Class Details

Price: $1,950

Course Includes:

  • Class exercises in addition to training instruction
  • Courseware books, notepads, pens, highlighters and other materials
  • Full breakfast with variety of bagels, fruits, yogurt, doughnuts and juice
  • Tea, coffee, and soda available all day
  • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon - * only at participating locations

This IPv6 training course is available both online and in-person. The four-day instructor-led course examines the types of vulnerabilities, considerations, mechanisms, and survey approaches for ensuring reliable and controlled IPv6 migration. Course topics include features, security issues, and potential exploitation of the IPv6 protocol.

For group training options, please call us at (240) 667-7757 or email

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction and Overview

  • Lesson 1A: IPv6 Overview
  • Lesson 1B: Overview of Traditional Security Approaches and Mechanisms

Module 2: Basic IPv6 Protocol Mechanisms

  • Lesson 2A: IPv6 Addressing Mechanisms
  • Lesson 2B: Address Types
  • Lesson 2C: Addresses for Hosts and Routers
  • Lesson 2D: IPv6 Addressing Details
  • Lesson 2E: IANA Considerations
  • Lesson 2F: Creating Modified EUI-64 Format Interface Identifiers
  • Lesson 2G: 64-Bit Global Identifier (EUI-64) Registration Authority

Module 3: More Advanced IPv6 Protocol Mechanisms

  • Lesson 3A: IPv6 and Related Protocols
  • Lesson 3B: IPv6 Header Format
  • Lesson 3C: IPv6 Extension Headers
  • Lesson 3D: Packet Size Issues
  • Lesson 3E: Flow Labels
  • Lesson 3F: Traffic Classes
  • Lesson 3G: Upper-Layer Protocol Issues
  • Lesson 3H: Semantics and Usage of the Flow Label Field
  • Lesson 3I: Formatting and Guidelines for Options
  • Lesson 3J: IPv6 Infrastructure
  • Lesson 3K: Routing and Route Management
  • Lesson 3L: Configuration Methods
  • Lesson 3M: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6
  • Lesson 3N: More on Transition Approaches and Mechanisms

Module 4: Security Mechanisms and Approaches

  • Lesson 4A: Security 101
  • Lesson 4B: Review of Firewall-Based Perimeter Security
  • Lesson 4C: IPv6 Areas of Security Concerns: Addresses
  • Lesson 4D: Documented Issues for IPv6 Security

Module 5: Basic IPv6 Security Considerations

  • Lesson 5A: IPv6 Flow Labels Issues
  • Lesson 5B: ICMPv6 Issues
  • Lesson 5C: Neighbor Discovery Issues
  • Lesson 5D: Routing Headers
  • Lesson 5E: DNS Issues
  • Lesson 5F: Minimum Security Plan

Module 6: IPsec and Its Use in IPv6 Environments

  • Lesson 6A IPsec Modes
  • Lesson 6B: IP Authentication Header (AH)
  • Lesson 6C: IP Encapsulating Security Protocol (ESP)
  • Lesson 6D: Supportive Infrastructure IPsec Architecture

Module 7: Firewall Use in IPv6 Environments

  • Lesson 7A: Role of Firewalls for IPv6 Perimeters
  • Lesson 7B: Packet Filtering
  • Lesson 7C: Extension Headers and Fragmentation
  • Lesson 7D: Concurrent Processing
  • Lesson 7E: Firewall Functionality
  • Lesson 7F: Related Tools

Module 8: Security Considerations for Migrations/Mixed IPv4-IPv6 Networks

  • Lesson 8A: Transition Basics
  • Lesson 8B: Security Issues Associated with Transition
  • Lesson 8C: Threats and the Use of IPsec
  • Lesson 8D: NATs, Pack Filtering, and Teredo
  • Lesson 8E: Use of Host-Based Firewalls
  • Lesson 8F: Use of Distributed Firewalls