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Migrating to IPv6

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The migration of an IPv4 environment to an IPv6 environment requires a thorough understanding of the differences between the two protocols, as well as mechanisms for backwards compatibility with networks that have yet to complete the transition to an IPv6 implementation. As such this course will review the differences and similarities between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, structure, header information, as well as host and router roles within the protocols. The course will cover host, router and server roles in the new IPv6 environment, as well as mechanisms for distribution of IPv6 addresses, both stateless and stateful. Additionally, dual stacked environments will be addressed to facilitate IPv6 migration seamlessly. Furthermore, the course will present and elaborate upon IPv6 migration essentials such as the role of security in IPv6 environments, routing, routing protocols and their IPv6 implementations. It will also present IPv6 in mobile environments and techniques for managing IPv6 environments post migration.

Who Should Take This Course


As a prerequisite for this course students must have a fundamental understanding of the IPv6 addressing scheme, as well as a basic understanding of networking protocols. This understanding can be found in the IPv6 Fundamentals course or can be obtained through alternate training or a combination of training and experience.

Why You Should Take This Course

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental differences between IPv4 and IPv6, addressing, and protocol administration
  • Understand and interpret the IPv6 header structure and the differences as compared to IPv4
  • Describe the implementation of IPv6 host-based configuration protocols including DHCPv6 and SLAAC
  • Configure dynamic routing protocols in an IPv6 environment
  • Understand effective ways to implement IPv4 to IPv6 address conversion strategies
  • Understand and implement dual stack concepts such as NAT64 and DNS64
  • Explain security as it relates to IPv6 including topics such as IPv6 Access Lists, IPSEC as well as additional security concerns associated with IPv4 to IPv6 migration
Course Outline

1. Introduction to IPv6

a. Differences in IP address structure IPv4 vs IPv6

b. Fundamental protocol difference

c. Header contents

d. Neighbor solicitations

e. ICMP utilization

2. Host Configuration

a. Stateless configuration


c. Fundamentals host solicitation and addressing

d. Stateful configuration

e. DHCPv6

f. Host addressing,

g. Reservation and pooling

h. Additional concerns associated with dynamic host configuration

3. Dynamic Routing Protocols IPv4 vs IPv6

a. Internal Gateway Protocols

b. OSPFv3

c. External Gateway Protocols

d. BGP

4. Role of IPv6 in Security

a. IPv6 Access Control Lists (ACLs)

b. IPSEC in IPv6

c. Security concerns associated with migration

5. IPv6 in Mobile Applications

a. Android/iOS considerations

6. Tools for IPv6 Address Management During and After Migration

a. Additional concerns in dual stacked environments and migrated environments

Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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