Network Engineer Gold - Course Outline

The training on this website has been certified by the IPv6 Forum to contain accurate and up-to-date information that will allow you to pass the Network Engineer Gold Certification Exam. This certification was issued on 31 August 2013 and can be verified here. The technical content of this course is comparable to the Cisco CCNP or CCIE certifications. It is suitable for a senior network engineer. [Note - the contents of this course are still in development and are not yet published.]


Network Engineer Gold

Course Outline

I. IPv6 Packet Analysis and Generation
A. Packet Analysis with Wireshark
B. Packet generation with scapy6
C. Typical applications
II. IPv6 Packet Detection
A. Using SNORT Open Source IDS
B. Native IPv6
C. Tunneled IPv6
III. IPsec - IP Layer Security
A. IPsec Overview
B. Security Policies and Security Associations
C. IPsec Tunnel Mode
D. IPsec Transport Mode
E. Authentication Header (AH)
F. Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
G. ISAKMP/IKE - Internet Key Exchange
1. IPsec and IKE in a Windows Environment
2. Setting up an IPsec Tunnel
IV. IPv6 Integration
A. Header translation
B. Tunnel Brokers
C. Teredo Tunnleing
D. 6in4 Tunneling
E. 6rd
F. Dual Stack Lite (DS-Lite)
V. Steps to Migrate to IPv6
A. Hardware
1. Workstations and Servers
2. Switches
3. Routers and Firewalls
4. IPv6 Ready Certified Product List
B. Software
1. Operating System
a. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
b. Linux
c. FreeBSD
2. Web Servers
a. Microsoft IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2
b. Apache 2.2 on FreeBSD
c. Nginx on FreeBSD
3. E-mail
a. Microsoft Exchange on Windows Server 2008 R2
b. Postfix & Dovecot on FreeBSD
VI. DNS and DHCP in IPv6
1. Modifications to DNS to Support IPv6
2. AAAA Resource Record (Forward Zones)
3. PTR/128 Resource Record (Reverse Zones)
4. DNS Server Deployment and Configuration
a. BIND 9
b. Microsoft DNS Server on Windows Server 2008 R2
5. Dual Stack DNS Configuration Verification
1. New Protocol and Server Design for IPv6
2. Differences in DHCPv4 and DHCPv6
3. Stateless DHCPv6 Operation
4. Stateful DHCPv6 Operation
5. DHCPv6 Server Deployment and Configuration
a. ISC dhcpd on FreeBSD
b. Microsoft DHCP Server on Windows Server 2008 R2
VII. Routing Protocols
A. Dynamic Routing and its Advantages over Static Routing
B. Routing Protocols for IPv6
1. RIPng
2. OSPFv3
3. ISIS for IPv6
4. BGP4 with Multiprotocol Extensions (BGP4+)
VIII. Management of Networks that Include IPv6
A. SNMP v2c, v3
B. Legacy IPAMS and Problems with IPv6
C. Distributed Network Management