IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment (IP6FD)

Course Description

IP6FD - IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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


The knowledge and skills needed before attending this course are:

  • 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


  1. Enabling IPv6 on Hosts
  2. Using Neighbor Discovery
  3. Using Prefix Delegation
  4. Routing with OSPFv3
  5. Routing with IS-IS
  6. Routing with EIGRP
  7. Routing with BGP and MP-BGP
  8. Multicasting
  9. Implementing Tunnels for IPv6
  10. Configuring Advanced ACLs
  11. Implementing IPsec and IKE
  12. Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall
  13. Configuring 6PE and 6VPE

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Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 12


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Who Should Attend

Network engineers and technicians that are working in the enterprise sector.