The Configuring and Verifying NTP Operation module provides you with the instructions and Cisco hardware to develop your hands on skills in the following topics:

  • Understanding the functionality and importance of NTP
  • Configuring an NTP server
  • Configuring an NTP client
  • Verifying the NTP configuration

Exercise 1 - Understanding and Configuring the NTP Service

Network time protocol (NTP) has become a key component in network security and management security, although it is not obvious why. When you are tracing through logs to pull together and analyze events from various devices, accurate time throughout your network is incredibly important.

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