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In May 2017, you have the opportunity to attend advanced IPv6 training from the world’s leading IPv6 training company.

The comprehensive Implementing and Securing IPv6  course provides you with all that you need in order to plan for, design, deploy and secure IPv6 in your network.

One of our most popular IPv6 training courses.

This is an advanced technical course that is ideal for all technologists interested in learning how to both deploy and secure IPv6. It provides all that you need to understand the issues surrounding IPv6 deployment and security and includes comprehensive practical hands-on labs to allow you to gain experience with real-world scenarios.

IPv6 training is becoming increasingly relevant in 2017 with the exponential growth in the deployment of IPv6 and the increasing deterioration of the legacy IPv4 Internet.

Deploying IPv6 not only future proofs your network but it also brings with it the opportunity for performance, functionality and operational improvements. For example, Facebook found that end users using IPv6 experience a 15% performance improvement over end users using IPv4. Also, in the long term, IPv6 is the only protocol suitable as a basis for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Furthermore, we already reaching the point where organisations are not only considering moving to IPv6-only networks but have already deployed such networks. Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn and Cisco are amongst those who have or are in the process of deploying IPv6-only networks.

IPv6 is very different from IPv4.

The common belief that IPv6 is IPv4 with longer addresses is wrong. IPv6 is made up of many new features and functions which are often widely and subtly different from those in IPv4. Even IPv6 addresses are significantly different from IPv4 addresses, not just in size, but in how they are structured, their types, their attributes, how many their are and how they are used. It is crucially important when deploying and securing IPv6 to move away from legacy IPv4 thinking and fully appreciate the differences from IPv4.

Course Details

Course: Implementing and Securing IPv6
Duration: 5 days
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Dates: 15th to 19th May 2017
Exercise platforms: Linux (default), Cisco IOS, Windows
Delegate Fee: £2,195.00 (GBP) + VAT if applicable

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Erion is the world’s leading IPv6 training company. With over 19 years experience of providing IPv6 training and IPv6 consultancy services, Erion has the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IPv6 training courses. Erion’s courses cover all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms.

All Erion’s IPv6 training courses are Gold certified by the IPv6 Forum. Our IPv6 security courses are also IPv6 Security certified from the IPv6 Forum.

This course will take place in our Edinburgh, UK venue which is situated in the city centre near to the world famous Edinburgh castle. There are many excellent facilities and hotels within walking distance. Edinburgh is easily reached via Edinburgh airport and by the UK rail and road network.

The training fee includes, access to excellent facilities and the provision of a complimentary breakfast, sit-down lunch and unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit throughout the day.

This course will be delivered by Erion’s chief consultant Dr David Holder.

Instructor Bio: Dr David Holder CEng FIET MIEEE

Dr Holder has over twenty-eight years’ experience in the IT industry in senior technical and management posts. He is currently the CEO and chief consultant at Erion Ltd, the world-leading IPv6 training and IPv6 consultancy company.

In his role at Erion, Dr Holder has had over nineteen years’ experience providing IPv6 consultancy to leading global organizations worldwide. He has assisted organizations to develop IPv6 strategies, enable IPv6 in their products, create IPv6 address schemas and deploy IPv6. His experience covers all major networking and operating system platforms. Clients include Alcatel Lucent, Arbor Networks, Atos Origins, Brocade, BT, Dell, Ericsson, HP, IBM, Sony and Sophos. He is the author of white papers, solution guides, books and training courses on IPv6 and related topics. Recent papers include two published by the UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom on IPv6 and CGN.

In addition to his role at Erion, Dr Holder is active in promoting IPv6 both in the UK and abroad where he is a regular speaker at IPv6 related conferences. He is the chairperson of the IPv6 Task Force Scotland, founder of the IPv6 Future Enabler conference and is a regular speaker at Global conferences on IPv6.

Dr Holder has a PhD in High-Frequency Semiconductor Physics and an Honors degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology and a Member of the IEEE. He holds several industry qualifications.

Please contact us for further details.


As the world’s leading IPv6 training company, we are pleased to announced that we will be running some of our most popular IPv6 courses in Edinburgh, UK during 2017.

These include our comprehensive 5-day Implementing and Securing IPv6 course which covers all that you need to deploy and secure IPv6 in your networks.

Erion has over 19 years experience in IPv6. Over that time we have provided IPv6 consultancy and IPv6 training to leading organisations, enterprises and governments world-wide. Throughout the many IPv6 deployments and implementations that we have carried out we have consistently noticed two things; people underestimate the need for IPv6 training and IPv6 training is crucial to success.

Many assume that IPv6 is simply IPv4 with longer addresses. This is naive. Whilst the purpose and basic function of IPv6 is the same as IPv4; that is to route datagrams from a one node to another node (possibly on a different network), the features, functions, attributes and management of IPv6 are very different. Crucially, in many cases what is considered best practice in IPv4 is the opposite in IPv6. This means that staff with extensive experience of IPv4 have to have a change of mindset in order to successfully deploy IPv6.

For this reason, we have created the world’s largest portfolio of IPv6 training courses, covering all aspects if IPv6, across many different platforms and for a wide range of audiences. Continuously updated to reflect the latest standards and best practice our courses are ideally suited to ensure that you are ready to deploy IPv6 in an efficient and safe. Thereby maximising the benefit to your business.

Full details of our upcoming IPv6 training schedule can be found here. Alternatively, we can run on-site IPv6 courses for you at your premises when we can tailor the training programme to meet your exact requirements.

May 2017 Schedule

We have just scheduled courses in May 2017 for Edinburgh, UK. This includes our Implementing and Securing IPv6 course on a range of different platforms including Linux, Cisco IOS and Windows.

Full details can be found at our IPv6 training site.

Please contact us for further details.


If you are preparing to deploy and secure your network for IPv6 then this IPv6 training is for you. Erion brings you the best in IPv6 training. We have extensive experience with IPv6 having provided IPv6 training and consultancy services for over 18 years, longer than any other independent IPv6 training provider. Also, we are proud to have the world’s largest and most IPv6 training portfolio covering all aspects of IPv6 on all major platforms.

The course that you can attend in November, is one of our most popular IPv6 training courses. The course, Implementing and Securing IPv6, is a comprehensive technical course that is ideal for all technologists interested in learning how to both deploy and secure IPv6. It provides all that you need to understand the issues surrounding IPv6 deployment and security and includes comprehensive practical hands-on labs to allow you to gain experience with real-world scenarios.

This training is becoming increasingly relevant in 2016 with the announcements by all of the UK’s major ISPs that they will be turning on IPv6 for their customers this year. Now that over 50% of the world’s major content providers are IPv6 enabled and almost 100% of Internet transit providers are IPv6 enabled, end-users with both IPv6 and IPv4 find that over 70% of their traffic is over IPv6 rather than IPv4.

Deploying IPv6 not only future proofs your network but it also brings with it the opportunity for performance, functionality and operational improvements. For example, Facebook found that end users using IPv6 experience a 15% performance improvement over end users using IPv4. Also, in the long term, IPv6 is the only protocol suitable as a basis for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Furthermore, we already reaching the point where organisations are not only considering moving to IPv6-only networks but have already deployed such networks.

IPv6 is very different from IPv4. The common belief that IPv6 is IPv4 with longer addresses is wrong. IPv6 is made up of many new features and functions which are often widely and subtly different from those in IPv4. Even IPv6 addresses are significantly different from IPv4 addresses, not just in size, but in how they are structured, their types, their attributes, how many their are and how they are used. It is crucially important when deploying and securing IPv6 to move away from legacy IPv4 thinking and fully appreciate the differences from IPv4.

Erion is the world’s leading IPv6 training company. With over 18 years experience of providing IPv6 training and IPv6 consultancy services, Erion has the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IPv6 training courses. Erion’s courses cover all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms.

All Erion’s IPv6 training courses are Gold certified by the IPv6 Forum. Our IPv6 security courses are also IPv6 Security certified from the IPv6 Forum.

This course will take place in our Edinburgh, UK venue which is situated in the city centre near to the world famous Edinburgh castle. There are many excellent facilities and hotels within walking distance. Edinburgh is easily reached via Edinburgh airport and by the UK rail and road network.

The training fee includes, access to excellent facilities and the provision of a complimentary breakfast, sit-down lunch and unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit throughout the day.

This course will be delivered by Erion’s chief consultant Dr David Holder.

Course Details

Course: Implementing and Securing IPv6
Duration: 5 days
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Dates: 7th to 11th November, 2016
Exercise platforms: Linux (default), Cisco IOS, Windows
Delegate Fee: £2,195.00 (GBP) + VAT if applicable

Please contact us for further details.


In April 2016, we will be running one of our most popular IPv6 training courses in London, UK. The course, Implementing and Securing IPv6, is a comprehensive technical course that is ideal for all technologists interested in learning how to deploy and secure IPv6.

The recent announcements by all of the UK’s major ISPs that they will be turning on IPv6 for their customers in 2016, make this year the perfect time to enable IPv6. Now that over 50% of the world’s major content providers are IPv6 enabled and almost 100% of Internet transit providers are IPv6 enabled, end-users with both IPv6 and IPv4 find that over 70% of their traffic is over IPv6 rather than IPv4.

Deploying IPv6 not only future proofs your network but it also brings with it the opportunity for performance, functionality and operational improvements. For example, Facebook found that end users using IPv6 experience a 15% performance improvement over end users using IPv4. Also, in the long term, IPv6 is the only protocol suitable as a basis for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Furthermore, we already reaching the point where organisations are not only considering moving to IPv6-only networks but have already deployed such networks.

IPv6 is very different from IPv4. The common belief that IPv6 is IPv4 with longer addresses is wrong. IPv6 is made up of many new features and functions which are often widely and subtly different from those in IPv4. Even IPv6 addresses are significantly different from IPv4 addresses, not just in size, but in how they are structured, their types, their attributes, how many their are and how they are used. It is crucially important when deploying and securing IPv6 to move away from legacy IPv4 thinking and fully appreciate the differences from IPv4.

Erion is the world’s leading IPv6 training company. With over 18 years experience of providing IPv6 training and IPv6 consultancy services, Erion has the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IPv6 training courses. Erion’s courses cover all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms.

This course will be delivered by Erion’s chief consultant Dr David Holder.

Course Details

Course: Implementing and Securing IPv6
Duration: 5 days
Location: London, UK
Dates: 11th April - 15th April, 2016
Exercise platforms: Linux (default), Cisco IOS, Windows
Delegate Fee: £2,195.00 (GBP) + VAT if applicable

Please contact us for further details.


In February 2016, we will be running one of our most popular IPv6 training courses in London UK. The course, Implementing and Securing IPv6 is a comprehensive technical course that is ideal for all technologists interested in learning how to deploy and secure IPv6.

The recent announcements by all of the UK’s major ISPs that they will be turning on IPv6 for their customers in 2016, make next year the perfect time to enable IPv6. Now that over 50% of the world’s major content providers are IPv6 enabled and almost 100% of Internet transit providers are IPv6 enabled, end-users with both IPv6 and IPv4 find that over 70% of their traffic is over IPv6 rather than IPv4.

Deploying IPv6 not only future proofs your network but it also brings with it the opportunity for performance, functionality and operational improvements. For example, Facebook found that end users using IPv6 experience a 15% performance improvement over end users using IPv4. Also, in the long term, IPv6 is the only protocol suitable as a basis for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Erion is the world’s leading IPv6 training company. With over 17 years experience of providing IPv6 training and IPv6 consultancy services, Erion has the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IPv6 training courses. Erion’s courses cover all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms.

This course will be delivered by Erion’s chief consultant Dr David Holder.

Course Details

Course: Implementing and Securing IPv6
Duration: 5 days
Location: London, UK
Dates: 22nd to 26th February, 2016
Exercise platforms: Linux (default), Cisco IOS, Windows
Delegate Fee: £2,195.00 (GBP) + VAT if applicable

Please contact us for further details.


Erion is pleased to announce that we are running two of our most popular IPv6 courses as public events  in the UK in November 2015.

The two courses are our; Implementing and Securing IPv6 (5-day) and our IPv6 for Software Developers (4-day). These two courses have been used to training thousands of software developers, system administrators and network managers world-wide. They have been developed over a period of 17 years.

The Implementing and Securing IPv6 course covers all aspects of IPv6 deployment and security in comprehensive detail. It is ideal for all technical staff wishing to learn more about IPv6. This 5-day course covers all the topics in our popular Implementing IPv6 (4-day) and Securing IPv6 (3-day) course. This is an intensive course ideal for those who do not have the time to attend both the 4-day and 3-day courses. This course includes extensive practical hands-on IPv6 exercises. The default platform for this course is Linux but we can arrange for the hands-on exercises to be carried out on other platforms including Cisco IOS.

The IPv6 for Software Developers provides all that developers need to write best-practice IPv6 enabled code. The course includes extensive hands-on practical exercises that cover not only the programming aspects of IPv6 but also the various aspects of IPv6 networking that help developers understand the issues behind writing effective IPv6 enabled applications.

All Erion’s IPv6 training courses are Gold certified by the IPv6 Forum. Our IPv6 security courses are also IPv6 Security certified from the IPv6 Forum.

Our Edinburgh, UK training location is situated in the city centre near to the world famous Edinburgh castle. There are many excellent facilities and hotels within walking distance. Edinburgh is easily reached via Edinburgh airport and by the UK rail and road network.

The training fee includes, access to excellent facilities and the provision of a complimentary breakfast, sit-down lunch and unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit throughout the day.

Erion is the world’s leading provider of IPv6 training. We have the largest portfolio of IPv6 training courses, suitable for all audiences, covering all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms. Erion’s courses are certified by the IPv6 Forum and are part of the Erion IPv6 Certified training programme. In addition to our public IPv6 training schedule, we also provide IPv6 training as on-site courses and we provide Erion Modular IPv6 Training which allows for a bespoke training programme to be created based on our hundreds of IPv6 training modules.For further information please contact us on +44 (0)1422 207000, enquiry@erion.co.uk or through our web-site contact form.

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Erion is delighted to announce an exciting new training course; 6LowPAN and the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at an astounding pace. There is a proliferation of Internet enabled devices, with new ones appearing almost daily. Cars, houses, farms, businesses and public places are all becoming a part of the Internet enabled world. The Internet of Things is changing the way that we live.

IPv6 is playing a crucial role in the growth of the Internet of Things. It provides the required address space for the expected hundreds of billions of Internet enabled devices of the future. Furthermore, IPv6 provides a way to leverage standard Internet protocols all the way from the user to the end device. A form of IPv6 (6LowPAN) makes it possible for sensors and actuators that are small, low-power and cheap, to be connected to the Internet of Things.

Erion 6LowPAN Training Courses

Erion’s comprehensive 6LowPAN training covers all aspects of 6LowPAN using a wide range of tools and platforms. The course is aimed at all who are interested in learning about 6LowPAN and related technologies and those who wish to understand how to create IoT applications using 6LowPAN. This includes, network managers, hardware engineers, software developers and strategists.

The standard course is four-days long. However, this course is designed to be flexible. We can tailor the programme to your needs. This allows us to run the course for different audiences over one, two, three or four days. Please contact us for full details of the options.


Erion is pleased to announce that we are running our world-leading Implementing and Securing IPv6 (5-day) training course as a public event in Edinburgh UK in April 2015. This is the first time that we have run this course as a public scheduled course in the UK. Previously this course has proved to be very popular as a closed on-site course.

Developed over 16 years, this course covers all aspects of IPv6 deployment and security in comprehensive detail. It is ideal for all technical staff wishing to learn more about IPv6. This 5-day course covers all the topics in our popular Implementing IPv6 (4-day) and Securing IPv6 (3-day) course. This is an intensive course ideal for those who do not have the time to attend both the 4-day and 3-day courses.

This course includes extensive practical hands-on IPv6 exercises. The default platform for this course is Linux but we can arrange for the hands-on exercises to be carried out on other platforms including Cisco IOS.

All Erion’s IPv6 training courses are Gold certified by the IPv6 Forum. Our IPv6 security courses are also IPv6 Security certified from the IPv6 Forum.

Our Edinburgh training location is situated in the city centre near to the world famous Edinburgh castle. There are many excellent facilities and hotels within walking distance. Edinburgh is easily reached via Edinburgh airport and by the UK rail and road network.

The training fee includes, access to excellent facilities and the provision of a complimentary breakfast, sit-down lunch and unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit throughout the day.

Erion is the world’s leading provider of IPv6 training. We have the largest portfolio of IPv6 training courses, suitable for all audiences, covering all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms. Erion’s courses are certified by the IPv6 Forum and are part of the Erion IPv6 Certified training programme. In addition to our public IPv6 training schedule, we also provide IPv6 training as on-site courses and we provide Erion Modular IPv6 Training which allows for a bespoke training programme to be created based on our hundreds of IPv6 training modules.For further information please contact us on +44 (0)1422 207000, enquiry@erion.co.uk or through our web-site contact form.

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Erion have just released a new IPv6 course for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This course is designed to help ISPs prepare their Helpdesk staff to support IPv6.

Many ISPs have already deployed or are in the process of deploying, IPv6. A key aspect of any deployment is ensuring that all staff have the necessary IPv6 skills. In an ISP providing residential broadband service it is crucial that front line Helpdesk staff have an understanding of IPv6 and of basic IPv6 troubleshooting techniques.

This short course provides the basic knowledge, techniques and understanding required by ISP Helpdesk staff. This course is aligned with RIPE’s current best practice (IPv6 Troubleshooting for Residential ISP Helpdesks) and their recommended IPv6 test tools for residential ISPs.

The practical aspects of this course are applicable to all operating systems usually found in residential environments.

This course is designed to be run on-site as a closed course for a specific ISP. As such it can be tailored to reflect a specific IPv6 deployment and Helpdesk practice. It can also be modified to reflect the skill set of existing Helpdesk staff.

The course description can be found here. Please contact us if you require any further information.

Erion is the world’s leading IPv6 training company with the largest and most comprehensive portfolio of IPv6 training courses. Erion has been providing IPv6 training and IPv6 consultancy since 1998.


Erion is pleased to announce the public release of two new IPv6 training courses for Juniper and HP routers and switches. These two courses complement Erion’s existing large IPv6 course portfolio which covers Cisco IOS, Windows, Linux and Unix.

Full details of these courses can be found at the links below:

Erion is the world’s leading provider of IPv6 training. We have the largest portfolio of IPv6 training courses, suitable for all audiences, covering all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms. Erion’s courses are certified by the IPv6 Forum and are part of the Erion IPv6 Certified training programme. In addition to our public IPv6 training schedule, we also provide IPv6 training as on-site courses and we provide Erion Modular IPv6 Training which allows for a bespoke training programme to be created based on our hundreds of IPv6 training modules.For further information please contact us on +44 (0)1422 207000, enquiry@erion.co.uk or through our web-site contact form.

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