structure lesson we talk about Unicast, Multicast and Anycast addresses, their structure and usage
  • 5.  IPv6 Address planning
    In the address planning lesson we see how to use the IPv6 address space for an efficient design an IPv6 network
  • 6.  ICMP Operation
    This lesson about Internet Control Message Protocol version 6, ICMPv6, introduces the ICMP protocol with its operation in IPv6 networks
  • 7.  Discovery Mechanisms: Basics & Router Messages
    In this lesson we talk about router solicitation and advertisement that are used to discover routers on the network and find the best router to the destination
  • 8.  Discovery Mechanisms - Host messages
    Here we talk about the principles of neighbour solicitation and advertisement messages are used for neighbour discovery
  • 9.  Discovery Mechanisms- Redirect and ARP
    In this lesson we talk about neighbour operations like Address Resolution Protocol, Duplicate Address Detection and others
  • 10.  IPv4 to IPv6 Transition
    In the last chapter we talk about transition mechanisms, that is how tomigrate from IPv4 to IPv6 based networks, including dual-stack, tunnelling and transition mechanisms
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