IPv6 COURSES

In addition to our IPv6 engineering and professional services, we provide a variety of training programs for IPv6, including on-site, hands-on, instructor-led courses for IPv6 Forum certifications (details below). Presently, we offer both the Silver and Gold certification courses. To qualify for the certificate, candidates are required to pass both the written, and hands-on evaluation. For more information, please send us an email to: ipv6@netuf.net, or call +1.404.635.6667.

Silver IPv6 Network Engineer Certification IPv6 Certified Course
The IPv6 Forum Silver Certified Network Engineer course is intended for network and system engineers who need to understand the new features and operational characteristics of networks that include IPv6. It introduces participants to the basic concepts of IPv6 and how these differ from IPv4, related protocols, and the various transition mechanisms that help add support for IPv6 into existing networks. Course participants will be instructed by one of our IPv6 experts, as they learn how to configure networking software and devices to support IPv6, how to use auto-configuration to manage IPv6 addresses with both Stateless Address Autoconfiguration and DHCPv6, and how various IPv6 mechanisms work, such as Address Resolution, Router Discovery, Neighbor Unreachability Detection, the available transition mechanisms and how they work, and more.

Course Goal
Provide solid understanding of IPv6, and the foundational knowledge to configure networking software, common operating systems and devices to migrate and support IPv6.

Course Options
Silver courses are available as either a lecture where participants watch labs done by the trainer, or as a hands-on course where participants perform the labs. Hands-on courses are limited in size due to the attention required to manage and track each participant.

Pre-requisites
Although good knowledge of general networking concepts is assumed, the course does not require any prior experience with IPv6. However, knowledge on the level of a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Microsoft Certified Network Engineer is recommended. Successful completion of the IPv6 Forum Silver Certified Network Engineer course is a requirement for the IPv6 Forum Gold Certified Network Engineer course. Testing of the course is validated through a written exam, and successful completion of labs in the hands-on course. Participants completing either version of the course (lecture or hands-on), and passing the written exam are considered an IPv6 Forum Silver Certified Network Engineer.

Outline
  • IPv6 address overview
  • The Internet Protocol (IP) and its Context (TCP/IP)
  • IPv6-related protocols and mechanisms: ND, DHCPv6 and SLAAC
  • IPv6 configuration on various operating systems
  • Simple device configuration
  • Simple IP routing Transition mechanisms
  • Introduction to tunneling
  • Auto-configuration basics
  • Installation and configuration of Dual Stack firewall by trainer
  • Labs (if applicable)
The Silver course is generally completed over one to two days (lecture and lab exercises, if applicable) and certification exam.

IPv6 certified course
Gold IPv6 Network Engineer Certification
Designed for system, and network engineers, the Gold course will immerse participants in thorough discussions of advanced IPv6 concepts, allowing them to gain a more exhaustive understanding of IPv6, and subsequently, plan, configure, test and implement IPv6 in a multi-vendor, commercial environment. Participants who successfully finish the course will receive an IPv6 Network Engineer Gold Certificate, will be eligible to use the IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer Logo, and will be included in the IPv6 Forum Certified List.

Course Goal
Plan, configure, test and manage the migration of your network (e.g. routers, switches common protocols, software, operating systems and common networking applications) to IPv6.

Course Options
Gold courses are available as either a lecture where participants watch labs done by the trainer, or as a hands-on course where participants perform the labs. While not required, it's recommended that participants select an instructor-led, hands-on, lab course, instead of the lecture only course. Hands-on courses are limited in size due to the attention required to manage and track each participant. 

Pre-requisites
A good knowledge of networking is assumed, and successful completion of the IPv6 Silver course, as well as passing the Silver certification examination. Testing of the course is validated through a written exam, and successful completion of labs in the hands-on course. Participants completing either version of the course (lecture or hands-on), and passing the written exam are considered an IPv6 Forum Gold Certified Network Engineer.

Outline
  • IPv6 architecture and address structure
  • IPv6 header formats
  • Routing
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • MPLS
  • DNS
  • Transitioning mechanisms
  • Tunneling 
  • IPv6 security (e.g. IPSec, security policies and security associations)
  • Multicasting
  • QoS
  • Planning, testing and migration
  • Lab work
  • SNORT IPv6 Capabilities
  • Native IPv6
The Gold course is generally completed over one to three days (lecture and lab exercises, if applicable) and certification exam.

Contact Us
For more information, please send an email to: ipv6@netuf.net, or call +1.404.635.6667.