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I was curious where folks are going to learn about IPv6.


Are you taking classes from an IPv6 training company or are you taking the Cisco IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment (IP6FD) class?


You may know about the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit as a way to learn about IPv6.



However, I was curious what other methods people are using to learn about IPv6.



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Hurricane Electric, one of the major tunnel brokers and Internet backbones, has a free IPv6 certification. It makes you learn by reading, researching, and then v6-enabling a server of yours (if you want to go all the way to the Sage level).

It's worth a look. I don't think it has any industry leverage, but it's better than nothing.

are all these certifications meant for the purpose of becoming good in application layer (because you mentioned server). Aren't they like the Cisco certification focussing more on practical working of IPv6 protocol on Cisco routers?
We're getting some private training from 6connect.org, but there's also SCTE's course and Global Knowledge.
I give classes internally and will start external classes in Holland this summer covering the following.
I will post the sign up website on my blog later this month. I will be allowing access for downloads of the course material if you feel it would be helpful

· Why we need IPv6
o The need for IPv6 & its history (including IPv5)
o The future of IPv6
o The benefits of IPv6
· Differences between IPv6 and IPv4
o No arp, icmpv3, no broadcast, network addresses, fragmentation, etc…
· Allocation (such as the below)
o IPv6 Prefix & Link-local intelligence
· Addressing/Subnetting
· EUI-64
· IPv6 Packet Dissection
· Unicast
· Aggregated Global Unicast
· Anycast
· Multicast
· Dual Stacking
· Configuring and interface (Juniper & Cisco)
· cef & IPv6
· Path MTU Discovery
· Prefix Aggregation
· NAT for IPv6
o NDP in-depth
o Configuring IPv6 (router, L3 switch, Windows, Linux, Apple, etc ... )
o Problems and Issues with implementations
o Summary of ACLS and extended ACLS
o Static Routing
o Dynamic Routing IPv6 (ng routing protocols & different possible topologies)
o Summary of the differences between the NG protocols and previous versions
o OSPFv3 Implementations (overview)
o MP BGP (overview)
o Support Services and IPv6
o DHCPv6
o CGN in depth with potential ALG DNS solutions (including vendor specific options)
o FW Implementations
· Security Monitoring & Management
o Summary of possible problems & issues with IPv6
o SNMP (all version)
· Q&A
o Allowing the students to request in-depth discussions on certain subjects.
My learning has been a combination of several resources.

I have used the Cisco IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Depolment (version 2 from 2007). I also read several books including my favorite book I recommend to people starting out "Understanding Ipv6, second edition."(http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-IPv6-Second-Joseph-Davies/dp/07...).

I would consider gogo6 a resource as well.

My approach to IPv6 has been fairly straight forward. First I wanted to understand what it was. Then I wanted to know the security risks, both before and after deployment. Next I strived to understand the routing and switching of IPv6, and this is where I am now. I spend a large chunk of my time going thru RFC's, deploying ipv6 in smaller environments, and running tools like GNS3 to test large scale deployment methods.
Has anyone been to any of the Erion training that is offered in the UK?
It looks like they have a pretty good selection of IPv6-related classes.


Hi Scott,

Hope the summit is going well, sorry I couldn't make it.

Thanks for mentioning Erion. I just noticed your comment about our courses being offered in the UK. Just to clarify, we do provide IPv6 training world-wide including in the US. In fact the majority of the IPv6 training that we do is outside the UK.

If anyone has questions or wants further information about our courses please let me know and I'd be glad to help.

Well at a university level (with Masters degree level), I know my department offers a course that has a complete 1 week of IPv6 assignment, learning practical working of -
IPv6 routing protocols, 6over4 and 4over6 tunnels, NAT-PT, etc. Obviously, the students must know the basics of IPv4. Only then, they can plan to move to IPv6. Students here at my university mainly use CCNA ICND2 and Internet for learning the theoretical concepts of IPv6.

However, along the same lines, I am having a doubt myself.... If one is really interested in knowing the depths of IPv6 ( for example Mobile IPv6, MPLS with IPv6, etc) where should he/she go??
I am learing at my end by reading RFCs and Books. Google is my assistant :)

Shivlu Jain
I have also learned about the Directorate-General for information Society and Media from the European Commission and how they have created a database of IPv6 training resources.


Hi! You might be interested to know that Erion are running a public scheduled IPv6 course in July. It is in Europe rather than the US but I thought that some of you might be interested anyway!

The details are:

Course: Implementing IPv6
Date: 19th July
Location: Slovenia
Duration: 4 days
Fee: €1,900

I have attached the course description. Further information can be found on our web-site. Alternatively, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

We have been running IPv6 training for over twelve years and a wide range of IPv6 courses.

The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit was a huge success. We had over 260 people attend our 2-day event.
The presenters all provided great information about the current and future state of IPv6 adoption.
The presentations can be viewed online: http://www.rmv6tf.org/presentations2010.htm




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