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Total NTP and PTP for engineers

A 1 day
training course

NTP and PTP training course description

This course looks at timing and synchronization as provided by NTP and PTP. Hands on sessions primarily involve using Wireshark to analyse the protocols.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Recognise the importance of timing and synchronisation.
  • Explain how NTP works.
  • Explain how PTP works.

NTP and PTP training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone using NTP or PTP but particularly relevant for those in the broadcast industry.
TCP/IP foundation for engineers
1 day

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Customer rating:

This is a new course

Overall reviews

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S. Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M. London Internet Exchange

NTP and PTP training course contents

Clock drift. Timing and synchronization. Importance in computing. Importance in broadcasting.
NTP versions, v0 to v4. Architecture. The intersection algorithm. Accuracy. Clock strata, Stratum 0, 1, 2 and 3. Protocol modes.
Hands on: NTP configuration
More NTP
NTP packet header. Timestamps. Variables in the header. Clock synchronization algorithm. SNTP. The Windows Time service.
Hands on: Wireshark and NTP analysis.
PTP v2, IEEE 1588. Architecture. Accuracy. Synchronization with PTP. Offset and delay.
Hands on: Analysing PTP packet flows.
More PTP
Ordinary clocks, boundary clocks, masters and grandmasters. PTP specific switch types. Hardware time stamping. SMPTE ST2059-2. PTP packet header. PTP domains. Best master clock algorithm.
Hands on: More Wireshark and PTP.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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