Cisco ICND2 1.1: Transitioning to IPv6

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


The ability to scale networks for future demands requires a limitless supply of IP addresses and improved mobility. To cope with the depletion of IP addresses, several short-term solutions were developed. Two short-term solutions are private addresses and Network Address Translation (NAT). Although private addresses with DHCP and NAT have helped to reduce the need for IP addresses, a more general solution was required. IP version 6 (IPv6) satisfies the increasingly complex requirements of hierarchical addressing that IPv4 does not satisfy. IPv6 uses some different address types that make IPv6 more efficient than IPv4. This course describes the different types of addresses that IPv6 uses and how to assign these addresses.
Transitioning to IPv6 from IPv4 deployments can require various techniques, including an autoconfiguration function. Which transition mechanism you will use depends on the needs of your network. This course describes the different types of transition mechanisms for an IPv6 network.

Target Audience

Anyone wishing to obtain the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 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. Candidates who have completed the 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) exam associated with the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician certification which is the first step in achieving the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Reasons for Using IPv6

  • describe the reasons for moving to IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6 Addresses

  • identify appropriate methods for abbreviating IPv6 addresses
  • describe the format of IPv6 addresses
  • Assigning IPv6 Addresses

  • describe the methods that are used to assign an IPv6 address
  • Configure IPv6 with RIPng

  • describe how to configure IPv6
  • describe how to enable Routing Information Protocol next generation
  • Strategies for Implementing IPv6

  • identify transition strategies for implementing IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6