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
- Five-night hotel stay and lunch each day
*Testing center seating is limited, as it is handled by a 3rd party testing center.