DiceTV: Watch for Jobs Needing IPv6 Expertise

The Script

Yikes! This says the global supply of IP addresses will run out between 2011 and mid-2012.

Hmmmm … that means companies and government agencies will convert to a new Internet protocol, which will create lots of opportunities for expert technology professionals.

The clock is ticking … are you ready to cash-in on the transition to IPv6? I’m Cat Miller and this is DiceTV.

IPv6 expands addresses from 32-bits to 128-bits and it’s more customizable than its predecessor IPv4. It also provides newer broadcast methods such as unicast, multicast and anycast, which enhances video conferencing and streaming capabilities

The government has already announced plans to upgrade Web-facing servers, and new business ventures will need Web sites that are IPv6 compliant. At some point, companies will need to integrate the two platforms, since IPv4 and IPv6 sites can’t communicate directly with each other, and they’l need experts to enhance routers or deploy IPv6-enabled versions of applications.

Although there’s no certification for IPv6, IT professionals can learn the new structure through books and online resources or by practicing their skills in a virtual environment. There’s already a dedicated website that offers presentations, videos and a community forum where IT professionals can share information. If you have funding, Cisco offers a five-day class that covers design considerations, security, configuration principles and configuring IOS devices for IPv6.

To establish yourself as a knowledge expert and thought leader, start a local working group, lead a discussion forum or blog about your transition experiences. If you volunteer to teach your co-workers, it will force you to learn the new protocol and your company may pay for your training.

Remember, companies need consultants and employees who can lead them through the transition, but the clock is ticking and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

I’m Cat Miller and this has been Dice TV. We now return you to your regular desktop.

Comments

  1. BY David says:

    I would be interested in learning more about ipv6 training materials and learning exercises. Does anyone have anything available?

  2. BY Arvind Narayan says:

    Is this going to be like the Y2K conversion? Create lots of jobs and then let go off the jobs or will it sustain jobs?

  3. BY meenakshi sundaram says:

    I would be interested in learning more about ipv6 training materials and learning exercises. Does anyone have anything available?

  4. BY My Name says:

    This video …. Duh.

  5. BY Hazel Sharpe says:

    I would be interested in learning more about ipv6 training materials and learning exercises. Does anyone have anything available

  6. BY Talib Hussain says:

    Very useful information. Kindly update me.

    Thanks

  7. BY Rob says:

    “There’s already a dedicated Web site that offers presentations, videos and a community forum where IT professionals can share information. If you have funding”… so where is the info for this statement?

  8. BY Mark Feffer says:

    @Rob: The website is http://www.ist-ipv6.org/. The address was shown in the video, but I’ve embedded it in the script now, too. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Mark

  9. BY George Lynn says:

    Another great place for IPv6 information is http://www.sixxs.net/ …tons of information, forums to help you get IPv6 up and running on your local LAN and you can actually get real IPv6 subnets allocated to you from them and their partners. It’s quite simple really! I’m setting up a second IPv6 subnet on a friends wireless router now :)

  10. BY MOHAMED R. LUBUVA says:

    I appreciate about IPv6. Also I need to learn more about IPv4 and IPv6

  11. BY Andrew West says:

    As the comment above states sounds like Y2K all over again. Create allot of jobs for the conversion, once everything is built lay everyone off. Most of us have been there before. Focus on development and learning new programming skills, you will be better served in the 21st century with those skills.

  12. BY Rob says:

    Sounds like more Y2K hoopla. Combine this with the Mayan prophecies for 2012 and you’ve got another blockbuster movie for John Cusack…

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