This is the continuation of my CompTIA Network+ Lab walkthroughs. The purpose of this is to give some practical examples of how you can learn AND implement the tools and topics covered in the Network+ certification. NTP is a protocol used to synchronize time between devices on a network. This lab is inspired by the NTP lab (Lab4) in the 101 Labs Comptia Network+ book by Paul Browning. It is a great resource for studying the Network+, you can find it here:

This lab requires the use of Cisco’s Packet Tracer. This is a free tool you can use with a guest account. There are many video on YouTube that cover how to get, download, install it. I would recommend David Bombal’s:

While this lab is specifically used for the Network+, it has applicability to studying topics involved in the Cisco CCNA certification. We go through what NTP is, why it is important in computer networks, how to configure it, how to protect it with NTP keys, and how to monitor it’s status.

So far I have done 10+ Network+ Practical Lab videos, if you’d like to see the rest you can find them here.

Network Knowledge Wrap Up

To download Cisco Packet Tracer:…

101 Labs Network+ Book: