This course looks at timing and synchronization as provided by NTP and PTP. Hands on sessions primarily involve using Wireshark to analyse the protocols.
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
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.
Ordinary clocks, boundary clocks, masters and
grandmasters. PTP specific switch types.
Hardware time stamping. SMPTE ST2059-2.
PTP packet header. PTP domains. Best master
Hands on More Wireshark and PTP.
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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.