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. 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
- SD Learning Management System (LMS) access
- Test voucher for the proctored examination
- Five-night hotel stay and lunch each day