The prime objective of this Program is to encourage and accelerate the education on IPv6 and promote thereby swifter adoption of IPv6 in the education curriculum and programs of the universities, research institutes, vendors and training specialists.
To realize this we need to have engineers professionally trained with
IPv6 eyes and not with IPv4 eyes. A recent survey on IPv6 training and studies at universities has demonstrated that IPv6 training and courses are way too embryonic to have any critical impact. Deploying IPv6 without upfront in-depth knowledge could repeat the same mistakes done in during IPv4 deployments. It is estimated that some 20 million engineers are working on the current Internet worldwide at ISPs, corporate and all other public and private organizations and they will need IPv6 trainings and certifications. This is a gigantic task since it's the first upgrade of the Internet and most probably the last one for decades to come.
The IPv6 Education and Certification Logo Program is intended to increase practical engineering expertise and hands-on knowledge to tackle this massive undertaking ahead of us extending thereby user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 will be deployed by qualified engineers exploiting the rich set of new IPv6 features and capabilities.
The IPv6 Education and Certification Logo Program currently consist of following programs:
Please download curriculum specification for details.
The 6DEPLOY project is a Specific
Support Action in the Seventh
Framework Programme of the
European Union which supports
the deployment of IPv6. Its website
includes a e-learning section on
IPv6 which enables to be informed
on IPv6 in 5 minutes. If you are
interested in this, you can visit
the 6DEPLOYwebsite and
the dedicated section.