IPv6, or Internet Protocol Version 6, is the "next generation" protocol designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to gradually replace IPv4, the version that has been in use for nearly two decades. IPv6 overcomes some of the limitations of IPv4, such as the limited address space, while introducing a number of enhancements in areas such as routing and network autoconfiguration.
As part of capacity building programme for IT professionals, CERT-MU is organising a training programme on "IPv6" on 28-29th April 2010 in collaboration with AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa at the University of Mauritius in CITS Phase II Lab 1B, Phase II Engineering Building.
Till date, over 350 professionals in 32 countries in Africa have been through this training. Lasting two days, this training will cover the key issues of implementing and configuring IPv6 networks as well as transition techniques to ease the migration from IPv4.
The main target audience for the training is the network administrators, system administrators and IT Security professionals with a good grasp of IPv4 networking. The training will be provided to the participants free of charge.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Make a business and technical case for moving to IPv6.
- Advise their organisations on how to be ready for IPv6.
- Implement techniques that help IPv4 and IPv6 co-exist during transition.
- Configure intra-domain routing for IPv6.
The registration for the training can be done on the AfriNIC’s website and the deadline is 20th April 2010. Please note that after the registration, AfriNIC will confirm the participants for the training.
To register, click on this link: http://www.afrinic.net/training/registration.htm
To download the training programme, click here.