Confident in your IPv6 skills?

Prove It!


As an engineer you’ve earned your stripes building and running IP networks make the Internet possible. The Internet’s biggest current challenge is the depletion of IPv4 addresses. IPv6 is the only sustainable solution and is a mandatory skill for your continued professional relevance. This certification program helps you prove that at a global level. 

certi::6 (pronounced "certi-six") is a multi-tiered program of written exams created by AFRINIC Ltd under the  IPv6 Forum certification program. It validates the knowledge and skill required to plan, design, configure, manage and troubleshoot multi-vendor IPv6 networks.


  • Pride and personal satisfaction in accomplishing a crucial professional development milestone
  • Distinguish yourself from your peers and boost your earning potential
  • Prove your skills in IPv6 to current and future employers anywhere in the world
  • Demonstrates drive and willingness to be on the fore-front of technology innovation
  • Be confident in leading an IPv6 deployment project
  • Be in demand as companies start looking for skilled engineers to deploy IPv6, you’ll have a head start
  • Showcase competence in principles and practices of IPv6 planning, implementation and maintenance
Job protection: You are a network/system engineer who doesn’t know IPv6?! (Good Luck)



  • Number of Questions: 60 | Test Duration: 90 mins | Passing Score: 75% | Languages: English and French
$100 | Validity 2 years
This exam attests and formally certifies that the successful candidate has technical knowledge and competence in the major domains of IPv6 networking. It presupposes deeper technical knowledge, skills, and abilities in IPv4 networking practices, and will validate all the major aspects and domains of knowledge and practice in IPv6.


  • Knowledge and/or experience equivalent to a Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
  • Understand how to interact with a CLI and read packet captures

Exam Blueprint

IPv6 Basics | 5%
  • Recognise and work with IPv6 notation
  • Shorten and expand IPv6 addresses using zero compression and suppression rules
Understanding IPv6 Addressing & Address Types | 5%
Subnetting and Address Planning | 15%
Comparing IPv6 to IPv4 | 5%
Neighbour Discovery Protocol | 20%
Basic Configuration | 10%
Configuration Provisioning | 20%
Basic Routing & Forwarding | 10%
Basics of Transition Techniques | 10%

Recommended Training: AFRINIC'S free online IPv6 Courses




  • Number of Questions: 60 | Test Duration: 90 mins | Passing Score: 80% | Languages: English and French
$150 | Validity 2 years


  • IPv6 Forum certified Silver, or
  • Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certified(or equivalent), and
  • Understand how to interact with a CLI and read packet captures


Subnetting and Address Planning | 10%
  • Given a network description, estimate required IPv6 prefix
  • Given an IPv6 prefix, break it into N equal parts
  • Given an IPv6 prefix of length L, break it into subnets of length L’
  • Given an IPv6 prefix and length, determine range of valid IPv6 addresses
Configuration Provisioning | 10%
IPv6 Routing & Forwarding | 15%
Transition Techniques | 35%
Miscellaneous | 5%
IPv6 Security | 15%


AFRINIC’S free online IPv6 courses


  1. Choose your track
  2. Prepare for your exam either through self-study or by reviewing our courses
  3. Register and pay for your exam. Payment must be confirmed before we can prepare for the exam
  4. Take & pass your exam. if you fail to show up for your exam, you will forfeit 25% of the exam fees for each absence
  5. Receive & print your Certificate (or pay $20 and we’ll ship you one)
  6. Your name will be listed on the IPv6 Forum Education site
  7. Go lead IPv6 deployment projects!



Delivery partnerships help us:

  • Scale deliveries while maintaining the integrity of the test

  • Make the exams more accessible globally

  • Deliver exams to engineers who can’t make credit card transactions

Why partner with us?

  • Help engineers earn globally recognized IPv6 certification
  • Offering discounted IPv6 certification to your members
  • Increase the value of your Internet event (training, conference, seminar) by offering onsite IPv6 certification
  • Enable your community pay in local currency for an international certification
  • Generate revenue for your organization to help with your capacity building initiatives.

Delivery partners can be, but not limited to:

  • IT Training Academies

  • Training Units of ccTLD Authorities

  • IT Regulators

  • Network Operator Groups (NOGs)

  • IT event organizers

  • Higher Educational Institutions

Your organization must be able to offer a distraction-free room (e.g. computer lab, dedicated testing room or classroom) for the purpose of testing

Questions about our partner program? Schedule a meeting with us

AFRINIC (African Network Information Centre) is the regional Internet registry (RIR)for Africa. Its headquarters are in Ebene, Mauritius. The registry became operational on 22 February 2005.
ICANN gave it final recognition in April 2005.
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certi::6 (pronounced "certi-six") is a multi-tiered program of written exams created by AFRINIC Ltd under the IPv6 Forum certification program.
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