Managing IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing

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


IP addresses have an important structure. This structure provides a hierarchical system so that it may be deployed across the globe. Whether troubleshooting or deploying IP addressing, network engineers need to be able to understand how to work with IP addressing. In this course, you’ll learn about the breakdown of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and also the ecosystem used for deploying these addresses. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 exam (640-875 SPNGN1). This exam counts toward the CCNA Service Provider certification.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at networking engineers who must interface with Cisco IOS, IOS XR and IOS XE devices. Additionally, those who have a need to understand technologies used in the service provider realm will benefit.



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

IPv4 Address Classes: The First Octet

  • recognize the classes of IPv4 addresses
  • Reserved IPv4 Address

  • list the reserved IPv4 addresses and their purpose
  • Private and Public IPv4 Addresses

  • compare private and public IPv4 addresses
  • IPv6 Addresses and the Link-Local Address

  • recognize IPv6 address types including the link-local address
  • Global IPv6 Unicast Addresses

  • recognize global IPv6 unicast addresses
  • Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses

  • describe unique local IPv6 unicast addresses
  • Special-Purpose IPv6 Unicast Addresses

  • list special-purpose IPv6 unicast addresses
  • Multicast IPv6 Addresses

  • identify multicast IPv6 addresses
  • Anycast IPv6 Addresses

  • describe anycast IPv6 addresses
  • IPv4 Header Format

  • describe the IPv4 header format
  • IPv6 Header Format

  • describe the IPv6 header format
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Header Comparison

  • compare the IPv4 and IPv6 headers
  • Assigning IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses

  • assign IPv6 global unicast addresses
  • Stateless IPv6 Autoconfiguration

  • describe IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration
  • DHCPv6

  • describe the need for DHCPv6
  • ICMP Packets for IPv6

  • describe the purpose of ICMP Packets for IPv6
  • ICMP in the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery

  • describe how neighbor discovery occurs in IPv6
  • Network Connection

  • configure a network connection on a host
  • Domain Name System

  • describe the Domain Name System
  • DNS Tree Structure

  • describe the DNS tree structure
  • Exercise: Using IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing