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Basic IPv6 Training Course Outline

NOTE: If you have already deployed IPv6 on your network, this course may not be appropriate for you. Please read the outline below before registering.

After completing this course, you will:

  • Explain what IPv6 is and its format
  • Identify the different types of IPv6 Addresses
  • Understand how to get an IPv6 allocation, the different types of address space and how to register them in the RIPE Database
  • Explain the IPv6 protocol functions with a focus on the Neighbor Discovery Protocol and address auto-configuration
  • Understand how best to plan an IPv6 deployment

Who should attend:

You should attend this training course if you are part of the staff of a Local Internet Registry (LIR) and if you:

  • Are thinking about deploying IPv6 in your organisation
  • Have been told you need to deploy IPv6
  • Need to convince your manager that IPv6 must be deployed
  • Looked at an IPv6 address and thought it was too complicated to deploy in your network

Course contents:

  1. IPv4
  2. IPv6 Address Basics
  3. Getting it
  4. Exercise: Making Assignments
  5. IPv6 Protocol Basics
  6. Exercise: Addressing Plan
  7. IPv6 Packets
  8. Deploying
  9. Exercise: Configuring IPv6
  10. Real Life IPv6 Deployment
  11. Tips

This course does NOT cover:

  • Technical details of IPv6
  • How to configure routers, servers or other devices for IPv6
  • How to operate a Local Internet Registry (LIR)


It is assumed you are familiar with common IP terminology and have practical knowledge of running an IP network.


  • The Basic IPv6 training course is based on examples and practical exercises to help remove some of the fear related to IPv6 deployment and to enable you to think about your organisation's IPv6 deployment plan.
  • At the course, we hand out a USB stick containing the course material.
  • You can also download the material.


You can register for this course by completing the application form.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact us.

All RIPE NCC training courses are conducted in English.

We ask everyone to arrive to the course location at 09:00 for coffee. The course starts at 09:30 and finishes at 17:30.


To give as many LIRs as possible the chance to attend RIPE NCC training courses, we can only accept two people from the same LIR per training course. If more than two attendees from an LIR apply, they will be placed on a waiting list and only be admitted to the course once free places become available and on a first come, first served basis.


The cost of this course is covered by each LIR's membership fee. The course includes lunch and training materials. Travel expenses and accommodation costs during the training course are not included.

More Information

More details on the training course policies are available from the RIPE NCC Training Registration Guidelines.