This article provides resources for individuals seeking to learn about Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and for organizational training in IPv6 technology. While the process used for organizational training is beyond the scope of this article, it should be noted that this process is not unique to IPv6. Such a process could readily be adapted from another area of technology instead of creating it anew. This article on introducing Microsoft Office into an organization describes one such process. Note: IPv6 Certification programs available for individuals to document their proficiency in IPv6 and knowledge of IPv6 concepts are summarized in this "IPv6 Certifications" article.
This IPv6 training information document contains references for the following categories of information:
- Free IPv6-related training and learning sources
- On-line reference documents and websites
- IPv6-related books in print or in electronic form
- Archival information (published or presented in 2007 and earlier)
References to commercial IPv6-related training and learning sources may be found in this article on the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) website and in this article on the Internet SOCiety (ISOC) website. Documents and tutorials describing how to build IPv6 test labs may be found in the IPv6 test lab set up section of the IPv6 Test Techniques article in the IPv6: Testing section.
The IPv6 and IoT Networking Standards article in the General Information section and the IPv6 Transition Mechanisms article in the Deployment section contain additional material about Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) standards and IPv6 transition mechanisms, respectively.
The following information is provided to help those interested in learning more about IPv6 get started:
- A recent overview of IPv6 can be found in this Wikipedia free encyclopedia article.
- A recent tutorial on the many aspects of IPv6 can be found in this All Things TECH What is IPv6? article.
- This IPv6 Tutorial was originally presented during the 2010 annual Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) Networking and Security conference. It includes an introduction to the IPv6 protocol and basic instructions for connecting an enclave to DREN and enabling IPv6 on that enclave.
Since 1998 and continuing to the present, the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) has presented reports and over a hundred in-depth tutorials on a wide variety of IPv6 deployment topics.