IPv6 Training: Understanding, Analysis & Implementation


4 Days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.


Participants should have a solid networking background with a thorough understanding of IP version 4.

IPv6 Migration Training Outline:

Let’s face it, the implementation of IPv6 is inevitable and will effect every enterprise network on the planet eventually.  The protocol is already being deployed worldwide!  IPv6 allows for increased address space as well as better routing.  Is your network IPv6 ready?  This four-day IPv6 training session was designed in-house for network professionals (engineers, system admins, security professionals, IT managers) who need to learn the details of IPv6 implementation.

ITdojo’s vendor-neutral IPv6 transition training session was written and is delivered by our in-house IPv6 expert, Colin Weaver. Because of this, it is constantly kept up -to-date! It explores the details of IPv6 and analyzes its behavior in an enterprise network.

During this instructor-led, lab intensive seminar you will learn:

  • The highs & lows of IPv4 and how IPv6 fixes IPv4 gaps
  • In detail, how IPv6 addressing works
  • IPv6 packet structure, including supporting protocol structures
  • The behaviors of ICMPv6, IPv6 Multicasting, IPv6 Extension Headers, Stateful & Stateless Autoconfiguration, tunneling and migration strategies (Teredo, ISATAP, etc.)
  • How to deploy IPv6 on Cisco® routers, Windows servers & desktops as well as Linux.
  • Migration and integration strategies and the pros and cons of the many options available

If you are in need of a longer IPv6 training session, or a more compact session, please let us know.  We can accomodate the amount and level of IPv6 training that is required for your group.

Be sure to check out the articles about IPv6 Transition in our IT blog, for interesting information and insight to the type of information you’ll learn in our IPv6 training.


  • IPv4 vs. IPv6: A Comparison
  • IPv6 Packet Structure
  • IPv6 Address Architecture
  • IPv6 Address Configuration
  • IPv6 Address Planning & Subnetting
  • DNS for IPv6 and IPv6 Name Resolution (DNS, LLMNR, ZeroConf, Happy Eyeballs)
  • DHCP for IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6 DHCP
  • ICMPv6
  • ICMPv6 Error & Informational Messages
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
    • Conceptual Sending Algorithm
  • IPv6 Multicast Addressing
  • Multicast Listener Discovery for IPv6
  • Deploying IPv6: “Making the Turtle Dance”
    • Transition Strategies
    • IPv6 Tunneling
      • Configured Tunnels
      • 6to4 Tunnels
      • 6rd
      • DS-Lite
      • ISATAP
      • Teredo
    • IPv6 Translation
      • NAT64/DNS64
      • SIIT
      • PortProxy (Windows)
  • IPv6 Routing Hands-on
    • OSPFv3
    • EIGRPv6

Lab Exercises Include:

  • Verifying IPv4 functionality Installing IPv6 on Windows XP Professional, server 2003 & Linux
  • Working with netsh on Windows viewing IPv6 global configuration parameters
  • Analyzing IPv6 packets using wireshark (wireshark)
  • Configuring basic IPv6 using Cisco® IOS
  • Examining basic Cisco® IOS IPv6 functionality Configuring global unicast prefixes and capturing router advertisements
  • Verifying IPv6 connectivity on your network segment
  • Configuring IPv6 DHCP and Prefix Delegation
  • Configuring and testing a manual IPv6 tunnel
  • Configuring connectivity to the IPv6 internet using a tunnel broker

What’s Included:

This 4 day intructor-led training session provides participants with a comprehensive and technical overview of IPv6 Migration.  Our courseware is developed in-house, allowing us to give our clients the most up-to-date information in this area of study as well as the incorporation of real world networking experiences. Each participant will receive:

  • An IPv6 Textbook
  • A printed manual that includes all power point slides
  • A copy of the lab manual, allowing participants to go back over labs until they feel comfortable with them
  • Participants will have access to their own rack of equipment to complete labs.
  • The ability to remote into racks from home for further study after classes (as long as rack space is available)
  • One-on-one help during labs

What Clients Have to Say

“Your place was by far the best training facility I’ve been at in over 20 years! you really know how to take care of the student. I’m going to recommend your school to everyone I know needing training. I hope to attend another training session in the near future.”
-J. Hall