CIPv6F | Certified IPv6 Fundamental

ITU-MUST IPv6 and IoT Centre of Expertise


Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 is intended to replace IPv4. In December 1998, IPv6 became a Draft Standard for the IETF, who subsequently ratified it as an Internet Standard on 14 July 2017.
Devices on the Internet are assigned a unique IP address for identification and location definition. With the rapid growth of the Internet after commercialization in the 1990s, it became evident that far more addresses would be needed to connect devices than the IPv4 address space had available. By 1998, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) had formalized the successor protocol. IPv6 uses a 128-bit address, theoretically allowing 2128, or approximately 3.4×1038 addresses. The actual number is slightly smaller; as multiple ranges are reserved for special use or completely excluded from use. The total number of possible IPv6 addresses is more than 7.9×1028 times as many as IPv4, which uses 32-bit addresses and provides approximately 4.3 billion addresses. The two protocols are not designed to be interoperable, complicating the transition to IPv6. However, several IPv6 transition mechanisms have been devised to permit communication between IPv4 and IPv6 hosts.
IPv6 provides other technical benefits in addition to a larger addressing space. It permits hierarchical address allocation methods that facilitate route aggregation across the Internet, and thus limit the expansion of routing tables. The use of multicast addressing is expanded and simplified and provides additional optimization for the delivery of services. Device mobility, security, and configuration aspects have been considered in the design of the protocol.
The aim of Certified IPv6 Fundamental (CIF) training is an insightful and revealing high-level knowledge that focus broadly on all the IPv6 key topics and things IT and networking technical persons need to know before and after transition to IPv6.

Training Approach

The training would involve both theory and practical led by the instructor. Easy to understand case study-based approach. In depth knowledge from experienced trainer.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for technical professionals from all IT related industries who need to understand the fundamentals of IPv6 network. It is very suitable for IT directors, IT managers, network administrators, network support personnel’s, network designers, networking consultants, technical staffs and anyone else who provide IPv6 network, design, configuration, troubleshooting and support services.


The participants are expected to have basic technical background in IT, engineering or science. However, participants with fluent computer skills should be able to cope with the course content in general.

Training Duration

5 Days


End Date : 25 Nov 2020 Register now!

Training Dates

Start Date : 30 Nov 2020
End Date : 4 Dec 2020
Timing (Central Africa Standard Time +2GMT) 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Training Type




Course Outline

Introduction to IPv6

Global IP Address Resource Management
Issues with IPv4 Addressing
IPv6 Versus IPv4
The Need for IPv6
The Features of IPv6

Overview of IPv6 Functionality

The Structure of the IPv6 Protocol
IPv6 Addressing Format
IPv6 Address Management
IPv6 Host Configuration
Mobile IPv6
Quality of Service in IPv6

Overview of IPv6 Security Features

Mitigating IPv6 Security Threats
Using IPsec in IPv6
Access Control Lists in IPv6

Overview IPv6 Applications and Network Migration Strategies and Plans

IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Technologies – Dual Stack, Tunneling and NAT
Application Changes for IPv6
The IPv6 Programming Interface
IPv6 Network Management
Interoperability Issues in IPv6
IPv6 Implementations and Migration Case Studies

Hands-on lab

Testing IPv6 connectivity
IPv6 Basic Configuration

Assessment and Certification

There will be two (2) type assessment will be conducted during the training i.e Online Examinations and Practical Examinations.
Certificate will be issued based on the successful completion of this assessment.

Additional Benefits

Global IPv6 Forum Certification

Participants need to attend two more additional days of training and with additional examinations to qualify for the Certified Network Engineer for IPv6 (Silver). The details of process and fee will be advised later.
Upon successful receiving of the certificate, the participant eligible to apply for the certification from Global IPv6 Forum’s, IPv6 Education Certification Logo Programme via the online portal

The CIPv6F course content is certified by ITU/MUST IPv6 and IOT Centre of Expertise and copyrights of the contents belongs to ITU/MUST IPv6 and IOT Centre of Expertise.

Become an IPv6 expert?

The deployment of IPv6 is clearly essential for the continuity of connected services after the depletion of the IPv4 address space, resulting in better mobility experience and increased network scalability.