The Satcom Direct AeroIT certification is an information technology certification for the configuration and troubleshooting of networks and satcom systems onboard an aircraft. 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 $6,995. 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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