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IPv6: Impact on Cable Networks (Self-Paced)
Start Date: 01/01/2011
End Date: 12/31/2012
Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Online: START ANY TIME, ZZ

Format: 8 Weeks, Online, Self-Study

This course is delivered online over a period of 8 weeks. Participants view pre-recorded, narrated presentations and complete learning activities at any time that is convenient for them. Participants are encouraged to contact the instructor for questions and discussion.

Participants spend approximately 4 - 6 hours per week, on average, completing the various course activities in order to maximize the learning benefits. A certificate is awarded at the conclusion of the course. Completion of the course evaluation is required in order to receive the certificate.
Participants have access to the online presentations for 8 weeks after beginning the course.
The  access information will be emailed 24-48 business hours after registration.  

System Requirements: A high speed Internet connection (Cable or DSL), Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, and Java.

The IPv6: Impact on Cable Networks course provides details on the capabilities of IPv6 and DOCSIS™ 3.0, as well as the roles they play in the cable network management process, the rollout aspects of IPv6 implementation, DOCSIS 3.0 integration, configuration, provisioning and troubleshooting the network components, and the impact on the cable network.
Course goals also include an in-depth discussion surrounding how to operate IPv6 in tandem with IPv4.  The operational issues involved in configuring and managing parallel IP addressing systems are thoroughly covered in this course. The breadth and depth of the course will be beneficial for those responsible for integrating the IPv6 protocol.
Module 1: General Overview
Module 2: Fundamentals
Module 3: Provisioning
Module 4: Troubleshooting
Module 5: Management Strategy
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Explain the motivation of the cable industry's interest in moving to IPv6
  • Discuss an overview of IPv6
  • Describe highlights of DOCSIS 3.0 (D3.x), as it relates to IPv6
  • Explain IPv6 Deployment
  • State the key IPv6 concepts
  • Demonstrate an understanding IPv4/IPv6 provisioning mechanisms
  • Explain the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)
  • Understand the requirements for IPv6 Address Management
  • Explain DNS over IPv6 infrastructure
  • State the IP provisioning modes in DOCSIS 3.0
  • Recognize the purpose and function of DOCSIS 3.0 MAC management messages
  • Explain the provisioning flow and CM initialization
  • Configure IPv6
  • State possible network failures relating to implementation of IPv6 in Cable Networks
  • Troubleshoot IPv4/IPv6 related issues in Cable Networks
  • State how to manage IPv6
  • Explain implementation options
  • State the network management strategy between CMTS and CM
Target Audience:
Those involved in engineering the adoption of IPv6, including network planners designing the deployment of IPv6 devices such as DOCSIS cable modems in the network, network operations managers and data center personnel, as well as systems engineering staff responsible for preparing the multitude of systems to support IPv6. IP and Network fundamental knowledge would be helpful with your success in the IPv6 course. 


Steve Harris, SCTE's Director of Advanced Network Technologies


Requirements for Successful Course Completion

  • Completion of Course Feedback Form
  • Assessments with a passing grade of 70%
  • Blog contributions
  • Final exam with a passing grade of 70%
  • Labs are optional
Upon Successful Course Completion You Will Receive
  • SCTE Course Certificate
  • 2 Recertification Units (RUs) toward SCTE certification renewal
Cancellations, Transfers and Extensions
  • All cancellation requests must be received by midnight of  7th day after the course access is emailed to the participant and must be in writing or email. All cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
  • A registration may be transferred if requested by midnight of  7th day after the course access is emailed to the participant.  A transfer fee of $65 will be charged. Types of transfers include:
*To a different SCTE Virtual Classroom course
*To the same course with a different start date
*To a different individual
  • A 3-week extension may be granted for a fee of $70.
Registration Fees: Nonmember Price - price: $325.00
Member Price - price: $249.00
Meeting & Hotel Location: Online

For More Information, contact: Susan Parno