IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment (IP6FD) 4.0


5 Days


The knowledge and skills you are expected to have before attending this course are:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
  • Understanding of networking and routing (on CCNP level, but no certification required).
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Course Content

IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployment (IP6FD) is a five-day training that provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and configure the IP version 6 (IPv6) features of Cisco IOS Software. The training also provides an overview of IPv6 technologies; covers IPv6 design and implementation; describes IPv6 operations, addressing, routing, services, and transition; and describes deployment of IPv6 in enterprise networks as well as in service provider networks. The training also includes case studies that are useful for deployment scenarios and remote labs.


  • Explaining the Rationale for IPv6 
  • Evaluating IPv6 Features and Benefits 
  • Understanding Market Drivers 
  • Understanding the IPv6 Addressing Architecture 
  • Describing the IPv6 Header Format 
  • Enabling IPv6 on Hosts 
  • Enabling IPv6 on Cisco Routers 
  • Using ICMPv6 and Neighbor Discovery 
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 
  • IPv6 Mobility 
  • Describing DNS in an IPv6 Environment 
  • Understanding DHCPv6 Operations 
  • Understanding QoS Support in an IPv6 Environment 
  • Using Cisco IOS Software Features 
  • Routing with RIPng  
  • Examining OSPFv3 
  • Examining Integrated IS-IS 
  • Examining EIGRP for IPv6 
  • Understanding MP-BGP 
  • Configuring IPv6 Policy-Based Routing 
  • Configuring FHRP for IPv6 
  • Configuring Route Redistribution 
  • Implementing Multicast in an IPv6 Network 
  • Using IPv6 MLD 
  • Implementing Dual-Stack 
  • Describing IPv6 Tunneling Mechanisms 
  • Configuring IPv6 ACLs 
  • Using IPsec, IKE, and VPNs 
  • Discussing Security Issues in an IPv6 Transition Environment 
  • Understanding IPv6 Security Practices 
  • Configuring Cisco IOS Firewall for IPv6 
  • Examining IPv6 Address Allocation 
  • Understanding the IPv6 Multihoming Issue 
  • Identifying IPv6 Enterprise Deployment Strategies 
  • Identifying IPv6 Service Provider Deployment 
  • Understanding Support for IPv6 in MPLS 
  • Understanding 6VPE 
  • Understanding IPv6 Broadband Access Services 
  • Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Enterprise Networks 
  • Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Service Provider Networks 
  • Planning and Implementing IPv6 in Branch Networks

Who should enroll

  • Network Engineers
Enterprise Networking