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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


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

  •  Three full days of classroom training with a fourth day of additional studying/exam preparation and the option for testing
  •  AeroIT courseware book
  •  Test voucher for the proctored examination
  •  Four-night hotel stay and lunch each day are included

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