Cisco IINS 2.0: Securing the Data Plane in IPv6 Environments

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


IP version 6 (IPv6) shares some of the same security concerns and considerations as IP version 4 (IPv4). However, some IPv6-specific vulnerabilities and threats will affect how you develop and implement a strategy to protect IPv6 infrastructures and services. This course explains the need for IPv6; describes the fundamental features of IPv6; and analyzes the IPv6 addressing scheme, components, design principles, and configuration. It then evaluates how common and specific threats affect IPv6. Finally, it recommends best practices to protecting IPv6 networks.

Target Audience

Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers; systems engineers; individuals seeking the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v2.0 640-554 certification, which is associated with the CCNA Security certification exam. Knowledge and skills equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) are required, and a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and Cisco IOS networking and concepts is recommended.


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

The Need for IPv6

  • identify the need for IPv6
  • IPv6 Features and Enhancements

  • recognize the advantages of IPv6 over IPv4
  • IPv6 Addressing

  • shorten a given IPv6 address
  • recognize characteristics of different types of IPv6 addresses
  • IPv6 Address Assignment

  • match ways of assigning IPv6 addresses to descriptions
  • Revisiting Threats: Considerations for IPv6

  • identify new vulnerabilities specific to IPv6
  • identify specific recommended practices for IPv6 security