The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) - IPv6 Training Programme with funding support for the following NICF accredited IPv6 courses will be discontinued with effect from 31 May 2015.

  • NICF - IPv6 Foundation
  • NICF - IPv6 Professional
  • NICF - IPv6 Security
  • NICF - IPv6 System Administrator

This programme is targeted at Network Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, Senior Cloud Operations Engineer, Technical Support Associate and Associate Security Administrator to meet the immediate and long-term requirements of the Infocomm industry. 

To know more about IPv6 technology, please contact IPv6 Forum Authorised Training Provider, Progreso Training, at 6509 9600 or email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Trainees who have completed and passed the NICF accredited IPv6 courses delivered by Progreso Training Pte. Ltd., will be awarded with a co-badging certification from the IPv6 Education Certification Logo Program, that is recognised internationally via the IPv6 Forum and locally via the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System.

Progreso Training has trained more than 250 professionals under the NICF accredited IPv6 programme since December 2012. There are remaining 142 seats available which Singaporeans and Singaporean PRs would be eligible for up to 70% course funding support.

Progreso Training is currently in the process of applying for the Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP), established by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), for all the IPv6 Forum Certified Training. The funding support will be made available for Singaporean only.

The key differences of the WDA NICF Programme and CITREP as below:


Funding Programme:

NICF Programme



(Emerging Infocomm Skills)

Training Programmes

  • NICF - IPv6 Foundation
  • NICF - IPv6 Professional
  • NICF - IPv6 Security
  • NICF - IPv6 System Administrator
  • IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Silver)
  • IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Gold)
  • IPv6 Forum Certified Security (Gold)
  • IPv6 Forum Certified System Administrator (Gold)
  • IPv6 Forum Certified Programming (Gold)

Funding Support

Up to 70% of the course fee support

Up to 50% of the nett payable course and certification/assessment fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee (Pending upon application.)

Eligibility Criteria

Singaporean and PRs

- Singaporean Only (unless otherwise stipulated by IDA.)

- Government Agencies are not eligible.

Additional benefits

- Additional 20% Enhanced Training Support Subsidy on the Course Fee for SME

- Absentee Payroll Available (Applicable to company sponsored trainees who are Singaporean or PR Citizen.)


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The Internet of Things revolution is happening -- one network operator, beach condo, and early-adopting grandfather at a time. 

IPv6 solves the scarcity of addresses and restores end-to-end transparency by eliminating the need for NAT. The only current shortcoming to IPv6 is how slowly it's being rolled out, but I see this changing. The latest World IPv6 Launch measurements published by the Internet Society (ISOC) show an increase in network operator deployment. For example, Comcast is currently at 28%, about 10 times its rate from a year ago.  As service providers bring IPv6 connectivity to the home, users need to make sure the appliances and other devices they buy are capable of using IPv6 as a transport.

Your service provider might not be supplying IPv6 yet, but it will soon. Make sure that shiny new connected device won't become a paperweight when IPv6 is brought to your house.

To help users make informed purchasing decisions, the IPv6 Forum has created a test program that allows users to see devices that can be deployed on an IPv6 network. This "IPv6 Ready Logo" program tests interoperability and conformance to the IPv6 standards. 

Only devices that have passed are listed on the site, so users can go directly to the IPv6 Ready Logo site or look on the device for the IPv6 Ready Logo sticker. The Forum recently launched the IPv6 Ready Logo for customer edge routers to help users select routers that will properly support IPv6 IETF Standards. 

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Source: InformationWeek (by Timothy Winters)


Local IPv6 Forum "Levels Up" to Support Singapore's Smart Nation Effort

Lawrence Hughes has relocated to Singapore to launch Sixscape Communications Pte Ltd. together with Victor Tang, who is currently Chair of the Singapore IPv6 Forum. Mr. Hughes will join Mr. Tang in co-chairing the Singapore Chapter of the IPv6 Forum.

The Singapore IPv6 Forum has already been very active in IPv6 advocacy and events around Singapore. It works closely with the Singapore government's Infocomm Development Authority (iDA), most local telcos and ISPs, and other organizations to promote the adoption of IPv6 in Singapore. Mr. Hughes will be adding significant new technical expertise to the Singapore chapter.

Singapore has certified roughly half of all IPv6 Forum certified professionals in Asia/Pac, and is a regional leader in terms of percent of AS networks that actually have measured IPv6 prefixes present. According to the chart at, Japan is the current Asia/Pac leader in this metric at 41.19%, with Singapore a close second at 39.74%. The APNIC region as a whole is currently at 21.11%. The global average is 18.46%.

The Singapore government is currently launching a major effort to become the first "Smart Nation" with greatly enhanced connectivity to become a leader in the coming Internet of Things (IoT). For details, see Widespread adoption of IPv6 is essential to this effort, and the Singapore IPv6 Forum is heavily involved in this ambitious undertaking.

Sixscape Communications has developed new Internet protocols (IRP, port 4604 and SixChat, port 4605) and a new infrastructure (the Global Identity Registry) that are key to scaling Internet address registration and security to the unprecedented levels required for the Internet of Things and Smart Nation efforts.

Mr. Hughes said "We look forward to working with local government agencies and other stakeholders to make Singapore the first real 'Smart Nation', to serve as a model for other countries to leap forward into the 21st century. IPv6 is absolutely crucial in this effort, and Singapore is well prepared to leverage this technology to help this effort succeed. This is a very exciting time to be in Singapore."

Lawrence E. Hughes is a 40+ year veteran of many Internet companies and is a recognized authority in IPv6 and Public Key Infrastructure. IPv6 is the latest version of the fundamental protocol underlying Internet communications, and is being deployed worldwide now. By 2017, Internet traffic over IPv6 is expected to surpass traffic over the older IPv4 in volume.

Sixscape Communications, Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore based company that creates and sells Internet applications that feature strong support for IPv6 and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). They are doing pioneering work in the area of End2End Direct secure communications, made possible by IPv6. More information is available at  

The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide organization with over 70 national or regional chapters all over the world, to provide advocacy and training for the deployment of IPv6 in each area. More information is available at


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