The Satcom Direct aeroIT certification is an information technology certification for the configuration and troubleshooting of networks and satcom systems onboard an aircraft. Identifying a need in the industry based on the rising demand for onboard internet access, Satcom Direct’s team of IT and satcom experts created this certification to meet that demand. It is a professional credential offered via a partnership with CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications. aeroIT is not just a certificate, and is similar and complementary to the Network+ certification, an industry standard for IT networking professionals. Candidates must complete the coursework and pass the proctored exam through Pearson Vue, the leading provider of global computer-based testing solutions for information technology, academic, government, and professional examinations. Successful candidates receive a renewable aeroIT certification that is valid for three years, per the industry standard.

aeroIT is a professional level exam, on par with a Net+ skill set. Prior to the exam, the recommended prerequisite experience is 2 years aviation training with basic knowledge of networking (how to set up a router, etc.). The aeroIT exam focuses on four areas:

  • Satellite Networks
  • Network Theory
  • Troubleshooting Aircraft Networks
  • Network Management

This training course is now approved for eight FAA Inspector Authorization credits.


aeroIT certification has a retail cost of $6995. This includes:

  • Four and a half days of classroom training, reviews, and exam preparation
  • The option for testing*
  • aeroIT courseware book
  • Choice Platform online access
  • Test voucher for the proctored examination
  • Four-night hotel stay and lunch each day

*Testing center seating is limited, as it is handled by a 3rd party testing center


After successful completion of the coursework, Satcom Direct will help students in scheduling their certification exam at a Pearson Vue Testing Center. http://www.pearsonvue.com/comptia/

FlightSafety International Training Center

FSI is a training partner and authorized Aero IT training center (Savannah, GA only). FSI offers comprehensive training programs not only for pilots and technicians, but for all areas of a flight department, including:

  • Corporate Cabin Attendant
  • Commercial Flight Attendant
  • General Emergency
  • Executive Emergency
  • FAA Airline License Dispatch
  • Corporate Scheduler