All the training courses are delivered via instructor-led approach with hands-on lab.
• Instructor-Led Training: Set in an interactive classroom environment, the instructor will introduce concepts and guide students with detailed explanations and interesting examples to meet the student expectations and requirements and at the same time keep the students engaged.
• Hands-on Lab: Step-by-step hands-on labs with detail instructions and guide are provided to reinforce all key concepts. It allows the student to reinforce concepts by performing the tasks they have just learned.
As these are certification programs, candidates are required to pass both the written and hands-on evaluation to qualify for the certificate.

1.IPv6 Forum Certified Course & Network Engineer (Silver)

Plan and Implement IPv6 in a Multi-Vendor, Commercial Environment.
You will learn to:
• Implementing new networking software and devices to support IPv6.
• Implementing auto-configuration to manage IPv6 addresses.
• Configure the different IPv6 migration tools as tunnelling in order to facilitate the transition.
• Obtain and configure upgrades for common operating systems.


A good knowledge of general networking concepts is assumed. IPv4 is reviewed as it is compared and contrasted with IPv6, but experience on IPv6 is not critical. Knowledge on the level of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) would be an added advantage.

Prerequisites Course Outline

The Internet Protocol
• Introduction to IP
• Internet as a Datagram Network
• Internet as a Connectionless Network
• IPv6 Technical Features
• Differences between IPv4 and IPv6
• Address Space
• Quality of Service and Routing Efficiency
• Plug and Play
• Mobility
• Security

IPv6 Address Architecture and Scheme

• Notation of IPv6 addresses
• Types of addresses
• IPv6 Addressing Schemes
• A case study of IPv6 addressing scheme

OS IPv6 Configuration

• Windows
• Linux
• BSD Configuration Information

IPv6 device configuration

• Autoconfiguration
Stateless autoconfiguration
Stateful autoconfiguration
Duplicate address detection
Address Resolution
Neighbour discovery procedures
Neighbour solicitation messages
Neighbour advertisement messages

Introduction to routing
• Introduction Static Routing
• Introduction Dynamic Routing
• Hands on (Static Routing

Translation Mechanisms
• NAT44
• NAT444

Introduction to Tunelling
• 6-to-4
• 6-in-4
• 6-r-d
• Isatap
• Teredo

2.IPv6 Forum Certified Course & Network Engineer (Gold)

Plan and Implement Advanced IPv6 in a Multi-Vendor, Commercial Environment.
You will learn to:

• Generate and test IPv6 packets in a network.
• Plan and manage the migration of your network to IPv6.
• Implementing new networking software and devices to support IPv6.
• Install and configure associated network services such as DNS and routing protocols.
• Update and configure common networking applications such as email and Web servers.Configure routers and dual stack.

A good knowledge of general networking concepts is assumed. Certified IPv6 Network Engineer (CNE6) Level 1 is necessary to pursue this training program.

Course Outline
• IPv6 Packet Generation
• Understanding scapy6
• Crafting packets
• Testing with various configurations
• IPv6 Packet Detection
• Understading SNORT IPv6 Capabilities
• Native IPv6
• IPv6 over Tunnels
• IP Sec
• IPv6 IPSec overview
• Security policies and security associations
• IPSec tunneling
• IPSec Framework
• Authentication header
• Encapsulating security payload
• ESP transport mode
Internet key exchange IPv6 IPSec in a Windows environment
Microsoft symmetric key authentication
Setting up the IPSec tunnel

IPv6 Integration

• Header translation
• Tunnel Brokers
• Teredo Tunneling
• 6-in-4 Tunneling
• 6rd
• ds-lite
• IPv4 to IPv6
• Steps to migrate to IPv6
• Hardware
• Software
Operating System (OS)
• Windows Vista/7/2008 Server
• Linux
• Mac OS
• Legacy OS
• Name Service in IPv6
• IPv6 and DNS
• AAAA and A6 records•
• Reverse lookup in IP.ARPA
• DNS Setup
• Routing protocols
• Dynamic routing and its advantages over the static routing
• RIPng
• ISIS for IPv6
• BGP4+ 
• DHCPv6
• Stateful address management
• Stateless address management
• Manual address management

3.IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer(Gold)

IPv6 Forum will certify and qualify trainers to teach IPv6 Forums’ instructor-led courses. The train-the-trainer (TTT) program covers the standard syllabus with an addition of 1-day trainer’s training that will cover the following:
1)Know-how on setting up IPv6 network.
2)Configuring servers to support and enable IPv6 connectivity.
3)Advanced knowledge required for the trainer.
4)Additional evaluation catered specifically for trainer candidates.

IPv6 Forum Certified Train The Trainer Course (Gold)

IPv6 training courses can be developed and delivered by IPv6 experts worldwide. In order to qualify for the IPv6 Forum’s course certification, the course has to comply to the objectives highlighted for training courses highlighted from Section 5.1 through section 5.5 has to be observed by the course being evaluated to ensure consistency and standards of IPv6 capacity building is adhered to.

Through the evaluation of these courses, we can also indicate which processes should be improved, to affect better results.

The evaluation team will be comprised of esteemed members of the IPv6 Forum Global who will vet and advice on the courses brought forward and finally decides to award either Silver or Gold to the evaluated courses.

IPv6 Forum will evaluate based on (but not limited to) the following criteria:
• Content relevance to IPv6.
• Course length and class size appropriateness for training goals.
• Quality of lecturers and course materials.
• Participatory and action-learning methods used.
List of courses shown in the table below:

4.IPv6 Forum Certified Certification (Silver/Gold)

IPv6 Forum will certify vendor and third-party certification programs that assess IPv6 expertise. Silver certifications include beginner and intermediate IPv6 topics. Gold certifications include topics of all skill levels including advanced IPv6 topics. In order to qualify for the IPv6 Forum Certified Certification Logo Program, the required exams must cover all mandatory topics in section 3.4 of the IPv6 Forum Education and Certification Logo Program specification. Certification programs can apply for the certification logo in order to show their commitment to promote IPv6 education and certification.



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.