• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

IPv6 is here, and it is here to stay, eventually replacing IPv4. It is time for you to build your knowledge of IPv6 so that you are better positioned to embrace IPv6 networks when the time arrives. In this course, you will build a solid foundation around IPv6. You will discover IPv6 addressing and how IPv6 addressing will be deployed. You will identify how ICMPv6 plays a role in IPv6 networks. You will also explore the neighbor discovery process and how IPv6 addresses can be allocated within a network.

Learning Objectives

Introducing IPv6

  • start the course
  • describe why IPv6 is needed
  • define the benefits of deploying IPv6 networks

Exploring IPv6 Addressing

  • recognize an IPv6 address
  • identify the different types of IPv6 addresses
  • identify the different types of IPv6 unicast addresses
  • describe global IPv6 unicast addresses
  • describe why IPv6 addresses will not be exhausted for a long time
  • describe unique local IPv6 addresses
  • describe link-local IPv6 addresses
  • describe multicast IPv6 addresses
  • describe anycast IPv6 addresses
  • define how the IPv6 interface identifier is assigned to devices
  • describe the DAD process

Decoding the IPv6 Packet Header

  • identify the basic IPv6 header
  • identify the IPv6 header extensions

Discovering ICMPv6

  • describe the need for IPCMPv6
  • perform an ICMPv6 echo request/reply (ping)
  • define the neighbor discovery process for determining the MAC of a known IPv6 address
  • describe the purpose of the solicited-node multicast address
  • describe the need for IPv6 Path MTU Discovery

Allocating IPv6 Addresses

  • perform manual IPv6 address allocation
  • define stateless address autoconfiguration
  • perform stateless address autoconfiguration
  • define stateful address autoconfiguration
  • perform stateful address autoconfiguration

Practice: Recalling IPv6 Fundamentals

  • recall the fundamental building blocks of IPv6

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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