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IPv6 - learn the basics of the new IP protocol

Understand how IPv6 works. Difference between the address spaces. How Ipv6 addresses are constructed and shortened.
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Created by Jimmy Larsson
Last updated 4/2016
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What Will I Learn?
understand IPv6 basics.
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  • Basic knowledge of IPv4 is great!

In this introductionary course you will learn the basics about IPv6. Topics include:

  • Why we should migrate to IPv6
  • How IP address spaces relates to eachother. There are many IPv6 addresses. But how many?
  • Main differences between IPv4 and IPv6 headers.
  • Address structure, how addresses looks like and how to shorten them
  • Common address types.

After attending this short but powerful course you will know the most elementary and foundations about the new IP protocol.

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to understand the basics of IPv6.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction - about this course
1 Lecture 00:12
Whats the difference?
4 Lectures 11:46

There are many analogies available on internet on how large the IPv6 address space is compared to IPv4 addresses. We can probably all agree that there are HUGE numbers of addresses and they will be enough for quite some time.

Preview 03:12

Why should we use IPv6? Is it all about the number of addresses? Are there other differences?

Preview 01:28

Are we running out of ipv4 addresses? If so, when?

Preview 03:37

We will have a look at the IPv4 header and the IPv6 header and compare them with eachother to understand the differences.

Preview 03:29
The addresses
5 Lectures 23:53

After this lecture You will understand the structure of an IPv6 address.

IPv6 address format

I will explain how an IPv6 address can be shortened and simplified.

Shortening rules

A few examples on how to shorten IPv6 addresses to understand what can and cannot be done.

Examples of shortening rules

No more subnet masks!

I will explain the most common types of addresses available, how to recognize them and their usages.

Address types
Bonus section
1 Lecture 00:43
Bonus lecture
About the Instructor
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Senior Consultant, Instructor and CISSP

I have been working in IT since 1991. My focus the last 15 years has been in Routing&Switching and Security. I have certifications in Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCSP) since 2000, also certified Checkpoing CCSA/CCSP and ISC2 CISSP. After 20+ years as an IT consultant I have a broad as well as deep knowledge in TCP/IP, routing, switching and firewalling.

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