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IPv6 Program  

IPv6 Program

IPv6 Forum Certification
We are pleased to announce that DePaul's 10-week IPv6 Program is now acknowledged as a Certified Course (Silver level) by the IPv6 Forum's Education Certification Logo Program. It is currently the only university program in the United​ States that holds such certification. In addition, DePaul will offer students in its IPv6 Program the option of taking a certification examination--a passing grade on both the IPv6 Program and the certification examination will qualify students to earn the IPv6 Forum's Certified Engineer (Silver) credential.

The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide, non-profit consortium which advocates for improvement in IPv6 awareness, technology, industry issues, and education.

A 10-week intensive online program providing comprehensive coverage of IPv6 technologies and strategies for transitioning enterprise networks to IPv6. The goal of the program is to educate IT professionals with an understanding of the key technologies, decisions, and processes required to transition an organization from a IPv4-only network to dual IPv4/IPv6 network infrastructures. The program is ideally suited for IT managers, network managers, administrators and engineers, as well as others who must manage or participate in the transitioning of a corporate network to IPv6. The curriculum is designed to be accessible and useful to managers, but also offers a rich technical curriculum and Cisco IPv6 configuration labs for those in more technical roles.

The IPv6 Program is offered solely online. Program content will consist of instructor-led online video, reading materials, online discussions, homework assignments, hands-on labs and a final case study project. Networking labs will allow for application of theoretical concepts. Students will run specialized software on their home networks and will also connect to DePaul University's infrastructure to remotely configure and test small networks of IPv6 devices.

For a complete program description, please download the program's brochure.

Sample content for the IPv6 Program is also available-click here to view.

Admission requirements:
Professional work experience in the administration, support, or management of network services is recommended. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of IPv4 and Internet services. 

Dates & Location: Winter Quarter 2015

Application deadline: December 5, 2014
Tuition deadline: December 12, 2014
Classes begin: January 7, 2015
Classes end: March 17, 2015​​​​

There are no class meetings on campus. Class content is presented online, via content modules made available at specific dates through the program, beginning January 7, 2015. 

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting. 
Course Credit:
The IPv6 Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).
Course #: IPD 352; 4 credit hours
Course #: IPD 452; 4 credit hours

Applicants select to register in either IPD 352 (undergraduate level) or IPD 452 (graduate level), unless they are currently degree-seeking students of the university. In that case, they are required to select the level that corresponds with their degree program. Additionally, applicants interested in enrolling in the graduate section must have completed a bachelor's degree.

IPD 352 and IPD 452 are combined courses, with all students having access to the same course material. However, students in the graduate section will be required to perform additional coursework than those in the undergraduate section.

Once the program begins, a student cannot switch from undergraduate level to graduate level or vice-versa and must remain in the level chosen or withdraw from the program. Please contact the Institute office for advice on which academic level to select.

The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements.

The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.

Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently dist​ributed to provide additional information.

Textbooks for Winter Quarter 2015:

Required Textbook:
Title: Deploying IPv6 Networks
Author: Ciprian Popoviciu, Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Patrick Grossetete
ISBN#: 978-1587052101
Publisher: Cisco Press
Optional Textbook:
Title: TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Authors: Behrouz A. Foruzan
ISBN#: 978-0073376042

Fees: Winter Quarter 2015
Application fee: $40.00 (non-refundable)
Tuiton fee: $1,850.00 (for enrollment in the undergraduate-level-IPD 352)
Tuition fee: $2,950.00 (for enrollment in the graduate-level-IPD 452)

Regular DePaul University students are charged the above rates based on their degree program.
Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the IPv6 Program by January 21, 2015.

Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Payment Options:
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the Payment by Credit Card Form.

Applicants who are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program offered by their employer and are interested in deferring their tuition payment using the university's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan, formerly known as the DePEPER Plan, must return the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here​.
Applicants who wish to use the university's In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.

Application & Registration Procedure: 
The first step is to apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​