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Total NTP and PTP for engineers  |    A 1 day   hands on   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.

What will you learn
  • Recognise the importance of timing and synchronisation.
  • Explain how NTP works.
  • Explain how PTP works.
NTP and PTP training course details

NTP and PTP training course contents

  • Introduction
  • Clock drift. Timing and synchronization. Importance in computing. Importance in broadcasting.

  • NTP
  • 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
  • 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.

Learning path


This is a new course.
Below is a selection of general ratings for our courses.

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

J. S. - Samsung

"Technical aspect were explained in very accessible, audience adjusted way."

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.