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ICND1 2.0: IPv6


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Overview/Description
The growth of the Internet and the adoption of networking over the past 20 years are pushing the IP version 4 (IPv4) to the limits of its addressing capacity and its ability for continued growth. To sustain the evolution of the Internet and the ability to scale networks for future demands requires a limitless supply of IP addresses and improved mobility. In response, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) developed a next-generation protocol, IP version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 satisfies the increasingly complex requirements of hierarchical addressing that IPv4 does not satisfy. With a 128-bit address length, the IPv6 address space is significantly larger and more diverse, and thus is more complicated to manage. This course describes IPv6 main features, addresses, and basic configuration. The header format for each IP packet carries crucial information for the routing and processing of each packet payload. Header construction plays an important role in the efficiency and extensibility of the network. ICMP plays an important role in troubleshooting networks, facilitating simple tools such as ping or determining that a packet could not reach its destination. This lesson describes both IPv6 and ICMPv6. Any device that attaches to a network goes through numerous processes to identify itself and to obtain services from the network. This premise is true in either an IPv4 or IPv6 network. However, people who design and manage IPv6 networks will discover that although the processes that are used in IPv6, have some similarities to those that are used in IPv4, they are different. Understanding these processes is fundamental to properly supporting an IPv6-enabled environment. This course describes IPv6 neighbor discovery, which is the process in which neighbors discover each other and autoconfigure addresses. The course also explains how stateless autoconfiguration helps to automatically assign IPv6 addresses to devices in the network. Routing protocols must support IPv6 to facilitate the successful transport and operations of IPv6-generated traffic. OSPF is a widely used IGP. Understanding the differences between OSPF version 2 (OSPFv2) and OSPF version 3 (OSPFv3) are required for the successful deployment and operation of an IPv6 network using OSPF for routing. This course completes by describing how to configure and verify static IPv6 routes and OSPFv3.

Target Audience
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 is essential for students preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching or CCENT certifications. Students pursuing the CCNA Routing and Switching certification should complete parts 1 & 2 of the ICND learning path. Students pursuing the CCENT certification need only attend part 1 of the ICND curriculum. Anyone wishing to obtain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 100-101 certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot small to medium size enterprise branch network. Network administrators, network engineers, network managers, network designers, and project managers. Familiarity of navigating PC operating systems, the internet, and basic IP addressing knowledge skills recommended.

Expected Duration (hours)
1.5

Lesson Objectives

ICND1 2.0: IPv6

  • describe the features of IPv6 that make it an improvement on IPv4
  • recognize the shorthand notations for IPv6 addresses
  • describe the types of addresses supported by IPv6
  • match the basic types of IPv6 unicast addresses with their descriptions
  • recognize the different ways IPv6 addresses can be allocated
  • recognize the configuration commands for enabling IPv6
  • enable IPv6 and assign an IPv6 address with EUI64
  • match the IPv6 header fields with their correct descriptions
  • recognize the different ICMPv6 message types
  • describe the functions of neighbor discovery in IPv6
  • describe stateless autoconfiguration
  • configure stateless autoconfiguration
  • identify the command to configure IPv6 static routing
  • describe the OSPF features that have been updated for IPv6
  • configure IPv6 for static routing and OSPFv3 routing
  • Course Number:
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