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IPv6 Workshop - 5th & 6th June 2011

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 06:37

Please note that this training session will be at the White Sands Hotel

In February this year (2011), the IANA free pool of IPv6 was completely exhausted and all indications are that within the next three to four years, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) will also run out. There is thus a lot of pressure for organisations to prepare and deploy IPv6. This workshop is aimed at providing network engineers with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to prepare, plan and deploy IPv6 networks. Over 500 network engineers in more than thirty (30) countries in Africa have already benefited from this workshop.

Target Audience

Network engineers and systems administrators who are comfortable with implementing and managing IPv4 networks.


  • IPv4 addressing and subnetting.
  • The OSI model and the various protocols that operate at each layer.
  • Intra-domain routing and OSPF.
  • How to use the command line interfaces of key routing platforms (e.g Cisco IOS)

Workshop Outline

  • IPv4 exhaustion and the case for IPv6 ["Why a new IP?"]
  • Why NAT is not a sustainable solution to IPv4 exhaustion
  • IPv6: Fact|Reality vs Fiction/Myth
  • Understanding IPv6 addressing
  • IPv6 address planning
  • IPv6 from an IPv4 perspective
  • Fundamentals of routing in IPv6
  • Transition mechanisms
  • Hands-on exercises

See full course details at http://www.afrinic.net/training/ipv6training.htm

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