Corvil Certified Performance Management Expert Program

This program provides formal certification in operational performance management for electronic trading and is a first in the industry.

CCPME Certification Training

The Corvil Certified Performance Management Expert (CCPME) program is a certification program being offered by Corvil. This course leverages Corvil’s experience in over 100 complex performance management deployments. Its purpose it to present the key challenges and the associated best practice techniques that are applied in performance management for electronic trading environments. This course also offers the opportunity to achieve formal certification through written and practical exams.

Who is this CCPME course for?

Any professional working in an electronic trading environment with a need to understand the key techniques applied for managing latency and performance in order flow, market data distribution, and network infrastructure environments. Example professionals include:

  • Trading Infrastructure Architects

  • Trading Professionals

  • Trade Support Personnel

  • Market Access Teams

  • Market Data Production Teams

  • Application Developers

  • Network Engineers

  • Network Administrators

Skills You'll Gain

Among other things, CCPME certified professionals will have a good understanding of:

  • High Performance Trading Infrastructure

  • Market data quality and latency management

  • Order response latency measurements

  • Order latency correlation techniques across trading gateways, SORs, etc.

  • Algorithm decision latency measurements

  • Order-to-tick latency measurements

  • Common trading and market data protocols

  • Feed handler latency

  • Using TCP analytics

  • Message rates and microbursts

  • Clock synchronization techniques, measuring at nanosecond granularity

CCPME Course Details

The CCPME course is 4-days in duration and is followed with both a written and practical examination that must be passed to achieve certification.


Course Outline
The course consists of the following 8 modules:
Latency for High Performance Trading
Time synchronization, complex correlations, network vs. application measurements, correlation with fillrations and other business analtics
Infrastructure Performance
Co-lo deployments, one-way latency SLA’s, firewall and switch latencies, link sizing, QoS design
Transaction Response Performance
Order response latency measurement, order-to-tick latency, order lifecycle tracking, order volumetrics
Transaction Flow Performance
Multi-hop order latency, correlation across trading gateways and SOR’s
Market Data Quality and Latency
Gap detection, relative latency of the A and B feed, message rates and microburst, embedded timestamps
Nanosecond Technologies
Low latency switches, ethernet vs. infiniband, nanosecond timescales, FPGA’s
Enterprise Integration
Role based access control, leveraging third party timestamps, use of real-time latency feed
Administration and Maintenance of CorvilNet
Central management, upgrades, managing decoders, licensing, installation 

Dates and Location

The full course will be offered once per quarter in Corvil offices in New York and London. Examinations will also be offered once per quarter in both locations. Students have the option to split their attendance over two quarters.


Upcoming course dates:


February 17th - 20th, 2014


March 24th - 27th, 2014


April 28th - May 1st , 2014

 New York:

May 12th - 15th, 2014



Please click here to enquire about registration and costs.

 “With this course, our customers can ensure they use the most appropriate technologies and techniques, use them across multiple business units, and use them in a cost effective manner.” 

Donal O’Sullivan, Vice President of Product Management at Corvil.

Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis